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the landing beaches by bike

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Cycling trip in the footsteps of history in Normandy in 6 days and 5 nights in a hotel to discover the landing beaches from Bayeux.

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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.

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General informations :

  • 6 days and 5 nights
  • Accommodation comfort level: 2 and 3* (local standards)
  • Rates for children: contact us.

The dates :
 
Departure every day from 01/04 to 31/10/2022

  • Low season: from 01/04 to 25/05 and from 12/06 to 31/10
  • High season: from 26/05 to 11/06

 
Included :

  • Self-guided loop circuit
  • Dinner on day 4
  • Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except punctures).
  • Baggage transfer at each stage
  • A travel dossier (the road book in French or English with color maps and tourist documentation)

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program.

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Additional night(s)
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels:
 
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Weather :
 
temperate oceanic climate.
 
Technicality:
 
Cycling: 40 to 70 km per day, i.e. 4 to 6 hours of cycling per day
Partly marked route, useful roadbook and map reading.
 
Accommodation:
 
The hotels are 2* and 3* with rooms equipped with showers and toilets.
 
Additional nights:
 
An additional night is offered at the start and end of the circuit.
 
Meal :
 
- Breakfasts: hearty (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: not included.
 
The bike :
 
- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be required.
At the end of the circuit, you must leave this bike at the last accommodation and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
We offer specific equipment for children, seats, small hitched bikes and trailers.
 
- Personal bicycle: We do not recommend bicycles with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bike before leaving.
At the end of the circuit, you will have to take care of your own bicycle. If you have rented a bike, it will be picked up at the hotel.
 
Support:
 
- Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene)
- In case of bad weather or if you cannot ride a bike for one day, possibility of a direct route to the next stage (paid service).
 
Baggage:
 
They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max. 20 kg).
 
Roadbook :
 
We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes, when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.
 
Transportation:
 
- By train: 3 hours from Paris
- By road: 2 hours from Paris

- By plane: Caen airport
 
 
Cancellation insurance :
 
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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