Western Normandy by bike

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Cycling trip details : Western Normandy

With its impressive landscapes, immense historical and cultural heritage and numerous country roads, Normandy has everything to please cyclists! Do you dream of cycling in the region? This all-inclusive tour organized by Normandie Rando will take you to the highlights of western Normandy, from Bayeux to Mont Saint-Michel, via the D-Day beaches and the Normandy bocage.

Dive into World War 2 History during your cycling trip

Your cycling trip starts in Bayeux, where you will visit its famous tapestry, its cathedral and its medieval streets. After picking up your bike, you will head to the seaside to discover the D-Day beaches, starting with Gold Beach (Arromanches-les-Bains) and Juno Beach. The next day, head west where you will ride along the Omaha beaches through the Bessin countryside and the village of Colleville-sur-Mer until you reach the Pointe du Hoc.

Enjoy the Norman bocage and coastline

You will then leave the coast and cross the Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin before reaching Carentan. The next day will take you through bocage and small country roads to the west coast and the seaside resort of Agon-Coutainville. On the 5th day, you will follow the coast to Granville, where you can enjoy a nice swim if the weather is good, as well as a visit to the ramparts of the upper town.

Heading towards Mont Saint Michel

On the 6th day, you will leave Granville for an inland cycling tour to Avranches, which overlooks the bay of the Mont. You will ride along the Estranches before passing by the German Ossuary of the Mont d'Huisne to finally reach the Mont-Saint-Michel. After a visit of the abbey and the town, you will finish your bike ride in Normandy by joining Pontorson, a small typical village a few kilometres south of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Experience an unforgettable stay with Normandie Rando

As experts in cycling holidays in Normandy, our cycling travel agency will meet all your expectations by taking care of both bike hire and accommodation. We offer you a perfectly organised cycling holiday of 8 days and 7 nights on the west coast of Normandy.

We offer a variety of bikes, adapted to the roads of the region and equipped with all the necessary accessories to discover Normandy by bike in complete safety.

DAY 1 : Arrival in Bayeux

Take time to visit the medieval city of Bayeux: its incredible Tapestry and Cathedral.

Before dining in one of the town's excellent restaurants, we recommend a walk through the historic heart of the town, which was the Allied quarter after the landings. Bayeux was spared the bombing and still has some beautiful buildings dating from the Middle Ages.

DAY 2 : Bayeux loop
Distance : 28km / 46km / 62km

For this first day's cycling, you will cycle a loop to the north-east of Bayeux for a first encounter with the D-Day landing beaches.

You will cycle to the coast to join Longues Sur Mer and the German Battery. You then follow Gold Beach to the East to join Arromanches and the artificial harbour "Mulberry B"
The long option takes you to the Canadian sector of Juno beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer. This is also the beach where the Charles de Gaulle landed on 14 June 1944!

You return quietly to Bayeux following peaceful roads to discover the "Bessin" area.

Night in Bayeux.

DAY 3 : Bayeux to Carentan
Distance : 64km / 75km

Leaving Bayeux, drive through the Bessin countryside to the coast at Colleville-sur-Mer. This village at the eastern end of Omaha Beach has been home to the bodies of 9,387 soldiers buried in the American Cemetery since 1956. After your visit, you drive along the Omaha beaches to the west and continue to Pointe du Hoc, where the Rangers stormed the German artillery positions on the cliff top.

You then leave the coast for the famous "Bocage Normand", scene of painful fighting between American GIs and German soldiers. After a visit to the German cemetery of La Cambe, you will cross the Natural Park of the Cotentin Marshes before reaching Carentan. Your accommodation is ideally located in the town centre.

Night in Carentan.

DAY 4 : Carentan to Agon-Coutainville
Distance : 56km

Today's programme is a crossing of the marsh on small country roads. The landscape begins to change, with small hills and isolated dairy farms.

After a brief passage through Coutances and its superb cathedral, you head west, south of the river "Sienne". The contrast between the grey granite of the houses and the emerald blue of the sea is striking.

You stay in a family hotel on the coast.

Night in Agon-Coutainville.

DAY 5 : Agon-Coutainville to Granville
Distance : 48km

Today you can choose between two routes. The short option allows you to enjoy the beach by following the coast to Granville. On very narrow paths, you will see the spectacle of the "farmers of the sea". Men and machines go by at the rhythm of the tides to work in the oyster beds.

The long option takes you into the bocage, passing the old Hambye Abbey before joining the previous route along the coast.

Your hotel is located at the Granville yacht club.

Night in Granville.

DAY 6 : Granville to Avranches
Distance : 50km

You leave the coast and drive inland, where you will see a hilly landscape until you reach the Lucerne Abbey. You then head south and reach the bay around Saint-Jean-Le-Thomas. Continue to the Cap de Grouin and finally arrive in Avranches.

Your hotel is located in the historic centre of the town.

Night in Avranches, gastronomic dinner included.

DAY 7 : Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel - Pontorson
Distance : 28km / 38km

The road out of Avranches offers a spectacular view of the bay and the Mont. You go along the foreshore and meet the sheep and lambs of the famous salt meadows. You then pass by the German Ossuary of the Mont d'Huisnes to finally reach the Mont-Saint-Michel.  It takes 3 hours to visit this island town and its abbey on foot.

At the end of the day, follow the peaceful Couesnon Canal to reach the small town of Pontorson.

Night in Pontorson.

DAY 8 : Pontorson

End of tour in Pontorson after breakfast.

Our 15 years of experience has enabled us to build strong relationships with all our hotel partners. Some of them have become true friends and we have a real trust in them.
Their priority is to make your stay unforgettable and carefree.
And because everyone has their own budget, we offer you different categories of accommodation.

One thing is certain, from small family accommodation to large 5* hotels, a warm welcome is always reserved for Normandie Rando clients.
Because we organise sporting holidays, we attach great importance to breakfasts.
All the establishments we work with offer a varied and copious breakfast made up of fresh and local products.

Standard accommodation

You stay in small family-run 2* or 3* hotels.
The welcome is always friendly and the rooms simple but with all the comfort.
We know that a walking or cycling holiday requires a good rest between each stage and the bedding is always of high quality.

Bayeux: 2* accomodation
Carentan: 2* accomodation
Agon Coutainville: 3* accomodation
Granville: 3* accomodation
Avranches: 3* accomodation
Pontorson: 3* accomodation

Comfort accommodation

You stay in 3* or 4* hotels.
The rooms are spacious and the hotel offers many services.
The bedding is of very good quality and the decoration is well thought out.

Bayeux: 3* accomodation
Carentan: 3* or 2* accomodation Superior room
Agon Coutainville: 3* accomodation
Granville: 4* accomodation
Avranches: 3* accomodation
Pontorson: 3* accomodation Superior room

Different bikes available for rental

Because we are not all equipped and because travelling with a bicycle is often not easy, Normandie Rando offers its clients the possibility of renting quality, fully equipped bicycles.

Our bikes are robust and light so that your stay is as pleasant as possible.

They are delivered with a complete equipment:

Helmet
Repair kit including puncture-proof spray, spare inner tube, tyre levers, patches.
Front and rear lights
An anti-theft device
Front pannier with map holder
Rear luggage

We have a perfect knowledge of the terrain and can therefore offer you bikes adapted to the chosen tour.

Depending on your experience and level, you can choose between several types of bikes: They are all available in different sizes in men's, women's and children's frames.

Hybrid Trek

Perfectly adapted to our tours, it is efficient, reliable and very easy to handle.

It is the ideal bike for a successful cycling trip !

E-Bike

You are tempted by a cycling adventure but you are afraid of the unevenness? The electric bike is for you.

With its great autonomy, it will take you with ease on all roads!

Road bike

This type of bike allows you to cover long distances at a sustained pace.

Perfectly suited to regular cyclists.

Children's bike

Our cycling trips are also for families! Of course, we have robust and manageable "Kids" bikes, so that the whole family can enjoy the ride!

We can also offer you additional equipment on request:

Trailer bike / baby carrier / trailer...

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

High season : From June 1st to August 31 2024

Accommodation :
Standard accommodation from 990€
Single room supplement : 245€

Comfort accommodation from 1160€
Single room supplement : 310€

You do not wish to benefit from our luggage transport service ?

120€ discount (cannot be combined with the "group travellers discount")

Bike rental for 6 days :
(Delivery and relocation at the end of your tour)

Hybrid trek : 160€
Road bike : 250€
E-bike : 250€

Solo traveller : 250€ supplement

Group travellers (4 pax and more) : 50€ discount

Departure on Mondays and Saturdays
If departure on another day : 30€ supplement

All prices, discounts and supplements are per person.
The list of hotels included in your stay is available on request via our contact form.

Included in the tour price :

  • 7 nights in standard or comfort accomodation with breakfast.
  • 6 days of cycling.
  • Luggage transfers in between each steps.
  • Bicycle delivery, detailled tour explanations, advices...
  • Travel documents : roadbook, detailled maps and GPX tracks (on demand)
  • 1 gastronomic dinner

Non included in tour price :

  • 6 dinners.
  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Tourist taxes
  • Entry fees and tickets for cultural and historical sites.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Bicycle rental.
  • High season supplement.

How to get there ?

Coming by train from Paris :

Paris - Bayeux: 2h15 (direct train)
From bayeux train station to your hôtel : 15 min walk or Taxi (around 10€)

Coming by car :

N13 exit 36
Public parking lot in Bayeux

How to go back ?

Getting back to Paris by train :

From your hotel to Sncf Pontorson train station : 2 min walk
Then train Pontorson - Paris : 3h30 min via Rennes

Get your car back at the end of your tour :

From your hotel to Sncf Pontorson train station : 2 min walk
Then train Pontorson-Bayeux: 2h30 min (direct train)

Private transfer from Pontorson to Bayeux: 120€ (160€ on weekends and holidays)

Beginning :
Bayeux
Arrival :
Pontorson
Length of stay :
8 days/7 nights
Level :
Moderate
Elevation :
N/C
Distance :
around 340 km
Themes :
Recommended periods * :
Jan.
Feb.
Mar
Apr.
May
Jun
Jul.
Aug
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
* favorite seasons for cyclists

From 990.00€

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