From Saint-Malo to the D-Day Landing Beaches
Cycling from Brittany to Normandy
Saint-Malo and its inner city
The Mont Saint-Michel
The D-Day Landing Beaches
Bayeux, a beautiful preserved historical city in Normandy
On the tracks of the D-DAY
7 days cycling trip onto the path of freedom from Saint-Malo to Bayeux
Along the coast in Brittany and Normandy, you ride along the path the allies opened in 1944 after their landing on the Normandy beaches. The route offers many historical and natural sites for you to discover. The Second World War is still present along the Côte de Nacre. Through places of memories, you can feel the atmosphere and relive historical events.
The route will take you to:
– The Mont Saint-Michel, part of UNESCO’s World Heritage, which calls travelers from around the world. Climb to the top and visit the abbey. It is worth a visit !
– Mont Saint-Michel’s Bay, an exceptional natural site you ride close to thanks to a small road away from traffic.
– DDAY Landing Beaches: Omaha, Gold, Juno beaches and related sites like the Pointe du Hoc and Port Winston d’Arromanches. They help better understand the landing and its difficulties. Many museums retrace the history with equipment and archive images.
Participate in a journey through time and space, celebrating courage and freedom.
FROM SAINT-MALO, SAINT SULIAC LOOP 36km 265m
Today this first itinerary brings you to discover one of the most beautiful villages in France: Saint-Suliac. Initially in the Malouine countryside, you enjoy the banks of the Rance, a beautiful river that pushes its strength of the tides. The water offers a wonderful spectacle when the setting sun is reflected and return its light on its banks and the stones of the village of Saint-Suliac
Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.
From SAINT-MALO to MONT SAINT-MICHEL 55km 85m
Your route will take you along the Côte d’Emeraude and the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel.Between land and sea your route will bring you to meet local producers: oyster farmers, mussel farmers, and other farmers… So many specialties that you can taste along your stay.
After locking your bike at the foot of Mont Saint-Michel, take the shuttle that takes you there. Just another short walk to reach the abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- For a few more km 65km 151m
You reach Cancale to discover the famous oyster of this tradionnal breton port. A nice experience and a great tasting in front of the sea, in front of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel.
From MONT SAINT-MICHEL to GRANVILLE 66km 230m
Far out in the Bay, a small road runs along the sea. The spot place is ideal for a picnic! Before that, it will take an effort to climb Avranches, a typical city of Normandy with its dark stones and small shops. Delicatessen specialties are very appreciated and allow you to easily compose your lunch.
From GRANVILLE to SAINT-LO 63km 544m
From Granville, a seaside resort town which has preserved its prestige thanks to its architecture, you ride North to Coutances. Visit a beautiful church in the city center. The Normandy grove opens up in front of you. The road to Saint-Lo is a bit more hilly..
From SAINT-LO to PORT EN BESSIN HUPPAIN 64km 395m
You ride up to the ocean through the Regional Natural Parc des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin. From Grandcamp-Maisy to Port-en-Bessin, it is a journey into the history of the landing of the Second World War. The Hoc Point, Omaha Beach, and the Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery are some of the highlights of the day. You will appreciate the arrival on Port-en-Bessin. A typical and authentic fishing port and very enjoyable city to stop for the night.
From PORT EN BESSIN HUPPAIN to BAYEUX 65km 365m
You ride along the sea up to Juno Beach. Discover Winston Harbor where dozens of pontoons still laying on the sea constituted an artificial port for the Landing of June 1944. With a little regret you leave the Normandy coast for Bayeux. Fortunately, the road is beautiful. The Seulles valley you ride through shelters has many and very pretty mills. In Bayeux, one of the towns miraculously spared from the bombings, stroll through the streets and appreciate its typical houses.
End of stay after breakfast. Before you leave enjoy a visit to the Bayeux tapestry museum. It displays a major and amazingly preserved 11th century work of art, a 70 meters (230 feet) long tapestry relating the conquest of England by William the Conqueror!
Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.
Starting from 965€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.
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Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.
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- Accommodation: 6 nights in a double room
- 6 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer
- Phone assistance
- Application fee
- Day 1 : Meeting with our guide in Brittany
- A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
- The trip itineraries available on the following supports:
- Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
- Topo maps
- Cycling practical guide including restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
Price does not include
- bike rental (see option)
- Breakfast on day 1
- Dinners not included in "Price includes"
- Drinks, visits & other personal expenses
- Repairs, spareparts and mileage allowance
Homemade and fully tested itineraries
- Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
- Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
- A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.
- One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
- Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
- A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)
Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditional
- We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
- A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)
You can also
- Rent a high end quality bike for real comfort, cycling pleasure and reliability a long trip requires.
- Suscribe to a Cancelation or Multi Risk insurance policy which cover you in case something unexpected comes up.
On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
- One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
- Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
- A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce
We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.
A layed out and dynamic position
Supplied equipment per bike
A straight and easy going position
Supplied equipment per bike
With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
Supplied equipment per bike
20″ or 24″ bike
Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine (35)
Coming to Saint-Malo by car
From Rennes by the D137 (69,5km 0H56)
From Caen by the A84 (170km 2H00)
From Paris by the A11 (420 km 4h)
Car park in Saint-Malo : Parking at Saint-Malo’s train station.
Car park in Bayeux : Contact us.
Coming to Saint-Malo by boat
Incoming ferries from England
Coming to Saint-Malo by train
TGV Train station in Saint-Malo
Return : TER train station in Bayeux
TGV train station in Caen
Coming to Saint-Malo by plane
Airport of Saint-Malo-Dinard
* Transportation to your starting point can be included as an option.
- Trekking or hybrid bike
- 21 to 30 speeds
- 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
- Helmet (included with the rental)
- Clothing suitable for cycling
- Warm jacket (eg fleece)
- Rain proof jacket
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 1 pair of cycling shoes
- 1 small backpack or panniers
- 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
- 1 lock (included with the rental)
- Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
- 1 pair of gloves
- 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
- 1 night see fluorescent vest
- Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
- Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
- Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
- Change of clothes for the evening
- Warm jacket for the evenings
- Set of toiletries
- Mobile phone and charger