Normandy by bike from Bayeux
If you are passionate about history, this cycling holiday in Normandy will take you on a journey through the past from the conquest of England in 1066 to the Liberation of 1945. Discover this region marked by the events of June 6, 1944 by following this route between land and sea. Leave Bayeux to ride on the Côte de Nacre then in the Cotentin marshes.
You will see the landing beaches but you can also admire the Normandy bocage, its mansions and castles along the small country roads.
Do not miss :
- The coast of mother-of-pearl
- Pointe du Hoc and its memorial
- Colleville-sur-Mer and its American cemetery
- The town of Bayeux and its half-timbered houses
- The landing beaches and the museums
Day 1: Arrival in Bayeux
Arrival in the city of Bayeux during the day and welcome by a local guide to provide you with information on your cycling trip in Normandy.
Day 2: Loop of Arromanches - 38 or 56 km
Departure from Bayeux to reach Arromanches and its artificial port by bike. You will be able to visit the cemeteries, museums and landscaped panoramas to understand the stakes of the landing and the Battle of Normandy.
The long version of the circuit invites you to reach Juno beach and its Canadian museum.
Night in Bayeux.
Day 3: Bayeux - Carentan - 65 km
You take the Vélomaritime route to reach Port-en-Bessin, a charming fishing port. To follow the coast of Nacre, leave the official route and join the American cemetery of Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. These 3 sites steeped in history will allow you to identify the issues and difficulties of the D-Day landings.
The rest of the cycling route in Normandy takes you to the Marais du Cotentin regional natural park. Stop at Isigny-sur-mer to taste caramels before heading to Carentan.
Overnight in Carentan.
Day 4: Carentan - Ste Marie-du-Mont - 52 km
This cycling stage in Normandy takes you to the famous village of Ste Mère l'Eglise before reaching Utah Beach and its memorial.
Night in Ste Marie-du-Mont.
Day 5: Ste Marie-du-Mont - Bayeux - 60 km
You leave the Cotentin peninsula to reach the Normandy countryside and its hamlets. On your way, you cross the famous Barquette bridge, a strategic point to liberate Carentan. Your stay ends in Bayeux, which miraculously escaped the bombardments.
Night in Bayeux.
Day 6: End of the cycling trip in Normandy
Your stay ends in Bayeux after breakfast. You can take advantage of an extra night to extend your stay.