5-day walking tour from Caen to Bayeux
Discover historic landmarks such as the landing beaches, war memorials & museums
Delve into history during this memorable, 5-day walking tour of the Normandy region, known for the D-Day Allied invasion in 1944. Your walking tour will start in Caen where you can visit the WWII Peace Memorial. From Caen, transfer to the Battery Museum of Merville, then follow the local GR along the Orne River. Discover the trail’s rich flora and fauna and visit the Pegasus Memorial and Museum and the Atlantic Museum. Continue your hike to Arromanches, a coastal town located in the Calvados department and forefront of the Normandy landings. Notable landmarks including Arromanches 360, the D-Day Landing Museum and the Longues-sur-Mer battery site. Continue to Bayeux, the medieval town located on the Aure River and home of the Bayeux Tapestry. Explore the hidden gems around Bayeux including the village of Colleville-sur-Mer and the Omaha viewpoint.
This tour is available daily from May to October.
Arrival in Caen and check in to your hotel and then free time of your own choosing.
After breakfast, a taxi will transfer you to the Battery Museum of Merville in the Calvados area, from where you follow a part of a local GR (Grand Randonnée/Long Distance trail) along the Orne River. Return to the hotel by taxi transfer.
Today starts at an interesting point about 500 m east from Arromanches-les-Bains and finishes at Port-en-Bessin. From here, you will take a taxi transfer to Bayeux where you will stay the night.
Today, you'll walk through a former battery site to the US Military Cemetery. You can visit the cemetery (172.5 acres), the chapel and the memorial dedicated to the youth of America. There is also a viewpoint which overlooks Omaha Beach. Follow the trail back to Bayeux.
Your tour concludes upon check out of your hotel.
per person, twin share
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This walking tour is suitable for someone with a hobby level of hiking experience with occasional short climbs.
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