Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 7+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7

From $3,999 - $4,349 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 7+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Aug 2025: Jun-Aug

From $3,999 - $4,349 /person

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World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

Pedal back in time as you explore the rugged beauty of northwest France. Think Vikings. King Louis XIV. Allies landing. Here, history, nature and generous hospitality enchant the whole family.  

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Highlights

  • Travel on two wheels from Normandy's castles and Côte Fleurie to Brittany's apple orchards and Emerald Coast  
  • Pause and listen to the waves by the fortified city of St-Malo, once home to French pirates  
  • Savor Cancale oysters, farm-fresh cheeses and crêpes paired with apple brandy and sparkling apple juice 
  • Reflect on the past at Normandy's renowned World War II battle sites and memorials  
  • Visit the dreamlike island monastery and sacred pilgrimage destination of Mont-St-Michel  
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France

Start St-Malo

End Caen

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Start your family journey in Brittany's tranquil countryside • Ride peaceful paths along rugged coastline • Sample the fresh catch in seaside Cancale, the oyster capital of the world • Arrive by bike to the fortified city of  St-Malo • Kids set out on an exciting land-sailing adventure • Meander through Dinan and discover what’s behind those half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestone streets • Young chefs learn to make crêpes, Brittany's beloved treat • Cycle to St-Suliac, an enchanting fishing hamlet classified as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages • Take a sunset swim or stroll along la grande plage, St-Malo’s spectacular main beach.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Hôtel La Villefromoy
St-Malo
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.
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-6

Description

Explore the magical island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel on a private tour • Witness Europe's most dramatic tide change at the bay of Mont-St-Michel • Head into Normandy’s Calvados département, known for its cider and cheeses • Relax or play in the gardens of our exquisite château-hotel • Step back in time at historic sites such as Arromanches • Kids saddle up for a scenic horseback ride • Grown-ups bike through a postcard-perfect Norman landscape, with apple orchards and grand manors around every turn • Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery • Don’t miss the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman invasion of England • Ride to Longues-sur-Mer, a well-preserved section of what was once Germany’s Atlantic Wall and now a fascinating site with magnificent views across the channel.

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

Château de Bellefontaine
Bayeux
Casual Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Hôtel La Villefromoy
St-Malo

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.
 

Nights 3-5

Château de Bellefontaine
Bayeux

Casual Hotel

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

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • 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!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.
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