Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
This stage is being signposted. The route alternates between seafront stretches where you share the way with pedestrians and cycle tracks running alongside county roads, plus, in the resorts, there are just occasional parts where you need to cycle along streets shared with cars.
Note how, along the D617 road between Canet-Plage and Canet-en-Roussillon, the cycle track starts at the roundabout leading to the D81A to the left. The lower route below the county road is not signposted; after the lower route, continuity is guaranteed thanks to a cycle track to the left, at the level of an open gateway.
Smooth surfaces: on this stage, the surfaces are generally extremely even for cyclists, except for the stretches signalled below.
Rough surfaces: on a stretch along the seafront at Argelès sur Mer and at the start of the cycle track along the D81 road (for c.700 m). On the seafront at Le Barcarès. On a 3.5km stretch at Port Leucate, along the D627 road. These stretches are manageable with 700x25 tyres and a well-loaded bike.
From Argelès-Plage, the Vélittorale allows cyclists to go from the Réserve Naturelle Nationale du Mas Larrieu to the creeks located between Le Racou and Collioure.
At the level of Sainte-Marie, an almost entirely traffic-free cycle track leads to Sainte-Marie-Plage and Perpignan.
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