Cycle tour from Rambouillet to Mont St Michel

from 1 135 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 6 pers.)
Reference : SCN1
10 days / 8 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: Monday
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Your cycling tour 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 Rambouillet, 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 Rambouillet


Surrounded by its well known former royal hunting forest, Rambouillet is a real breath of fresh air close to Paris. Take time to visit the historical town center and its elegant château where French lords, emperors and presidents used to go.

Day 2 : Rambouillet – Chartres | 50 km


For this 1st stage, ride to Epernon and Maintenon to have a look at the sumptuous château of the housekeeper who had become the secret wife of king Louis XIV. Then continue to the nice town of Chartres and its old neighbourhoods. Do not miss admiring the stained glass windows of the amazing gothic cathedral which was listed in 1979 as Unesco World heritage.

Day 3 : Chartres – Illiers-Combray | 32 km


Ride along the peaceful roads of the wheat belt to reach the tiny town of Illiers-Combray, where the French poet Marcel Proust lived. Illiers-Combray has not changed so much and has known how to preserve the charm of the past.

Day 4 : Illiers-Combray – Nogent-le-Rotrou | 43 km


Let’s cycle to the Perche area, a land of woods, meadows and agriculture. You will discover lots of charming chateaux and manor houses (like the beautiful chateau de Frazé), picturesque villages and churches before reaching Nogent le Rotrou, overlooked by its medieval chateau.

Day 5 : Nogent-le-Rotrou – Bellême | 38 km or 42 km


Reach the ‘Basse Normandie’ area, a green and hilly land which offers a beautiful cultural heritage among exceptional landscapes. Along the hills, you will ride from old manor-houses to tiny wash-houses to Bellême, a very charming medieval village.
Possibility to use the brand new ‘voie verte’ cycling path from Condé sur Huisne.

Day 6 : Bellême – Alençon | 52 km


Go through the Natural Park of ‘Perche’, from the Huisne valley and the Sarthe valley, via the nice village of La Perrière, before reaching the ‘voie verte’ cycling path in Le Mêle sur Sarthe. Then follow the cycling path peacefully to get to Alençon that shelters the impressive Notre Dame basilica.

Day 7 : Alençon – Bagnoles-de-l'Orne | 51 km


Cycle through the Natural Park 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 8 : 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 9 : Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët – Mont-Saint-Michel or Pontorson | 49 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 10 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: SCN1 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: Monday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
1 380 € / pers.
4 persons basis :(price per person)
1 195 € / pers.
6 persons basis :(price per person)
1 135 € / pers.
Single supplement
385 € / pers.
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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 )

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

HYBRID BIKE SPECIALIZED

Man or Lady frame

  • Double rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 life jacket
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 front bag with a map holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

GIANT e-bike

E-bike

Man or Lady frame

  • Double rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 life jacket
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 front bag with a map holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter

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 Rambouillet
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 70%) and small traffic roads.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Rambouillet

By car:
From Paris, A10 then A11 highways – exit n°1 Rambouillet Ablis.

By train:
Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rambouillet train station (by train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Roissy CDG airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rambouillet train station (by train).

– Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport 1 or 2 >> RER B to Paris centre – station ‘Chatelet Les Halles’ >> Metro line 6 to ‘Montparnasse-Bienvenue’ train station >> Rambouillet train station (by train).
www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/access/paris-charles-de-gaulle/public-transport
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rambouillet train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rambouillet 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 >> Rambouillet 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 >> Rambouillet train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rambouillet train station (by train).

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

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)
    – Mont St Michel >> BUS to Rennes train station >> Paris Montparnasse train station (by TGV train) >> Rambouillet train station (by train).
    www.sncf.com/en
    https://keolis-armor.com

– Mont St Michel >> Rambouillet (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)
    – Mont St Michel >> BUS to Rennes train station >> Paris  Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – Mont St Michel >> BUS to Rennes train station >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by TGV train).

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


Trip overall rating : / 1 testimonials

Séverine
France
travel date: 07 May 2014.
" Superbe circuit "

Belle rando à travers le Perche et la Suisse Normande avant l’arrivée magique sur le Mont Saint Michel.