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self guided motorcycle tour france Normandy, D D beaches, castles, cliffs and cathedrals 5 7 days 2018-11-30T16:00:39+00:00



     5 – 7 DAYS FROM £895

Just a stone’s throw from good old blighty the Normandy region offers some fantastic riding and sightseeing opportunities for bikers. This 5 – 7 day trip takes on the best roads as well as some of the most iconic sights of the region. Your hosts will put you up in style and are keen bikers so can help you with all the day to day planning of routes and suggested stops along the way.

Based from a single location this tour allows you to unpack at the beginning of the holiday and not worry about a thing, you can pick and choose from organised rideouts and then cruise home for dinner either in the hotel or at one of the brilliant local restaurants in the village down the road.

Your organised rides can take you to the WW2 beaches and tapestry at Bayeux, La Roche cliff face and William the conqueror’s castle at Falaise, Carrouges castle and the “prettiest village in France”, Mont St Micheal and more…

On a Magellan Self Guided tour we take care of everything, your hotels, routes and crossings are all sorted by us and we are totally flexible on dates, departure points and trip lengths. So why not get in touch today to start your adventure.

Highlights of the tour

  • Normandy countryside and WW2 beaches
  • The tapestry at Bayeux
  • La Roche cliff face
  • William the conqueror’s castle at Malaise and Carrouges castle
  • St Ceneri le Gerei, the “prettiest village in France”
  • Mont St Michel
  • Great food and accommodation
st michael
Another terrific trip, I thought last year’s would take some beating but this year’s in France was truly one to remember. It was completely different from the other trips I’ve taken on the continent, the day to day riding was excellent as always and everything was taken care of to a tee. I hear there’s a trip to China in the offing…..count me in!
Grace B
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Self Guided

Motorcycle Tour of Normandy

Normandy, D-Day beaches, Castles, Cliffs and Cathedrals

5 – 7 days

1 country

From £849

Self Guided Motorcycle Tour of Normandy: itinerary

Day 1 / 212 miles From Calais you cross the country and make your way along the beautiful roads of northern France to your base in rural Normandy, your hosts will provide a slap up dinner and drinks and you can get planning for the rest of your trip.

Day 2/3/4 We have 5 organised rideouts for you to pick and choose from on this trip to the following:

  • William the conqueror’s castle at Falaise and La Roche cliff face
  • Bayeux tapestry and WW2 Beaches
  • St Cenerei le Gerei the prettiest town in France
  • Château de Carrouges
  • Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Domfront

Day 5 / 212 miles Hearty breakfast and then onto the channel tunnel for the final leg of the trip home…

Increasing the trip to a 7 day tour allows you to stay for 2 extra nights in Normandy and ride all the routes or to relax and explore at your own pace.

Your hosts in Normandy will be happy to take you out to the local town on the days where dinner isn’t included so you can sample some of the fantastic regional cuisine and enjoy a few glasses of wine without having to ride back each evening!

normandy castleself guided motorcycle tour of normandy
our favourite B&B in normandy
William the conqueror
Normandy is often described as the Devon of northern France, with Brittany as the corresponding Cornwall. It’s easy to see why – Normandy is altogether a gentler place, dotted with lush meadows and bucolic farmland, and famed for its cheese and apples. Rather than locked in an endless tussle with a wild ocean, its coastline consists for the most part of long low dunes, lapped by the Channel.
Greg Ward, The Telegraph
view of the normandy beaches

What’s included

  • Euro Tunnel return trip Folkestone-Calais (if Folkestone isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged).
  • 4/6 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels and 2 evening meals (We do this to allow you the flexibility to explore and choose where you eat on some of the evenings).
  • Excellent breakfast each morning
  • Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities
  • Detailed route plans and maps
  • GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom)
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will provide an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Toll charges
  • Admission charges
  • Occasional hotel parking charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room £895pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £995pp

  • One person – One bike single room £1095pp

  • To increase the trip to 7 days please add £100pp to the above rates
steak and chips in normandy

For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.


We frequently arrange motorcycle hire for our touring clients from abroad or those in the UK who don’t currently have their own bike or just fancy a change. We have access to a full range of modern Touring, Sports Touring and Adventure bikes as well as the full current Harley Davidson lineup through our rental partners in the South East.

Depending on provider we can arrange:

• Airport transfers or Hotel delivery & pickup
• Luggage storage facilities
• Clothing, GPS, hard and soft luggage hire
• Comprehensive breakdown and insurance
• Unlimited mileage agreements

Let us know which trip takes your fancy, what type of bike you require and we’ll do the rest.

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