This stage is easy, entirely on a greenway beside the Orne River as you head south from Caen’s racecourse.
SNCF Train Services
Caen train station
Trains on the major Intercités route linking Paris Saint-Lazare - Cherbourg
Trains on the major Intercités route linking Caen - Le Mans -Tours
Regional TER trains that allow you to carry your bike on board, serving Rennes, Rouen, Saint-Lô, Coutances, Lisieux, Alençon
Caen: Sunday mornings, Place Courtonne / Friday mornings, Place Saint-Sauveur
Thury-Harcourt: Tuesday mornings, Place de la Mairie
Caen: the medieval charm of the Le Vaugeux Quarter with its timber-frame houses; the views across town from the castle with its fine regional museums; the Mémorial de Caen, a museum dedicated to both war and peace.