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6-Day WW2 Normandy Cycling Tour

6-Day WW2 Normandy Cycling Tour

6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$2,060 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Distance
    210 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2902
6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$2,060 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Distance
    210 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2902
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

Experience the beautiful and historic Normandy during this exciting, 6-day walking tour of the region. Embark on a World War II memorial tour and visit some of the most important landmarks as you cyel from Caen to Saint-Mere-Eglise. Visit the famous landing beaches and sites including the Gold Beach, Omaha Beach, the Utah Beach, Battery Museum, D-Day Landing Museum and more.

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 to Ride to the 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, Cycle 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, Ride from Bayeux to Sainte Marie du Mont (Option 1: 44 mi or 70 km, Option 2: 32 mi or 52 km)
A strong ride today from 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. After you continue to ride to La Pointe du Hoc, immortalized in the movie The Longest Day and after on to Carentan and Utah beach.

Your hotel is near the town of St Marie du Mont, dinner and breakfast included again tonight.

Day 5, Cycle to St Mere Eglise (32 mi or 52 km)
A loop tour from your hotel will first focus on the Utah Beach landings close to your hotel, then move north toward the point on the coast at Quineville then inland to St Mere Eglise, and a visit the famous battery of Crisbecq, Azeville and the very famous village of Ste Marie du Mont.

Then back to your hotel with dinner and breakfast included.

Day 6, Departure
After breakfast, you are free to depart at your leisure. Trains through Bayeux and on to Paris are possible. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 5 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)
  • Hyrbid 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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