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

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): £ 633 $ 1,084 792 NOK 7590 kr 7006 $ 911

    Single supplement: £ 164 $ 281 205 NOK 1965 kr 1813 $ 236

    Superior (3 and 4 star hotels): £ 780 $ 1,338 977 NOK 9363 kr 8643 $ 1,124

    Single supplement: £ 260 $ 445 325 NOK 3115 kr 2875 $ 374

    Deluxe (4 star and Château hotels): £ 1395 $ 2,392 1747 NOK 16742 kr 15454 $ 2,009

    Single supplement: £ 886 $ 1,520 1110 NOK 10638 kr 9819 $ 1,277

    Supplement for single traveler (both options): £ 92 $ 157 115 NOK 1102 kr 1017 $ 132

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 40 $ 68 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58

    Dinners (5) included: £ 160 $ 274 200 NOK 1917 kr 1769 $ 230

    Extra nights

    Standard category:
    Bayeux: £ 58 $ 99 72 NOK 690 kr 637 $ 83 Single supplement: £ 44 $ 75 55 NOK 527 kr 487 $ 63 Honfleur: £ 66 $ 114 83 NOK 795 kr 734 $ 95 Single supplement: £ 28 $ 48 35 NOK 335 kr 310 $ 40 Superior category:
    Bayeux: £ 105 $ 181 132 NOK 1265 kr 1168 $ 152 Single supplement: £ 40 $ 68 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58 Honfleur: £ 75 $ 129 94 NOK 901 kr 832 $ 108 Single supplement: £ 40 $ 68 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58 Deluxe category:
    Bayeux: £ 220 $ 376 275 NOK 2635 kr 2433 $ 316 Single supplement: £ 176 $ 301 220 NOK 2108 kr 1946 $ 253 Honfleur: £ 268 $ 460 336 NOK 3220 kr 2972 $ 386 Single supplement: £ 196 $ 335 245 NOK 2348 kr 2167 $ 282

    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.

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  • 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 (deluxe category).

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • 5 x breakfast
  • 3 x dinner (2017)
  • 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

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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