Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids
Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery, Normandy, France
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids
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Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids

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

Travel back in time with your family through Normandy and Brittany, biking the coastline and standing 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. These French regions are 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

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Start Caen / End Rennes

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 sweet or savory crêpes
  • 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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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Start your active family vacation in Normandy, riding amid green rolling hills topped with castles and manors | By bike, discover the Norman countryside of Bessin and the coastal flowers of Côte Fleurie | Visit the D-Day beaches, fascinating Arromanches and the remains of historic Mulberry Harbor | Behold the German strongholds of Pointe du Hoc and Longues-sur-Mer | Ride along the Côte de Nacre to the Juno Beach Center | Kids explore this magnificent region on horseback and go kart-sailing by the sea | Join a local historian for a private family tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery | Take a post-ride stroll through the town of Bayeux, home to the epic 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry | Kids splash around in the pool while grown-ups relax in Relais & Châteaux luxury. 

Château d'Audrieu
Château d'Audrieu
Audrieu
| Premiere Hotel

Set amid exquisite gardens, a grand 18th-century estate with period furnishings. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

Days 4-6

Explore the island monastery of Mont-St-Michel, a World Heritage site and destination of a centuries-old pilgrimage A bucolic countryside sets the stage for bike rides on quiet back roads | Follow a route along the idyllic Rance River from medieval Dinan to elegant Dinard, overlooking the sea | Hop on a boat and hit the ramparts at St-Malo, a fortified oceanside city with vistas of the Emerald Coast | Arrive by bike in St-Suliac, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France | Taste fresh oysters from a waterfront market in Cancale, oyster capital of Brittany | Kids make their own tasty crêpes, a regional specialty, in a hands-on cooking class | Complete your family adventure with a coastal ride past hidden coves, taking in views of the English Channel.

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)
 

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

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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 | 18 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 15 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 21 miles | 800 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Horseback Riding (2 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 31 miles | 900 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Kart Sailing at Colleville-sur-Mer (2 hours)
Other
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Visit (1 hour)
Other
Bayeux Tapestry Visit (1 hour)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 15 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 30 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 34 miles | 900 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Crêpe-Making Class (1 hour)
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 17 miles | 600 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

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Trailer Bike

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

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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