Biking through history

Starting in Brittany, but focused mainly  in Normandy, the Saint-Malo–Deauville trip is, in many respects, a page out of history. It is from this northwestern part of France that Jacques Cartier (Saint-Malo) and Samuel de Champlain (Honfleur, near Deauville), two explorers figuring prominently in Quebec history, set sail. It is also the site of one of the most important events of the Second World War - the Battle of Normandy in June 1944, commemorated by the Caen Memorial. In addition, it features the extraordinary Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the main tourist attractions in France. Along the way, you will be able to stop at the Christian-Dior Museum, in Granville, as well as Deauville Beach, famous since 1923 for its popular wooden boardwalk, Les Planches. Hundreds of historic kilometers unfold before you!

July 28 to August 11, 2019
> Price (taxes included) : starting from $4,395
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 14 days / 13 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+

General Conditions

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Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris and transfer to Saint-Malo (4 hrs 30).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via St-Jouan-des-Guéret, Plouër-sur-Rance, La Vicomté-sur-Rance, Chateauneuf-d’Ille-et-Vilaine (53 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Rotheneuf, Cancale, St-Mélois-des-Ondes (40 km).
Day 4 - Saint-Malo, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, Le Vivier-sur-Mer, Saint-Broladre, Beauvoir, Le Mont-St-Michel (50 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Beauvoir, Vessey, Argouges, La Croix-Avranchin, Huisnes-sur-Mer (41 km).
Day 6 - Le Mont St-Michel, Pontaubault, Genêts, Jullouville, Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, Granville (53 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Ver, Le Mesnil-Rogues, La Haye-Pesnel, St-Aubin-les-Préaux, St-Planchers (55 km).
Day 8 - Granville, Hudimesnil, Gauray, N-D-de-Cenilly, Dangy, Canisy, Saint-Lô (58 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped route via La Barre-de-Semilly, St-Amand, Torigni-sur-Vire, Condé-sur-Vire (50 km).
Day 10 - Saint-Lô, La Luzerne, Cerisy-la-Forêt, Le Molay-Littry, Les Ruisseaux, Bayeux, Coulombs, Caen (73 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Biéville-Beuville, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Basly (44 km).
Day 12 - Caen, Cabourg, Houlgate, Villers-sur-Mer (44 km).
Day 13 - Free day or looped route via Trouville-sur-Mer, Honfleur, Bonneville-sur-Touques; optional via Les Authieux-sur-Calonne, Pont-l’Évêque, St-Arnoult (37 to 63 km).
Day 14 - Transfer to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (2 hrs) and flight back to Montréal.
Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, luggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 13 nights in three- or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 13 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge from January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish : Montréal-Trudeau/Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle> Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3465
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.