This tour starts and finishes at Dover and will be fully hosted & led for the duration of the tour.
This tour visits the rugged Normandy coastline and some of the more poignant reminders of the D-Day landings of WW2. The Normandy region is one of the most touristic regions of France, known worldwide for its white chalk cliffs and its D-DAY landing beaches. It is also famous for its local products such as Camembert, Calvados, cider and tripe. As we all like being beside the sea, we have a three-night stop in Trouville, from where we’ll have ride-outs into the countryside and to historic places of interest including the new British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer. We make our return to the UK with a stop in the lovely harbour town of Honfleur. A nice gentle tour to start the year.
Day 1. Saturday May 20. Calais to Dieppe (approx. 125 miles)
We leave Calais and immediately pick up the old coast road with views across the channel back to England. After lunch in Montreuil-sur-Mer, we continue along the coast, go via the Somme estuary and on to our 4-star hotel on the seafront in Dieppe. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 2. Sunday May 21. Dieppe to Trouville (approx. 120 miles)
As we leave Dieppe we continue to hug the coastline as much as possible and go via St. Valery en-Caux, Fecamp, and the impressive cliffs at Etretat. After crossing the Seine by the Pont du Normandie, we head to Trouville – our seaside town and stay for the next three nights at a beachfront hotel. You are free to eat out tonight.
Day 3. Monday May 22. Day off in Trouville or ride out to D-Day beaches (approx. 150 miles)
Take a day off to relax and explore Trouville or take a run out to Pegasus Bridge and then to the D-Day beaches and the new British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer. A visit to the beautiful and captivating American cemetery at Omaha beach before heading back to Trouville where you are free to eat out once again.
Day 4. Tuesday May 23. Day off in Trouville or ride out to Bayeux (approx. 120 miles)
Again today you have a choice to stay in Trouville or join the ride to Bayeux. A visit to the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy, the Bayeux Tapestry and a spot of lunch before heading back to Trouville where you are free to eat out.
Day 5. Wednesday May 24. Trouville to Honfleur (approx. 110 miles)
We head south into the picturesque Normandy countryside and make our way to Falaise – the birthplace of William the Conqueror – in the department of Calvados. After lunch we continue on scenic roads, through sleepy towns and villages heading north until we arrive in the pretty harbour town of Honfleur – one of France’s most visited town. Arriving mid-afternoon you’ll have the chance to explore the old centre and harbour before finding a restaurant for tonight’s dinner – you are free to choose from any of the bars and restaurants in the backstreets or around the harbour.
Day 6. Thursday May 25. Honfleur to Calais (approx. 175 miles)
A direct route back to Calais to take a late afternoon ferry back to Dover.
Total tour mileage approx. 800
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Rider & pillion
Rider sharing a room
Rider, single room
N.B. If you do not require the ferry crossing, deduct £100 per motorcycle.
We wanted to say thank you so much for another great tour. It seems an age since we booked it but it was worth waiting for. Once again, great roads and lovely hotels.