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Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

From $3,499 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$290 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.

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Highlights

  • Journey 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 
  • 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
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Itinerary

Day 1 Your family's coastal journey begins in an area of Normandy beloved for its elegant manors and delicious cider and cheeses | Bike quiet roads through the lush Cerisy forest | Step back in time during a visit to the magnificent 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry | Ride past apple orchards, rolling pastures and tranquil woodland.

Day 2 Splendid historic estates line our bike route to the shattered clifftop bunkers of the German stronghold Pointe du Hoc | Take a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer with a local historian | Explore beautiful Bayeux, a great spot for an afternoon bière or café.

Days 3-4 Discover the historic battery at Longues-sur-Mer | Arriving in coastal Arromanches, behold the ruins of artificial ports constructed to aid in the D-Day invasion | Visit the enchanting island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel, an iconic European pilgrimage center and World Heritage site | Bike peaceful roads with vistas of the Emerald Coast | Unparalleled sea views greet you from the fortified city of St-Malo.

Days 5-6 Pause at a crêperie in a traditional Breton town for a mid-ride treat | Bike through St-Suliac, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages | Discover a lovely maze of cobblestone lanes, 13th-century half-timbered houses, art galleries and shops in charming Dinan | Complete the week with one last ride to Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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      • 8 Guests: from $4,199 pp dbl occ
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Prices

From $3,499 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$290 for sgl. occ.)

Casual Hotels*

Chateau de Bellefontaine
Château de Bellefontaine

Bayeux (2 nights)

Chateau de Sully
Château de Sully

Sully (1 night)

* Casual Plus
Hôtel la Villefromoy
Hôtel La Villefromoy

St-Malo (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Brittany and Normandy

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Casual Hotels*

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Chateau de Bellefontaine

Château de Bellefontaine

Bayeux (2 nights)

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

Chateau de Sully

Château de Sully

Sully (1 night)
* Casual Plus

Not far from the landing beaches, a charming 18th-century castle turned hotel surrounded by sprawling formal gardens and featuring a Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)
 

Hôtel la Villefromoy

Hôtel La Villefromoy

St-Malo (2 nights)

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

This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 15* 800 23 1000
2 23* 800 35* 1600 52 2000
31* 1100
Tour of Omaha Beach & Cemetary (2 Hours)
3 13* 400 22* 800 37* 1500 47 2000
4 6* 300 18 600 49 1500
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1.5 Hours)
5 21* 1200 26* 1600 36* 2200 48 2700
6 17 800
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price– Available until 4/1/20)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

NEW! Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price – Available beginning 4/1/20)

Our newly redesigned Titanium Electric-Assist Bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of eBikes. It provides plenty of power (and then some!) to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance. Other outstanding features include the same comfort as our Touring Bikes and lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Cannondale Pro Carbon Upgrade ($400 rental fee)

Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package, the Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD pro carbon upgrade is built for experienced cyclists, men and women alike, who are looking for a high-performance bike that doesn’t sacrifice comfort.

Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Brittany and Normandy

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Brittany and Normandy trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Navigate Your Way in Brittany and Normandy

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Brittany and Normandy live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

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