Green hills, dunes and exceptional cliffs make Normandy’s charm. A history of landings from the Vikings to the D-Day landing in June 6, 1944.
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Normandy is a favorite destination for cycling enthusiasts. Through a great diversity of coastal landscapes, its countryside with forests, plains or hilly groves, cycling routes and small roads will lead you to discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of Normandy. Your taste buds are not left behind thanks to a rich gastronomy.
Along the coastline with the landing beaches and the fishing and sailing ports, as well as its towns and villages worthy of interest, Normandy promises to combine cycling and discovery.
The beauty and variety of Normandy’s landscapes have attracted many famous painters. Monet, Courbet, Manet have, among other things, contributed to the global reach of the region. But the Norman imagination has also inspired great names in literature as Flaubert, whose famous novel Madame Bovary plunges us into the heart of Normandy in the mid-nineteenth century or Maupassant, who settled in Etretat.
Normandy is also a place steeped in historic places and events. From Caen to Bayeux via the landing beaches, the visitor is transported through the history of France, Europe and the world.
During your bike stay, you may have the chance to participate in one of the major traditional fairs such as Lessay which welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors each year and the oldest date back to the 11th century. You will be able to taste the culinary specialties of the local terroir which are the pride of the Normans such as grilled mutton and the inevitable camembert, all interspersed with the traditional “norman hole”, glass of Calvados, the local brandy. The village festivals, meanwhile, regularly highlight folk groups and traditional dances where the traditional costumes of the nineteenth century Norman come out.
Meet the Normans and their region rich in traditions, history and lifestyle.
The Normandy region is a favorite destination for cycling holidays. There are more than 550 km of cycle routes developed as greenways. 4 main itineraries allow you to discover the region and its landscapes: The landing beaches to the Mont-Saint-Michel, The Avenue Verte London-Paris from Giverny to Dieppe, The Véloscénie from Perche to the Mont-Saint-Michel and the Tour de Manche from Cherbourg to the Mont-Saint-Michel..
You can also venture on the Vélo Francette® towards the Atlantic Ocean to complete your discovery of Normandy in complete safety. The projects are not lacking with the development of the banks of the Seine which by 2020 will connect Geverny to Le Havre over nearly 250 km.
Bordered by the Channel, Normandy offers a temperate ocean climate. The seasonal amplitudes are low, which allows moderate summer temperatures suitable for cycling stays, around 20 ° C. The region is very rainy in autumn and winter but in summer it varies depending on the area where you are. The coast is generally sunny but the cyclist is not protected from the wind! Inland, there are also disparities related to hilly terrain.
Sites of interest are not lacking in Normandy. Here is a selection that will not fail to delight you during your cycling holiday:
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)
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)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)
Hi Fabien, Thank you for a most lovely organised trip on the Brest Canal last week with Annick. We live in Somerset UK near Exmoor and we welcome you to visit and stay anytime to cycle our hills!!! We all had a great time and good Hotels food and wine. Yours sincerely. (05/2015)
Bonjour, Suite au Week-End, un peu pluvieux, passé ensemble autour des Châteaux de la Loire, merci pour tes efforts et ta compagnie. A une prochaine fois, sans doute... (05/2013)
Dear Nathalie, We are back in Australia now and wish to thank you for organising our wonderful cycling trip Brest to Bordeaux. We finished the cycling part of our travels feeling very positive about Abicyclette and would recommend you highly to other travellers. We were impressed with the professionalism of your company and attention to detail. We felt confident in the ‘back up’ service and really appreciated your help with a few matters. In light of assisting you re future clients we would like to make the following comments: - the equipment (bikes, panniers, helmets etc) was excellent, being of very good quality - reliable and well maintained - our introductory session in Brest was excellent: Sebastian gave us his undivided attention and time, ensuring we were comfortable with the equipment, the route, etc - the GPS was great (...) - the accommodation was generally very good (...) We loved Brittany!! and would love to return!! Brittany is beautiful & perfect for a cycling holiday. (...) Cheers Deb (& Michael) (10/2017)