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12,88 Km
Thuin / Jeumont / Maubeuge
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Thuin / Jeumont / Maubeuge

Setting off not far from the Walloon city of Charleroi, this stage makes a fine introduction to the EuroVelo 3 cycle [...]

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26,16 Km
Maubeuge / Liessies
Industrial heritage
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Maubeuge / Liessies

You may find it hard to leave the intriguing maze formed by Vauban’s amazing ramparts at Maubeuge, but the appealing [...]

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33,21 Km
Liessies / Hirson
Forest and moorland
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Liessies / Hirson

Leaving Liessies, enjoy a peaceful, wooded start along a greenway. This acts as a good warm-up, as, after Anor, you [...]

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24,22 Km
Etréaupont / Guise
Along the water
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Etréaupont / Guise

A stage giving you a condensed summary of the Thiérache area’s delights, with its fortified churches, green meadows [...]

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23,65 Km
Guise / Ribemont
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Guise / Ribemont

Leaving Guise and its castle behind, the route cuts boldly via Macquigny to follow the meadow-lined banks of the Oise [...]

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26,00 Km
Ribemont / Tergnier
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Ribemont / Tergnier

Be prepared to be surprised by the Oise Valley! Here, the route passes below seven limestone slopes, at times closer to [...]

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24,20 Km
Tergnier / Noyon
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Tergnier / Noyon

From La Fère to Noyon, you ride along what Robert Louis Stevenson called ‘the Golden Valley’ in his travel book, [...]

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29,44 Km
Noyon / Compiègne
Memorial site
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Noyon / Compiègne

Leaving the little cathedral city of Noyon, the Oise Valley proves bucolic. It’s easy to weave your way along in [...]

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54,61 Km
Bondy / Corbeil-Essonnes
City centre
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Bondy / Corbeil-Essonnes

From Bondy, the Scandibérique leads you boldly southwards along the Seine, through a mix of natural and industrial [...]

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25,98 Km
Corbeil-Essonnes / Melun
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Corbeil-Essonnes / Melun

After passing the big former Seine-side mills in the town of Corbeil-Essonnes, the Scandibérique then leads you south [...]

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19,62 Km
Melun / Fontainebleau
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Melun / Fontainebleau

This stage offers a symphony of blues and greens, as you ride between the Seine and the vast Fontainebleau Forest. [...]

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30,68 Km
Fontainebleau / Nemours
Major site
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Fontainebleau / Nemours

At the level of St-Mammès, you shift from the Seine to follow the Canal du Loing. This stage is quieter than the [...]

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33,65 Km
Nemours / Montargis
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Nemours / Montargis

The Scandibérique continues through the Gâtinais area, along the towpath beside the Canal du Loing. This canal [...]

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40,59 Km
Briare / Sully-sur-Loire
Major site
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Briare / Sully-sur-Loire

You couldn’t wish for a more elegant link between the Scandibérique and Loire à Vélo cycle routes than via the [...]

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49,33 Km
Sully-sur-Loire / Orléans
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Sully-sur-Loire / Orléans

After enjoying the green surrounds of the Château de Sully-sur-Loire, this Scandibérique stage leads you beside the [...]

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22,12 Km
Orléans / Meung-sur-Loire
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Orléans / Meung-sur-Loire

A main gateway to the Loire Valley, Orléans is a city where the Loire and French history meet dramatically. The town [...]

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42,75 Km
Meung-sur-Loire / Blois
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Meung-sur-Loire / Blois

Beaugency, a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Détours de France, boasts an unmissable heritage, including its [...]

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39,11 Km
Blois / Amboise
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Blois / Amboise

The Scandibérique route leaves Blois along the Loire’s south bank, going via vine-covered slopes to [...]

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30,92 Km
Amboise / Tours
Major site
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Amboise / Tours

On this Scandibérique stage, to see the startling Chanteloup Pagoda, you need to follow the link towards the Cher [...]

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37,78 Km
Confolens / Massignac
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Confolens / Massignac

Leaving Confolens’s medieval bridge behind, the route takes you beside the Vienne River up to Exideuil, the way [...]

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34,80 Km
Massignac / Marthon
Forest and moorland
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Massignac / Marthon

This stage takes you along minor county roads offering lovely views, but steep climbs too! Along the way, the valleys [...]

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31,61 Km
Marthon / Angoulême
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Marthon / Angoulême

The Scandibérique now doubles up with La Flow Vélo cycle route heading to France’s cartoon capital, Angoulême. [...]

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46,32 Km
Clérac / Libourne
Forest and moorland
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Clérac / Libourne

Clérac offers a haven of peace, nestled in its green wooded corner at the southern edge of the Saintonge area. The [...]

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37,45 Km
Libourne / Créon
Vineyard
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Libourne / Créon

This Scandibérique stage is associated with luscious ruby reds, as you cross the dense vineyards of the St-Emilion [...]

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24,71 Km
Créon / Bordeaux
City centre
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Créon / Bordeaux

The vine-covered limestone plateau between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers east of Bordeaux is known as [...]

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52,30 Km
Bordeaux / Hostens
City centre
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Bordeaux / Hostens

Bordeaux makes for such a fine city break, parting may be hard, but continuing along the Scandibérique, the cycle [...]

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45,08 Km
Hostens / Langon
Forest and moorland
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Hostens / Langon

After enjoying all the outdoor possibilities at Hostens, the Scandibérique continues south, via a long stretch of [...]

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66,25 Km
Langon / Buzet-sur-Baïse
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Langon / Buzet-sur-Baïse

From Langon, the route joins the Canal de Garonne at Castets-en-Dorthe. Cycling along the next stretch, you can chart [...]

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35,79 Km
Buzet-sur-Baïse / Mézin
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Buzet-sur-Baïse / Mézin

The Scandibérique route now heads for the Pyrenees, taking you into the historical territories of the young Henri de [...]

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23,19 Km
Mézin / Escalans
Forest and moorland
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Mézin / Escalans

From Mézin to Sos, the Scandibérique route runs in part along a greenway beside the Gélise River, the path shaded, [...]

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58,21 Km
Escalans / Mont-de-Marsan
Forest and moorland
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Escalans / Mont-de-Marsan

Welcome to the county of Landes, a land full of traditions, offering opportunities aplenty to enjoy the place’s [...]

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67,66 Km
Mont-de-Marsan / Dax
Pilgrimage site
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Mont-de-Marsan / Dax

You might think you’ve arrived in Spain earlier than expected along the EuroVelo 3 cycle route, looking around [...]

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56,64 Km
Dax / Urt
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Dax / Urt

A Scandibérique stage offering you the chance to enjoy the thermal pleasures of the resorts of Dax, [...]

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55,61 Km
Urt / Saint-Palais
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Urt / Saint-Palais

Continuing beside the Adour and Bidouze Rivers, the Scandibérique cycle route brings to mind the river trading of [...]

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