Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
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Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour 

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Casual Hotels*

From: $3,999 - $4,149 pp dbl occ

($700 for sgl occ)

These places will make an impression on you. From D-Day beaches to bountiful orchards, windswept plateaus and storybook villages. Iconic settings will stir your emotions, while the sheer beauty of your surroundings will spark your joie de vivre. Brittany and Normandy are a rare blend of history and natural splendor.

France Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour map
France Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour map


Start Caen / End Rennes

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


  • Travel from Normandy's castles and Côte Fleurie to Brittany's apple orchards and Emerald Coast 
  • Pause for reflection at World War II battle sites and join a local historian at the American Military Cemetery 
  • Bike rolling rural roads along legendary beaches and to the beautiful walled maritime city of St-Malo
  • Marvel at the dreamlike island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel, a World Heritage site


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Start your journey along the coast in an area of Normandy beloved for its elegant manors and delicious cider and cheeses | Ride along quiet roads through green forest | Step back in time during a visit to the splendid 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry | Ride alongside apple orchards, open pastures and peaceful woodland | A local historian leads us on a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer | Stroll through exquisite Bayeux, a great spot for an afternoon café | Traverse Normandy's scenic waves of country roads | Explore the preserved seaside battery at Longues-sur-Mer | In coastal Arromanches, behold the ruins of artificial ports constructed to aid in the D-Day invasion | Check out the remains of the Mulberry harbor and take a moment to pause at Juno Beach | Our welcoming château provides an idyllic setting for a post-ride aperitif.

Château Saint Gilles
Château Saint Gilles
| Casual Hotel

This unforgettable property is nestled in acres of peaceful parkland with elegant rooms, private walking paths, a small farm and a traditional Nordic wooden sauna. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Discover the magical island monastery and cathedral of World Heritage Mont-St-Michel, a classic European pilgrimage center and home to Europe's most dramatic tides  | Follow cycling routes with vistas of the rugged and magnificent Emerald Coast | The fortified city of St-Malo greets you with unparalleled sea views | As you enjoy smooth rural rides and traditional Breton towns, a stop at a crêperie is a must | Pass through St-Suliac, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages | In the must-see harbor town of Dinan, explore a lovely maze of cobblestone lanes, 13th-century half-timbered houses, art galleries and shops featuring handmade lace | Celebrate your final morning with one last ride to Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany.

Common room view of Hôtel La Villefromoy
Hôtel La Villefromoy
| Casual Hotel

A Second Empire villa set in the heart of Brittany with easy access to the beach and to the region's best sights.

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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
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 45 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Tour of Omaha Beach & Cemetery (2 hours)
Day 3
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 43 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 19 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 25 miles | 600 ft. gain
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1.5 hours)
Day 5
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 17 miles | 800 ft. gain

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

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. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this 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.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
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.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
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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