Normandy Cycle Routes

A number of my guests have brought their bikes to Normandy to enjoy some cycling. Normandy has 1600km of véloroutes (cycle routes) giving you cycling itineraries via traditional cycle paths or secure roads with little traffic. The cycle routes are designated by special signposts. 700km of these routes are greenways (or voie vertes in French). […]

Cycling Along the Headlands of La Sienne

Cycling arounds the headlands of La Sienne river affords wonderful views of the Normandy countryside. This 20km circular route starts in Regnéville-sur-Mer with views towards the remains of the bridge at Pont de la Roque, the nearby lime kilns, the lighthouse at Pointe d’Agon and the ruined chateau.  You’ll also pass through small villages typical […]

Your chance to ride Le Grand Depart route in Normandy

This year the general public will have the chance to ride the route the riders will take on the opening day of the tour – Le Grand Départ. The event will take place on Sunday 26 June and there are three routes available to cater for all abilities. The 189km route starts from Mont St […]

The Tour de France is coming to Normandy

The Tour de France is coming to Normandy this year. Three stages take place in La Manche region and Normandy Gite Holidays is the ideal base to see all them all from. 2 July is Le Grand Départ from Mont St Michel to Utah beach – one of the D-Day landing beaches. The route for […]

The Tour de France arrives in Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France This year Normandy is hosting two stages of the Tour de France. Today's race ends in Le Havre in Upper Normandy and starts in Livarot (Lower Normandy) tomorrow. Will Tony Martin hold onto his yellow jersey? The 2016 race will again return to Normandy with the first […]

The Tour de France arrives in Normandy

This year Normandy is hosting two stages of the Tour de France. Today's race ends in Le Havre in Upper Normandy and starts in Livarot (Lower Normandy) tomorrow. Will Tony Martin hold onto his yellow jersey? The 2016 race will again return to Normandy with the first three stages taking place in La Manche in […]

Normandy vélorail – a fun day out

The vélorail at Condé-sur-Vire is around a 45 minute drive from Gavray. Using an old railway track, you can take in the scenery as you cycle alongside the Vire river. The 11 kilometer journey takes about an hour and a half along a fairly flat track. Each cart takes 4 people with 2 people cycling […]