With over 310 miles (500km) of cycling routes, there’s no better way to explore the stunning scenery and rich heritage of Normandy than on a bike. Imagine cycling along a dramatic coastline, inhaling the fresh sea air whilst taking in some of France’s finest views, or biking through majestic forests, along challenging country lanes surrounded by rolling hills… it’s all possible in Normandy.

These varied cycling routes offer a range of great cycling experiences to suit all ages and abilities, from traffic-free family rides to challenging hilly trails. Cycling is also a great way of soaking up the local atmosphere and traditions. Friendly locals are proud of the region’s rich history, fantastic local food and excellent bike facilities. Saddle up and conquer Normandy on two wheels!

epic long-distance bike rides in Normandy

Looking for multi-day routes for cycle touring and bike packing adventures? With more than 232km in Normandy, the Veloscenie connects Notre-Dame Cathedral in paris to the famous UNESCO-listed Mont-Saint-Michel with an array of fabulous things to see on the way: chateaux, gardens, regional natural parks and quaint villages.

Itinéraire la Véloscénie à Alençon
Veloscenie in Alençon © La véloscénie- David Darrault

If you prefer traffic-free green ways and historical countryside paths, here’s a perfect ride. From the D-Day Landing Beaches, cycle to the Mont-Saint-Michel and enjoy Normandy’s natural heritage.

From Paris, La Seine à Vélo offers bikers the opportunity to explore an itinerary along the Seine river, famed for providing inspiration to Impressionist painters and particularly the master Claude Monet.

itinéraire Seine à vélo avec deux cycliste longeant la Seine
La Seine à Vélo itinerary © David Darrault

If you’re looking for a multi-day challenge along Western France, the Vélo Francette is a great opportunity to discover Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Nouvelle Aquitaine. An incredible variety of landscapes awaits!

Are you looking at an epic ride from one European capital to another? On the 470km London-Paris Avenue Verte cycle route, you’ll be able to cycle from London to Paris on safe, traffic-free lanes. Expect a great mosaic of landscapes such as the dramatic Alabaster Coast and its cliffs, as well as remarkable heritage buildings to visit on the way.

If you’re adventurous enough to cycle the entire northern coast of France, the newly-signposted Velomaritime will take you from Roscoff in Brittany, all the way through Normandy and on to Dunkirk in Northern France.

© D. Darrault / Veloscenic

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