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 and past historic beaches.
This is a signature B&R Biking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.
Deauville to Caen
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price per person from: $5,495
Single supplement: $700
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Pedal along the coast from Deauville to the postcard-perfect harbour town of Honfleur and then back to the fishing village of Trouville for a memorable harbourside 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.
Try the century ride to Utah beach, with a detour to pivotal St. Marie du Mont and St. Mere Eglise before heading to the German paratrooper museum.
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.
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel and farewells in Caen to catch your departures home.
Normandy Barrière, Deauville
The Normandy Barrière of Deauville features imitable Anglo-Norman architecture and comfortable, spacious rooms with stylish, traditional decoration, a view to the famous beachfront, as well as direct access to the Casino Barrière de Deauville. Located an hour from the D-Day landing point, this property perfectly weaves together luxury, excitement and vivid history. 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 »
This trip is rated as Moderate. 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 customized Cannondales; there are three models to choose from to ensure you'll have the perfect bike. Click here for a detailed description. 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 Cannondale bike: a hybrid, a racing bike with drop bars, or a racing bike with flat 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 guides Thilo & Suzy were unbeatable—they made our vacation that much more pleasurable. The roads we biked on were wonderful—the routes very well thought out. The local guides were great, especially M. Heintz from the French Resistance.”
— Jo Stringer
Normandy Biking 2008
Notes from the Road
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