Get on your saddle, crank it up or get into granny gear, there are cycle routes, roads and lots of scenery to suit every cyclist on the Opal Coast.

‘À vélo’ in the Pas-de-Calais


At Le Moulin, get on your bikes and explore all the beautiful, unspoilt secret places on our doorstep. Many cyclists choose us because we are so near to the port at Calais and Eurotunnel, making us a suitable first and/or last overnight stop. However, the region is blessed with gentle lowland and safe new cycle routes that people often want to explore locally and stay longer. The roads here are perfect for newbie cyclists, families with children on bikes and those seasoned cyclists in super kit who like to shift gear. If you want to take your mountain bike off-road then there are Nature Parks nearby with off-road bike trails too. Ask at reception about some of the circular routes around Desvres and in neighbouring villages. We have all the maps and local knowledge you need to help you on your way. At Le Moulin, we also have plenty of secure cycle storage and we can arrange a picnic for you to take with you on your jaunt.

As every cyclists knows, you need to recover after a day on the road. All our rooms are en suite and we have ample hot water to soothe your saddle sores. At Le Moulin, we have a multitude of restful places where you can regain your strength – the terrace at sun down, the forests beyond our grounds, the bar with its excellent array of wines, and our restaurant with its superb views. Eric the chef will serve you the best carb-rich, delicious traditional French fare which will really get you back on track for another day of blissful cycling – whether that is touring to your next destination or exploring our local area! 

Cycling nearby


Circular Routes for leisure cyclists or families around Desvres and Samer include:

  • La Blanche Jument: A 16 km ride/walk, departing from Samer.
  • Le Haut Pichot: A 27 km ride/walk, departing from Samer, described as difficult.
  • La Balade du Mont Corbeau: A 12 km ride/walk from Samer, described as easy.
  • Le Bois des Monts: A 15 km bike ride which starts in Desvres.
  • Les Potiers: A more challenging 20 km cycle ride that starts out in Desvres.
  • Le Bocage: A difficult 42 km cycle route that takes in Desvres.

Mountain bikers and touring cyclists should check out these national parks:

  • Adomarois Regional Nature Park: This is an area of pine forest, rolling chalkland hills, lakes and marshland near Saint-Omer and between Calais and Boulogne. There are off-road tracks and diverse terrain for you to explore and enjoy.
  • Boulonnais National Park: A protected area of outstanding beauty on the coast near Boulogne.
  • The Regional National Park of Caps and Opals Marshes: Quiet roads, rolling countryside and pastoral scenery make for a rewarding ride.

How about a history trail for touring cyclists:

  • Cycle the Somme: Take your time exploring the World War I battlefields and cemeteries by bike. From the Bay of Somme to Amiens and its environs and on to the Somme Valley. You can bring your own bike or rent a bicycle to explore - learn more.

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Other activities




A golfer’s paradise awaits you in Northern France. A selection of courses in excellent locations with challenging layouts are on our doorstep...

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Discover the cycle paths of the Pas-de-Calais and get to know the secrets of our stunning coast and countryside…

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Take a walk through forests or rolling countryside and explore our coastal pathways...

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Rev up your engines and take your motorbike for a spin on the roads around the ravishing Opal Coast...

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Show off your vintage car and find out all the lovely things that Northern France has to offer…

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Horse riding

Horse riding


The Opal Coast is an equestrian’s dream with excellent stables and beautiful countryside to explore...

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Adventurous activities

Adventurous activities


Looking for team-building activities or fancy something a bit different then the Opal Coast has lots to offer...

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Book now for your cycling break

At Le Moulin we have a wide range of rooms from which you can choose. We have spacious rooms on the ground floor with disabled access. If you want to bring your pet to stay then we have a room you can share with them too.

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