Normandy Bike Tour

The Beaches that History Built, Mont Saint-Michel, and More

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Mont Saint-Michel, an iconic French landmark and magical island monastery
  • Cycle through the chic coastal town of Deauville, famous for hosting an international film festival
  • Pedal the Route du Cidre, stopping for tastings of cider and brandy paired with local Pont-l’Evêque cheese
  • Contemplate the WWII memorial sites at Omaha Beach and La Pointe du Hoc with a local historian
  • Explore the artists’ port of Honfleur and the town Bayeux, known for its stunning cathedral and ornate tapestries


Exquisitely fresh seafood, Camembert and Pont-l’Évêque cheeses, oysters, sweet and savory tarts, and crêpes


Local hard and soft ciders, poiré (pear cider), and craft beers; Calvados apple brandy and the Calvados cocktail Pommeau

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Normandy

    Meet your guides at the Trouville-Deauville train station: as soon as you step off the platform, you’ll stroll into the glamorous town where Coco Chanel opened her first shop. Deauville is where Europe’s haute société holidays, and each September it also hosts a star-studded American film festival. Sit down to a welcome lunch followed by a bike fitting on the beach where the names of A-list actors line the promenade, like France’s very own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Our first ride heads into the countryside—we’ll keep the Atlantic at our side as we pedal towards Honfleur, known for its old, beautiful, picturesque port and slate-covered houses depicted by artists like Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, and Claude Monet. Our hotel—a 17th-century Normande-style inn—has hosted all of them. After settling in, finish the day with a Pommeau cocktail and a fine gastronomic dinner at La Ferme Saint-Siméon’s restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Deauville, Honfleur
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 1,020 feet / 311 meters
    Accommodations: La Ferme Saint-Siméon

  • Day 2

    Honfleur Loop

    Our ride begins in Honfleur, “a ravishing port full of masts and sails, crowned with green hills and surrounded by narrow houses,” as Victor Hugo aptly put it. Pedal through small, quiet villages and endless apple orchards on the Route du Cidre, named for the cider and Calvados produced here. As we ride through the Pays d’Auge region, we’ll stop at a family-run distillery for a Calvados tasting paired with local cheeses named after the nearby town of origin: Pont L’Évêque. Spend the afternoon at the hotel spa or explore Honfleur’s charming shops and churches, and we’ll dine together in town this evening.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Honfleur, Coudray-Rabut, Pont-l’Évêque
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 1,515 feet / 462 meters
    Accommodations: La Ferme Saint-Siméon

  • Day 3

    Honfleur to Bayeux: La Côte Normande

    À bientôt, Honfleur! This morning we transfer to the fishing port of Ouistreham, where Sword Beach was used as a landing area in the Normandy Invasion of World War II. After a harborside coffee, we’ll start pedaling to Arromanches-les-Bains, an artificial port commissioned as another easy landing site during WWII, though it was spared the brunt of the fighting. The remains are impressive and serve as a moving reminder of the purpose the town once served for the Allied troops. From here, a bit more optional riding in the countryside offers soft rolling hills and gorgeous coastal views. Arrive at our next hotel—a lovely 18th-century château near Bayeux—with time to relax and refresh before dinner on your own in this ancient town.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Ouistreham, Arromanches-les-Bains, Audrieu
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 525 feet / 160 meters
    Longer Option: 26 miles / 43 km, elevation gain: 870 feet / 265 meters
    Accommodations: Chateau d’Audrieu

  • Day 4

    D-Day Beaches

    We’ll start the day with a spin alongside old watermills on our way back to the coast. A gentle ride mixed with plains and forest landscapes brings us all the way to the coast. Our main focus today is visiting and contemplating Omaha Beach. A local historian will point out the dramatic history of this place that’s present everywhere: the beach, the plains, the cemetery. Words cannot describe what you will see or feel—you can only understand the intensity of this setting by experiencing it yourself. After lunch, we’ll wind our way along the coast to another crucial cliff: La Pointe du Hoc, where American soldiers persevered in a brutal defense against German counterattacks. Challenge yourself with an extra ride or shuttle back to Bayeux. Seize the opportunity to admire the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th-century masterpiece depicting the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings. Spend the evening at our château dining on seasonal produce harvested right from the garden.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Sully, Port-en-Bessin, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, La Pointe du Hoc
    Accomplished: 34 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 1,410 feet / 430 meters
    Longer Option: 55 miles / 89 km, elevation gain: 2,510 feet / 765 meters
    Accommodations: Chateau d’Audrieu

  • Day 5

    Meet Me at Mont Saint-Michel

    After breakfast on the terrace, a transfer takes us to the border of Brittany and Normandy. Begin our ride on quiet country roads, reaching one of France’s most iconic landmarks: the UNESCO-classified Mont Saint-Michel. After checking into our final hotel, experience Mont Saint-Michel to the fullest during a guided tour of the monastery and the petite village that surrounds it. Our final dinner together is a celebration of our unique position between Brittany and Normandy—a Breton seafood feast to finish the week with a bang (or a glass of Calvados).

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Champeaux, Avranches, Mont Saint-Michel
    Accomplished: 35 miles / 57 km, elevation gain: 1,214 feet / 370 meters
    Accommodations: L’Ermitage

  • Day 6

    Au Revoir!

    Enjoy a short morning loop for one last stretch of your legs, or opt for a relaxing breakfast at the hotel. Your guides will bring you to the train station in Rennes for your farewell to Normandy.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Optional Ride: 20 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 755 feet / 230 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Paris, France Pick-Up Location: Deauville-Trouville Train Station Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Paris, France Drop-Off Location: Rennes Train Station Drop-Off Time: 11:30 am
Travelers Take Note

To show you all our favorite parts of Normandy, this tour includes transfers on multiple occasions.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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