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Normandy cycling: the D-Day Beaches

3 day(s) / 2 night(s) | from 180.00 €

Moderate

Themes

History
Seaside

Included

Transport

  • Train from Paris: 2h15 - direct
  • 15' walk to first hotel or 10€ taxi
  • 3' walk from last hotel
  • Train back to Paris: 2h30 - direct

When

From April to October

High Season: June & July.

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  • Description
  • During World War 2 Battle of Normandy, D-day landing beaches have seen the largest seaborne invasion in history. This operation led to the liberation of France from Nazi control.
    During thoses 3 days of cycling, you will realize how impressive D-day was. You can feel the bravery of the boys. You cycle through very pleasant rural country side to get to the strategic sites on the landing beaches and the major museums and memorials.

Highlights

  • D-day landing beaches, from Juno to Utah
  • Cycle the bank of the Seulles river where you will see numerous pretty churches, chateaux and the peaceful Canadian cemetery.
  • Ride along the coast (Gold beach)
  • 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

Bike tour itinerary : Normandy cycling: the D-Day Beaches

  • D1 
  • Bayeux to Bayeux
  • 30km / 52 km / 61km /
    • You first cycle east on the south bank of the Seulles river until its estuary and the small town of Courseulles on Juno Beach. On this easy and pleasant ride, you will see numerous pretty churches and châteaux and in the village of Creully, you can visit the chateau of the same name.

      On this itinerary, you will pass the peaceful Canadian cemetery.

      The port of Courseulles is known for the quality of its sea food and it will make the best place for lunch.

      From Courseulles, you ride westward along the coast (Gold beach) in order to visit Arromanches with its impressive artificial harbour and its museum.

      you still go west for a bit before returning Bayeux along the very pretty Aure River.

  • D2 
  • Bayeux to Carentan
  • 62km / 76 km / 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 a natural park to find your accommodation in the centre of Carentan.

  • D3 
  • Carentan to Carentan
  • 51km/ 68km / Bed & Breakfast
    • You will first ride through the march, turn into pastures that give this area the reputation of top quality butter and camembert cheese. Flat, with many water canals, this makes a very pleasant cycling.

      Then, join the coast at Utah beach: Another landing beach of the american sector. After visiting the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, you will make your way back to Carentan.

Prices 2020

  • Standard Accommodation180 €
  • Comfort Accommodation280 €
  • Standard Single room sup.70 €
  • Comfort Single room sup.110 €
  • Solo traveller50 €
  • Hybrid Bike90 €
  • Road Bike 150 €
  • E-Bike150 €
  • Discount : party of 4+-5 %
  • High season supplement30 €
  • Half-Board120 €

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 **Standard
  • Bayeux ***Comfort
  • Carentan

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