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 and past historic beaches.
|5 or less||Please contact us|
|6 - 8||From $6,495 per person|
|9 - 11||From $5,795 per person|
|12 or more||From $5,495 per person|
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 how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Your way—always.
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.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be 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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Day by Day
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 »
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 Biking 2013
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