Day 2 - Tours - Honfleur
We will make our way from Tours to Normandy and make a stop at the mythic 24 hours of Le Mans circuit where we will ride an actual portion of the racetrack. We will cross some typical villages of Normandy, well known for their half-timbered houses, and stop at the Basilica of Lisieux, home of St Teresa. We will arrive for the evening in the 18th century harbor town of Honfleur.
Day 3 - Honfleur - Carentan
This will be D-Day revival day. We will stop at many major sites where this historical event took place, from the English beach of Juno and its famous Pegasus Bridge, to the breathtaking beach of Omaha and its heart-rending cemetery. Utah Beach and the Village of Ste Mere Eglise will be our final stop of the day. This was the first village liberated by the 101st Airborne Division.
Day 4 - Carentan - St Malo
We head through the countryside of Normandy towards the famous Unesco site of Mont St Michel. We will tour and have lunch at this famous monastery and then make our way to the seaside city of St Malo, a fortified town of seamen and corsairs where the discoverer of Canada, Jacques Cartier, was born. We are now in the region of Brittany, a celtic region of tradition and independence.
Day 5 - St Malo - Tours
After a stop in the medieval city of Dinan, we will head south on the edge of Brittany until we reach the Unesco Loire Valley. The Loire is the ultimate wild river of France. Castles will begin to pop up everywhere as we reach our final destination of the day, Tours.
Visiting Normandy D-day beaches is something you’ll never forget but doing it on a motorcycle makes it even more special. On this tour you will ride on the footsteps of the allied forces that landed here in June 44. You’ll walk on the beach of Utah and Omaha and will be amazed by the geography of the Pointe du hoc that the rangers had to climb. Your motorcycle leader will explain all the events that took place at each location.
Not only all the highlight places of this historical event, you will also discover the impressive Mont St Michel at the border of Brittany and Normandy. Then through the small countryside roads of Brittany you will ride your motorbike back to the Loire valley to admire its numerous and majestic castles. A motorcycle tour which is a jump in the French history…
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN TOURS*
Day 2 TOURS - HONFLEUR (280 km / 174 miles)
Day 3 HONFLEUR - CARENTAN (150 km / 94 miles)
Day 4 CARENTAN - ST MALO (185 km / 114 miles)
Day 5 ST MALO - TOURS (300 km / 186 miles)
Day 6 DEPARTURE FROM TOURS
Prices (in € PP) :
* departure from Paris is available on request
Motorcycles available in category A : BMW R 1200 RT / BMW LC 1200 GS / BMW LC 1250 GS
Motorcycles available in category B : BMW F 700 GS / BMW F 750 GS / Moto Guzzi V85TT
Motorcycles available in category C (quote on request) : Yamaha MT07 Tracer / Honda 750 NCX
All motorcycles comes with side panniers and top case box
Lower seat and lower frame version available on request.
The price of this motorcycle tour includes :
- Train transfer from/to Tours train station to hotel on departure and arrival
- Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
- A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
- 5 hotel nights in two and three star hotels with continental breakfast
- Entrance tickets at Omaha Beach museum and Le Mans motorsport museum
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Tour information package with road-book and travel tips.
Not included in the price of this motorcycle tour :
- Flight tickets
- Any other meals not included in the tour
- Drinks and all personal expenses
- Riding equipment (helmet, jackets, gloves)