Normandy Bike Tours
History Comes Alive
Though every region of Europe boasts a long history, Normandy has been deeply shaped by two watershed moments that are pillars of European history and culture: the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the Allied landing on June 6, 1944. Discovering this region is like turning the pages of a history book while riding through lush fields, along white sand beaches, past quaint thatched cottages and ancient churches; the combination of these elements has created in Normandy a unique region. The locals speak of their love for the land as they speak of their attraction to the sea—a feeling you will share as we bike the Channel coast, pass historic beaches and visit the magical Mont Saint-Michel in Brittany.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
6 Days / 5 Nights
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This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.
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Day by Day
Pedal along the coast from Trouville to the postcard-perfect harbour town of Honfleur and then back to pop across the river to chic Deauville before a memorable seafood dinner.
Visit the fascinating Pegasus Bridge and its museum, enjoy a Calvados tasting in a small village surrounded by the lush Norman countryside and bike through quaint villages en route to Bayeux.
Take in Juno Beach and the D-Day Landing Exhibit at Arromanches, later, jump back a millennium to admire the renowned Bayeux Tapestry.
Meet a former resistance fighter for a tour and hear his tales of bravery, ending at the American cemetery; spine-tingling history, up close and personal.
Visit magical Mont Saint-Michel, the island monastery rising like a dream from its bay. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit of this piece of lasting medieval history.
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel and farewells before heading to the Saint-Malo train station to catch your departures home.
Les Cures Marines, Trouville
An elegant contemporary restoration of a Belle Époque hotel on the Trouville waterfront, this chic five-star haven takes the hotel world up a notch. View hotel website »
Hotel Villa Lara, Bayeux
This 4-star, boutique hotel is located in the centre of historic Bayeux—and faces both an 11thC hotel and the Aure River. The contemporary rooms feature hand-made Moissonnier furniture, flat-screen televisions, air-conditioning and well-equipped mini bars; no convenience has been overlooked. The historic, 68-metre long Bayeux Tapestry is just minutes away. View hotel website »
Originally a 19thC castle, this stunning five-star boutique hotel with a chic contemporary aesthetic offers incomparable sea views, two restaurants and a warm welcome. View hotel website »
While most of the riding is relatively easy, expect to contend with the occasional challenging climb. On a couple of days, the ride is longer than the average 40 km (25 mi.), although the terrain on these days is fairly flat.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guides and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
"Our trip surpassed our expectations. We expected a great biking trip, which we experienced. We did not anticipate that we would laugh as much as we bonded with our travel group on the rides and during meals; that we would learn as much about the French culture and history… and that this would all take place in strikingly beautiful and varied locations."
— Elizabeth Vorys
Normandy & Brittany Biking
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