Normandy is a region with a long history and a rich heritage. It was annexed by the Romans and Viking adventurers, disputed over by English and French kings for centuries and ravaged during World War II. It is an area with traditions, monuments and culture. This cycle will take you through the history and splendours of the Norman coast. Cycle past stunning seaside views, picturesque half timbered cottages and the fragrance of apple trees in bloom. Starting in Bayeux you will begin discovering the history of the landing beaches. Visit Omaha and Juno beaches, the Pointe du Hoc, Pegasus bridge, and the impressive American cemetery. The tour ends in the charming harbour town of Honfleur, where you will feel like you have stepped into an Impressionist painting.
DAY 1 Arrive Bayeux DAY 2 Cycle to the landing beaches and Pointe du Hoc and return to Bayeux (51km) DAY 3 Visit WWII memorials enroute to Caen (57km) DAY 4 Cycle across Pegasus Bridge to Cabourg (28km) DAY 5 Cycle via the seaside resort of Deauville to the harbour town of Honfleur (48km) DAY 6 Trip concludes
Daily departures from 1 Mar to 31 Oct
*5 breakfasts, 3 dinners *5 nights in 2-3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to 3-4 star hotels available - supplement applies) *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes and maps *rental bike - 21 speed mens or ladies bike, equipped with panniers, helmet, an anti-theft device and a repair kit *emergency hotline