The Côte de Nacre
The D-Day landing beaches : Omaha, Juno, Gold, Utah
The pointe du Hoc and its memorial
The American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer
Bayeux and its typical houses
Along the Côte de Nacre and through the Cotentin marshland
From Bayeux you ride to the main D-Day landing beaches. Under the allies’ flags still floating everywhere, discover a region forever marked by the events of 6 june 1944.
– Omaha beach, Juno beach, Gold beach, Sword beach, Utah Beach. They witnessed the arrival of thousands of young soldiers from the American, English, French, Polish allied forces. They hold a piece of history and all have something to tell about that day.
– Stop in some of the museums you come accross on the itinerary. They will help you visualize the forces in place at the time, the equipment used and geographical surface covered on the D-Day landing.
– The American, Canadian and German military cemeteries all demonstrate the extent and violence of the attacks. Sites of great emotional power, they pay a tribute to those who enabled the return of freedom.
– Sainte-Mère l’Eglise and its clock tower, famous for a poor paratrooper who landed on it.
Between these sites you cycle through a bucolic norman wooded countryside. The small routes take you to many manors, castles and churches preserved or rebuilt after the war.
A journey between land and sea, from the English conquest in 1066 to the Liberation in 1945.
Arrival in Bayeux. You meet with our guide around 6 PM at your hotel for an orientation meeting.
You cycle around Bayeux and to Arromanches, an artificial port of the second world war. The Arromanches 360 is a film shown on 9 screens in HD, discover exceptional archive footages collected from around the world that tell the whole story of the 100 days of the Battle of Normandy. Carry on to the other landing beaches of Gold beach and Juno beach.
On this longer version, after Arromanches, you continue to ride to Juno beach and the Canadian Museum.
You cycle to Port-en-Bessin and the ocean. From this charming little fishing port, you ride along the Côte de Nacre toward Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc. These two historical sites help you better understand the difficulty of the landing and the important human losses on D-DAY. You then enter a unique landscape, the Regional Natural Park of Cotentin. You spend the night in a charming hotel in the small town of Carentan, in the heart of the Regional Park.
The tour takes you to the small but famous village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Its clock tower holds a historical anecdote! You then cycle towards the sea to reach Utah beach and its beautiful white sand dune. A memorial shows its visitors images of the historical events which took place 70 years ago.
You leave the Cotentin peninsula to reach the beautiful city of Bayeux. Trough the Normandy countryside, the route reveals one of its marvels, its bucolic wooden countryside. Onto small roads, surrounded by tall hedges, embankments and where two vehicles can hardly drive past each other. You can see small villages with large stone houses and original churches. 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 795€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 795€|
|3||Starting from 903€|
|4||Starting from 700€|
|5||Starting from 765€|
|6||Starting from 675€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in BAYEUX (breakfast included)||Starting from 50€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in BAYEUX (breakfast included)||Starting from 85€ / participant|
|Bike rental 4 days||Starting from 72€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 4 days||Starting from 138€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 4 days||Starting from 56€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 21€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 27€ / 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.
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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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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
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With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
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Bayeux, Calvados (14)
From Rennes by A84 highway (175km 1h50)
From Paris by A13 highway (260km 2h50)
TER train station in Bayeux
TGV train station in Caen
Airport in Caen
*Transport to your starting point can be included as an option.
Starting from 890€
Starting from 635€
Dear Fabien, Thank you very much for your interest. Thanks to the good one to do, the enthusiasm and the explanations of the guide, today the first day we have completed the first stage successfully in spite of being experienced neither at bicycles nor in GPS. Incredible!!! Thank you very much. A greeting Martha (08/2017)
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel. What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. (09/2017)
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)
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)
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)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)