Details of the Normandy by bike trip
This trip to Normandy by bike will take you deep into its turbulent history and its relationship with the Second World War – a must for history buffs!
The tour will take you to the major points of interest in the region, and to the most impressive places, such as the American cemetery, which will not leave you indifferent!
You will arrive at Omaha Beach, known as the site of the largest landing in contemporary global history. A key event of the Second World War, it has also been referred to on many occasions in documentaries and films such as the acclaimed “D-Day, H-Hour”.
As well as cycling through northern France, you will have plenty of time to visit the various points of interest, such as the Caen memorial.
A complete experience not to be missed!
8 days, 7 nights and 6 stages. 235km
5 days, 4 nights and 5 stages.163km.
Option 8 days, 7 nights and 6 stages
Day 1: Arrival at Bayeux
Welcome to the north of France, specifically to the city of Bayeux. We recommend that you take advantage of the day to stroll through the streets of this medieval city and visit the main highlights of the city, such as the Bayeux tapestry, its Gothic cathedral or the marvellous half-timbered houses, among others.
Day 2: Omaha beach 50km
Today you will start the first stage of your Normandy cycling trip, leaving Bayeux with the aim of reaching Omaha Beach, possibly one of the most famous beaches in the world for the events that took place in 1944, in the middle of the world war.
You’ll cycle along quiet roads through characteristic towns and villages with breathtaking views!
Today will be the perfect day to visit the American cemetery, where tribute is paid to the almost 10,000 soldiers who sacrificed themselves for freedom in the landing.
Today’s stage will end with a return to Bayeux.
Day 3: Arromanches artificial harbour 29km
On today’s stage, you will visit the D-Day museum and you will have the opportunity to see the film that perfectly explains the war that led to the Normandy landings.
The way back to Bayeux will be quiet, along a cycle path, and will allow you to discover the effects of the war, still present today (bomb craters, bunkers, etc.).
Day 4: Bayeux-Caen 40km
Today you will cross country roads to get to know better the pastures and the different animals that graze in the hinterland of the region. Today’s objective is to reach the memorial in Caen, but you can make a few stops along the way to visit picturesque villages such as Creuilly.
Once you arrive at the memorial, we recommend that you take the opportunity to visit the museum. Don’t forget to leave early to avoid long queues.
Day 5: Caen-Cabourg 28km
Today, you will leave Caen to reach Cabour, where you can discover its wide and extensive beaches.
You will start by cycling along the canal, crossing several bridges and riding along the banks of the river Orne. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to make a few stops to admire the diversity of the landscape and its rich fauna and flora. Finally you will arrive in Cabourg, where you will spend the night.
Day 6: Cabourg-Honfleur 40km
Today’s stage will take us to the coastal town of Houlgate, where you will cycle along routes in the middle of nature, where you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the roads.
Finally you will arrive in Honfleur, and you will still have time to discover its wonderful charms. Take a stroll along the promenade, go for a swim at the beaches, or sit and relax on one of the terraces near the harbour, with wonderful views of the characteristic houses and fishing boats.
Day 7: Honfleur-Trouville 48km
Today you’ll leave Honfleur behind you, to explore the most beautiful inland valleys, the animal farms and the incredible expanses of meadows where they graze. Along the way you can stop to sample local farm produce, such as cheese.
You’ll gather your strength to continue on and finally arrive in Trouville.
Day 8: Trouville end of the trip
After breakfast, the Normandy cycling trip will be over, but we invite you to visit Trouville before you leave.
We hope you enjoyed your trip!
Option 5 days, 4 nights, 5 stages
Day 1: Arrival at Bayeux
The trip will start after your arrival in the city of Bayeux, depending on the time of arrival, we recommend you to make some visits and walk through the streets. Discover the charms of this medieval city!
Day 2: Omaha beach 50km
Today you will start the first stage of your cycling trip, leaving Bayeux with the aim of reaching Omaha Beach, where you can enjoy a wonderful swim and learn first-hand about the history of the place.
Later in the day you can visit the American Cemetery, but be warned that the experience will be quite shocking to say the least. Today will end back in Bayeux.
Day 3: Bayeux-Courseulles-sur-Mer 38km
Today you will set off again from Bayeux, with the aim of reaching the port of Arromanches, to visit the D-Day museum.
You will cross fields, and cycle along the coast to finally reach Courseulles sur Mer, a town also known for the phenomenon of the landing, as its beach was also involved in the landing by the Canadians.
by the Canadians.
You can rest from today’s stage by taking a short stroll around its fishing port before returning to your accommodation.
Day 4: Courseulles-sur-Mer-Caen 35km
After breakfast, you will set off from Courseulles sur Mer. Today’s stage will take you to some coastal villages and beautiful sandy beaches where you can take a swim or make a few stops to recharge your batteries and admire the views.
We hope you enjoy the ride to the port city of Caen, where you can visit the castle and stroll through the pedestrianised streets.
Day 5: Caen-Bayeux 40km
You will pass in front of the monument before leaving Caen to continue today’s stage which will end back in Bayeux. Once you arrive in the city, the cycling trip will be over – we hope you’ve learned a lot and enjoyed the ride!
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What is it like to do the discover the Normandy by bike trip
The accommodations for this trip to Normandy by bike have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike, on this trip will vary between 2 and 3 *.
I am only one person, can I still book?
Yes, you can book as a single traveler.
Is it possible to rent a bike?
Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.
Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?
Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.
Is it possible to cancel?
We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.
And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:
– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.
– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.
In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.
Are there roads?
Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.
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