Day 1 - Tours - Honfleur
We will make our way from Tours to Normandy and make a stop at the mythic circuit of the 24 hour race of Le Mans where we will ride an actual portion of the road course.We will pass 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 2 - 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 3 - Carentan - St Malo
We head through the countryside of Normandy toward 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 discover of Canada, Jacques Cartier, was born.
We are now in the region of Brittany, a Celtic region of tradition and independence.
Day 4 - St Malo – Huelgoat
After a stop to visit the narrow medieval street of old town Dinan, we will follow the wild coast of Brittany from the Frehel cape to the pink rock granite coast of Perros-Guirec, then, through the fishing harbor of Morlaix we will reach the mysterious moor land of the Mont d’Arrée.
Day 5 - Huelgoat – Le Croisic
Wilderness and tradition are the key words pf this day of ride. We enter the heart of Britany and stop in Auray and one of the most beautiful village of France: Rochefort en Terre. Then through the salted marsh of Guérande we will reach the seaside resort of Le Croisic.
Day 6 - Le Croisic – Le Puy du Fou
Few miles today to reach the Park of the Puy du Fou for an entertaiment day this historical theme park. This park was named best park in the word by the Thea Award several times. Here you can relive the major periods in the French history from the Roman Empire to the 20th century. Fun and culture combined for your pleasure.
Day 7 - Le Puy du Fou – Chinon
Today the castle of the Loire Valley welcomes you. You will discover some the most famous medieval castles region: Montreuil Bellay, Brézé, Saumur and of course Chinon overlooked by its impressive fortress.
Day 8 - Chinon – Tours
On this last day of the tour, we will enjoy the iconic castle of the Loire Valley, Chateau Chambord. This amazing chateau is the most visited castle in France aster Versailles. Our route will bring us back at Tours by way of some lesser known, but nevertheless majestic, castles.
A farewell dinner in old town Tours will end this great journey.
History and traditions are the key words for this motorcycle tour.
History, traditions and legends merge to charm you with each of your stops. Alternately, you will succumb to the enchanting atmosphere of the moors of Brittany and the Nomandy hedgerows. Enjoy a glass of cider, and some creamy Camembert cheese sitting facing the harbor, watching the old riggings. Then you will cross the Road of Freedom in Ste Mere Eglise and you will walk in the footsteps of the liberators at Omaha Beach.
You will be amazed at the sight of Mont St Michel, a Unesco World Heritage site before diving into the history of France at the Puy du Fou Theme Park, awarded World's best Entertainment park in 2012.
We will the visit several chateaux of kings of France on the banks of the Loire valley. An excellent opportunity to sip some sparkling Vouvray or red Chinon wines and bring back with you a little of the French soul.
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN TOURS
Day 2 TOURS - HONFLEUR (273 km / 170 miles)
Day 3 HONFLEUR - CARENTAN (150 km / 93 miles)
Day 4 CARENTAN - ST MALO (167 km / 104 miles)
Day 5 ST MALO - BRASPARTS (234 km / 145 miles)
Day 6 BRASPARTS - LE CROISIC (250 km / 155 miles)
Day 7 LE CROISIC - LE PUY DU FOU (168 km / 104 miles)
Day 8 PUY DU FOU - CHINON (134 km / 83 miles)
Day 9 CHINON - TOURS (160 km / 100 miles)
Prices (in € pp) :
*This is the prices category when riders join the tour with their own bikes
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 Paris airport and transfer to hotels on arrival and departure
- Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance (rental formula)
- A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
- 9 hotel nights in two and three star hotels with continental breakfast
- Entrance tickets to Le Mans motorsports museum, Omaha Beach museum and the historical theme park of Puy du Fou.
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- 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
- Fuel, parking, toll
- Riding equipment (helmet, jackets, gloves)
Normandy - Discount in shared room
Discount applies on single room rate for one rider sharing room with other rider.