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Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids
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Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

The stories are epic. Historic. From a quiet corner of France. Think Vikings. William the Conqueror. Faithful pilgrims. Allies landing. These stories really happened. But there's also the exhilarating present. Biking. Kart sailing. Horseback riding. Clearly "action-packed" is not a thing of the past.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels

FROM: $3,599 pp dbl occ
($600 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices

France

Start St-Malo / End Caen

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

Highlights
  • Cycle into adventure in a manor-dotted countryside and alongside the wild and beautiful coastline in northern France
  • Contemplate the history and awe-inspiring architecture of Mont-St-Michel, perched on the world’s strongest tidal flat
  • 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
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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 village | Take a sunset swim or stroll along la grande plage, St-Malo’s spectacular main beach.

Hôtel la Villefromoy
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.
 

Day 3

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.

Chateau de Sully
Château de Sully
Sully
| Casual Plus Hotel

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) 
 

Days 4-6

Step back in time at historic sites such as Arromanches, famous for 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 | Bike past bunkers of the German stronghold, Pointe du Hoc | 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, once a section of Germany’s coastal fortifications and now a fascinating site with magnificent views across the channel.

Le Lion d'Or, France
Le Lion d'Or
Bayeux
| Casual Hotel

Dating from 1770, this centrally located former coaching inn is just steps from the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
 

Dates & Prices

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. 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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | 700 ft. gain
Other
Kids: Land Sailing Adventure (2 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 2700 ft. gain
Other
Kids: Crêpe Making Class (2 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 700 ft. gain
Other
Guided Tour of Mont-St-Michel (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Other
Kids: Horseback Riding (2 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Other
Tour of Omaha Beach (2 hours)
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 17 miles | 700 ft. gain
Other
Bayeux Tapestry Visit (1 hour)
* Includes shuttle.

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular 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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

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—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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

Kids' Bikes

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.

Trailer Bike

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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