This outstanding cycle journey from the outskirts of Paris to the spectacular fortified ramparts of Mont St Michel will offer you a unique insight into the gorgeous landscapes and rich history of rural Normandy in the north of France. Beginning in the historical town of Rambouillet, there are a multitude of highlights to be enjoyed such as the gothic cathedral at Chartres with its famous labyrinth, the quintessential French countryside of the Perche area with its woods interspersed with medieval chateaux and the rolling hills of the Basse Normandie area. There will be plenty of opportunities to really immerse yourself in this special part of France. Staying in comfortable family run hotels your efforts in the saddle will be rewarded with local specialties including some of the best French cheese, local cider and seafood. Arriving at the rocky tidal island of Mont St Michel is without doubt the icing on the cake to this epic cycling trip.
DAY 1 Arrive Rambouillet DAY 2 Cycle via the chateau and gardens of Maintenon to the historic town of Chartres (50km / 31mi) DAY 3 Cycle past wheat fields to Illiers-Combray (32km / 20mi) DAY 4 Cycle through Perche to Nogent le Rotrou with its medieval chateau (43km / 26.5mi) DAY 5 Through the Basse Normandie region to Belleme (38 or 42km / 23.5 or 26mi) DAY 6 Join the 'Voie Verte' cycle path and continue to Alenšon (52km / 32.5mi) DAY 7 Visit the Chateau de Carrouges en route to Bagnoles de l'Orne (51km / 31.5mi) DAY 8 Cycle past orchards of apples and pears to St Hilaire du Harcouet (62km / 38.5mi) DAY 9 Continue along the 'Voie Verte' to the coastline and Mont St Michel (48km / 30mi) DAY 10 Trip concludes
Weekly on Mon, Tues, Sat and Sun from 1 Mar to 31 Oct
This trip is not suitable for solo travellers. Please contact our team for alternative tour suggestions.
*9 breakfasts, 6 dinners *2 nights in 2 star & 7 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes, maps and tourist information per room *21 speed mens or ladies bike equipped with panniers, helmet, bike lock and repair kit (electric bikes available - supplement applies) *emergency hotline