This two-days tour around Bayeux lets you discover the turbulent history of Normandy. You’ll pedal on quiet, country roads towards Omaha Beach, where history comes alive. Reflect in the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, and the Overlord Museum.
The second day’s route takes you to the British sector and the artificial port of Arromanches. You’ll have time to visit Bayeux, known for the Bayeux tapestry, the longest embroidered object in the world.
The day’s route begins from Bayeux, going to the Overlord Museum and the American Cemetery. You’ll bike on quiet roads through traditional villages with half-timbered houses. The homes are surrounded by forests and cattle grazing on pasture.
Take time to pay respect to the almost 10,000 American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for freedom. The bike route then continues along the coast to the picturesque small fishing port of Port-en-Bessin. After strolling around the harbor, follow the path back to Bayeux.
Day-trip to the artificial harbour of Arromanches
Bike through the Normandy countryside until you reach the port of Arromanches. You’ll hear stories and be filled with emotion as you visit the D-Day museum and watch a movie showing the 100 days of the landing. The bike path back to Bayeux takes you past bomb craters, gun posts and bunkers. Arriving in Bayeux, take time to visit the Bayeux Tapestry. The tapestry stretches 291 feet by 20 inches and depicts the Norman invasion of England in the 11th century.
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
are also available for adults (+1m55).
Le Vélo Voyageur App
Like a sat nav, the route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. Discover and enjoy every moment of your trip by following
the directions and listening to the descriptions of the point of interest on your way.
Following the itineray becomes easy as a child's play and you can enjoy the trip instead of concentrating on the maps.
Your cycling holiday also includes practical information from our partners and all the latest news.
-> You need to have a smartphone and download the Le Vélo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. During the trip, once the app dowmnloaded, your phone
can be off-line
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