With over 700km of safe cycle routes, Normandy is a very bike-friendly destination for families. The Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day Landing Beaches, the Viaduc de la Souleuvre, the Suisse Normande (Norman Switzerland) area known as “Swiss Normandy” feature among the highlights. To provide some pedaling inspiration, we’ve selected 5 of the best cycling routes for a gentle ride and a good dose of two-wheeled fun with the kids! 

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From Clécy to Thury-Harcourt

In the heart of the Orne Valley, this 40km traffic-free greenway from Clécy to Thury-Harcourt offers a great cycling experience. Whether with family or friends, you’ll escape into the wilderness of a hilly area known as the Suisse Normande (Norman Switzerland) and indulge in breath-taking natural landscapes.

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Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 40km

2.

From Ducey-les-Chéris to the Mont-Saint-Michel

If you love cycling, imagine riding your bike to Normandy’s most spectacular landmark, the Mont-Saint-Michel, with your family? This traffic-free cycling trail starts in Ducey-les-Chéris and passes through wooded countryside, farmland, pastures and sleepy little villages. At the end of this cycling adventure, you will be rewarded with glorious views of the Mont-Saint-Michel.

 

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Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 31.1km

3.

From Neufchâtel-en-Bray to Forges-les-Eaux

This is a wonderful 20km cycle on the traffic-free greenway from Neufchâtel-en-Bray to Forges-les-Eaux. While youngsters pedal away their excess energy, you’ll have the chance to enjoy some of Normandy’s lush countryside landscapes bordered by hedgerows, known as the bocage. Perfect for a family bike ride with a picnic stop en route.

 

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Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 20km

4.

From the Viaduc de la Souleuvre to Vire

Starting from the Viaduc de la Souleuvre, follow a 17km cycling route towards the market town of Vire. On this gentle family-friendly ride suitable for riders of all ages, enjoy far-reaching views from the old viaduct designed by Gustave Eiffel and cross fabulous countryside landscapes and expansive meadows before you reach your destination.

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Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 17.4km

5.

From Longues-sur-Mer to Arromanches-les-Bains

This 8km bike ride on greenways starts at Longues-sur-Mer and takes you along a historic journey connecting important D-Day Landings landmarks up to Arromanches-les-Bains, home to the Mulberry Harbour. A perfect combination of seaside scenery and culture, visiting historic D-Day sites at your own pace.

 

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Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 8km

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