Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
Brittany & Normandy Walking & Hiking Tour
Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy
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Brittany & Normandy Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from France's D-Day Beaches to St-Malo

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,149 - $5,299 pp dbl occ

($1,400 for sgl occ)

This land is steeped in history, from William the Conqueror to World War II. It tells a story with every crash of the waves and every gust of wind. Brittany and Normandy: land of the Celts, the Britons, the French. Now it’s your home for a week. Come indulge in oysters and apple cider. Walk these ancient trails. Visit Omaha beach and Mont-St-Michel. Hear what these landscapes have to say.

France Brittany & Normandy Easygoing Walking Tour map
France Brittany & Normandy Easygoing Walking Tour map


Start Caen / End Rennes

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Walk the dramatic cliffside trails of Brittany’s Emerald Coast, with views of the English Channel on one side and fields of wildflowers on the other. And enjoy tranquil beaches and lush countryside in Normandy.

Immersive Travel
Discover the compelling history of this region, from D-Day beaches to medieval treasures, and explore its vibrant contemporary culture.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Savor the natural bounty of this region with fresh oysters, famous local apple cider and specialties like moules-frites and Normandy’s famous Camembert cheese. 


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

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on a quaint cider farm outside of Bayeux | Explore the iconic Norman countryside on foot, passing bucolic villages and lush green pastures | Walk along the Aure River | Arrive to Bayeux, the first French town to be liberated after D-Day | Wander the town’s cobbled streets and join its vibrant street life, from terraced cafés to boutique shops | See the iconic Bayeux Tapestry | Continue to the coast, where stunning vistas await | Experience World War II history firsthand at Omaha Beach, the ruins of German bunkers, and the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer | Explore the village of Arromanches and its artificial port, constructed to support the D-Day invasion | Take in the vista of the town and the English Channel from the clifftops above | Visit Pointe du Hoc, replete with history and featuring stunning sea views | Taste classic Norman cuisine and sip farm-fresh apple cider.

Exterior view of Villa Lara
Villa Lara
| Premiere Hotel

An elegantly appointed and family-owned boutique hotel just steps from Bayeux Cathedral in the heart of the city.

Days 4-6

See how the Côte d’Emeraude (Emerald Coast) earned its name | Explore Mont-St-Michel, the island monastery and World Heritage Site that has become a destination for pilgrims from around the world | Enjoy a visit to Cancale, the home of Louis XIV’s favorite oysters | Take in the incredible views of the Bay of Mont-St-Michel from our hotel | Meander through the fortified city of St-Malo with time for a coffee or some shopping | Walk along the hills through quaint villages and past dramatic cliffs.

The ground of the Grand Hotel Barriere Dinard
Grand Hôtel Barrière Dinard
| Premiere Hotel

This hotel, built in 1859, welcomes you with warm décor and mesmerizing views overlooking the coast and St-Malo. (pool, spa)

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: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip includes forest trails, rocky coastal dirt paths and some paved roads.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 1 | 5 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 8 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Day 3
Mont-St-Michel Guided Tour (1.5 hours)
Level 1 | 5 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's 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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