Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
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Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour - For Families with Adult Kids 20s & Beyond

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

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

Activity Levels 1-4

Premiere Hotels

Travel back in time with your family through Brittany and Normandy, where French and US history intertwine. Bike the coastline and stand among World War II bunkers and gun posts at Omaha Beach. 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.

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Start St-Malo / End Caen

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

Highlights

  • Cycle with your crew amid rolling countryside, rugged cliffs, rambling beaches, historic sites and traditional villages 
  • Journey along France's unforgettable coastline 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
  • Discover the exquisite historic center of Bayeux, the first city of the Battle of Normandy to be liberated following D-Day
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Vacation with your family in a stylish seaside region—a popular weekend destination for coast-seeking Parisians | Stroll through riverfront Dinan, a medieval port town with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets | Follow a bike route along the idyllic Rance River to Dinard, a chic town overlooking the sea | Bike past St-Suliac, a Plus Beaux (Most Beautiful) Villages in France member | Sample fresh oysters from a waterfront market in Cancale, oyster capital of Brittany | Take in vistas of the Emerald Coast as you walk the ramparts at St-Malo, a fortified oceanside city.

Accommodations
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
Description

Visit the magical island monastery of World Heritage Mont-St-Michel, destination of a centuries-old pilgrimage and home to Europe's most dramatic tides | Connoisseurs of Calvados will delight in Normandy's scenic Cider Route | Ride quiet roads past 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 | Explore the Norman countryside of Pays d’Auge and the vibrant colors of Côte Fleurie | Belle Époque artists, including Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel, are said to have been inspired by the natural wonders here | Wander through the town of Bayeux, home to the epic 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry | A local historian joins us for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery | Behold the German stronghold of Longues-sur-Mer.

Accommodations
Villa Lara, France
Villa Lara
Bayeux
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 5-6
Description

Discover fascinating Arromanches, the D-Day beaches and the remains of Mulberry Harbor | Follow the Côte de Nacre | Bike across the famed Pegasus Bridge—the perfect family photo op | Take one last spin from the coast into the hilly hinterland.

Accommodations
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.

 

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Other
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1 hour)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Other
Guided Tour of Omaha Beach (1.5 hours)
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles | 600 ft. gain

What's 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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