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D-Day Beaches Of Normandy Cycling

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  • Holiday code
    C05NM
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    , and
  • Activity level
  • From $2300per person, tour only
  • Departure months
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  • What your holiday price includes
  • 5 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , and hotels
  • All continental breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Bike hire included
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, coastal routes
      from 2 reviews

Miss DAVIS says...
Really interesting and entertaining trip. Route notes need very careful study though.
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France: Normandy

D-Day Beaches Of Normandy Cycling

  • The D-Day landing beaches and war memorials
  • The world-famous Bayeux tapestry
  • Glamourous villas, colourful harbours, fertile orchards, half-timbered houses, delicious sparkling cider

Along the Normandy coast, your route will lead you to memorial sites of the allied landings (Gold Beach, Arromanches etc...), continue all the way to the beautiful fine sandy beaches of the Cote Fleurie (Cabourg, Deauville and Trouville) and explore the stunning medieval port of Honfleur.

Discover both side of the picturesque Normandy : Bike through quiet routes shaded by apple orchards, surrounded by stud farms, horses and grazing cows. Enjoy the coastal stunning views with large sandy beaches and historical testimonies.

Jump into the Impressionist culture in Honfleur and discover why this place has inspired almost all painters. Explore the places that have inspired many of the paintings on display today at Paris' Musee d'Orsay.

Tickle your taste buds with amazing seafoods, authentic traditional cuisine, cider and Calvados (Apple Brandy).



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Cycling information

Gentle cycling along quiet routes on well marked coastal paths through villages.




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Day 1: Arrival in Bayeux

In the heart of the medieval city of Bayeux, explore the Cathedral, a gem of Norman architecture, remarkably well preserved. Admire the Bayeux Tapestry: listed 'World Heritage' by UNESCO, the 70 metres long Tapestry recounts the Conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy. Spend a moment at the former allies headquarters through the commonwealth war memorial.
You stay at Hotel Argouges*** (breakfast included)

Day 2: At Bayeux 30 KM / 18 MI, 57 KM / 35 MI or 75KM / 46 MI

Cycle to Omaha beach and the American war cemetery at Colleville sur mer. 'Omaha the Bloody' bears the memory of the heavy tribute paid by the US Army on 6 June 1944. At the American Cemetery, the emotion is palpable, here are 9,387 immaculate white crosses that stand out against the green turf and the blue of the sky and the sea which give a feeling of serenity and peace.

Continue to the fishing village of Port en Bessin. A longer version will lead you to Pointe du Hoc where you can see the 100 feet high cliffs and german bunkers overlooking the British channel.
You stay at Hotel Argouges*** (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Bayeux to Benouville 45KM / 28 MI or 54 KM / 33 MI

First stop today is the German Battery above Gold Beach. It's a gentle onward cycle to Arromanches. This seaside resort is inextricably linked with the liberation of western Europe after D-Day, along with the staggeringly large concrete blocks remaining from the Mulberry Harbour towed over from Britain in June 1944. War museums bring the massive Allied operations here back to life.

Continue to Juno Beach where British and Canadian soldiers landed.
You stay at Hotel La Glycine** (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 4 : Benouville to Trouville 37 KM / 23 MI or 53KM / 33 MI

Cross the famous Pegasus Bridge named in memory of the British 5th Parachute Brigade, whose emblem was Pegasus. Continue to the Merville Battery. Then, discover the 'Cote Fleurie' by longing the sea edge until Cabourg and Trouville.

The longer option takes you through the scent of cider apples and the first wafts from distilleries float along the quiet routes, shaded by the orchards of the Pays d'Auge. Continue through half timbered houses villages and hamlets sparkled with horses, grazing cows and stud farms.
You stay at Hostellerie du Vallon**** (Breakfast included)

Day 5: Loop to Honfleur 43 KM / 26 MI

In the morning, enjoy a peaceful moment and an unique atmosphere on the beach of Deauville, where the only sounds you will hear are the waves lapping the sand and horses cantering along the beach.

Pedal past half-timbered houses to the elegant seaside resorts. Continue along the coast to the colourful harbour of Honfleur. With its picturesque old harbour on the Seine estuary, Honfleur is one of the most charming towns in Europe. Stroll in the narrow streets and along the picturesque harbour which has inspired so many Impressionist artists. Wander around the famous Vieux Basin and up and down the alleys of the picturesque Sainte-Catherine district with the impressive France's largest timber-built church with a separate bell tower.
You stay at Hostellerie du Vallon**** (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Leave Trouville / Deauville


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com


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Hotel Argouges, Bayeux

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This elegant 18th century residence, owned by the same family for two generations, invites you to experience luxury and comfort among refined surroundings. High ceilings, old doors, parquet floors polished by time, period fireplaces... every stay in Hotel d’Argouges offers a unique experience.


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Hotel La Glycine, Benouville

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Boasting a garden and a terrace, La Glycine is situated in Bénouville, on the Normandy coast. 500 metres from Pegasus Bridge, the restaurant offers a local seasonal products.


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Hostellerie du Vallon, Trouville

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This traditional Normandy-style architecture hotel is located 700m from the beach and offers a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, billiard room, newly equipped fitness room and outdoor lounge with bar and fireplace in the winter.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hostellerie du Vallon, Trouville

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This traditional Normandy-style architecture hotel is located 700m from the beach and offers a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, billiard room, newly equipped fitness room and outdoor lounge with bar and fireplace in the winter.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Argouges, Bayeux

Hair dryer icon

This elegant 18th century residence, owned by the same family for two generations, invites you to experience luxury and comfort among refined surroundings. High ceilings, old doors, parquet floors polished by time, period fireplaces... every stay in Hotel d’Argouges offers a unique experience.

Travel

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Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Miss DAVIS, 24/09/2022

Really interesting and entertaining trip. Route notes need very careful study though.


Mr Philips, 11/07/2022

A very moving cycling tour. Lovely countryside and only the odd long hill!

Local agents advice and help was invaluable.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 5 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , and hotels

All continental breakfast and 1 dinner

Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday

Comprehensive route directions provided prior to departure

Bike hire

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Solo travellers
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Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed by Headwater rep.

Departures
Mondays and Saturdays from 3rd April to 23rd October from 1st Apr 2024 to 21st Oct 2024, for 5 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All continental breakfast and 1 dinner

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £74 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.