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 Young Adults 20s & Beyond

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

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

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Casual Hotels

From: $3,999 - $4,099 pp dbl occ

($800 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 family's joie de vivre. Brittany and Normandy are a rare blend of history and natural splendor.

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


Start St-Malo / End Caen

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


  • Journey from Brittany's apple orchards and Emerald Coast to Normandy's castles and Côte Fleurie
  • Pause for reflection at World War II battle sites and join a local historian at the American Military Cemetery 
  • Ride rolling rural roads along legendary beaches and to the beautiful walled maritime city of St-Malo
  • Explore 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 1-2

Bike an unforgettable route with vistas of the magnificently wild Emerald Coast | Unparalleled sea views await in the fortified city of St-Malo | A stop at a crêperie is a must as you enjoy rural rides and traditional Breton towns | Spin through St-Suliac, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages | Visit the elegant resort town of Dinard, once a favorite vacation destination for French aristocrats | Saunter along an attractive maze of cobblestone lanes, 13th-century half-timbered houses and art galleries in the charming harbor town of Dinan.

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.

Day 3

Take a family ride to enchanting Dol-de-Bretagne | Linger in Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany | Discover the magical island monastery and cathedral of World Heritage Mont-St-Michel, an important European pilgrimage center and home to Europe's most dramatic tide change | While away the afternoon by the pool or at the spa at our welcoming château.

Aerial view of the Chateau de Sully
Château de Sully
| Casual Hotel

This enchanting 18th century castle, a short walk from Omaha Beach, is the perfect countryside getaway. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6

Ride Normandy's scenic waves of country roads | Explore the well-preserved battery at Longues-sur-Mer | Behold the ruins of artificial ports constructed to aid in the D-Day invasion in seaside Arromanches | Pause at Juno beach and check out the remains of the Mulberry harbor | Continue your family journey along the coast in an area of Normandy beloved for its grand manors and delicious cider and cheeses | Bike quiet roads through a chartreuse forest | Ride alongside rolling pastures, apple orchards and peaceful woodland | Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer | Visit the gorgeously ornate 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry | Wander through lovely Bayeux, a great spot for an afternoon café.

Exterior view of the Chateau de Bellefontaine
Château de Bellefontaine
| Casual Hotel

A gracious 18th-century château nestled amid the trees just outside the historic center of Bayeux.

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. 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 | 10 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 35 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 46 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 20 miles | 500 ft. gain
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 43 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Tour of Omaha Beach & Cemetery (2 hours)
Day 6
Level 1 | 15 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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