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Brittany & Normandy Biking

France, Europe

from $3,998* per person 6 Days June-September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Caen airport, france
  • Active & Adventure trips
These places will move you. They already have. You're reading this because you need to know more. Not just by what a book or the latest Hollywood epic can tell you, but by witnessing them for yourself. France is full of significant spots, but Brittany and Normandy are heroic. And you may know the history, but biking along the coastline and standing next to the bunkers and gun posts at Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc make everything you've heard real. Brittany and Normandy are that rare blend of history and natural beauty. They're full of stories and emotions. Feel free to take some back with you.

    A journey through two of France's most intriguing regions
    World War II battle sights and memorials
    Bike rolling country roads along must-see beaches
    A private tour of the American Military Cemetery with a local historian
    The magical island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Explore World War II battle sites and memorials, including the shattered bunkers of the German stronghold, Pointe du Hoc  Spin through the gently cultivated Calvados département past rugged cliffs and iconic beaches À votre santé! Cider replaces wine in your Kir Normand, an aperitif unique to the region Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery, where 9,386 white marble markers stand in perfect rows.

Day 3 Bike rolling country roads along dramatic windswept coastline  Discover Arromanches and the remains of a port built for the D-Day Invasion Past and present collide in the beautifully preserved town of Bayeux, home to the impressive 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry.

Day 4 The island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel  Lively shops and cafés at the base of the isle invite you in before you retrace the final steps of the centuries-old pilgrimage to the majestic summit Stroll the ramparts of St-Malo for stellar views of the coast.

Days 5-6 A journey through two of France's most intriguing regions  Leaving Normandy behind, get to know the famed Emerald Coast of Brittany, lined with enchanting fishing villages and striking sandstone cliffs  Sweet or savory? A stop at a Breton crêperie is a must Visit Dinan, a walled medieval port town perched above the Rance River.

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