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Experience the best that Normandy has to offer on two wheels with a history-rich cycle route that takes you from the world-famous D-Day Landing Beaches (Utah Beach, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain and Arromanches-les-Bains) to the magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel. This iconic cycling route (VéloWestNormandy) passes some of the region’s best historical sites on the way, including the UNESCO-listed Bayeux Tapestry and Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel.

Cycle through History  

The 210km cycle route is the perfect option for history buffs and leisurely cyclists to explore Normandy’s rich heritage. Mostly flat, the majority of cycle paths cross typical landscapes of wetlands and pastures bordered by hedgerows, known as bocage, punctuated with fascinating, historical towns and landmarks: Port-en-Bessin (Omaha Beach), Arromanches-les-Bains (Gold Beach), Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Utah Beach), the wetlands of the Cotentin peninsula, Bayeux, the Viaduc de la Souleuvre and the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel. These stops will nicely break up your day on the saddle.

Vue sur les plages du Débarquement
© S. Lorkin / Anibas Photography

An exciting and memorable cycle tour for all types of riders, for all ages and abilities, from occasional to advanced cyclists.

Full route and stages

All the information you need before you set off on your cycling adventure, including accommodation, restaurants, bike repair shops and luggage transfers.

One route, tWO departure points

Option 1: From BAYEUX

Stage 1: Bayeux – Villers-Bocage

Stage 2: Villers-Bocage – Vire Normandie

Option 2: from CARENTAN (NEXT TO Utah Beach)

Stage I: Carentan – Saint-Lô

Stage II: Saint-Lô – Vire Normandie

Last stage of the route to the Mont-Saint-Michel

Stage 3: Vire Normandie – Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët 

Stage 4: Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët – Le Mont Saint-Michel