Cycle in France along the beaches and see the Normandy cliffs - photo courtesy of Flickr:sanderovski & linda
Typical Normandy Village - photo by Wikimedia Commons:Mahlum

Horses on beach in Normandy - photo courtesy of Loire Valley Travel
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Normandy

France Bike Tours

Cycling in Normandy in the North of France!

  • This bike tour in France is through Normandy, a land filled with battle-scars, seaside views, sweet-smelling apple trees, and half-timbered cottages. This cycling holiday combines the magnificent countryside of inland Normandy with some of its cozy seaside towns, and of course along Normandy’s famous beaches!

    The tour starts in Bayeux, which was the first French town liberated by the Allies on June 8, 1944. An old Roman town, Bayeux is now a flourishing farm center known for its majestic 13th century Gothic cathedral as well as the famous Bayeux tapestry (11th century) showing the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 that is showcased in the town’s museum. Highlights of this tour include biking along one of the landing beaches of D-Day, a World War II museum with footage and information, various abbeys built by William the Conqueror, and incredible views of Normandy's countryside!

    It is recommended that you plan on extra nights so that you can book a day tour or half day tour to visit the WW II beaches. Please note that advanced booking is advised.

    Be sure to look over our full list of bicycle tours in France.

  • Standard (2 and 3 star hotels): £ 673 $ 1,443 792 $ 1193 NOK 7458 kr 6884 $ 895

    Single supplement: £ 174 $ 374 205 $ 309 NOK 1930 kr 1782 $ 232

    Superior (3 and 4 star hotels): £ 830 $ 1,781 977 $ 1472 NOK 9200 kr 8492 $ 1,104

    Single supplement: £ 276 $ 592 325 $ 490 NOK 3060 kr 2825 $ 367

    Deluxe (4 star and Château hotels): £ 1484 $ 3,184 1747 $ 2632 NOK 16451 kr 15185 $ 1,974

    Single supplement: £ 943 $ 2,023 1110 $ 1672 NOK 10453 kr 9648 $ 1,254

    Supplement for single traveler (both options): £ 98 $ 210 115 $ 173 NOK 1083 kr 1000 $ 130

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 42 $ 91 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57

    Dinners (5) included: £ 170 $ 365 200 $ 301 NOK 1883 kr 1738 $ 226

    Extra nights

    Standard category:
    Bayeux: £ 61 $ 131 72 $ 108 NOK 678 kr 626 $ 81 Single supplement: £ 47 $ 100 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 Honfleur: £ 71 $ 151 83 $ 125 NOK 782 kr 721 $ 94 Single supplement: £ 30 $ 64 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 Superior category:
    Bayeux: £ 112 $ 241 132 $ 199 NOK 1243 kr 1147 $ 149 Single supplement: £ 42 $ 91 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 Honfleur: £ 80 $ 171 94 $ 142 NOK 885 kr 817 $ 106 Single supplement: £ 42 $ 91 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 Deluxe category:
    Bayeux: £ 234 $ 501 275 $ 414 NOK 2590 kr 2390 $ 311 Single supplement: £ 187 $ 401 220 $ 331 NOK 2072 kr 1912 $ 249 Honfleur: £ 285 $ 612 336 $ 506 NOK 3164 kr 2921 $ 380 Single supplement: £ 208 $ 447 245 $ 369 NOK 2307 kr 2130 $ 277

    Transfers

    Return transfer from Honfleur to Bayeaux, 1 - 8 people: on request
    Airport transfers, to/from: on request

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Paris De Gaulle or Orly.

    Local Travel

    From Roissy CDG airport, taxi or shuttle transfer to Gare St Lazare train station and then on to Bayeux train station. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport, taxi or shuttle transfer to Gare St Lazare train station and then on to Bayeux train station.

    Climate

    Please check local weather conditions prior to departure. Always bring full rain gear. The average high in °F is approximately: March 51°, April 61°, May 65°, June 71°, July 71°, August 67°, September 59°, and October 59°


Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 2 and 3 star hotels (standard category) or 3 and 4 star hotels (superior category) 4 star hotels (deluxe category).

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • 5 x breakfast
  • 21-speed Specialized hybrid touring bike with two panniers, high visibility jacket, lock, map holder, helmet, and repair kit
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
  • GPS tracks available but must be requested in advance
  • Tour information
  • Emergency hot line number

What’s Not Included

  • Arrival and departure travel
  • Drinks, lunches, and 2 dinners (while in Bayeaux) (2017)
  • Drinks, lunches, and all dinners (2018)
  • Entrance fees to museums and attractions
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra night in Bayeux and Honfleur possible.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length6 days
From792 Rates
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Tour Dates

2019

Arrival possible any day from March 1 to October 31, 2019

Skill Level

This France bike tour is classified as an easy to moderate self-guided hotel tour with distances averaging 25 miles over flat terrain as well as rolling hills.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Normandy Map

Day 1: Arrival in Bayeux
Day 2: Loop on landing beaches, 32 mi. (51 km)
Day 3: Bayeux – Caen, 35 mi. (57 km)
Day 4: Caen – Cabourg, 17 mi. (28 km)
Day 5: Cabourg – Honfleur, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 6: Departure from Honfleur

*All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Arrival in Bayeux
Possibility to admire the amazing 11th century Bayeux Tapestry showing the conquest of England by William Duke of Normandy.

DAY 2: Excursion to the landing beaches, 33 mi. (51 km)
Cycle a loop around the landing beaches such as Omaha beach with possibility to continue to the "Pointe du Hoc". Then, follow small countryside routes through typical villages like Colleville sur mer and its impressive American cemetery and Port en Bessin before heading back to Bayeux.

DAY 3: Bayeux – Caen, 35 mi. (57 km)
Today you cycle to Arromanches where you see, floating in the sea, some vestiges of the artificial harbor "Mulberry" conceived by W. Churchill. Continue along the coast to Courseulles sur Mer and Juno Beach where the Canadian landed. You can visit the memorial to this legacy before cycling back inland to the charming town of Caen.

DAY 4: Caen – Cabourg, 17 mi. (28 km)
After having crossed the Pegasus bridge, where the English army won an important victory in 1944, it's time to enjoy a coastal ride and discover the magnificent "Côte Fleurie" and the charmingly elegant town of Cabourg. Cabourg is a much loved family resort with pleasant walks along a promenade over two miles long sheltered by a sea wall and is the town where it is said that Marcel Proust found the inspiration for one of his novels.

DAY 5: Cabourg – Honfleur, 30 mi. (48 km)
Back to the “Pays d'Auge” area reaching the village of Beaumont-en-Auge with its colorful half timbered cottages before reaching Deauville. Deauville, lady of the French coast, with its most glamorous seaside resort, symbolizes elegance, prestige and sophistication. This is also the city of the horse and the gateway to Calvados. Continue by cycling along the coast to reach Honfleur and its charming harbor. Honfleur is a small medieval town, revealing her riches to all those who take the time to look... The past is in evidence all around... calling to you... The Old Dock surrounded by picturesque narrow houses, this is with no doubt what catches the eye of every visitor upon their first visit to Honfleur. But the town is also St Catherine, St Etienne, St Léonard churches, the Lieutenance, the old Salt Stores, the medieval cobbled streets.  Honfleur is also recognised as one of the cradles of Impressionism and many artists’ favorite place.

DAY 6: Departure from Honfleur
This Normandy bike tour will end following breakfast.

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  • Barbara W. 1 month ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Normandy bike trip was fantastic! The route descriptions were confusing at times but we were able to figure everything out. The route took us through beautiful areas of Normandy, through small villages, scenic small roads, to the beaches of D Day and each day ended in a charming city in which we retired for the night. The accommodations...ESPECIALLY THE ONE IN BAYEUX!!! were great. Stephon, the owner of the B and B was friendly, helpful and made our stay in his town enjoyable. Bayeux was an interesting and beautiful city! TripSite's choices for accommodations each night was outstanding. Great locations so we could walk to anything we desired to see. Another day or two of biking on this trip would have been wonderful...we had so much fun! Highly recommend this trip.

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