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Western Normandy

8 day(s) | from 840.00 €

Easy to Moderate

Themes

History
Seaside

Included

1 dinner

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

Transport

  • Train from Paris: 2h20 - direct
  • Train back to Paris: 3h30 - 1 change
  • Shuttle available from last hotel to train
  • Car park available

When

April to October. High season: June/July/August

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  • Description
  • This Western Normandy bike tour gives you the opportunity to cycle through two of the most important sites of Normandy, the WWII D-day beaches and the great Bay of Mont Saint Michel. In between those areas, you will ride through the unbeaten tracks of the province. You will cycle along the English Channel coast.
    You will feel the variety that Normandy can offer.

Highlights

  • Visit Mont Saint-Michel, one of France’s most recognisable landmarks.
  • D-day landing beaches
  • Ride along the coast
  • Visit Arromanches with its impressive artificial harbour and its museum
  • Ride through a very nice part of the Bessin to get to Omaha beach and its impressive American cemetery
  • Discover the nice countryside around Carentan known for top quality butter and camembert cheese.
  • Bayeux, home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England
  • Taste a wide range of apple-based products: cider, pommeau and calvados. If you are adventurous, you will try the “Trou Normand”, a traditional drink made of calvados and apple ice cream.

Bike tour itinerary : Western Normandy

  • D1 
  • Arriving 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 head quarter soon after the landing, Bayeux has not been bombed and
      is extremely well preserved

  • D2 
  • Bayeux to Bayeux
  • 40km / 52 km / Bed & Breakfast
    • You cycle east towards Courseulles and Juno Beach. After a stop at the peaceful Canadian
      cemetery, you ride westwards along the coast (Gold beach) in order to visit Arromanches with its
      remarkable artificial harbour (Mulberry) and the German battery of Longues-sur-Mer before
      returning to Bayeux following the pretty Aure valley

  • D3 
  • Bayeux to Carentan
  • 55km / 68km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Joining the new cycling way, you ride through a very nice part of the Bessin to get to Omaha beach
      and its impressive American cemetery at Colleville sur mer. After la pointe du Hoc, we suggest a
      quiet road south, passing near the German cemetery at La Cambe before entering the Natural park
      to find your accommodation in the centre of Carentan

  • D4 
  • Carentan to Agon-Coutainville
  • 52km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Today you are riding south on small country road through the marsh. Then the landscape starts
      changing for small hills and isolated dairy farms. After passing Coutances and its great cathedral
      you ride west to the coast south of the Sienne River. The contrast between the austere granite
      villages and the clear blue see of the sea is quiet picturesque.
      You are staying in a family-run hotel located near the sea.

  • D5 
  • Agon-Coutainville to Granville
  • 22km / 66km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Out of the hotel you will find the ruined of a feudal chateau
      The short ride basically follows the coast all the way to Granville. On very narrow roads you will assist to activities of the farmers of the sea. In fact, tractors and workers are following the tide down in the sea to work on oyster and mussel fields…a very impressive site.
      The longer route takes you inland through the "Bocage" to the old abbey of Hambye before rejoining the shorter route along the coast.
      Your hotel is located on the yacht club of Granville!

  • D6 
  • Granville to Avranches
  • 48km / 62 km / Half-board
    • The coastal road being too busy, our route takes you inland and rolling hills to the well preserved Abbey of La Lucerne. As the main road leaves the coast further south you cycle west
      until you discover the bay around Saint-Jean-le-Thomas. You follow it to the south headland of Grouin before finishing up to Avranches historical part of town.

  • D7 
  • Avranches To Le Mont Saint Michel
  • 28km / 38 km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Today is given up to the visit of the Mont-Saint-Michel, the Abbey and the bay
      You start with a great downhill from Avranches to the Mont-Saint-Michel bay and its Abbey. On the way you cycle through quaint country side, see herds of sheep on the reclaim land and pass by the German War Memorial of Huisnes-sur-Mer. Once at the Mont-St-Michel you can check-in, leave your bike at the hotel and go on with the visit. You need a minimum of 3 hours to visit the Mont-St-Michel “town island” and its abbey on foot.
      In the evening you will have the whole place lighten for you!

Prices 2017

  • Standard Accommodation840 €
  • Comfort Accommodation1080 €
  • Standard Single room sup.280 €
  • Comfort Single room sup.340 €
  • Solo traveller160 €
  • 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

  • Agon Coutainville La Villa Julia ***Comfort
  • Avranches La Croix D'Or *** Comfort
  • Bayeux Hôtel Argouges *** Comfort
  • Bayeux Reine Mathilde **Standard
  • Carantan 101 Airborn Guest House Standard
  • Mont St Michel Relais du Roy *** Comfort

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