Cycle tour from Alençon to Mont St Michel

from 910 € / pers.

Reference : VLS2
5 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling trip on the Paris - Mont St Michel route:

The bike tour ‘Paris – Mont-St-Michel’ is opened now, the ‘Wonder of the West’ standing right in front of you! From Alençon, follow the peaceful ‘Voies Vertes’ cycling paths of Normandy and Perche area and ride through the impressive natural parks from typical tiny villages to medieval manor houses. At the end, you deserve to enjoy the wonderful Mont St Michel!

Day 1 : Arrival in Alençon


Discover the charming city of Alençon that shelters the impressive Notre Dame basilica.

Day 2 : Alençon – Bagnoles-de-l'Orne | 51 km


Cycle through the Natural Parc of Normandy to reach the wonderful Chateau de Carrouges ! This chateau built with red bricks and granite is worth a visit and acts as a summary of seven centuries of history. Continue towards Bagnoles de l’Orne, a famous spa resort, which will reveal its authentic French ‘Belle Epoque’ way of life.

Day 3 : Bagnoles-de-l'Orne – Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët | 62 km


Continue your journey following the ‘voie verte’ cycling path via Mortain, a land of legends and history. Then ride through the apple and pear country, in the heart of the Norman farmlands, up to St Hilaire du Harcouët, a small city settled between the Sélune river and the Airon river.

Day 4 : Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët – Pontorson (Mont-Saint-Michel) | 56 km


A last ride on the peaceful ‘Voie Verte’, towards the Mont St Michel right in front of you! Enjoy this splendid and unforgettable view over the bay, with the salt marshes in the foreground and the ‘Marvel of the West’ which slowly appears in the background.

Day 5 : Departure during the day



2 PARTICIPANTS MINIMUM PER BOOKING FOR THIS TOUR

Select your category

standard category
Reference: VLS2 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
910 € / pers.
180 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

2 PARTICIPANTS MINIMUM PER BOOKING FOR THIS TOUR

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Pontorson to Alençon and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum)

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: VLS2 STD
Extra night in Alençon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Extra night in Pontorson
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum)

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike. (Reduction applicable if no bike rented or if 2 bikes rented minimum per booking)
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 60 € / pers.

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

VTC GITANE bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • 1 high visibility jacket
  • 1 bottle cage
  • 1 bottle free of charge, 100% recyclable, BPA free, Made in France
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
VTC SCOTT bike
E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • 1 high visibility jacket
  • 1 bottle cage
  • 1 bottle (100% recyclable, BPA free, made in France)
  • Helmet
Practical details
  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Alençon
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 60%) and small traffic roads.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we also provide the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application (if you do not have a bike touring GPS).

How to arrive in Alençon

By train:
Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station >> Alençon train station (about 2h20 by TGV train + train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station (by TGV train) >> Alençon train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station (by TGV train) >> Alençon train station (by train).
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station (by TGV train) >> Alençon train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris centre – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’  >> Metro line 4 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station (by TGV train) >> Alençon train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station (by TGV train) >> Alençon train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Le Mans train station (by TGV train) >> Alençon train station (by train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes

  • From Caen airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Caen train station >> Alençon train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle: ‘Aéroport de Caen-Carpiquet’ – Line 3 direction ‘St Clair’ >> stop ‘Gare SNCF’ >> Alençon train station (by train).
http://caen-airport.com/taxi-shuttle
www.twisto.fr

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by bus + train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Pontorson (train station) >> Rennes train station >> Le Mans train station >> Alençon train station (about 4h40 by train + TGV train).
    www.sncf.com/en
    https://keolis-armor.com

– Pontorson >> Alençon (by taxi).

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by bus + train is possible and organised on your own :
    www.sncf.com/en
    https://keolis-armor.com
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike).
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Pontorson train station >> Rennes train station >> Paris  Montparnasse train station (about 3h10 by train + TGV train).
    – Pontorson train station >> Rennes train station >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by train + TGV train).

Nearby Airports:
– Dinard Bretagne airport: www.dinard.aeroport.fr/en
– Rennes airport : www.rennes.aeroport.fr/en