The Brittany & Normandy EXPERIENCE with Backroads!

Join us May 27th - June 1st 2024!

We will pedal! We will learn! We will eat amazing food and sip fine French wines. And along the way? We will be in awe of this amazing part of France that’s gorgeousness is concomitant with the hallowed ground history that it is home to.

This is one of Backroads Signature journeys and includes the best of the best of hotels, singular experiences, and unforgettable explorations. Fingers crossed that you will join us in France for this exceptional experience made more exceptional by your presence!

Explore Brittany & Normandy BY BIKE with Backroads?? Mais Oui! Bien Sur!!​

Cost: $4999/person

Price based on Double Occupancy. Single supplement is $1250.
10% Discount for children ages 14-17.

Travel back in time through Brittany and Normandy. Cycle along the Emerald Coast by Norman manors and fairy-tale 15th-century villages. Absorb the historic importance of weathered World War II bunkers at Omaha Beach. Dive deeper into bygone eras. Visit Mont-St-Michel, an ancient monastery and dreamlike World Heritage site. These places abound with stories and emotions, past and present.

What’s Included:
  • 5 Night Hotel Accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Snacks & Beverages Between Meals
  • Expertise & Services of Backroads’ experienced Trip Leaders
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants while with Backroads
  • Use of Backroads bike, helmet and accessories
  • New Friends, Amazing Experiences, Fun Photo Opps, a slew of Lasting Memories!
What’s Not Included:
  • Pre & Post hotel nights & activities etc.
  • Transportation to and from the tour start/end locations
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2

Bienvenue en France! After meeting we shuttle to the area of Dinan, a medieval town perched on the banks of the Rance River. In a picturesque hamlet nearby, we enjoy a lunch of local specialties. Then we set out on your first two-wheel adventure in Brittany. The route follows the Rance estuary, meandering along riverbanks and through small port areas.

On day 2 we board a ferry for the quick crossing to St-Malo, a fortified ocean-side city once notorious as a refuge of corsairs (licensed pirates in the employ of the king). Hop on your bike to spin along the coast and the breezy headlands to the Bay of Mont-St-Michel and the quaint fishing town of Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany.

Stay: Le Grand Hôtel Barrière Dinard

DAYS 3 & 4

We start day 3 with a shuttle to the island monastery Mont-St-Michel. Arriving before most tourists, we get a real sense of the power of these hallowed grounds, which have attracted the faithful from throughout the Christian world for centuries. After a shuttle to the Norman countryside, we enjoy a lunch of local specialties then hop on our bikes to enjoy views from the open fields followed by rolling green hills.

Day 4 starts with a tour of Omaha Beach with a local historian. It’s only natural to be moved by the memories of the events that occurred along today’s route, but you might also be taken in by the striking landscape. Green rolling pastures, quiet villages, rambling beaches and rugged cliffs that provide the backdrop for our ride in the Bessin.

Stay: Hotel Villa Lara

DAY 5 & 6

Day 5’s route takes us on quiet country roads to seaside Arromanches and Gold Beach and Courseulles-sur-Mer, where you can stop for lunch. The afternoon our spin along the coast towards Sword Beach leads to Pegasus Bridge, whose capture by British troops in the early hours of D-Day was a major triumph for the Allies. 

On our last morning we take one last spin with Backroads. We’ll head out of town on a scenic route that features glimpses of the Pays d’Auge landscape and rolling hills.

Stay: Hotels Barriere Le Normandy

Additional Details

For more information, you can view this trip on the Backroads website or click here for the detailed itinerary.

We are happy to provide full travel planning services for this trip or any other including booking flights, pre and/or post tour hotel nights, airport transfers, travel insurance, etc. 

Away we GO!

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Space does open up! When it does it’s often at the last minute. Will keep our fingers crossed. Would love to see you at this experience!