At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
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.”
Fun at Every Age
One of the most rewarding things about travelling with kids is seeing a new place through their eyes. Nowhere is this experience more poignant than in Normandy. Rollo’s fiefdom; William the Conqueror; Operation Overlord…the region’s sands have witnessed a millennium of history. While the kids sail, ride horses, and go sand-sailing on Utah Beach, the adults can sip Calvados at our private 16thC castle. Together you can explore Pegasus Bridge, view the Bayeux Tapestry and tour the American cemetery. In Normandy, fun is ageless.
*The activities on our Normandy Family Biking trip are recommended for children age 8 years and older.
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Day by Day
Pedal past thatched-roof houses in the Seine natural reserve to postcard-perfect Honfleur; kids then set off for some go-karting fun, while adults can visit the wonderful Satie Museum and ride the coast to chic Deauville. Dinner is seaside at a favourite haunt of the locals.
Visit the fascinating Pegasus Bridge Museum and then ride along the landing beaches, now lively summer beachside resorts, pausing for lunch with a noble cider producer. Kids spend the afternoon horseback riding.
Everyone pedals to Arromanches in the morning to take in the wonderful Landing Museum, complete with diorama mock-up. After lunch, kids head off to try their hands at sand-sailing.
Relive D-Day at Utah Beach and in Sainte-Mère-Église, the town made famous in the film The Longest Day. While kids horseback ride in the afternoon, parents can try the Century Ride back to the hotel.
Families stay together to experience the chills of Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc and the American cemetery, brought to life by our guide.
After breakfast we drive to the train station in Caen. From here, you can connect back to Paris for your return flight home. Bonne route!
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Les Cures Marines, Trouville
An elegant contemporary restoration of a Belle Époque hotel with thoughtfully decorated rooms on the charming Trouville waterfront. Surrounded by lovely brasseries and local restaurants, 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. View hotel website »
Our family trip to Normandy was extraordinary. We loved every minute. The guides, itinerary, food, castle, chateaux… the list goes on and on.— Ann Derentz
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
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 45 km (28 mi.), although the terrain on these days is fairly flat. The activities on this trip are geared for children 8 years old and up.
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation (suite upgrade available, call for details)
- All breakfasts, four lunches (five for kids), four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guides and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Kids supervised events
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Children’s equipment, including tandems, helmets and bikes (Please note: parents wishing to pull a tandem must use a hybrid bike)
- 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
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
Insider’s Guide: Things to Do in Honfleur
On Omaha Beach, Bravery Remembered
Reading for the Road: Books About Normandy
Calvados and Cider: Norman Traditions
A (Brief) History of a (Long) Banner: The Bayeux Tapestry
The 9 Best Wines of the Côtes du Rhône
Notes From the Road: In Normandy, Living History
Insider’s Guide: My Favourite Places to See, Eat & Stay in St-Rémy-de-Provence
Make Your Family Feel Like Royalty: My Favourite Ways to See, Stay & Eat at Versailles
In Deep: What You Need to Know About St-Émilion, Bordeaux
Insider’s Guide: 11 Things to Do in Angers, Loire Valley That Will (Ironically, I Know) Make You Very Happy
In Deep: The Charming Towns of France’s Luberon Region
Where Slow Meets Speed: B&R Routes that Overlap The Tour de France
Insider’s Guide: 14 Things to See & Do in Bordeaux
Playing Petanque, the Game that is Uniquely French
The insiders: Burgundy, France
Cycling in the south of France: Pedalling through Provence
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