Normandy Landing Beaches

This historical tour around Normandy combines the visit of landing beaches and WWII memorial museums but also takes you to beautiful cities such as Bayeux and its famous historical tapestry.
Start your journey in Caen from which you can easily tour the Normandy beaches. There are plenty of museums for you to visit : the Pegasus Memorial and the Landing Museum are among the most famous.
The second half of the tour takes you to Bayeux, famous for its 11th century tapestry. On your way you can stop in Arromanches to see the D-Day Museum. From Bayeux it is an easy ride to other famous WWII beaches such as Omaha Beach and the US Military cemetery.

Price from : 1090 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Normandy
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Casual or Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Caen

Arrival in Caen - the main city of the region and home of the WWII Peace Memorial. Check in to your hotel and then free time of your own choosing. A museum visit of the Caen Memorial is a highly informative and complete start of your tour. Orientation in the evening with an English speaking guide.

Day 2 :  

Loop Ride to Beaches of Normandy

Option 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km  Option 2 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 151 Meters 

Cycle to Merville-Franceville-Plage sur Mer in the Calvados area and visit the Battery Museum. Then head on to Pegasus Bridge, originally named the Benouville Bridge. There, you can visit the Pegasus Memorial and museum, dedicated to the first liberators who arrived in Normandy on the night of 5th/6th June 1944.

Finally you will arrive in Ouistreham where, on Riva Bella you will have an overview on the landing area of Sword Beach. Here you can visit the Atlantic Wall Museum, inside the "Big Bunker", a former German headquarters. The Belvedere has an interesting orientation table and in front of the casino you can visit the Landing museum.

Return to Caen and overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3 :  

Ride from Caen to Bayeux

Distance 1 : 35 Miles - 57 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 349 Meters 

Today you will ride from Caen to Bayeux. You will reach Arromanches & Gold Beach, where you can visit Arromanches 360, a circular theatre where The Price of Freedom is shown on nine screens. In the D-Day Landing Museum in Arromanches you will learn about the construction and operation of the artificial harbors assembled in front of Arromanches on the days following D-Day. You will finish in Bayeux, where you may take the opportunity to visit one of the many points of interest of this town of art.

The Bayeux Tapestry 70 m long and 50 cm high, completed in the 11th century- is unique in the world. Other visits include the recently re-opened Musee de la Bataille de Normandy and Memorial du General de Gaulle.

Day 4 :  

Loop Ride to Omaha Beach

Option 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km  Option 2 : 44 Miles - 70 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 336 Meters 

A loop tour around Bayeux to discover some of the most famous WWII sites in the area: Colleville-sur-Mer and Omaha beach. In Colleville take some time to visit the US Military cemetery, (172.5 acres) , the chapel and the memorial dedicated to the youth of America. There is also a viewpoint which overlooks Omaha Beach.

An optional ride will take you to La Pointe du Hoc, immortalized in the movie The Longest Day. Return to Bayeux and your hotel.

Day 5 :  

Departure Day

Departure after breakfast, at your leisure.

Average / Day : Distance : 49.40 Km / 30.80 Miles - Elevation gain : 278.67 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

Le Dauphin is a charming hotel offering quiet rooms and a delightful restaurant. Located in the heart of William the Conqueror's ancient city it is easily accessible to many of the areas attractions. From Caen you can choose to visit the D-Day beaches or shop in the famous cities of Deauville and Honfleur.


Day : 3, 4

The 3-star hotel Le Lion d'Or, member of Relais du Silence and Logis de France, is located in Bayeux town centre and boasts an elegant, family ambiance.This welcoming hotel, steeped in history and formerly the headquarters of the English press during the last World War, is situated a stone's throw away from the Musée de la Tapisserie (Tapestry Museum) and not far from the landing beaches.For your comfort our reception staff are at your service to ensure you enjoy a pleasant stay. We offer excellent hotel services, a full balanced breakfast, a lounge bar where you can relax and a gourmet restaurant which serves refined cuisine... We strive to ensure that our guests' stay in Normandy is one to remember.


Day : 1, 2

Le Dauphin is a charming hotel offering quiet rooms and a delightful restaurant. Located in the heart of William the Conqueror's ancient city it is easily accessible to many of the areas attractions. From Caen you can choose to visit the D-Day beaches or shop in the famous cities of Deauville and Honfleur.


Day : 3, 4

The Villa Lara is a 4 star brand new boutique hotel in the historic centre of Bayeux, nested in a very quiet and arbored square facing the 11th century majestuous cathedral and along the Aure River, the famous Bayeux Tapestry is 2 minutes away.The 28 elegantly appointed rooms in a French style with 8 different colour schemes, all the furniture is made by Moissonnier a well known company founded in 1885, its French cabinetmaking skills have been passed on down the generations, bringing the past to life with light touches... suggesting without imposing... breathing new life into traditions to make the present feel magical again, and creating jewellery for the hotel while cultivating an offbeat style: such is the spirit of Moissonnier today.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
Hybrid bike - Standard
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

-Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061 Tig welding

-Fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C

-Shifters : Shimano Deore SLM 590

-Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26

-Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T Black

-Brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15

-Stem: JD-ST103A

-Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5

-Seat post: HL SP-56

-Rims/Spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G

-Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon

-Weight: 17 kg / 37.48 lbs

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

-Helmet

-Lock

-Hand pump

-2 spare tubes

-Rear pannier

-Toolkit

-Tire levers

-Patch kit

-1 souvenir water bottle

-Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinners included (no dinner included with the Upgraded package)
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1090 € 290 € 1510 €
Upgraded 1290 € 490 € 2090 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 100 €
    Performance 150 €
    Premium 210 €
Electric Assisted Bike 100 €
Tandem Bike Rental 25 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory