Cycle Route

Stage one | two | three | four | five | six

Stage 1

Cap Gris Nez to Bapaume

Ride profile: A fairly flat and comfortable ride.

Estimated time: 5 to 6 hours

Countryside: Heading from the coast the route heads through very gentle rolling farming country. There aren’t any steep areas but depending on the time of day, the wind could play a significant factor in the speed of the leg.

Rest: Free camping area in centre of Baupaume. Spaces are limited
Camping Car Parking
Rue de Flandres-Dunkerque, 62450 Bapaume, France

Supermarkets

Intermarché – Fbg de Péronne, 62450 Bapaume, France

Carrefour – Rue des Frères Davion, 62450 Bapaume, France

Hospitalier de Calais (24hr) – +33 3 59 30 74 64
1601 Boulevard des Justes, 62100 Calais, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Hospital (24hr) – +33 3 21 99 33 33
Rue Jacques Monod, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Hospital Center D’arras (24hr) – +33 3 21 21 10 10
3 Boulevard Georges Besnier, 62000 Arras, France

Hospital Center De Bapaume – +33 3 21 15 29 50
55 Rue de la République, 62453 Bapaume, France

Stage 2

Bapaume to Reims

Ride profile: A long leg. A fairly flat and comfortable ride.

Estimated time: 6 to 7 hours

Countryside: Inland gentle rolling farming country. End of the ride is through Riems which is the first big town and a little difficult to navigate. There is only one short steep area of 8-10%. Speed can be dependent on the wind.

Rest: Free camping at a fabulous champagne farm south of Riems. Spaces are limited to 3
Champagne Philippe Hautem
La Varde, 51380 Vaudemange, France

Hospitalier de Calais (24hr) – +33 3 59 30 74 64
1601 Boulevard des Justes, 62100 Calais, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Hospital (24hr) – +33 3 21 99 33 33
Rue Jacques Monod, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Hospital Center D’arras (24hr) – +33 3 21 21 10 10
3 Boulevard Georges Besnier, 62000 Arras, France

Hospital Center De Bapaume – +33 3 21 15 29 50
55 Rue de la République, 62453 Bapaume, France

Supermarkets

Intermarché – Fbg de Péronne, 62450 Bapaume, France

Carrefour – Rue des Frères Davion, 62450 Bapaume, France

Stage 3

Reims to Vouécourt

Ride profile: A long leg. Still fairly flat and comfortable ride.

Estimated time: 4.30 to 5.30 hours

Countryside: Very flat farm countryside. Starting to enter forests towards the end. Likely to be faster if the wind is calm.

Rest: Rest will be at a pretty village on the Marne river called Vouécourt. We’ll stop here and may use the camping.

Camping Camp Municipal
Rives de Marne, 52320 Vouécourt, France

Supermarkets

Intermarché – Fbg de Péronne, 62450 Bapaume, France

Carrefour – Rue des Frères Davion, 62450 Bapaume, France

Hospitalier de Calais (24hr) – +33 3 59 30 74 64
1601 Boulevard des Justes, 62100 Calais, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Hospital (24hr) – +33 3 21 99 33 33
Rue Jacques Monod, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Hospital Center D’arras (24hr) – +33 3 21 21 10 10
3 Boulevard Georges Besnier, 62000 Arras, France

Hospital Center De Bapaume – +33 3 21 15 29 50
55 Rue de la République, 62453 Bapaume, France

Stage 4

Vouécourt to Arc-et-Senans

Ride profile: Some climbs and more undulation.

Estimated time: 6 to 7 hours

Countryside: leaving Vouécourt the path follows the canal for 10km and then heads back on to the secondary road. Approaching the Swiss border the countryside starts to fold and undulate so there are more small climbs. Still travelling through farmland but the area passes some pretty towns.

Rest: Free camping with toilet facilities and water.
Commune d’Arc et Senans
28 Grande Rue, 25610 Arc-et-Senans, France

Stunning hotel Saline here Royale d’Arc-et-Senans

Supermarkets

Intermarché – Fbg de Péronne, 62450 Bapaume, France

Carrefour – Rue des Frères Davion, 62450 Bapaume, France

Hospitalier de Calais (24hr) – +33 3 59 30 74 64
1601 Boulevard des Justes, 62100 Calais, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Hospital (24hr) – +33 3 21 99 33 33
Rue Jacques Monod, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Hospital Center D’arras (24hr) – +33 3 21 21 10 10
3 Boulevard Georges Besnier, 62000 Arras, France

Hospital Center De Bapaume – +33 3 21 15 29 50
55 Rue de la République, 62453 Bapaume, France

Stage 5

Arc-et-Senans to Geneva

Ride profile: 1700m of climbing over 3 stretches.

Estimated time: 5 to 6 hours

Countryside: Lovely ride through the very scenic Jura region. Three reasonable climbs with an elevation gain of 1700m total. The last 30km is a speedy downhill into the area north of Geneva.

Rest: Free parking in a quiet area behind sports field.
Chemin de la Bécassière 44, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland

Supermarkets

Intermarché – Fbg de Péronne, 62450 Bapaume, France

Carrefour – Rue des Frères Davion, 62450 Bapaume, France

Hospitalier de Calais (24hr) – +33 3 59 30 74 64
1601 Boulevard des Justes, 62100 Calais, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Hospital (24hr) – +33 3 21 99 33 33
Rue Jacques Monod, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Hospital Center D’arras (24hr) – +33 3 21 21 10 10
3 Boulevard Georges Besnier, 62000 Arras, France

Hospital Center De Bapaume – +33 3 21 15 29 50
55 Rue de la République, 62453 Bapaume, France

Stage 6

Geneva to Chamonix

Ride profile: Fairly flat to 70km then reasonable climb to finish.

Estimated time: 4.30 to 5.3 hours

Countryside: Depending on the time of day, it could be a busy ride though the centre of Geneva. Out the other side the ride will be relatively flat until Sallanches (70km) where it starts to climb.

Rest: Home… now the biggest climb of my life!

Supermarkets

Intermarché – Fbg de Péronne, 62450 Bapaume, France

Carrefour – Rue des Frères Davion, 62450 Bapaume, France

Hospitalier de Calais (24hr) – +33 3 59 30 74 64
1601 Boulevard des Justes, 62100 Calais, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer Hospital (24hr) – +33 3 21 99 33 33
Rue Jacques Monod, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Hospital Center D’arras (24hr) – +33 3 21 21 10 10
3 Boulevard Georges Besnier, 62000 Arras, France

Hospital Center De Bapaume – +33 3 21 15 29 50
55 Rue de la République, 62453 Bapaume, France