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Official Normandy Tourist Board website


Historical Route: D-Day Beaches to the Mont-Saint-Michel

This route sets off from the D-Day Landing Beaches (Utah Beach, Port-en-Bessin or Arromanches) and finishes at the Mont-Saint-Michel, with the opportunity to marvel at 2 UNESCO-listed sites on the way: the Bayeux tapestry together with the Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay.
(c) G. Wait / Calvados Tourisme

Explore the historic and cultural Norman heritage by riding through the characteristic landscape of wetlands and pasture bordered by hedgerows, know as 'bocage', with stops at Port-en-Bessin, Arromanches, Utah Beach, the Wetlands of the Cotentin peninsula, Bayeux, the Viaduc de la Souleuvre, the 'Bocage normand' district and the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel.

This itinerary is suitable for the whole family, alternating greenways for over half of the route, with country lanes.

Download detailed maps, the sites not to be missed and practical information for each step of your journey:

Historical route flyer > download here in .pdf

From Utah Beach / Sainte-Marie-du-Mont:

Trail 1: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Carentan (available soon)

Trail 2: Carentan to Saint-Lô > download here in .pdf

Trail 3: Saint-Lô to the Viaduc de la Souleuvre > download here in .pdf

Trail 4: Viaduc de la Souleuvre to Mortain > download here in .pdf

Trail 5: Mortain to Ducey > download here in .pdf

Trail 6: Ducey to the Mont-Saint-Michel > download here in .pdf

From Gold Beach / Arromanches:

Trail 1: Arromanches or Port-en-Bessin to Bayeux > download here in.pdf

Trail 2: Bayeux to Villers-Bocage > download here in .pdf

Trail 3: Villers-Bocage to the Viaduc de la Souleuvre > download here in .pdf

Trail 4: Viaduc de la Souleuvre to Mortain > download here in .pdf

Trail 5: Mortain to Ducey > download here in .pdf

Trail 6: Ducey to the Mont-Saint-Michel > download here in .pdf

For more information on the route,  please click here

'Accueil Vélo' along the historical route

The national brand 'Accueil Vélo' guarantees cyclists the best possible welcome all over France.

The brand applies to accommodation, tourist offices, as well as rental and repair companies.

All these providers are easily recognisable on your way to the Mont-Saint-Michel as they bear the 'Accueil Vélo' logo. Download the list per trail:

> Carentan - La Ferrière-Harang (Viaduc de la Souleuvre)

> Arromanches-les-Bains - La Ferrière-Harang (Viaduc de la Souleuvre)

> La Ferrière-Harang - Mortain

> Mortain - Le Mont-Saint-Michel