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Normandy Discovery

8 day(s) | from 880.00 €

Moderate

Themes

History
Seaside

Included

1 dinner (standard)

2 dinners (comfort)

7 nights with breakfast, maps, road-book with tourist information, daily luggage transfer, 7/7 days assistance and local tax

When

April to October 

No start on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

High season: June/July/August

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  • Description
  • This tour of Normandy covers hips. Between Bayeux & Rouen there is a great variety of landscape and architecture. You go along the landing beaches, stay in pretty towns and villages, see old Normand Abbeys, visit great museums, taste the best cheeses, cider and Calvados you can think of, cross the Seine River and more…

    Cycling from Bayeux to Rouen is a real expedition!

Highlights

  • D-day landing sites, from Omaha beach to Pegasus Bridge
  • The Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England
  • Rouen magnificient Cathedral
  • Impressionist painters in the Seine Valley: Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet...
  • Discover the Pays d’Auge, the land of Calvados apple brandy, hard cider and cheese (Camembert, Pont l'Eveque, Livarot...)
  • Old Normand Abbeys
  • Cycling along the coast of Normandy

Bike tour itinerary : Normandy Discovery

  • D1 
  • Arrival in Bayeux
    • You must find some time to visit the famous tapestry, the cathedral, and the commonwealth war museum, which are allocated in the centre of the town, as well as the wonderfully preserved old part of the town. Being the allies headquarter soon after the landing, Bayeux has not been bombed and is extremely well preserved

       

  • D2 
  • Bayeux to Bayeux
  • 55km / 70km /
    • From Bayeux and the commonwealth memorial, we head north-west until Omaha beach and the American war cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer. Before returning Bayeux you can make a stopover at the typical fishing village of Port-en-Bessin. A longer option takes you to "Pointe du Hoc" near Grandcamp-Maisy.

       

  • D3 
  • Bayeux to Caen
  • 45 km / 60 km /
    • Following the narrow Aure Valley you soon reach the coast at Longues-sur-Mer to the main German Battery right on the cliff of Gold beach. It will be a short downhill to the famous artificial harbour of Arromanches. Juno Beach and The Canadian Museum right on the beach is at short distance. Courseulles-sur-Mer is a great place for sea food

      In the afternoon, from the Canadian war cemetery of Reviers you follow the little Mue valley until the Village of Fontaine-Henry and its chateau. From there you ride eastward to reach Benouville on the Orne Valley. You spend the evening by the famous Pegasus Bridge on the Orne Canal; The landing target of the British parachutes and where the longest day really started from!

       

  • D4 
  • Caen to Beuvron-en-Auge
  • 45km / 60km / 81km /
    • Follow the Orne river to Bénouville. Cross the river at Pegasus Bridge and soon get to Ranville, the first liberated town in France. Then you ride towards the coast and the last site of D-Day; the Merville battery! For some extra kms, you can follow the coast to the holiday resort of Cabourg for lunch.

      After that, you cycle eastward to hit the first slope of the Pays d’Auge plateau. A short stroll past the market town of Troarn the Marsh of the Dives River you will get to exquisite village of Beuvron-en-Auge.

       

  • D5 
  • Beuvron-en-Auge to Honfleur
  • 48km / 70km /
    • We shall find opportunities to sample cider and Calvados….along the way

      The morning ride is through the prettiest Normandy post card with rolling hills, apple orchards and local spotted cows. Eventually to reach the awesome village of Beaumont-en-Auge which will make the perfect stop over with a great local restaurant. A slightly longer option will take you to the larger ville of Cambremer

      You then reach the coast at Deauville-sur-Mer to admire some of the greatest Anglo-Norman architecture we can think of. From the fishing harbour of Trouville you follow the coast to Honfleur

      Your hotel is right on the Harbour and hopefully you will have time to explore

      Honfleur is a Gem and brimming with art and history, on the south bank of the estuary of the Seine river,

      Honfleur was a strategic port before becoming an important trading harbour in the XVIth. During the XVIIth century, Honfleur was the starting point for many navigators for the new world; Brazil, New-land, Quebec… From that rich past, almost everything is preserved; Churches, old port, bell-tower, ware-houses, 4 and 5 hundred years old buildings, cobblestone streets far too small for cars…. A real treasure

       

  • D6 
  • Honfleur to Brionne
  • 58km /
    • You follow the Seine Estuary to the east and get to an area known for its thatch roof. The longer option takes you into the natural of the “Vernier Marsh”.

      You progress inland on a quiet country road along the Risle River until the pretty town of Pont-d'Audemer where a break is well worth; for lunch but also to discover the architecture and the numbers of little canals. You continue along the Risle valley before you reach the old village of Le Bec Hellouin and its well-maintained XII century abbey. Open to the public "free entrance", still run by monks you will have the opportunity to visit one of the great Abbeys in Normandy.

       

       

       

  • D7 
  • Brionne to Rouen
  • 58 km /
    • This last ride can be short enough to allow you time to visit Rouen in the afternoon.

      The morning ride is a mixture of wealthy farming land and woods to get to the market town of Bourg-Achard. A longer option would have first taken you to the old chateau of Harcourt. From Bourg-Achard, a 4kms downhill takes you to the Seine River bed and the little town of la Bouille from where you will cross the large and famous Seine River on one the barges. There is a free shuttle service run by the local council. You then approach the big city of Rouen on a very quiet road follow the Seine River

      Your hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the city.

  • D8 
  • Trip ends in Rouen after breakfast

Prices 2018

  • Standard Accommodation880 €
  • Comfort Accommodation1040 €
  • Standard Single room sup.270 €
  • Comfort Single room sup.380 €
  • Solo traveller180 €
  • Hybrid Bike140 €
  • Road Bike from220 €
  • E-Bike220 €
  • Discount : party of 4+-5 %
  • High season supplement40 €

All prices are per person. Accommodation price is on a 2-person basis.
The list of hotels included in this trip or details about your bikes are available upon request via our Contact Page.

Hotels

  • Bayeux Reine Mathilde **Standard
  • Beuvron en Auge Manoir de Sens ***Comfort
  • Bénouville La Glycine **Standard
  • Honfleur Le Cheval Blanc *** Comfort
  • Rouen Best Western Gustave Flaubert ***Comfort
  • Rouen Le Vieux Carré ** Standard

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