Love inhaling the crisp sea air but fed up of walking? The coastal bike path (part of the Vélomaritime from Roscoff to Dunkirk) is what you need. The ride is 19 miles long and takes you along small roads and farming paths from Sangatte to Wimereux, through Les Deux-Caps National Site. The stunning scenery will make it difficult to keep your eyes on where you’re going!
The Voie verte de l’Avesnois, in the Nord department, and the Voie Verte de l’Ailette, in the Aisne department, are two routes particularly suited to family bike rides. One is 21 miles and the other 11 miles, and both are perfectly safe: no cars, no stress, 100% pleasure!
A points-nœuds (node points) network is a series of interconnecting bike paths covering over 500 miles between Lys and Monts de Flandre, which also joins up with its Flemish and Walloonian counterparts! With no fixed route, you can go wherever you want and adapt your itinerary based on how you feel and what you fancy doing each day.
Obviously, you’re bound to work up an appetite and need to refuel as you ride through the Hauts-de-France region. Be sure to make a pit stop and enjoy the many local delicacies that will provide all the energy you need to keep on pedalling.