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Normandy

2 days D-Day bike tour

D-Day bike tour around Bayeux to see the D-Day landing beaches with Omaha beach, Arromanches, the American cimetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, the Overlord Museum etc. But a Normandy bike tour has also a lot more to offer: wooded countryside roads, half-timbered farms and villages and of course the tapistery of Bayeux and its cathedral.

Reference N0201
  • 2 days
  • Easy
  • from april to november
  • Minimum age 12 years
148€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This 2 days D-Day bike tour around Bayeux let you discover the turbulent history of Normandy.



    You leave Bayeux on small wooded countryside roads towards Omaha Beach and visit the museum Overlord retracing the landing and reflect in the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer. The next day you ride to the British sector and the artificial port of Arromanches.


    But this weekend is also an opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Bayeux with its medieval tapestry and cathedral.

    Day 1

     
     

    Day-tour to Omaha beach

    Altitude
    ±200m
    Bike
    50km
    Your bike ride takes you from Bayeux to the Overlord Museum and the American cemetery by small bocage roads through villages with half-timbered houses and along meadows with grazing cattle. After having paid your respect to the about 10 000 Americans soldiers, who sacrified themselves, you continue along the coast to the pretty little fishing port of Port-en-Bessin. Stroll to the harbor before returning to Bayeux.

    Day 2

     
     

    Day-trip to the artificial harbour of Arromanches

    Altitude
    ±70m
    Bike
    29km
    Through the Norman countryside you reach the port of Arromanches where you visit the D-Day Museum and the circular cinema showing the 100 days of the landing.. You ride along the cliffs to the German batteries of Longues-sur-Mer and ride back through the bocage to Bayeux.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You stay in hotels with **/*** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. These family hotels welcome you warmly. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category A

    You stay in hotels with *** standards selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults.

    GPS tracks


    For this trip, we also provide the GPS tracks on demand in the .gpx format at no extra cost.



    Travel documents

    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents :
    • a detailed map (A4 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider
    • a step-by-step description of the itinerary giving the direction to follow at each intersection
    • a tourist leaflet containing a brief presentation and useful practical information (opening time, price, contact) about the points of interest along the way

    Example of a map and a step-by-step description


  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Caen and then train to Bayeux.
    • By train: direct train from Paris Saint-Lazare. The duration of the trip is around 2h50. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    Parking

    If you drive to Bayeux, you can park your car for free in the street. The exact location will be given in your travel documents.


    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive at around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.

     
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