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Cycling Holiday - Brittany to Normandy

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Country
France
Travel Departs
Saint-Malo
Travel Ends
Bayeux
Travel Periods
01 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Experience
Battlefields , Cycling
Travel Style
Active Holiday Packages
Cycle along some of the most famous and beautiful beaches of France from Brittany to Normandy. Along the way experience the unique culture, filled with music and dance, the beautiful terrain and the delicious cuisine.

Highlights

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 Bike (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

detailed Road Book allows you to travel freely with all the information you need for your trip! It boasts color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions!

Cycle at your own pace (Self-guided), stopping when you see something truly remarkable or if you simply want to rest and recharge.

Discover the history, architecture, camouflage of The Azeville Battery and The Battery de Crisbecq, some of the most powerful batteries of Normandy.

Explore Cancale a picturesque fishing village popular with visitors drawn by its reputation as the oyster capital of Brittany.

Visit Sainte Marie du Mont, the first village liberated by the landing troops and explore the D-Day Landing Museum.

Starting in the fortified city of St Malo, you will ride to the famous Mont Saint Michel and visit its beautiful Abbey. Cycling along the scenic Bay of the Mont Saint Michel and in the inlands, you will arrive to the Normandy beaches, charged with history. Visit Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc where museums and memorials will give you insight on the World War II landings.

This Brittany to Normandy Cycling Holiday finishes in Bayeux where you can admire the famous 11th century tapestry, but also taste the delicious Normandy gastronomy products, such as Camembert cheese and Calvados.

You're certain to enjoy the countryside as you bicycle through the green pastures and seaside towns, discovering the history that has made the Brittany and Normandy regions of France so famous.

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Included

1 night in Saint Malo at Hotel de l'Univers - 3*
1 night in Le Mont Saint Michel at Relais Saint Michel - 4*
1 night in Granville at Mercure Le Grand Large - 4*
1 night in Saint Lo at Mercure Saint Lo - 3*
2 nights in Sainte Marie du Mont at Le Grand Hard - 3*
1 night in Bayeux at Le Lion D'or - 3*
Hybrid bike rental included
10 meals included - 7 breakfast, 3 dinners
Orientation in person with local guide
Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Guidance Application (phone not provided)
All luggage transfers
Comprehensive trip literature
Technical and emergency support available at all times
Optional Extras
Electric assisted bike rental

Electric assisted bike rental

Upgrade to a Scott Sub Tour Eletric-Ride 10 or the Cannondale Mavaro HS City (or similar).

With comfortable geometry, and ePowered by Bosch with a 400wh battery, those bikes are the ideal touring bike and are ready to provide many kilometres with no worries.Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

* Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or contact us for details.
Map
Brittany to Normandy Cycling Holiday

Average / Day:
Distance: 58.00 Km
Elevation gain: 347.38 Meters

Brittany to Normandy Cycling Holiday
Day 1
Saint-Malo

Arrive in Saint Malo. Take the time to visit explore Saint Malo: the tall walls that surround the town and you must see The Chateau of Saint-Malo and the Solidor Tower of Saint-Servan.

Orientation in the evening with an English speaking guide.

Overnight in Saint-Malo at Hotel de l'Univers.

Saint-Malo
Saint Malo by Night
Day 2
Saint-Malo → Cancale → Saint Benoit des Ondes → Mont-Dol → Mont Saint Michel → Mont-Dol → Cherrueix → Mont Saint Michel

Option 1: 54 Km - Elevation gain 1: 143 Meters 
Option 2: 65 Km - Elevation gain 2: 143 Meters 

Cycle from Saint Malo towards Cancale. Here you reach the coast and see all the oyster farms that make Cancale famous. You ride through the fisherman village of Saint Benoit des Ondes, as well as the Mont Dol, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view. On a clear day from here you can also see the Mont Saint Michel - Unesco World Heritage site and architectural marvel. Once there make sure you explore the Mont and walk around its tiny streets!

Overnight in Le Mont Saint Michel at Relais Saint Michel.

Breakfast
Saint-Malo  →  Cancale  →  Saint Benoit des Ondes  →  Mont-Dol  →  Mont Saint Michel →  Mont-Dol →  Cherrueix  → Mont Saint Michel
Cancale
Day 3
Saint-Malo → Mont Saint Michel → Granville

Distance 1: 61 Km 
Elevation gain 1: 328 Meters

Ride along the coast with a trip around the Bay of Mont Saint Michel to Avranches. There are several worthwhile sites to visit this town dating back to the Roman era. Continue on the coast until you arrive at Granville where your hotel overlooks the beach.

Overnight in Granville at Mercure Le Grand Large.

Breakfast
Saint-Malo → Mont Saint Michel → Granville
Mont Saint Michel
Day 4
Granville → Coutances → Saint Lô

Distance 1: 39 Miles - 62 Km 
Elevation gain 1: 720 Meters 

The tour goes inland today cutting across the Normandy countryside to reach the D-Day Landing Beaches. Along the way to Saint Lo you will pass the town of Coutances where you must stop to visit the Cathedral of Coutances, which is visible from the surrounding villages as it stands at 80 metres tall. You will find upon reaching Saint Lo, that it is a newly rebuilt city, rich in WWII history. The town was almost totally destroyed during the Battle of Normandy as it lies on an important crossroads and was a German stronghold. 

Overnight in Saint Lo at Mercure Saint Lo

Breakfast
Granville → Coutances → Saint Lô
Granville
Day 5
Saint Lô → Sainte Mère Église → Sainte Marie du Mont

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 59 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 505 Meters 

This mostly flat to rolling ride takes you to the Normandy coast where the D-Day landings took place. Sainte Mere Eglise is an old town dating back to the 12th century, but it is most famous for its role during the Allied landing. Paratroopers famously landed here and fought some decisive battles that made this town the first one to be liberated. The movie "The Longest Day" depicts many events in Sainte Mere Eglise. 

Overnight in Sainte Marie du Mont at Le Grand Hard.

Breakfast, Dinner
Saint Lô → Sainte Mère Église → Sainte Marie du Mont
Sainte Mère Église
Day 6
Sainte Marie du Mont → Utah beach → Crisbecq and Azeville batteries → Sainte Marie du Mont

Option 1: 49 Km - Elevation gain 1: 272 Meters
Option 2: 44 Km - Elevation gain 2: 272 Meters 

The first stop on the loop tour will be Utah Beach, the westernmost of the five landing beaches, then move North along the coast to Saint Vaast. Return inland and visit the famous Battery of Crisbeq, Azeville. You can also opt for a shorter ride and take some time to visit Sainte Mere Eglise.

Overnight in Sainte Marie du Mont at Le Grand Hard.

Breakfast, Dinner
Sainte Marie du Mont → Utah beach → Crisbecq and Azeville batteries → Sainte Marie du Mont
Crisbecq Battery
Day 7
Sainte Marie du Mont → La Pointe du Hoc → Omaha beach Memorial museum → Colleville sur Mer → Bayeux

Distance 1 : 44 Miles - 70 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 396 Meters 

A slightly longer route, you need to leave early to have enough time to stop at the different sites along your itinerary. We suggest you to ride all the way to Point du Hoc, immortalized in The Longest Day, and then leave time to visit the most famous WWII sites in the area: Colleville-sur-Mer and Omaha Beach. Once in Colleville, take some time to visit the US Military cemetery. Then continue onto Bayeux.

Overnight in Bayeux at Le Lion D'or.

Breakfast, Dinner
Sainte Marie du Mont → La Pointe du Hoc → Omaha beach Memorial museum → Colleville sur Mer → Bayeux
Les Braves Memorial, Omaha Beach
Day 8
Bayeux

You can take your time in the morning, enjoy breakfast and depart at your leisure.

Breakfast
Bayeux
Bayeux Cathedral

Additional information

Official language
French
Local currency
EUR
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