From the Landing Beaches to Mont Saint Michel by bike Ref. : BM1
- from 780 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 6 days | 5 days riding
from March 2017 to November 2017
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Through the marshes and typical Norman bocage, follow the véloroute in the heart of History, from one Unesco World Heritage site to another: from the Bayeux Tapestry to Mont St Michel.
From Bayeux, the Landing Beaches and its picturesque “Bessin” area with typical Noman bocage landscapes, you will follow the signed posted cycling route between the meadows and impressive canyon landscapes up to the spectacular Mont St Michel bay!
Your cycling tour from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel:
Day 1: Arrival in Bayeux + bike excursion to the Landing Beaches
Take time to admire the amazing 11th century Bayeux Tapestry showing the conquest of England by William Duke of Normandy.
Then, ride to the landing beaches such as Omaha beach, with the possibility to continue to the ‘Pointe du Hoc’. Proceed to Colleville-sur-mer where lies the moving American Military cemetary before riding small countryside routes through typical small villages before reaching Bayeux.
Day 2: Bayeux – Villers Bocage | 40 km
Enjoy the beautiful and small routes through the Bessin meandering around the picturesque lands and fields to the Abbey of Mondaye. Continuation to the village of Villers Bocage.
Day 3: Villers Bocage – Vire | 46 km
Keep cycling into the Norman Bocage, from small villages to green pastures before reaching the Souleuvre river . Here you will meet the imposing Viaduct dating from 1887. In this idyllic setting, why don’t you experience a bungy jumping? Then, the Voie Verte cycl ing path will lead you to Vire, a city rich of its mediaeval history.
Day 4: Vire – St Hilaire du Harcouët | 55 km
Leave the fortified city of Vire and follow the Voie Verte through the Norman green bocage: riding up and down rolling hills and small woods. Make a stop in Mortain nest by the side of a cliff, offering nice views over the c ascade waterfalls and the valley. Continue to St Hilaire du Harcouët.
Day 5: St Hilaire du Harcouët – Mont St Michel (Pontorson) | 56 km
Still on the peaceful ‘Voie Verte’, ride towards the Mont St Michel right in front of you! Enjoy this splendid and unforgettable view over the bay, with the salt marshes on the foreground and the ‘Occident Marvel’ which slowly appears on the background.
Day 6: Departure during the day
OPTIONAL: Possibility to extend your tour:
2 additional bike stages to Saint-Malo including one extra night in Vivier-sur-Mer and one extra night in Saint-Malo.
Day 6: Mont St Michel (Pontorson) – Le Vivier sur Mer | 33 km
Day devoted to the discovery of the wonder of “Mont Saint Michel”. This rocky islet rises in the bay for more than thousand years and has kept its tradition of welcoming visitors. Enjoy a walk through the authentic medieval streets along timber framed houses. Continue with a visit of the abbey and loose your mind in the labyrinth of the numerous surrounded walls of the city. After this long moment walking, ride on a cycling path via countryside and fields towards the sea side and Vivier-sur-Merfamous for oyster parks.
Day 7: Le Vivier sur Mer – Saint-Malo | 40 km
A day ride starting in the inner lands through typical small villages and countryside before arriving in Cancale a picturesque fishing harbour along the granite coast. Enjoy the beautiful view from this bay and taste the fresh seafood arriving every morning by the local fishermen. Then, continue longing the coast via ‘Pointe du Grouin’ a wonderful point of view facing the sea, you can admire the bay on a large view. This place is also a bird protection park where you can observe them. Then continue your ride untilSaint Malo, the "City of the Sea".
Day 8: Departure during the day
See "OPTION" paragraph
From March 25th 2017 to June 30th 2017 780,00 € Single room supplement : 210,00 € Bike discount : - 110,00 € (If you bring your own bike) 'Solo' Supplement : +205,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 805,00 € Single room supplement : 210,00 € Bike discount : - 110,00 € (If you bring your own bike) 'Solo' Supplement : +205,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 780,00 € Single room supplement : 210,00 € Bike discount : - 110,00 € (If you bring your own bike) 'Solo' Supplement : +205,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
- 5 nights’ accommodation in 3-star and 2-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 5 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
- 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
- Tourist documentation
- Luggage transfer during the day
- Equipped cycle hire for 5 days with helmet
- Hotline 7 days a week
- Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
- Single room supplement (5 nights inclusive)
- Train transfer from Pontorson to Bayeux
- Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
> At the end of the tour:
. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.
. Possibility to come back to Bayeux from Pontorson by train : Pontorson train station > Bayeux train station.
> Your rental bike:
VTC SPECIALIZED « Work » bike - 21 speed gears
Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock + 1 counter.
Helmet and reflective vest included.
> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
CANNONDALE « Tramount » bike - 10 speed gears
Equipped with : rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.
Helmet and reflective vest included.
> How to arrive in BAYEUX:
From A13 highway then N13> Exit n°37 direction « Bayeux ». Continue on D572 towards « Bayeux centre »
From Paris: Gare St Lazare train station > Bayeux train station.
Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Bayeux train station: about €8
. From Roissy CDG airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Gare St Lazare train station > Bayeux train station.
. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Gare St Lazare train station > Bayeux train station.
. From Rennes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Rennes train station > Bayeux train station.
. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > Rennes train station > Bayeux train