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Normandy bike tour from D-Day beaches to charming harbours

Cycling from Bayeux to the quaint harbour of Honfleur along D-Day beaches, Caen, Deauville and other charming coastal cities and villages

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Reference N0801
  • Itinerant trip
  • 8 days
  • Easy
  • every day from april to november
  • Minimum age 14 years
GPSGPS application available
895€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This bike tour leads along one of the most beautiful coasts of France. The tour starts in Bayeux, world-known for its medieval tapistery, but also at the heart of the landing beaches of WW II. From here you will discover Omaha beach, but also Arromanches and Gold beach and pay homage to the fallen soldiers at the American Cemetery overlooking the English Channel. You will ride along apple orchards, dairy farms and the beautiful coast into quaint fishing villages.

    Day 1



    Bayeux is at the center of the landing beaches. Discover this charming medieval town dominated by its magnificent Gothic cathedral. Stroll through the narrow medieval streets and admire the half-timbered houses. Do not miss the eleventh century tapestry representing the conquest of England by William the Conqueror.

    Day 2


    Day-tour to Omaha beach

    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 3


    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.

    Day 4


    Bayeux - Caen

    You leave Bayeux on small countryroads in the typical bocage Normandy hinterland saluting cows, sheep and horses. You cross quaint, small villages like Creuilly where you can admire the park of the castle overlooking the valley. You arrive at the memorial of Caen, which is definitely worth a long stop to discover this excellent museum.

    Day 5


    Caen - Cabourg

    From Caen you leave leisurely the city along the canal. You cross the canal on Pegasus Bridge where the British army won a major victory in 1944 and continue along the Orne river until the delta and the sea. Observation platforms allow you to stop at leisure to observe the fauna and the flora. You continue along the coast well-known thanks to its beauty and called the "flowered coast" (côte fleurie) along the large sandy beaches until the small seaside town of Cabourg.

    Day 6


    Cabourg - Honfleur

    You leave Cabourg to reach the small seaside town of Houlgate and Villiers-sur-Mer. You cross a green space where you may be able to observe storks before joining Deauville. Stroll on the famous boardwalk, look at a horse race and stop at the casino before continuing along the coast to the charming port of Honfleur.

    Day 7


    Honfleur - Trouville

    You leave the pretty harbor of Honfleur for the quaint hinterland and its typical Norman countrside with its valleys, many cows and small flowered half-timbered farms. You reach the charming village of Pont l’Evêque, famous for its cheese before returning to Deauville and Trouville.

    Day 8


    Départure from Trouville

    You can decide to extend your stay or start your home travel.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-3 Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included zhen you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
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    Category B

    You stay in hotels with ***/*** standards selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
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  • 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 (+1m55).


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    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

    Travel documents

    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 (bound A5 format) 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, 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.


    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.

    To get back to starting point (Trouville-Bayeux) :

    Regional trains take you back to your starting point from Trouville-Deauville if you wish (from 1h30 to 2h30 depending on the time schedules). They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 19€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    We can also organise a transfer in a private vehicule on demand.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. We thank you to advise us if you plan to arrive late.

  • Reviews
  • 1 bike travelers reviews 4.00 / 5

    “ Eric&Corinne ”

    On the 2019-08-26 by Eric
    Un parcours très agréable à découvrir à travers des sites pittoresques et variés.
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