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Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

Spectacular Mont-Saint-Michel and the Historic Beaches of the D-Day Landings

From Brittany to Normandy, these green, oceanside regions of northern France are speckled with castles, monasteries, Medieval towns, and white-chalked cliffs that have played host to some of Europe’s most historic scenes. Ride your bike and witness the remarkable heritage sites, from the magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel and the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to the famous sites of Pointe du Hoc, Juno, and Omaha beach. Enjoy a morning visit to the old walled town of Saint-Malo and a delicious lunch in Brittany’s oyster capital, Cancale. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway where the perfect combination of the natural beauty, cuisine, and fascinating history of both regions becomes more enchanting as your trip unfolds. Whether you want to explore and try new adventures, or simply unwind and relax, there is room enough here to find just what you are looking for on this ideal cycling vacation in France. Book your trip with confidence »
Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
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6 Days & 5 Nights
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Trip Wows
Visit the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont-St-Michel, one of the first cultural sites in France to achieve this designation
Experience the most important D-Day World War II sites including the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach on a private guided tour with a local historian
Explore the fortified town of Dinan, the best-preserved medieval town in Brittany, with winding cobble streets and ramparts dating back to the 13th Century
Discover the stunning walled city of Saint-Malo, an historic port town and home of 17th Century French privateers known as corsairs
Taste the best oysters of the region in Cancale, a town that has cultivated oysters since the time of the Romans
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Brittany and Normandy are two very distinct provinces in France but they are equally as beautiful. Whether you're interested in history, great food, or fantastic cycling in the beauty of nature, those two regions are giving it all to you.
-Laura Lefranc, Trip Designer

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Your guides will meet you at Hôtel Mercure Saint-Malo Balmoral at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 30-minute private shuttle, you’ll arrive in Dinan, a fortified medieval village, with half-timbered houses, and cobbled streets set on a hill overlooking the Rance Valley. After a short round of introductions and the first of many delicious meals together, your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bicycle and ensure a perfect fit. Your guides will then discuss the rules of bike safety and specific cycling tips for riding in the region before you embark on the first meandering ride through this enchanting region, passing windmills and country homes as you follow the Rance river to the coast. You’ll ride to Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, a picturesque fishing village with a charming architectural heritage that have inspired great painters like Signac, Renoir, Nozal, and Bernard. Tonight, we'll meet for cocktail hour and dinner at the hotel restaurant, toasting to a week of adventure ahead!

Today's Ride:

Dinan to Saint Briac
Approximately 23 mi | 38 km and 1,387 ft | 423 m

Hotel:

Le Nessay

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Wake up to freshly-baked pastries and a creamy café au lait that's so typically French. Today you’ll cycle to the city of Saint-Malo. Take the time to stroll along the ramparts which offer you great views that can change depending on the tides, the weather, and the light of the day. In the winding alleys within its walls, Saint-Malo tells the story of its glorious shipping past linked to the corsairs, the 17th-century privateers that served the king during this rich time of explorers and shipowners. Armed with a list of suggestions from your guides, find your perfect bistro lunch before hopping back on your saddle for more riding along the coast. This afternoon, choose to relax at the hotel and take some personal time. Tonight we will gather for a truly French culinary experience to celebrate another special day in this charming region.

Today's Ride:

Saint Briac to Saint Malo Loop
Approximately 53 mi | 86 km and 2,680 ft | 818 m

Short Option:

Saint Briac to Saint Malo
Approximately 26 mi | 43 km and 1,538 ft | 426 m

Avid Option:

Saint Briac to Saint Malo to Dinard
Approximately 56 mi | 91 km and 2,864 ft | 873 m

Hotel:

Le Nessay

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Today, you'll wind your way west toward the castle of Fort La Latte, also called the Castle of Roche Goyon, whose name comes from one of the oldest Breton families. After a few pedal strokes on the quiet countryside roads, you will have the opportunity to visit this impressive 14th century castle strategically built on a small piece of land that juts into the Bay of the Fresnaye. Afterward, we'll enjoy a traditional lunch together in one of the guides' favorite spots in the adjacent village of Plévenon. The rest of the ride this afternoon will take you back to the hotel, cycling by the peninsula of the Cap Fréhel which dominates the sea at over 230 feet (70 meters) high, offering one of the most beautiful views of Brittany. Tonight, you are free to explore Saint Briac for dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants around town.

Today's Ride:

Saint Briac to Fort La Latte Loop
Approximately 49 mi | 80 km and 2,600 ft | 800 m

Short Option:

Saint Briac to Fort La Latte
Approximately 24 mi | 39 km and 800 ft | 380 m

Avid Option:

Saint Briac to Fort La Latte to Saint Cast
Approximately 54 mi | 87 km and 2,864 ft | 873 m

Hotel:

Le Nessay

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you'll be saying goodbye to Brittany as you bike towards the unique and dramatic seascape of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel. You'll make your way along the coast to your first stop in the fishing village of Cancale, Brittany’s oyster capital, where you'll have a delicious lunch featuring this local delicacy that has been cultivated here since ancient times. You'll then ride across the bay to Mont-Saint-Michel. This bay counts among France’s most stunning sights. For centuries, this island and its emblematic cathedral have been one of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations, and this holy island is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After taking some time to explore, you'll then board a shuttle taking you the rest of the way to your first Norman destination, your new home for the next two nights, the elegant Château La Chenevière. Take some time to acquaint yourself with the hotel’s exceptional gardens and tastefully decorated interiors. This evening we'll gather for a dinner of elevated gastronomic cuisine at the hotel restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Saint Briac to Cancale
Approximately 32 mi | 52 km and 1,548 ft | 472 m

Avid Option:

Saint Briac to Cancale to Mont-Saint-Michel
Approximately 57 mi | 92 km and 2,011 ft | 613 m

Short Option:

Shuttle to Cancale to Mont-Saint-Michel
Approximately 24 mi | 40 km and 623 ft | 190 m

Hotel:

Château La Chenevière

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today will be among the most memorable history lessons of your life, as we meander along the coast focusing on the World War II sights. Start your morning in awe of the courageous sacrifice made by thousands of young soldiers and visit the rows upon rows of white crosses at the American war cemetery. You'll learn about the tragic events that took place at Omaha Beach, where more than 3,000 men were killed in a matter of hours. Through the stories and commentary told by our local WWII expert, you’ll learn first-hand about the amazing history of this important site. Post-lunch, you’ll make your way to La Pointe du Hoc, where large craters formed by the bombs during World War II and old bunkers are left intact. You will also visit the German Cemetery, which provides a dramatic contrast to the American Cemetery. Afterwards enjoy a scenic and rolling ride through the countryside or decide on a shuttle back to the hotel. This evening, with a view of the garden as your backdrop, we'll gather for drinks before enjoying a quintessentially elegant French meal together.

Today's Ride:

Port-en-Bessin to Omaha Beach to Military Cemetery Loop
Approximately 38 mi | 62 km and 1,600 ft | 487 m

Short Option:

Port-en-Bessin to Omaha Beach
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km and 1,817 ft | 545 m

Avid Option:

Port-en-Bessin to Omaha Beach to Military Cemetery to Longues-sur-mer
Approximately 18 mi | 30 km and 672 ft | 205 m

Hotel:

Château La Chenevière

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast or rise early for a refreshing morning ride. During your ride you will have the opportunity to pop into Bayeux and admire the renowned Bayeux tapestry, a 230-foot marvel that depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Following this, your Trek Travel guides have arranged transportation to the Bayeux train station in time to catch a late morning train to Paris. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at Château la Chenevière. Please do not schedule a train out of Bayeux before 12:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

Today's Activity:

Bayeux Loop
Approximately 12 mi | 21 km and 460 ft | 140 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Le Nessay

Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, France

Luxury Accommodation | New hotel in 2023! With only a one-minute walk to the beach, this stately castle from the 19th Century has been transformed into a peaceful haven with individually-decorated rooms featuring a contemporary, coastal style. Each room has a full list of modern amenities and luxurious linens to make sure your stay is comfortable while the open-kitchen restaurant and breakfast service provide ample opportunity to enjoy local culinary delights. The staff are attentive and dedicate themselves to making sure your stay is a memorable one.
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Château La Chenevière

Port-en-Bessin, France

Trek Travel hotels are part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Luxury Accommodation | Château La Chenevière is an 18th century château situated between Omaha Beach, where the American forces landed on D-Day in 1944, and the historic town of Bayeux, known for its tapestry depicting the Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. There are only twenty-nine rooms, each with a garden view and all individually decorated with harmonious floral designs. The luxurious facilities will appeal to the most discerning traveler. The dining room with its picture windows overlooking the park has a certain grandeur, but on an intimate scale. The cuisine is classic with all the distinctive flavors of Normandy and can be accompanied by any of the fine wines found in their impressive cellar.

What's Included

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Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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New Trek Domane SL 7 in 2023

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and four dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your Tuscany cycling trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $240-$300 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
55 kilometers / 34 miles
TOTAL MILES:
338 kilometers / 208 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
510 meters / 1,700 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
3,1500 meters / 10,500 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
On your Brittany & Normandy trip, you will enjoy riding on secondary roads with occasional hills. Those two regions are best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Visit of Fort La Latte, a 14th century castle
  • Private D-Day tour with our local historian
  • Visit the impressive Bayeux Tapestry
  • Visit the most important D-Day World War II sites including the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG)
MEETING TIME:
11:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Saint-Malo Train Station

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Paris (CDG)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:15 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Bayeux Train Station

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris (CDG). From the Paris Montparnasse Station, you may take a train, for approximately 60€, to Saint-Malo station. It is recommended that you arrive one day early to make the 11:30 AM meeting time with your Trek Travel guides. Train schedules can be consulted and tickets can be booked directly online at www.thetrainline.com. From the train station, it is a 30-minute taxi ride to the first hotel.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hôtel Mercure Saint-Malo Balmoral (24 Rue Théodore Monod, 35400 Saint-Malo, France) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. Please have your riding gear with you in a separate bag, apart from your main luggage. After a quick round of introductions, you and your new-found friends will board your private coach to one of Brittany’s most quaint inland villages, Dinan. After a professional bike fitting and peaceful lunch, you’ll journey along quiet roads for your first ride of the week.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Le Nessay (+33 2 99 21 02 10), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Château Chenevière, then take a private shuttle to the Bayeux Train Station arriving at approximately 11:15 AM. Please allow adequate time for ongoing travel connections and do not schedule a train before 12:00 PM.

For all guests returning to the United States, COVID-19 testing is no longer required for entry however the CDC recommends testing for all air travel. You may wish to travel with an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Testing can also be booked at the end of the trip at a convenient location that allows for proper timing to receive results. Your guides can provide more information on the first day, should you require a test during your trip with us. See our Travel to Europe page for updated information on the latest U.S. re-entry requirements.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The weather in Brittany and Normandy is mild in July and August, with highs averaging around 72 degrees F (22C) and lows averaging 55 degrees F (13C). Since it is close to the ocean, it can be breezy, so it's a good idea to bring layers for early morning riding and for evening meals. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Paris, France

Paris is home to many of the world’s best-known monuments and museums. A backdrop of many classic photos, the Arc de Triomphe sits majestically at the top end of the Champs-Elysées. You can go to the observation deck for an expansive view down the world-famous boulevard from Napoléon’s huge triumphal arch—the largest in the world. The Arc isn’t the only site that offers a great view of the city, however. Other monuments with impressive vistas include the view from the white dome of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, or from atop the 56 floors of the Tour Montparnasse, and of course at the summit of the most renowned monument in Paris, if not the world—la Tour Eiffel. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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After: Bayeux, France

Normandy is famous for many things and is a region of France rich in culture, history and gastronomic delight. Artists such as Monet have drawn inspiration from the terrain and have called Normandy “home.” Normandy’s religious roots are evident in the numerous abbeys, including le Mont-Saint-Michel. This glorious landmark, perched on an island just offshore, is dedicated to Archangel Michael and has undergone some 500 years of development. And of course, volumes have been written about the historical D-Day landings and the battles on Normandy’s beaches. Regardless of the region you visit, you’re sure to stumble upon snippets of history, elegance and enlightenment as you journey through Normandy. Being the scene of vicious battles after the D-Day landings, Bayeux was largely destroyed. However there are still old narrow streets to wander down and the castle ramparts look impressive. Bayeux was also the first city of the battle of Normandy to be liberated by the allies. Its most prominent site, the famed tapestry of Bayeux depicting the events leading to the Normand conquest of England, was removed and saved during the WWII Normand battles. It is on display today in the Tapestry Museum of Bayeux. We recommend paying a visit to admire it. We also recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

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Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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