Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery, Normandy, France
Mont-St-Michel, France
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
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Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Older Teens & 20s

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

Travel back in time with your family through Brittany and Normandy, where French and US history intertwine. Bike along the coast and stand among bunkers and gun posts at Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Get lost in the moment, listening to the waves and watching horses trot gracefully along peaceful beaches. They’re places full of stories and emotions, past and present. Feel free to take some back with you.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $4,599 pp dbl occ
($800 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices

France

Start St-Malo / End Caen

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Bike with your family amid rolling countryside, rugged cliffs, rambling beaches, historic sites and quiet villages
  • Embark on an unforgettable coastal journey in France and taste farm-fresh cheeses and crêpes paired with apple brandy
  • Walk along Omaha Beach and visit the vast American Military Cemetery with a local World War II historian
  • Witness the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a storybook depicting the Norman invasion of Britain in the 11th century
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Discover a chic seaside enclave popular with Parisians | Get to know riverfront Dinan, a medieval port town with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets | Follow the idyllic Rance River to Dinard, an elegant vacation town overlooking the sea | Bike with your family past riverside St-Suliac, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in 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.

Grand Hotel Barriere
Grand Hôtel Barrière
Dinard
| Premiere Hotel

This hotel, built in 1859, welcomes you with warm décor and mesmerizing views overlooking the coast and St-Malo. (pool, spa)
 

Days 3-4

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 | In Normandy, connoisseurs of Calvados will delight in the scenic Cider Route | Bike along a coastline that inspired Belle Époque artists, including Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel | Admire castles and manors perched atop green rolling hills | Ride amid the Norman countryside of Pays d’Auge and the vibrant colors of Côte Fleurie | Stroll through the town of Bayeux, home to the epic 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry | Join a local historian for a private family tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery.

Villa Lara, France
Villa Lara
Bayeux
| Premiere Hotel

An elegantly appointed and family-owned boutique hotel just steps from the Bayeux Cathedral in the heart of the city.

Days 5-6

Visit fascinating Arromanches, the D-Day beaches and the remains of famed Mulberry Harbor | Behold the German strongholds of Pointe du Hoc and Longues-sur-Mer | Bike the Côte de Nacre to the Juno Beach Center | Spin across the Pegasus Bridge, memorializing a great military feat of British troops | A final ride takes you into the hilly hinterland before returning to the coast.

Le Grand Hotel Cabourg
Grand Hôtel Cabourg
Cabourg
| Premiere Hotel

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

 

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The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 43 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Other
Guided Tour of Omaha Beach (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Other
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1 hour)
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 17 miles | 700 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Carbon Bike

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—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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