La Normandie à vélo
Destination « Normandy by bike »
Normandy is the perfect cycling destination with its stunning countryside, historical treasures and its excellent food and drink. With over 300 miles of green ways, Normandy can offer the cyclist 4 major routes with everything you need from handy signage to specially recommended places to stay which are fully equipped for the two wheeled traveller : the Veloscenic from the Perche to the Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day Landing Beaches to the Mont-Saint-Michel, the Avenue Verte from London to Paris via Giverny and the Little Tour of the Manche from Cherbourg to the Mont-Saint-Michel. Normandy is the ideal place to get on your bike and discover everything that this beautiful region of France has to offer. Get more informations about Normandy by bike.
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Once you’ve crossed the Channel, marvel at the impressive white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast on arrival at the port of Dieppe. In the Seine-Maritime, check out the delicious heart-shaped Neufchâtel cheese in the Bray area. Explore the stunning landscapes of the Vexin area in the Eure with the Chateau of Gisors, and no trip would be complete without a detour to Giverny where the father of Impressionism, Monet, lived and worked.
Along over 140 miles of this cycle route in Normandy, you’ll see the best that Normandy has to offer from an architectural and landscape point of view: the Perche hills, the town of d’Alençon, the chateau of Carrouges and the thermal spa of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, not to mention the natural parks of the Perche and of Normandy-Maine. At the end of this spectacular journey, you’ll reach the spectacular Mont Saint-Michel.
This major route of over 750 miles with a strong maritime flavour in both France and Britain, links Normandy with Brittany and the South West of England. On the Norman side, this route crosses the department of the Manche from Cherbourg down to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Mont-Saint-Michel, following the Vire Valley. With the ferry arriving directly at the port of Cherbourg, it’s a perfect itinerary for cyclists looking for a break with the bonus of great places to stop off for a meal and to visit along the way.See details
This itinerary invites you to explore our historic and cultural heritage by linking two world famous sites from D-Day with two attractions listed by UNESCO: the Bayeux tapestry and the Mont-Saint-Michel. On this route, you can take in the rich Normandy countryside with stops in Port-en-Bessin, Arromanches, Utah Beach, the natural wetlands of the Cherbourg Peninsula, Bayeux, the Souleuvre Viaduct, the ‘Bocage Normand’ district and the bay of the Mont Saint-Michel.See details
La Vélo Francette in Normandy [116 km]
TDe la Normandie des plages du débarquement, à la Normandie bocagère du Domfrontais, avec une variante par la Suisse Normande, ce tronçon de la Vélo Francette est un concentré de nature et d’histoire. Alternant voie vertes et petites routes bucoliques, côtoyant l’Orne et la Varenne, partez en toute liberté à la découverte d’un paysage enjôleur et préservé.See details