Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,399 - $5,749 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep 2025: May-Oct

From $5,399 - $5,749 /person

D-Day Landmarks, Mont-Saint-Michel & Seaside France

Travel back in time through Brittany and Normandy. Cycle along the Emerald Coast by Norman manors and fairy-tale 15th-century villages. Absorb the historic importance of weathered World War II bunkers at Omaha Beach. Dive deeper into bygone eras. Visit Mont-St-Michel, an ancient monastery and dreamlike World Heritage site. These places abound with stories and emotions, past and present.

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Highlights

  • Bike gorgeous routes along the coast, passing expansive plateaus, rugged cliffs and bountiful orchards
  • Visit significant World War II monuments and tour the American Military Cemetery with a local historian
  • Savor regional specialties including Cancale oysters, farm-fresh cheeses and crêpes paired with apple brandy
  • Discover stunning inlets and beaches near the fortified city of St-Malo and its chic neighbor Dinard
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour map

France

Start Caen

End Rennes

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Start your adventure in an elegant seaside enclave popular with chic Parisians • In Normandy, connoisseurs of Calvados will delight in the scenic Cider Route • Ride dedicated bike paths along a coastline that inspired belle epoque artists, including novelist Marcel Proust and couturier Coco Chanel • Admire castles and manors perched atop green rolling hills • Pause in one of the enchanting Norman villages with half-timbered thatched-roof houses that line our route and have a glass of delicious Pommeau, a popular local aperitif • Discover the Norman countryside of picture-perfect Pays d'Auge and the coastal flowers of Côte Fleurie.

Accommodations

Night 1

Grand Hôtel Cabourg
Cabourg
Premiere Hotel

This beloved hotel, made famous by Marcel Proust, offers magnificent views of the Cabourg promenade and the sea.


 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Ride across the Pegasus Bridge • Bike along the Côte de Nacre • Visit fascinating Arromanches, the D-Day beaches and the remains of Mulberry Harbor • Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery • Behold the German stronghold of Longues-sur-Mer • Stroll through the town of Bayeux, home to the epic 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry.

Accommodations
La Chenevière

(2 nights)

Nights 2-3

La Chenevière
Port-en-Bessin
Premiere Hotel

This fanciful 30-acre château exudes historic charm with 18th-century stylings and fascinating connections to WWII. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Explore the island monastery of World Heritage Mont-St-Michel, destination of a centuries-old pilgrimage and home to Europe's most dramatic tide change • Get to know riverfront Dinan, a medieval port town with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets • Marvel at Breton architecture with its granite churches and centuries-old farmhouses • Follow the idyllic Rance River to Dinard, an exquisite vacation town overlooking the sea • Bike past riverside St-Suliac, another one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France • Taste fresh oysters from a waterfront market in Cancale, oyster capital of Brittany • Hit the ramparts at St-Malo, a fortified oceanside city with vistas of the Emerald Coast • Take a final ride on rural roads with expansive views over La Rance estuary.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Grand Hôtel Barrière Dinard
Dinard
Premiere Hotel

This stately 19th-century hotel welcomes you with warm décor and mesmerizing views overlooking the coast and St-Malo. (pool, spa)

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Night 1

Grand Hôtel Cabourg
Cabourg

Premiere Hotel

This beloved hotel, made famous by Marcel Proust, offers magnificent views of the Cabourg promenade and the sea.


 

Nights 2-3

La Chenevière
Port-en-Bessin

Premiere Hotel

This fanciful 30-acre château exudes historic charm with 18th-century stylings and fascinating connections to WWII. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool)

Nights 4-5

Grand Hôtel Barrière Dinard
Dinard

Premiere Hotel

This stately 19th-century hotel welcomes you with warm décor and mesmerizing views overlooking the coast and St-Malo. (pool, spa)

From $5,399 - $5,749 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

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