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D-Day Beaches Of Normandy Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $2579per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Mondays and Saturdays from 3rd April to 23rd October from 1 Apr '23 to 23 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 5 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All continental breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • 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
  • William the Conqueror's Chateau at Caen, 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 end in the stunning medieval port of Honfleur.

Explore 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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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

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 Lion d'Or (breakfast included)

Day 2: At Bayeux 36 KM / 22 MI, 52 KM / 32 MI or 81KM / 50MI

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 Lion d'Or (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Bayeux to Caen 34KM / 21 MI, 48 KM / 29 MI or 60KM / 37 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 before ending to Caen. Wander through the medieval streets of Caen, visit William the Conqueror's chateau or Caen memorial museum dedicated to the D-Day landings.
You stay at Hotel Le Dauphin (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 4: Caen to Cabourg 28 KM / 17 MI, 52 KM / 32 MI or 75KM / 46MI

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.

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. In the evening, enjoy a walk on the seaside promenade in Cabourg.
You stay at Hotel Mercure (Breakfast included)

Day 5: Cabourg to Honfleur 34 KM / 21 MI or 45 KM / 28 MI

In the morning, enjoy a peaceful moment and an unique atmosphere on the beach of Cabourg, 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 resort of Deauville. 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 Hotel Le dauphin (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Leave Honfleur


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 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Lion d'Or, Bayeux

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You will discover the authentic eighteenth century coach house. In a warm and cosy atmosphere for your comfort and pleasure the staff is at your disposal to make your stay at the hotel or stop-over a most enjoyable time. A full and hearty breakfast, an original and warm lounge bar where you can just relax, a gourmet restaurant with a refined cuisine... make up the services and the hotel-quality service provided. Everything is designed to offer our guests an unforgettable stay in Normandy.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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

Hotel Le Dauphin, Caen

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This 4-star hotel is set in a former priory, located in the centre of Caen. It features a spa with a Finnish sauna, a hammam and there is a gourmet restaurant. Free WiFi access, a minibar and a flat-screen TV are provided in the guest rooms and suites at the Hotel Restaurant Le Dauphin et Le Spa du Prieuré. Specialities from the Normandy region, accompanied by fine wines, are served in the hotel restaurant. Additional facilities at this hotel include massages and beauty treatments. Bathrobes, slippers and a bottle of water are provided in the spa, which is available at a surcharge and upon reservation.


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Hotel Mercure, Cabourg

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Located behind Cabourg Racecourse, Mercure Cabourg Hôtel & Spa is 1 km from the centre of Cabourg and a 20-minute walk from the beach and casino. It offers a fitness room, a swimming pool and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi is provided. All the air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a telephone and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.


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

Hotel Le Dauphin, Honfleur

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Located in the Normandy region, Hotel Le Dauphin Les Loges is set in 3 17th-century wooden houses, typical of the town of Honfleur. It is located in the historical city centre, next to Sainte-Catherine Church. Renovated in 2019, each room or apartment is individually decorated. The 3 buildings are adjacent and each has its own entrance. All units feature a TV and a private bathroom. Upper floors are accessed by stairs. Onsite, you can enjoy massages and treatments from the La Plage wellness centre. The fitness centre is accessible without reservation and you can privatise access to the sauna at an extra cost.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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.

Hotel Lion d'Or, Bayeux

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

You will discover the authentic eighteenth century coach house. In a warm and cosy atmosphere for your comfort and pleasure the staff is at your disposal to make your stay at the hotel or stop-over a most enjoyable time. A full and hearty breakfast, an original and warm lounge bar where you can just relax, a gourmet restaurant with a refined cuisine... make up the services and the hotel-quality service provided. Everything is designed to offer our guests an unforgettable stay in Normandy.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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

Hotel Le Dauphin, Honfleur

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

Located in the Normandy region, Hotel Le Dauphin Les Loges is set in 3 17th-century wooden houses, typical of the town of Honfleur. It is located in the historical city centre, next to Sainte-Catherine Church. Renovated in 2019, each room or apartment is individually decorated. The 3 buildings are adjacent and each has its own entrance. All units feature a TV and a private bathroom. Upper floors are accessed by stairs. Onsite, you can enjoy massages and treatments from the La Plage wellness centre. The fitness centre is accessible without reservation and you can privatise access to the sauna at an extra cost.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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, 02/10/2022

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


Mr Philips, 20/07/2022

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

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Mondays and Saturdays from 3rd April to 23rd October from 1st Apr 2023 to 23rd Oct 2023, 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

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Bayeux station at 15:18 (Mon) & 15:17 (Sat) and back to Lisieux train station at 09:45.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.