Normandy Family Bike Tours - Teens & Kids
Family Biking - Backroads Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour
Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids
Backroads Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour
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Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids
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Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Casual Hotels

From: $3,999 - $4,249 pp dbl occ

($750 for sgl occ)

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. 

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.


  • 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


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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.

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.

Days 3-6

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.

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.

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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 | 900 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Land Sailing Adventure (2 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 2
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 35 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 46 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Crêpe Making Class (2 hours)
Day 3
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Horseback Riding (2 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 5
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 32 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 41 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Tour of Omaha Beach (2 hours)
Day 6
Level 1 | 17 miles | 700 ft. gain
Bayeux Tapestry Visit (1 hour)

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

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, 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! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 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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