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Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
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Brittany & Normandy Walking & Hiking Tour
Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
Brittany & Normandy Walking & Hiking Tour
Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
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Brittany & Normandy Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in France - Norman History to Breton Beaches

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,299 pp dbl occ

($1,300 for sgl occ)

Among Brittany and Normandy’s horse-trodden pastures, idyllic apple orchards and quiet beaches are pieces of history frozen in time. Wander by centuries-old manoirs and stone cottages. Be awe-struck by Mont-St-Michel and St-Malo sitting in the sea. And take pause at Omaha Beach and Longues-sur-Mer. The history and beauty of these places leave lasting impressions.

France Brittany and Normandy Easygoing Multi-adventure Tour
France Brittany and Normandy Easygoing Multi-adventure Tour


Start Caen / End Rennes

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
E-bike and walk in two vibrant regions, from Normandy’s postcard-perfect rolling green fields and tranquil beaches to Brittany's aptly-named Emerald Coast. Plus, take a bucket-list walking tour of France's legendary isle of Mont-St-Michel.

Immersive Travel
Feel World War II history come to life amid some of northern France’s most iconic sites, and discover the majestic landscapes, medieval architecture and modern-day communities that make Normandy and Brittany so beautifully distinctive. 

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Marvel at the fertile farmlands and traditional fishing villages that make the cuisine here so incredibly fresh and flavorful, and unwind at two of the region’s finest hotels, from a Relais & Châteaux period estate to a chic boutique by the sea. 

Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Dolce Tempo
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience
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Meet Our Leaders


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Cruise through Normandy’s Bayeux, pausing to visit its famed tapestry | E-bike amid a bucolic landscape, from fragrant apple orchards to 15th-century half-timbered manoirs | Watch horses graze in emerald green pastures as you make your way to the coast | Try your hand at kartsailing on an expansive beach | Sip the region’s famed Calvados and Pommeau | Visit Arromanches and the remains of Mulberry Harbor | Walk among German battery installations in Longues-sur-Mer | Tour Omaha Beach on foot | Revel in Relais & Châteaux luxury at our grand hotel. 

Château d'Audrieu
Château d'Audrieu
| Premiere Hotel

Set amid exquisite gardens, a grand 18th-century estate with period furnishings. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

Days 4-6

Feel transported on a guided walking tour of World Heritage Mont-St-Michel—this island monastery is one of the three main pilgrimages in Europe | Journey to Brittany, France’s famed Emerald Coast | Breton delights are sure to stimulate the senses: fresh oysters, warm kouign-amann and villages like St-Suliac | Beautifully described in All the Light We Cannot See, the town of St-Malo will sweep you off your feet | E-bike on dedicated bike paths in the Brittany’s countryside | Enjoy the region's iconic dishes like crêpes and galettes | Stroll along a dramatic coastal trail, pausing to breathe in the salty ocean air | Savor sea-to-table French cuisine | Experience the exquisite modern style and incomparable setting of our waterfront oasis in lovely Dinard. 

Castelbrac, Dinard, France
| Premiere Hotel

A former villa turned boutique resort perched above the azure sea, featuring uber stylish rooms, an inviting sun terrace, world-class cuisine and warm hospitality. (pool, spa)

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!


Route notes

The walking terrain on this trip includes forest trails, rocky coastal dirt paths and some paved roads. The biking terrain changes from rolling and level inland to constantly rolling along the coast. In Brittany there are many short steep climbs, usually less than a half-mile in length. And parts of our coastal routes are on narrow roads without a shoulder, where you can expect some car traffic.

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

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.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

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.

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. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 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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