Littoral Cote D'opal Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameLittoral Cote D'opal
Cycle Route Location
Town/CityBoulougne Sur Mer railway station
County/RegionNord Pas De Calais
Start LocationBoulougne Sur Mer railway station
End LocationCalais Ferry Terminal
Cycle Steps
1. This is a lovely route along the coast, past the two caps (Gris and Blanc). It has some steep climbs from Wissant to Cap Blanc and, it is a busy road - so minor roads might be better. It follows the D940 apart from a couple of detorus to the Caps and is mostly through open arable countryside. The small towns are beach resorts - which in France means lots of active pursuits (kite surfing etc).
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Cap Gris Nez and Cap Blanc Nez. remains of WW2 defences (including a large lake where a gun that fired on England was situated). Old Boulougne is surrounded by a 17th century wall and has many historic buildings,