Updated on 5 December 2022
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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.
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, three departure points
Option 1: From ARromanches-les-Bains OR Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Stage 1: From Arromanches-les-Bains or Port-en-Bessin-Huppain to Aurseulles
Stage 2: Aurseulles to Souleuvre-en-Bocage
Option 2: from Utah Beach
Stage 1B: From Utah Beach to Pont-Hébert
Stage 2B: From Pont-Hébert to Souleuvre-en-Bocage
Last stage of the route to the Mont-Saint-Michel
Stage 3: From Souleuvre-en-Bocage to Chaulieu
Stage 4: From Chaulieu to Isigny-Le-Buat
Stage 5: From Isigny-Le-Buat to the Mont-Saint-Michel