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From the D-Day landing beaches to Mont-Saint-Michel
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From the D-Day landing beaches to Mont-Saint-Michel

From the D-Day landing beaches to Mont-Saint-Michel

  • Explore historic and cultural Norman heritage
  • Cycling through characteristic landscape of marches, grasslands and hedgerows
  • Stops at Utah Beach Your arrival at world unique
  • Mont-Saint-Michel (UNESCO).
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Route
Day 1: Arrival in Carentan
Day 2: (Optional) Cycling roundtrip via Utah D-Day beach (40 km/24,5 mi)
Day 3: Carentan - Saint-Lô (46 km/28,5 mi)
Day 4: Day 4: Saint-Lô - Vire (59 km/36,5 mi)
Day 5: Vire - Mortain (43 km/26,7 mi)
Day 6: Mortain - Ducey (30 km/18,5 mi)
Day 7: Ducey - Mont-Saint-Michel (31 km/19 mi)
Day 8: Departure from Mont-Saint-Michel

Day 1:     Arrival in Carentan

You individually travel to Carentan. Explore, after your check-in the marina and town centre.

Day 2:    (Optional) Cycling roundtrip via Utah D-Day beach (40 km/24,5 mi)

A roundtrip with a visit to the magnificent shoreline that was the theatre of the American landings on Utah Beach. The route then crosses the Contenin and Bessin Marshes natural park.

Challenge: 39km, flat

Day 3:    Carentan - Saint-Lô (46 km/28,5 mi)

Leave Carentan, the former trade centre, and follow the back roads through the marshes of Cotentin to join the green way in saint-Fromond. Continue along the river Vire to reach Saint-Lô and on the way, enjoy life along the river (locks, dams). In Saint-Lô visit the remparts, the national Stud farm, the museums...

Challenge: 42km, 147m ascent, 17m descent

Day 4:    Day 4: Saint-Lô - Vire (59 km/36,5 mi)

From Saint-Lô, ride along the river Vire on the green way (old towpath) until you reach Pont-Farcy. On the way, admire the breathtaking views of the Valley from the Roches de Ham. Also enjoy life on the river (locks, dams..). From Pont-Farcy, leave the towpath for the narrow lanes of the “bocage” running along the river Vire. Wind your way through the valleys, which offer contrasting landscapes of wooded hills and stunning views over the gorges of the Vire river. This route leads to the Viaduct de la Souleuvre. From the viaduct, follow La Graverie through almost trafic free sections to continue on the green way leading to Vire, well known for its local charcuterie: the 'Andouille de Vire'.

Challenge: 66km, 446m ascent, 297m descent

Day 5:    Vire - Mortain (43 km/26,7 mi)

The green way starts again a few kilometres west of Vire, 8 km heading south, you will  and a stopover for hikers and cyclists (refurbished station with toilets and picnic facilities). Enjoy the rolling hills as you approach Sourdeval where you will  and another stopping point equipped with a shelter, picnic tables and toilets. Continue the ride up to Mortain where you can see the town’s heritage sites, the waterfalls and the surrounding countryside. Throughout this trail,  and out more about local history, traditions and customs with the information provided on site.

Challenge: 40km, 357m ascent, 307m descent

Day 6:    Mortain - Ducey (30 km/18,5 mi)

From Romagny, follow the green way that crosses the Pays de la Baie (or the Mont-Saint-Michel bay county) winding along the river Sélune. The Sée and Sélune rivers cross lush green valleys and unspoilt landscapes. Ride past Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët, Isigny-le-Buat to reach Ducey, a town with traditional architecture.

Challenge: 36km, 65m ascent, 167m descent

Day 7:    Ducey - Mont-Saint-Michel (31 km/19 mi)

From Ducey, follow the rivers Sée and Sélune to reach the town of Pontaubault where you leave the green way.Then take quiet country roads, offering unique views of the Bay and the Mont-Saint-Michel, listed UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. Cycle from one world to the other surrounded by a rich diversity of landscapes.Offering a spectacular sight, the Mont-Saint-Michel, this famous rock crowned by a magni cent abbey, originally a church built in the 8th century, dominates the surrounding landscape. Visit : the abbey, the museums.

Challenge: 32km, 135m ascent, 150m descent

Day 8:    Departure from Mont-Saint-Michel

End of your trip after breakfast. We advise you to extend your stay in order to take the time to visit the beautiful area of Mont-Saint-Michel.

'standard' hotels

All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.

We choose comfortable 2*/3* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.

For more comfort, when it's possible we can upgrade the hotels with 3/4 * category (supplement applied).

Hotel Le Vauban Carentan
Hotel le Vauban** (Carentan)

Located in the heart of the Parc des Marais du Cotentin, this hotel is an ideal stopover for visiting the D-Day landing beaches

www.hotelcarentanvauban.com

Hotel de France Vire
Hotel de France*** (Vire)

The Hotel de France Vire is the ideal base for visiting Normandy! Halfway between the Landing beaches and Mont Saint-Michel, you are also close to the Bayeux tapestry

hoteldefrancevire.com

Hotel Le Petit Poucet
Hotel Le Petit Poucet** (Saint-Lô)

You will be welcomed by Eric and Sandrine at the Hotel Petit Poucet, located on the ramparts in the city center of Saint-Lô.

www.hotelpetitpoucet.fr

L'Abbaye Hotel
L'Abbaye Hotel (Mortain)

If you’re looking for a hotel in Le Neufbourg, look no further than L'Abbaye Hotel, where you will enjoy confortable rooms and delicious food.

www.labbayehotel.fr

Hôtel Le Moulin de Ducey
Hôtel Le Moulin de Ducey*** (Ducey)

Come and relax in a charming rejuvenating, romantic setting on the banks of the river Selune, tributary of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. Only 15 minutes from the parking at Mont Saint Michel, you will find a soothing atmosphere, away from the crowded streets of this popular touristic site.

moulindeducey.com

Hotel Le Saint-Aubert
Hotel Le Saint-Aubert*** (Mont-Saint-Michel)

This 3-star hotel is located at the entrance to the dike that leads to Mont Saint-Michel. Nestled in a green setting, it is a short walk from the shuttles and the bay information center. A restaurant serving local specialties completes the services of this establishment at competitive prices

www.le-saint-aubert.fr

'Select' hotels
L'auberge Normande Carentan
L'Auberge Normande (Carentan)

In the heart of the Cotentin, near the landing beaches (Utah Beach) and museums, the Auberge Normande is a charming hotel offering spacious and comfortable rooms. Have a pleasant stay in a quiet hotel with fifteen rooms.

www.aubergenormande.com

Hotel Mercure Centre
Hotel Mercure Centre**** (Saint Lô)

In the city center and close to the train station, the Mercure Saint-Lô Center hotel opens its doors to you in the heart of La Manche. For a relaxing stay with the family, this hotel is located at the foot of the ramparts and near the National Stud.

all.accor.com/hotel/1072

Hotel Saint Pierre Vire
Hotel Saint-Pierre***(Vire)

Located in the heart of Vire, the Hotel Saint Pierre welcomes you in a comfortable and calm environment. Completely new and air conditioned

www.hotelsaintpierrevire.fr

Hotel de la Poste Mortain
Hotel de la Poste

The Hôtel de la Poste welcomes you in its 20 classic, comfortable or superior rooms and its tree-lined garden with heated outdoor swimming pool. Take a moment of relaxation on the terrace with a panoramic view of the valley. Mortain, a paradise for hikers and other nature lovers, will amaze you with the diversity of its heritage.

www.normandie-tourisme.fr/hotel/hotel-de-la-poste

Hotel Le Moulin de ducey
Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey***(Ducey)

Come and relax in a charming rejuvenating, romantic setting on the banks of the river Selune, tributary of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. Only 15 minutes from the parking at Mont Saint Michel, you will find a soothing atmosphere, away from the crowded streets of this popular touristic site.

moulindeducey.com/en/homepage

Hotel de la Digue
Hotel de la Digue***(Mont saint Michel)

A typical residence intended to welcome pilgrims since 1922, the Hôtel de la Digue is located at the exit of the Barracks, the hotel zone at the entrance of the footbridge that leads to Mont Saint-Michel. Contemporary in style, all rooms have either a view of the bay or of the religious site.

hotelmontsaintmichel.net/hotel-de-la-digue

practical info

Departure any day of the week from 1st April to 31st October.

The international Paris airports Charles de Gaulle in the north and Orly in the south are served by a large number of scheduled and low cost airlines.They are connected with Paris by metro and bus services. From Paris you can take a train to Carentan, see below.

Also, possibility of arrival in Nantes Airport or Rennes Airport.

You can get to Carentan by train. For time tables and further information look at the website of the SNCF or TER-SNCF

On the end of your trip you can take a bus or taxi to Pontorson (approx. 20 min) and then a train from Pontorson. For time tables and further information look at the website of the SNCF or TER-SNCF

From Paris to Carentan (approx. 3h25 - 310 km/192 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

Parking informations on request

HYBRID BIKES

  • Model: SCOTT Sub Cross Men/Lady
  • Frame: Alloy 
  • 24 Speed

                                   SCOTT Sub Cross

NOTE: The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

E-BIKES RENTAL

Model: SCOTT E-Sub

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

                                                  SCOTT E-Sub

GPS tracks are available on request

included

Included

  • 7 Nights in selected 2*/3*hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Tourist city tax
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps
  • 24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Trains, busses or any transport wherever necessary
  • Other Lunches & Dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc
  • Hybrid bike rental

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Upgrade Supplement hotels 3/4
  • Additional nights 
  • Halfboard
  • Transfer back from your last accommodation
  • Hybrid bike rental 
  • E-bike supplement 
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