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Normandy Family Bike Tours

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.

Signature Hotels: This trip uses 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.

Trip Details

Signature Hotels
Enthusiast
Deauville to Caen
6 Days / 5 Nights


Price per person from: $5,495
Single supplement: $800
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Day by Day

Pedal past horse farms to postcard-perfect Honfleur, where kids (and adults, if they want) can visit the wonderful Satie Museum. Dinner is seaside at a favourite haunt of the locals.

Visit the fascinating Pegasus Bridge Museum and then bike to Bayeux, home to the famed Bayeux Tapestry. Kids spend the afternoon sand-surfing on the Channel shore.

Everyone pedals to Arromanches in the morning to take in the wonderful Landing Museum, complete with diorama mock-up. After lunch, kids head off for a sailing class.

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, and then discuss their experiences with a member of the French Resistance over dinner

Enjoy a farewell breakfast at your hotel in Port-en-Bessin, then au revoir in Caen.

Hotels

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 »

Activity Level

Enthusiast

While most of the riding is relatively easy, expect 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. Supervised kids’ activities and extra van support provide added flexibility for shortening daily rides. The activities on this trip are geared for children 8 years old and up.

Gear

The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality customized hybrid bikes or racing bikes with drop bars that provide a good fit to your size and weight. A range of kids equipment, from trailers to hook tandems to smaller bikes, is also provided and we'll equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • 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

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.

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Accolades

“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,
Normandy With the Kids

Normandy Family Biking

Notes from the Road

On Omaha Beach, Bravery Remembered

Today, Omaha Beach, which once bore so much violence, has given way to a series of beautiful, if stoic, tributes to the many men who fought that day.
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Reading for the Road: Books About Normandy

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history and its people.
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Calvados and Cider:
Norman Traditions

An apple brandy from Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy), no Norman dinner is complete without Calvados as a digestif.
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