The Orne valley and its cliffs
The relief of the Armorican Massif
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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.
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!
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.
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!
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 310€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 310€|
|3||Starting from 323€|
|4||Starting from 310€|
|5||Starting from 323€|
|6||Starting from 310€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in CLECY (Petits-déjeuners et dîners inclus)||Starting from 107.5€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard double room in CLECY (Petits-déjeuners et dîners inclus)||Starting from 62.5€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / participant|
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.
Quote on request | Contact us
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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Clécy, Calvados (14)
From Rennes on the A84 (183km 1H55)
From Paris on the A13 (270km 2H50)
From Lyon on the A6 and A13 (740km 6h40)
From Bordeaux on the 10 (650km 6H15)
TER train station in Flers, TGV train station in Caen
For schedules and reservations, you can visit: www.oui.sncf
Airport in Caen
*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option
• 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
• Cycling bib shorts
• and/or Shorts
• Thermal jacket
• 1 pair of gloves
• 1 pair of cycling shoes
• 1 pair of glasses
• 2 water bottle or Camelbak
• 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
• Set of toiletries
• Mobile phone and charges
• Bike lock
Starting from 895€
Starting from 645€
Hello new friends, I wish to say "thank you for a great time and good-bye for now". I missed saying so to most of you yesterday. all the best (05/2013)
Hi David, Geoff and I are now back in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip. The bikes were excellent and we did not have any mechanical issues with them. They were a joy to ride. The daily distance was perfect for us as well. The paniers were also great and provided enough room for our daily needs. The accommodation was excellent and our bags were always ready when we arrived. We also took in many of your suggestions for places to eat and they were great recommendations. We ate well over the week with wonderful seafood. Thanks also for your assistance in getting us to Saint Malo and for assisting us retrieve our passports !! (...) Thanks again for a great week and all the best. I would recommend Abicyclette to others. Prudence (08/2018)
Hello Natalie, We are now back in Sweden from our bicycle tour in Normandy. I would just like to give you some feed back from the tour: We were all very satisfied with the trip. When planning the trip, we found it very easy to work with you, quick answers and good flexibility for our ideas. Excellent choice of roads, which took us through the fantastic landscapes of Normandy, and also along the fashinating see shores ending with the first D-day shore. Most roads with very little traffic. We also appreciated the kindness of all french drivers who never complained although we sometimes were in the middle of the small narrow roads. The distances was OK for all of us. When there was a choice of long or short distances, we always selected the long ones. Easy to find the roads with the excellent GPS and the very good Road Book. We also appreciated the very good choice of B&B, places where we felt wellcome and with good standard. A trip we will recommend to our friends. We also had good luck with the weather, lots of sun, not to strong winds, just one or two showers in daytime. (Was the weather also organised by you??) With Best Regards (05/2017)
Dear Fabien, All the tour was very good and amusing. Beautiful landscape, nice people, good hotels and food. I do not really have one particular moment to remenber (a part from my accident) ... and then I will remember always all tour with homesickness. I take this occasion to give you my congratulation for the very well organized tour we had. Was e real pleasure to bike in Bretagne. I would also like to thank you for the support and assistance you provided me for my incident Thank you for your professional and human attitude you have in doing your job and I hope to bike again with your organization. Please say hallo to your colleague, monsieur ….. (I don’t remember his name) that accompanied me with the car to St-Brieuc. Best regards (07/2012)
Now that we are home and recovering from jet lag we would like to thank you and Davide for making it such an enjoyable trip despite the rain. The routes were very carefully crafted and gave us good views on safe roads and trails. The GPS was very easy to follow (...). The bikes were very good and performed without problem and the panniers and handlebar bags were the best we have encountered. We think that the combination route that we created with your help gave us good variety in the time we had allowed ourselves. (...) We will certainly recommend Abicyclette to anyone interested in seeing Bretagne on a bike. (...) Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Will and Marilyn (09/2017)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)