Cycling in Normandy

Press release

Cycling in a wonderful way to see Normandy Combine cycling with exploring the local must-sees Normandy has to offer. With more than 550km of cycle paths, you can combine the great outdoors with a spot of sightseeing. It’s a fun way of soaking up the local atmosphere and with routes to suit everyone’s ability, cycling with friends and family couldn’t be easier. The Vélo Francette: a new cycle route A new cycle route will be inaugurated offering 400-miles of some of France’s most beautiful countryside through Normandy, the Loire Valley and Poitou-Charentes. Starting at the ferry port of Ouistreham, next to Caen and the D-Day Landing Beaches, this route is ideal for cycling enthusiasts travelling to France. And remember the cycle route from the historic D-Day Landing Beaches to The Mont-Saint-Michel: History buffs and families will love this route which gives you the chance to explore the D-Day Landing Beaches and two unique UNESCO listed sites: the Bayeux tapestry and the Mont-Saint-Michel. Along the way, take in the sites at the busy fishing village of Port-en-Bessin, Arromanches with its Mulberry Harbour, Utah Beach, the wild wetlands of the Cherbourg Peninsula, the medieval masterpiece of Bayeux, the Souleuvre Viaduct with bungee jumping fun, the ‘Bocage Normand’ district with its cider and rolling hills and the magical bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel. You’ll find throughout Normandy a wide choice of accommodation, from hotels, cottages and bed and breakfast.


Edouard Valère
Normandy Tourist Board