Normandy Bike Tour
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: $ 1376 £ 717 $ 1,237 € 832 $ 1428 kr 8949 $ 941
Single supplement: $ 480 £ 250 $ 431 € 290 $ 498 kr 3119 $ 328
Superior: $ 1888 £ 984 $ 1,698 € 1142 $ 1960 kr 12283 $ 1,291
Single supplement: $ 876 £ 456 $ 788 € 530 $ 910 kr 5700 $ 599
Solo traveler supplement: $ 215 £ 112 $ 193 € 130 $ 223 kr 1398 $ 147
Electric bicycle rental: $ 124 £ 65 $ 112 € 75 $ 129 kr 807 $ 85
Extra day hybrid bicycle rental: $ 33 £ 17 $ 30 € 20 $ 34 kr 215 $ 23
Extra day electric bike rental: $ 50 £ 26 $ 45 € 30 $ 51 kr 323 $ 34
Standard: $ 322 £ 168 $ 290 € 195 $ 335 kr 2097 $ 220
Superior: $ 397 £ 207 $ 357 € 240 $ 412 kr 2581 $ 271
Visits package: on request
Omaha beach excursion and night in Bayeux
Standard: $ 122 £ 64 $ 110 € 74 $ 127 kr 796 $ 84
Single supplement: $ 99 £ 52 $ 89 € 60 $ 103 kr 645 $ 68
Superior: $ 174 £ 90 $ 156 € 105 $ 180 kr 1129 $ 119
Single supplement: $ 141 £ 73 $ 126 € 85 $ 146 kr 914 $ 96
Bayeux: $ 122 £ 64 $ 110 € 74 $ 127 kr 796 $ 84 Single supplement: $ 99 £ 52 $ 89 € 60 $ 103 kr 645 $ 68 Trouville: $ 122 £ 64 $ 110 € 74 $ 127 kr 796 $ 84 Single supplement: $ 83 £ 43 $ 74 € 50 $ 86 kr 538 $ 57 Superior category:
Bayeux: $ 174 £ 90 $ 156 € 105 $ 180 kr 1129 $ 119 Single supplement: $ 141 £ 73 $ 126 € 85 $ 146 kr 914 $ 96 Trouville: $ 270 £ 140 $ 242 € 163 $ 280 kr 1753 $ 184 Single supplement: $ 190 £ 99 $ 171 € 115 $ 197 kr 1237 $ 130
Return transfer from Honfleur to Bayeaux, 1 - 8 people: on request
Airport transfers, to/from: on request
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to Paris De Gaulle or Orly.
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.
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).
- 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 hotline number
- Also included in the "visits" package
- Entrance to the Bayeux tapestry museum
- Visit to cider farm and/or Normandy Calvados
- Maisons Satie
What’s Not Included
- Arrival and departure travel
- Drinks, lunches, and dinners (5 x dinner can be included for a supplement)
- Entrance fees to museums and attractions
- Bicycle Protection
- Travel Insurance
Extra night in Bayeux and Trouville possible.
Arrival possible any day from March 1 to October 31, 2020
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 1: Arrival in Bayeux
Day 2: Bayeux – Courseulles sur Mer, 40 km
Day 3: Courseulles sur Mer – Cabourg, 40 km
Day 4: Cabourg – Honfleur, 50 km
Day 5: Honfleur – Trouville, 50 km
Day 6: Departure from Trouville
*All distances are approximate.
DAY 1: Arrival in Bayeux
Wander through the narrow streets of Bayeux and admire the stately merchant houses. Visit the cathedral of Notre Dame, a jewel of Romanesque architecture. The townhouses one of the most impressive Norman/Romanesque historical treasures: the Bayeux Tapestry. This long-embroidered linen cloth was stitched in the 11th century to recount the events of the Norman conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy.
Option : Excursion to Omaha Beach | 50 km (+ option 15 km) + extra night in Bayeux
Bike to Vierville-sur-Mer and Omaha Beach, often called ‘bloody Omaha’ as the heaviest allied losses were suffered here. At the top of the cliff, the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer dominates the beach. Row upon row of headstones surrounded by emerald green grass and the ever-present sea create a sense of peace and serenity. Return to Bayeux after an optional visit to the Overlord Museum. You can extend the circuit by visiting La Pointe du Hoc cliffs [30 meters high]. Today one can still easily see traces of the damage caused to the fields by shell fire from the allied ships in the channel.
DAY 2: Bayeux – Courseulles sur Mer, 40 km
Head towards Longues-sur-Mer and its impressive German defensive battery, then continue on towards Gold Beach and, of course, Arromanches, Here you’ll be able to see the remains of the enormous artificial port constructed on the orders of Winston Churchill. Don’t forget to visit Arromanches 360°, a circular cinema which graphically illustrates the complete history of the Battle for Normandy. Continue your ride through the Normandy countryside, biking down little lanes between the pretty hedged fields – the “bocage”- until you reach Courseullessur-Mer. Take time to stroll around the picturesque fishing harbor.
DAY 3: Courseulles sur Mer – Cabourg, 40 km
Bike the length of Juno Beach and then Sword Beach all the way to Ouistreham passing through seaside villages and along fine sandy beaches. Take the time to visit the museum of No. 4 Commando or follow the bike path which runs along the Caen canal to Pegasus Bridge where the British army achieved a significant victory in 1944. After stopping briefly, if you wish, at the Pegasus Memorial it’s time to explore the “Cote Fleurie,” one of the most beautiful coastlines in France. Follow the edge of the sea to Cabourg, with its seaside promenades. It’s been a very popular seaside resort since the start of the 20th century.
DAY 4: Cabourg – Honfleur, 50 km
Briefly side-track into the Auge countryside to the village of Beaumont-en-Auge with its colorful timber framed houses before returning to the coast and heading for Deauville, a beautiful seaside resort full of elegant half-timbered houses. Follow the coastline dotted with apple trees to Honfleur with its pretty marina. Take the time to explore the delights of this lovely medieval port: its small harbor, its typical tall, narrow-fronted colorful houses, and its timeless narrow streets and alleys. You’ll see why Honfleur inspired the Impressionist painters.
DAY 5: Honfleur – Trouville, 50 km
Leave Honfleur for a new route exploring the Auge countryside. This classic landscape, so emblematic of Normandy, offers the most beautiful vistas. The “Pays de Auge” is synonymous with apples and, of course, cider and Calvados. However, let’s not forget the dairy cows and the cheese they produce, which is why Pont-l’Eveque is an unmissable stop in your tour. Take the time to explore its brightly colored half-timbered and carved houses before heading back to Deauville. Continue on to Trouville where the fish market will make your mouth water, while the Belle Epoque ambiance of this seaside town will charm you.
DAY 6: Departure from Trouville
This Normandy bike tour will end following breakfast.