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

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

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.

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 9+ (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: Jun-Aug

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

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

Think Vikings. William the Conqueror. Allies landing. Cycle the impressive French coastline and stand among weathered World War II bunkers at Omaha Beach. Visit the ancient monastery and sacred pilgrimage site of Mont-St-Michel. Pause and listen to the waves by the fortified city of St-Malo, once home to French corsairs and pirates. In Normandy and Brittany, history enchants the whole family. 

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Highlights

  • Cycle through manor-dotted countryside along northern France's wild and beautiful coastline
  • Savor regional specialties including Cancale oysters, farm-fresh cheeses and crêpes paired with apple brandy (or sparkling apple juice!)
  • Reflect on the past at Normandy's renowned World War II battle sites and memorials, including the D-Day beaches
  • Enjoy some grown-up time while kids have a blast on a land-sailing adventure on flat sand with coastal breezes
France Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour map

France

Start St-Malo

End Caen

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Start your family journey in Brittany's tranquil countryside • Arrive by bike in stunning St-Malo, with its fortified city walls, and continue along the famed Emerald Coast • Kids set out on an exciting land-sailing adventure • Meander through the captivating harbor town of Dinan and discover what’s behind those half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestone streets • Sweet or savory? Young chefs learn to make crêpes, Brittany's beloved treat • Bike 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.
 

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Days 3-6

Description

Ride peaceful paths along northern France's rugged coastline • Sample the fresh catch in seaside Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany • 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, famous for its Mulberry harbor, and Juno Beach • 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.
 

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

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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+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • 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
  • Built for hard-core riders
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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