Cycle tour from Paris to the Mont Saint Michel

from 1 800 € / pers.
/ 2 testimonials
Reference : VLS3
12 days / 10 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: Sunday
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Your cycling tour from Paris to Mont St Michel:

Cycle through one of the most popular cycling itinerary in France, “The Veloscenic”: from the Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris to the Mont Saint Michel in Normandy!
Along  its voies vertes and small marked paths, this itinerary will take you from prestigious castles (Versailles, Rambouillet) to cathedrals and abbeys (Notre Dame, Chartres, Rambouillet, Mont Saint Michel). With its 5 sites classified at the UNESCO, this véloroute passes by lush forests, green valleys and natural parcs of Perche and Normandie-Maine.

Day 1 : Arrival in Paris

Enjoy the highlights of the city of lights: Eiffel Tower, River Seine banks, latin quarter …

Day 2 : Paris – Versailles | 34 km

Leave Paris and the Cathedral Notre Dame by a secure cycling path. Then pedal along the Bièvre Valley to reach the royal city of Versailles and its prestigious castle. Don’t miss the famous « Mirror Gallery » and the gardens by Le Nôtre.

Day 3 : Versailles – Rambouillet | 51 km

Leave the city of Louis XIV towards the Natural Parc of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse. Ride through small picturesque villages full of many treasures: châteaux, museums, old wash houses… End of this stage in Rambouillet and its castle where used to live great lords, emperors and presidents !

Day 4 : Rambouillet – Chartres | 49 km

Ride to Epernon and Maintenon to have a look at the sumptuous château of the housekeeper who had become the secret wife of the king Louis 14th. Then proceed to the nice town of Chartres and its old quarters. Do not miss to admire the stained glass windows of the amazing gothic cathedral which has been inscribed in 1979 on the Unesco World heritage list.

Day 5 : Chartes – Illiers-Combray | 32 km

Ride along the peaceful roads of the this wheat belt to reach the tiny town of Illiers-Combray, where lived the French poet Marcel Proust. Illiers-Combray has not changed so much and has known how to preserve its charm of past times.

Day 6 : Illiers-Combray – Nogent le Rotrou | 42 km

Let’s cycle to the Perche area, a land of woods, meadows and farming. You will discover lots of charming chateaux and manor houses (like the beautiful chateau de Frazé), picturesque villages and churches before reaching Nogent le Rotrou, overlooked by its medieval chateau.

Day 7 : Nogent le Rotrou – Bellême | 38 km or 43 km

Reach the ‘Basse Normandie’ area, a green and hilly land which offers a beautiful cultural heritage among exceptional landscapes. Along the hills, you will ride from old manor-houses to tiny wash-house until Bellême, a very charming medieval village.
Possibility to use the brand new ‘voie verte’ cycling path from Condé sur Huisne.

Day 8 : Bellême – Alençon | 53 km

Go trough the Natural Parc of ‘Perche’, from Huisne vallée et Sarthe valley, via the nice village of La Perrière, before reaching the ‘voie verte’ cycling path in Le Mêle sur Sarthe. Then follow the cycling path peacefully to get in Alençon that shelters the impressive Notre Dame basilica.

Day 9 : Alençon – Bagnoles de l’Orne | 51 km

After cycling the Natural Parc of Normandy, you will get the wonderful Chateau de Carrouges ! This worth of visit chateau built with red bricks and granite acts as a summary of seven centuries of history. Proceed towards Bagnoles de l’Orne, famous spa resort, which will reveal you its authentic French ‘Belle Epoque’ way of life.

Day 10 : Bagnoles de l’Orne – St Hilaire du Harcouët | 62 km

Continue your journey following the ‘voie verte’ cycling path via Mortain, a land of legends and history. Then ride through the apple and pear country, in the heart of the Norman hedge farmlands, until St Hilaire sur Arcouet, a small city settled between the Sélune river and the Airon river.

Day 11 : St Hilaire du Harcouët – Pontorson (Mont-Saint-Michel) | 56 km

A last ride on the peaceful ‘Voie Verte’, towards the Mont St Michel right in front of you! Enjoy this splendid and unforgettable view over the bay, with the salt marshes on the foreground and the ‘Occident Marvel’ which slowly appears on the background.

Day 12 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: VLS3 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: Sunday
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
2 135 € / pers.
750 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 915 € / pers.
750 € / pers.*
6 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 800 € / pers.
750 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 11 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 1 dinner (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 10 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• Digital routes (GPX tracks)
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week


Not including :

• 10 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (11 nights included)
• Transfer from Pontorson to Paris and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: VLS3 STD
Half board supplement

(including 10 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 400 € / pers.
Extra night in Paris
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*
Extra night in Pontorson
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )


• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike. (Reduction applicable if no bike rented or if 2 bikes rented minimum per booking)
-200 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 190 € / pers.

Your accommodation

standard category

These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

ARCADE "Escape" bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 handlebar pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmet not provided.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 handlebar pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmet not provided.

Practical details

– Bikes will be available from our local partner.

– At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.

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Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 70%) and small traffic roads.

Bike stages trip profiles:

Paris – Versailles : 34km / elevation gain: 291m / elevation loss: 196m
Versailles – Rambouillet : 51km / elevation gain: 438m / elevation loss: 407m
Rambouillet – Chartres : 49km / elevation gain: 315m / elevation loss: 331m
Chartres – Illiers-Combray : 32km / elevation gain: 115m / elevation loss: 102m
Illiers-Combray – Nogent-le-Rotrou : 42km / elevation gain: 353m / elevation loss: 387m
Nogent-le-Rotrou – Bellême : 43km / elevation gain: 591m / elevation loss: 480m
Nogent-le-Rotrou – Bellême (via Voie Verte) : 38km / elevation gain: 464m / elevation loss: 358m
Bellême – Alençon : 53km / elevation gain: 415m / elevation loss: 470m
Alençon – Bagnoles-de-l’Orne : 51km / elevation gain: 604m / elevation loss: 552m
Bagnoles-de-l’Orne – Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët : 62km / elevation gain: 500m / elevation loss: 609m
Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët – Pontorson : 56km / elevation gain: 319m / elevation loss: 393m

GPX files:

Besides the maps, we also provide the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application (if you do not have a bike touring GPS).


If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by bus + train is possible and organised on your own :
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike).
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Pontorson train station >> Rennes train station >> Paris  Montparnasse train station (about 3h10 by train + TGV train).
    – Pontorson train station >> Rennes train station >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by train + TGV train).

Nearby Airports:
– Dinard Bretagne airport:
– Rennes airport :

Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

travel date: 04 September 2022.
" Really enjoyed the route. "

Wonderful way to see this unique area of France. Each leg brought different scenery and towns.E bikes make it more of a holiday than training exercise! You leave the crowds behind and enjoy the smaller roads and bike pathways through the countryside. Really enjoyed the route. All hosts of accommodations were most welcoming and helpful.

travel date: 30 July 2022.
" Expérience exceptionnelle "

La veloscenie était une expérience exceptionnelle entre culture, nature et cuisine, comme d’habitude organisation parfaite par Randovelo!