MTB weekend in Suisse Normande

Normandy MTB: on the cliffs of the Orne


The Orne valley and its cliffs
The relief of the Armorican Massif
A pleasant alternation of technical trails and large paths

You are in Normandy!

A mountain biking circuit on the banks of the Orne, in Clécy.

You take advantage of the very marked relief of the territory to traverse challenging MTB circuits. Technical, physical, the place calls upon your endurance and skills. Fortunately the course also offers some more rolling paths to recover. A beautiful environment for this weekend, which is not always expected in the heart of Normandy.

It is in the nineteenth century that the Suisse Normande designation appears in Lower Normandy due to the surprising relief that one finds here and can resemble the Swiss valleys. The grove offers winding paths to evolve on the slopes that offer beautiful views. You cross the valleys of the many rivers that have sought their way back to the sea, and now shape the landscape. The predominance of green everywhere is the charm of the Suisse Normande. The rock outcrops here and there recall also a distant volcanic past. An original mountain bike destination to discover as soon as possible.

Week-end VTT en Suisse Normande
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Day 1


Day 2

FROM CLECY, FALAISES LOOP 25km 748m Niveau Expert

A warm-up stage of 20 to 30 km to discover the surroundings of Clécy. The village already offers some points of interests with its square and constructions. You will join the banks of the Orne before climbing the Norman hills which follow each other to take the height on your host city. Hollow roads and “mountainous” trails prepare the body for the efforts of the following stages!

Orientation by phone with us

On receipt of your travel documents (and bikes if you’ve opted for rental), we take the time to talk to you over the phone to explain all the important points and answer any questions you may have.

Day 3

FROM CLECY, LA ROCHE D'OETRE LOOP 50km 1011m Niveau Expert

Along the Orne, you will reach Pont-d’Ouilly. As the name suggests, the town has a special story with this bridge that was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. You continue further south to join the gigantic monolith of Roche d’Oëtre. From here, a splendid panorama awaits you at about 120 meters above the meanders of the Rouvre. From one side of the Orne then the other, you will evolve on the slopes with an alternation of technical trails and more rolling tracks.

Day 4

CLECY, THURY-HARCOURT LOOP 43km 1376m Niveau Expert

Today you go up north towards Thury-Harcourt. The buildings, the chapels, testify to a rich historical past to which many legends are attached. Here again, the rock barriers, causing meanders of the Orne, offer rare landscapes and panoramas on the Norman grove. The sometimes long or steep hills are a challenge and offer beautiful descents. The narrow paths through this space are a treat for mountain bikers where it will sometimes be necessary to use your skills!

Comfort Range

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.

Accommodation example

Starting from 525€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Essential Range

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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Privilege Range

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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Price includes

  • Accommodation: 3 nights in a Double room
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Access to our exclusive travel application to follow your route, inform you about places of interest, restaurants, facilitate your assistance in case of emergency, find all your travel documents and our practical advice.
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • The itinerary trackable 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
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 2 : Welcome by telephone with our team on the day of your arrival.
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Les déjeuners (sauf 1)
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses

    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.

    Close assistance
    • 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

    appareil GPS TwoNav Cross

    • 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)


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    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

    Getting here

    Departure city : CLECY

    Coming by car

    • at 3h from PARIS
    • at 5h45 from BORDEAUX
    • at 6h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Flers train station
    • Caen train station

    Coming by plane

    • Caen airport

    Arrival city : CLECY

    Coming by car

    • at 3h from PARIS
    • at 5h45 from BORDEAUX
    • at 6h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Flers train station
    • Caen train station

    Coming by plane

    • Caen airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    Recommended equipment


    • Single, double or triple crankset
    • Tires : 2,00 to 2,20 (Tubeless recommended)
    • Hard Trail or Full suspension (100mm to 140mm)
    • Automatic pedals
    • Disc brakes

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet
    • Cycling bib shorts
    • and/or Shorts
    • Jersey
    • Undershirt
    • Socks
    • Thermal jacket
    • Rainjacket
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 pair of glasses
    • 2 water bottle or Camelbak
    • Backpack

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit : 1 or 2 patches
    pump, tire levers, chain and quick hitch,
    derailleur hanger, multi tool
    • Daily use kit: foot pump, cloth,
    oil, brakepads, tire


    • Suitcase for personal belongings
    • Evening clothes
    • Fleece
    • Set of toiletries
    • Mobile phone and charges
    • Bike lock

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