Normandy Beaches, Cliffs & Cathedrals


Normandy Beaches, Cliffs & Cathedrals


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Normandy Beaches, Cliffs & Cathedrals

Based from a single location this tour allows you to relax in one place with ride outs to pick and choose from.

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5-7 Day Self-Guided Tour

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Based from a single location this tour allows you to relax in one place with ride outs to pick and choose from.
Ben Spear and Felix Billington.
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Just a stone’s throw from good old blighty the Normandy region of France offers some beautiful ride outs and scenery for bikers, this tour takes you on the best roads and gives you the most iconic sights available. Your British hosts are keen bikers so can give you their expertise with the area to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime!
  • Self Guided Tour
  • 5-7 Days
  • 950 miles
  • Folkestone, UK

April to October

From Calais you will ride cross-country making your way through the rolling countryside that is northern France to your base in rural Normandy, here your hosts will treat you to a traditional meal with drinks and you can pick their brains about what rideouts to take over the next few days.

On the evenings where dinner is not included at base, your hosts will be more than happy to take you to the local town to sample some of the divine regional cuisine and enjoy a few glasses of wine without having to worry about the ride back each evening!

Ben Spear, Trip guide
Ben Spear, Trip guide

Norway is often the trip people are most suprised by. Just how dramatic the scenery and empty the roads are. Come and join me in August and experience a beautiful country with tremendous twisty roads.

Spectacular Normandy

For the next three days you can choose out of an amazing array of planned rideouts that include: William the conqueror’s castle at Falaise, the La Roche cliff face, the Bayeux tapestry, the WW2 beaches, St Cenerei le Gerei (the prettiest town in France), Chateau de Carrouges, Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Domfront.

The beauty of this trip is you have complete control over where you go, they are all incredible places to visit whether that’s because of the history or because of the beautiful riding roads and scenery. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful time whatever you decide.

Coastal fortifications to explore.

Coastal fortifications to explore.

On your final morning armed with pastries and coffee you will start making your way back to Calais for the last leg of your tour, ready to make all your friends jealous with the amazing memories of the trip!

You can easily extend this tour to a full 7 day trip with 2 extra nights in Normandy giving you the chance ride all the ride-out routes, relax and take things at your own pace!

Does this tour of Normandy sound like your thing? Get in touch, we’d love to tell you more...

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Tour highlights

Normandy countryside and WW2 beaches: You’ll have a chance to visit the beaches made famous by the D-day landings in 1944. Go for a walk along these beautiful beaches and enjoy the scenery of this amazing site.

The tapestry at Bayeux: The Bayeux tapestry is 230ft long and depicts the events leading up to the Norman invasion of Britain which culminated in the 1066 battle of Hastings.

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'Another terrific trip, I thought last year’s would take some beating but this year’s in France was truly one to remember. The day to day riding was excellent as always and everything was taken care of to a tee.'
Grace B

William the conqueror’s castle at Falaise: This castle is exceptionally beautiful and you can discover the history  by taking a walking tour round the castle and looking at the replica furnishings. You can even experience the castle as it was in the past in 3D.

Chateau Carrouges: The Chateau Carrouges dates from the 14th century and combines the features of a military fortress and a peaceful place of residence. It was sold to the French state in 1944 and restored as a tourist site.

St Ceneri le Gerei: The prettiest town in France no less. It has a picturesque medieval chapel and is surrounded by meadows of wildflowers. It’s so beautiful that it has attracted hordes of artists throughout the ages.

Mont St Michel: An Island and commune off the coast of Normandy, where 44 people live permanently. It has the monastery of St Michel on its peak, which is where it takes its name from. It can be reached by foot at low tide.

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Tour Map / Itinerary

Full Itinerary

Day 1 212 Miles

From Calais, you ride to your base in rural Normandy.

Day 2,3,4 Rideout Days

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

We ride to the channel tunnel for the final leg of the trip home.

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 see Q&As below).
4 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
Toll charges.
Admission charges.
Occasional hotel parking charges.
Meals and drinks other than 
specified above.
Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK.

Common questions about this trip

Can I get a different crossing on this trip?

Of course, many of our clients cross by ferry instead. If you would like to do this and make your own way to the hotel on the first night just let us know in the comments section of your booking form and we will deduct the cost of the Eurotunnel crossing from your booking.

When is the best time of year to do this trip?

May to September as a rule although April and October can work with a dash of luck.

Can I extend this trip?

Of course, if you want to extend this trip with 2 more nights in Normandy just let us know in the comments box when you book and we will happily arrange this for you.

More information
For general information on planning and preparing for motorcycle trips including what to pack please see our Prepare for your trip section.
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