Cycling Normandy

 


 

This bike tour will lead you from Normandy to Brittany: from the impressive World War II Landing Beaches to the outstanding Mont St Michel!

From the impressive Landing Beaches, you will follow the signed posted cycling route which goes through the picturesque “Bessin” area with typical Noman bocage landscapes up to the spectacular Mont St Michel bay.

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

 

Price - £975

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

 

Supplements

Single room supplement - £230

Single Traveller supplement - £225

Half Board Supplement - £150

Bike hire - £95

E-bike hire - £175

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Bayeux - from £65/£105

in Pontorson - from £75/£115

 

Transfers

Return Transfers (min. 2 people, max 8 people, to be requested when booking the tour):

Pontorson-Bayeux - £450

Pontorson-Paris CDG - £890

 

Trip Code

BIKELVT01

 

Rob's Highlights

  • The landing beaches of Northern France

  • The historic town of Bayeux

  • ENorman Bocage area

  • Vire, a cty rich in mediaeval history

  • Mont st Michel

  • The cliffs of Mortain

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bayeux (51 km / 32 miles) - Loop

Take time to admire the amazing 11th century Bayeux Tapestry showing the conquest of England by William Duke of Normandy.

A loop to the landing beaches as Omaha beach. Have a walk into path of history on a sandy beach before reaching the American cemetery. Then continue the ride to the ‘Pointe du Hoc’ which was one of the strategic points in the German fortifications along the Normandy coast. Then, follow the seaside routes to Colleville sur mer and its very impressive American cemetery, before reaching Bayeux.

 

Day 2: Bayeux - Villers Bocage (40 km / 25 miles)

Enjoy the beautiful and small routes through the Bessin meandering around the picturesque lands and fields to the Abbey of Mondaye. Continuation to the village of Villers Bocage.

 

Day 3: Villers Bocage - Vire (46 km / 28 miles)

Keep cycling into the Norman Bocage, from small villages to green pastures before reaching the Souleuvre river. Here you will meet the imposing Viaduct dating from 1887. In this idyllic setting, why don’t you experience a bungy jumping? Then, the Voie Verte cycling path will lead you to Vire, a city rich of its mediaeval history.

 

Day 4: Vire - St Hilaire du Harcouët (55 km / 34 miles)

Leave the fortified city of Vire and follow the Voie Verte through the Norman green bocage: riding up and down rolling hills and small woods. Make a stop in Mortain nest by the side of a cliff, offering nice views over the cascade waterfalls and the valley. Continue to St Hilaire du Harcouët.

 

Day 5: St Hilaire du Harcouët - Pontorson / Mont St Michel (56 km / 35 miles)

Still on the peaceful ‘Voie Verte’, ride towards the Mont St Michel right in front of you! Enjoy this splendid and unforgettable view over the bay, with the salt marshes on the foreground and the ‘Occident Marvel’ which slowly appears on the background.

 

Day 6: Pontorson

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.


What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums and vineyards

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Boat transfer (day 5)

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums and vineyards

Testimonial 

We had a great trip. Good bikes that were lovely to cycle and the staff adjusted the saddle height to suit us very well. Lovely hotels overall with good food and boutique feel. Bags always arrived on time and hotels let us check in early. Really enjoyed this well organised trip. - Therese

 

 

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