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5-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Cycling Tour

5-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,887 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    130 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4156
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,887 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    130 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4156
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Explore the historic landing beaches of Normandy during this memorable, 5-day cycling tour. Visit the important landmarks and landing beaches during World War II including the Caen Memorial, Battery Museum, Pegasus Memorial, Atlantic Museum and D-Day Landing Museum. You will also visit Arromanches, the Gold Beach, Omaha Beach and the city of Bayeux, home of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Caen
Arrival in Caen - the main city of the region and home of the WWII Peace Memorial. Check in to your hotel and then free time of your own choosing. A museum visit of the Caen Memorial is a highly informative and complete start of your tour. Orientation in the evening with an English speaking guide.

Dinner on your own.

Day 2, Loop Ride to Beaches of Normandy (Option 1: 19 mi or 30 km, Option 2: 31 mi or 50 km)
Cycle to Merville-Franceville-Plage sur Mer in the Calvados area and visit the Battery Museum. Then head on to Pegasus Bridge, originally named the Benouville Bridge. There, you can visit the Pegasus Memorial and museum, dedicated to the first liberators who arrived in Normandy on the night of 5th/6th June 1944.

Finally, you will arrive in Ouistreham where, on Riva Bella you will have an overview on the landing area of Sword Beach. Here you can visit the Atlantic Wall Museum, inside the "Big Bunker", a former German headquarters. The Belvedere has an interesting orientation table and in front of the casino you can visit the Landing museum.

Return to Caen and overnight at the same hotel, dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Ride from Caen to Bayeux (35 mi or 57 km)
Today, you will ride from Caen to Bayeux. You will reach Arromanches & Gold Beach, where you can visit Arromanches 360, a circular theatre where The Price of Freedom is shown on nine screens. In the D-Day Landing Museum in Arromanches you will learn about the construction and operation of the artificial harbors assembled in front of Arromanches on the days following D-Day. You will finish in Bayeux, where you may take the opportunity to visit one of the many points of interest of this town of art.

The Bayeux Tapestry 70 m long and 50 cm high, completed in the 11th century- is unique in the world. Other visits include the recently re-opened Musee de la Bataille de Normandy and Memorial du General de Gaulle.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Loop Ride to Omaha Beach (Option 1: 25 mi or 40 km, Option 2: 44 mi or 70 km)
A loop tour around Bayeux to discover some of the most famous WWII sites in the area: Colleville-sur-Mer and Omaha beach. In Colleville take some time to visit the US Military cemetery, (172.5 acres) , the chapel and the memorial dedicated to the youth of America. There is also a viewpoint which overlooks Omaha Beach.

An optional ride will take you to La Pointe du Hoc, immortalized in the movie The Longest Day. Return to Bayeux and your hotel, dinner and breakfast included again.

Day 5, Departure Day
Departure after breakfast, at your leisure. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included (no dinner included with the Upgraded package)
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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