Cycling the D-Day Landing beaches (5 nights)

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Cycling trip details : D-Day Landing Beaches (5 nights)

The 6th of June 1944 was a turning point in the history of the Second World War, with the landing on the beaches of Calvados of thousands of Allied soldiers who came to liberate Europe from the Nazi yoke. The fighting that took place on that day and during the following months had a profound effect on Normandy.  This cyclo-touristic trip will take you to the key sites of Operation Overlord, from Omaha beach to Arromanches, the Pointe du Hoc and Sainte Mère Eglise! A sporting and commemorative trip that will delight history lovers, and will also allow you to discover the richness of the Normandy landscapes and gastronomy!

From Bayeux to the landing beaches

Bayeux will be the starting point of your cycling adventure in Normandy. Take the opportunity to admire the famous Tapestry and during your first evening, take a walk in the historic heart of the town, the allied quarter after the landing.

The next day, head for the D-Day beaches! The longer route will take you to Juno Beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer, in the Canadian sector, while the shorter option will take you to the remains of the artificial harbour at Arromanches.

After a second night in Bayeux, head west through the Bessin countryside to Colleville-sur-Mer and Omaha Beach.

Cycling in the Normandy Bocage

On the same day, you will cross the famous Normandy bocage, followed by a visit to the German cemetery of La Cambe and a bike ride to Isigny sur Mer where you will spend the night.

The next day you will cycle to Carentan and the Cotentin Marshes Regional Nature Park before arriving in Sainte Marie du Mont where you will spend the night. Your last day of cycling is spent visiting Utah Beach and Sainte Mère Eglise. A longer route takes you to the village of Saint Vaast la Hougue.

Normandie Rando for a successful cycling holiday

Normandie Rando takes you on a cycling tour of Normandy through the D-Day landing beaches in 5 days and 4 unforgettable nights. By opting for our bike travel agency, you are choosing a quality turnkey service.

We offer itineraries that include bike hire and accessories, accommodation, luggage transfer and assistance. As a specialist in cycle tourism, we organise successful cycling trips throughout Normandy from A to Z.

Day 1 : Bayeux - Bayeux
Cycling Distance : 28km /56km or 61km

Your first cycling day will take you 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.

Overnight in Bayeux.​

DAY 2 : Bayeux - Isigny sur Mer
Cycling Distance : 42 km / 60km

You cycle through the beautiful Bessin countryside to Omaha Beach and its impressive American cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer. After the Pointe du Hoc, head south passing by the German cemetery at La Cambe before arriving at Isigny where you will spend the night. Isigny is famous for its quality dairy products (butter, cheese...). You can also find very good oysters which are cultivated in the bay of Veys.

Overnight in Isigny sur Mer.

DAY 3 : Isigny sur Mer - Utah beach
Cycling distance : 36 km / 70 km

You start your day through the marshes that have made the reputation of Isigny-sur-Mer and Carentan. The milk from the cows gives butter, camembert and caramels a unique taste!

After a break in Carentan, you enter the Cotentin regional park and it is on a very quiet road far from the traffic that you arrive in Sainte Marie du Mont or Sainte mère Eglise where you will spend the night.

Overnight in Sainte Mère Eglise or Sainte Marie du Mont.

DAY 4 : Utah Beach loop
Cycling distance : 35 km / 80 km

You have plenty of time today to visit Utah Beach, Holy Mother Church and the Airborn Museum.
You can also take advantage of the beautiful beaches to go swimming... If you feel like it, you can make a long loop and go up to the pretty fishing village of Saint Vaast la Hougue.

Overnight in Sainte Mère Eglise or Sainte Marie du Mont.

DAY 5 : Utah Beach

End of tour 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.

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.

Luxury accommodation

You stay in a 4* or 5* hotel.

The establishments are often part of the historical heritage (old houses, castles...)

The rooms are very spacious and have all the necessary equipment.

The bedding is excellent.

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: 1 June to 31 August

Accommodation :
Standard accommodation from 530€.
Single room supplement: 165€.

Comfort accommodation from 730€
Single room supplement: 265€.

You do not wish to benefit from our luggage transport service ?
50€ discount (cannot be combined with the "Group Traveller" discount)

Bike rental 4 days :
(Delivery and repatriation at the end of your tour)

Hybrid bike: 110€
Racing bike: 180€ (for a total of 50€)
Electrically assisted bike: 180

Single traveller: Supplement: 95€.

Group traveller (more than 4 people) : 40€ discount

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

High season supplement: 20€.

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:

5 nights in standard or comfort accommodation with breakfasts and taxes.
4 days hiking.
Luggage transfer between each stage.
Bike delivery, detailed explanations of your route, advice...
Travel documents: road book, detailed maps and GPS tracks.

Not included in the tour price:

5 dinners.
Lunches and drinks.
Entrance fees and site visits.
Travel insurance.
Single room supplement.
Bike rental.
High season supplement.

How to get there ?

Coming by train from Paris:

Paris - Bayeux: 2h20 (direct train)
From Bayeux station to your hotel: 15 min walk or taxi (about 10€)

Coming by car:

N13 exit 36
Free public parking in Bayeux

How to get back ?

Return by train to Paris:

Taxi or bus to Carentan train station (about 15 min drive)
Direct train from Carentan to Paris: about 2h50

Pick up your car at the end of the tour:

Taxi or bus to Carentan train station (15 min drive)
then train Carentan-Bayeux: 25 min

Private transfer from your hotel to Bayeux: Price on request

Beginning :
Bayeux
Arrival :
Utah beach
Length of stay :
6 days/5 nights
Level :
Easy
Elevation :
N/C
Distance :
271 km
Themes :
Recommended periods * :
Jan.
Feb.
Mar
Apr.
May
Jun
Jul.
Aug
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
* favorite seasons for cyclists

From 530.00€

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All included self-guided tour

Luggage transfer

Bike rental

Roadbooks + GPS

Assistance
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