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From D-Day beaches and War memorials to peaceful scenery and magnificent architecture, a bike tour in Normandy is a wonderful French cycling adventure that uncovers the very best of Normandy and Brittany. We will explore the beaches where allied troops landed on June 6, 1944, ride past storybook villages, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, and enjoy the exquisite beauty of the surroundings. With World War II landmarks and scenic orchards around every corner, Normandy is a rare blend of rich history and amazing scenery.
Meet with your trip leaders in the town of Caen before transferring to Creully sur Seulles in the heart of the Calvados department. | Enjoy a light lunch at a wonderful local restaurant offering local delicacies such as oysters, Camembert cheese, cider, and Calvados brandy. | Spin along scenic routes, passing open pastures, peaceful woodland, and picturesque villages. | Hop off your bicycle and walk into Arromanches where you’ll admire the ruins of Mulberry harbour constructed to aid in the D-Day invasion. | Explore Gold Beach on a self-guided walking tour. | Pedal to the preserved seaside battery at Longues-sur-Mer—a World War II German artillery battery sited on a 60 m cliff overlooking the sea. | Enjoy a gourmet meal at our French Château hotel, La Chenevière. | Discover the scenic Norman countryside by bicycle. | Arrive in Bayeux and stroll through its cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. | Discover the splendid 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered cloth nearly 230 ft long that depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. | Ride along quiet routes through apple orchards and woodlands. | Before diner, tour the fisherman town of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain. | Sit back and relax, knowing that your trip leader is doing the driving, and enjoy the ride to Colleville-sur-Mer. | During a private guided tour with a local historian, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. | Take in stunning coastal views as you ride to the German stronghold Pointe du Hoc, a promontory with a 100-foot cliff overlooking the English Channel. | End the day with a fine dinner at Le Botaniste prepared by celebrated chef Didier Robin.
Château La Chenevière
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain | 5-star hotel
Château La Chenevière is an 18th century Small Luxury Hotels member situated between Omaha Beach and the historic town of Bayeux.
Set out on a peaceful ride through cool and shadowy forest. | Have lunch near Balleroy castle, a seventeenth-century chateau purchased by Malcolm S. Forbes in 1970. | Wander the breathtaking grounds of Château de Balleroy, designed by Francois Mansart in 1626. | Spin along rolling rural roads, passing picture perfect villages. | Settle into the French Heritage Monument and luxury hotel, Château de Canisy, home to the Kergorlay family for a thousand years. | Dinner is served in the château’s dining room—a one-of-a-kind experience.
Château de Canisy
Canisy | Family estate
The chateau de Canisy is a family residence that belongs to the Count and Countess of Kergorlay. Each room is furnished with authentic furniture that have crossed the ages and been in this Norman chateau for centuries.
Visit the magical island monastery and cathedral of World Heritage Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, a structure rising hundreds of feet above a rocky islet amidst vast sandbanks exposed to Europe’s most dramatic tide change. | On a self-guided tour, marvel at the Abbey’s Romanesque architecture. | From the Mont-St-Michel, behold one of the most iconic view in Brittany. | Cycle a beautiful stretch of the rugged coast amid clear waters, beautiful beaches and Breton towns. | Explore Cancale, the « oyster capital » of Brittany, on a self-guided tour. | Enjoy a Michelin-starred meal prepared by chef Hugo Roellinger.
Les Maisons de Bricourt
Cancale | 5-star hotel
Les Maisons de Bricourt is a comfortable Breton villa standing on a hill from which you can admire the bay of Mont-St-Michel and the town of Cancale.
The earlier you start planning your trip, the lower the price and the more scheduled dates to choose from.
Get together with your traveling companions and share a great DIGnGO adventure. You can take over any of our guided tours and make it your own private cycling tour. If your departure date is not available, we’ll set a date for you, your family, and friends. Call us at 888-883-7948 to start planning your trip.
We’ll make it happen! Tell us what your ideal cycling experience would be and we’ll work closely with you to put it together. Our travel agents will arrange a bike trip that fits your needs, interests, schedule and budget. Call us at 888-883-7948 to speak with a custom tour manager.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Well prepared, on time, knowledgable about the routes and the equipment, we loved our trip leaders, Flynn and Sarah. We also liked your flexibility and the bikes.
We appreciated our trip leaders careful attention to detail, availability, and willingness to be helpful. Always upbeat, charming, and fun. You have amazing trip leaders with great people skills and ideal personalities for this type of work. I loved every minute of our trip so thank you for that.
First, let me thank you for a fabulous bike trip. From our awesome “hotels” and gorgeous meals including all those great lunches and snacks – all in all this cycling vacation was “beyond my wildest expectations” experience”. I cannot thank you enough for making our bike trip a truly a special and meaningful life event for this proud dad.
We were extremely fortunate in that we had a private tour. The whole bike trip was great since there was no debate about when to stop, what to do when the weather got bad one day, etc.
We arrived home safely and on time. Thank you very much for a delightful cycling trip. We loved all the arrangements.