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!

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August 24 to September 7, 2020
> Price (taxes included) : $4,445
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 14 days / 13 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+

General Conditions

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

From day to day

Short route: 280 km • Long route: 613 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Nantes and transfer to the hotel in Saint-Malo (3 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Rothéneuf, Cancale, St-Méloir-des-Ondes (40 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Château-Malo, Châteauneuf-d’Ille-et-Vilaine, La Vicomté-sur-Rance, Ploüer-sur-Rance, St-Suliac, St-Jouan-des-Guérets (54 km).
Day 4 - Saint-Malo, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, Le Vivier-sur-Mer, Saint-Broladre, St-Georges-de-Gréhaigne, Le Mont-St-Michel (49 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, St-Jean-le-Thomas, Jullouville, Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, Granville (55 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via St-Planchers, St-Aubin-des-Préaux, La Lucerne d’Outremer, La Haye-Pesnel, Ver, Hudimesnil, Donville-les-Bains (58 km).
Day 8 - Granville, Hudimesnil, Le Loreur, Gavray, Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, Dangy, Canisy, Saint-Lô (59 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped route via La Barre-de-Semilly, Vidouville, St-Amand, Torigni-les-Villes, Condé-sur-Vire (50 km).
Day 10 - Saint-Lô, Couvains, Cerisy-la-Forêt, Le Molay-Littry, Crouay, Bayeux, Coulombs, Caen (71 km).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route via Colomby-Anguerny, Réviers, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Hermanville-sur-Mer, Biéville-Beuville (54 km).
Day 12 - Caen, Amfreville, Cabourg, Houlgate, Villers-sur-Mer, Deauville (46 km).
Day 13 - Free day or looped route via Trouville-sur-Mer, Honfleur, Bonneville-sur-Touques, St-Arnoult (36 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 since January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

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

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3545
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.

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.