Caen Bike Route

A circular 320km bike route from the Ouistreham port north of Caen out into the Normandy countryside.

Caen Bike Route

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The full route with route notes can be downloaded here.

Normandy is a good choice or a weekend – or even a day – cycling trip if you live in the UK, its ferry ports and well-developed network of cycling paths making it easy to explore by bike.

There is a useful section on cycling in the region on the Brittany Ferries website, and it includes this circular bike route that starts and ends in Caen.

The route covers around 320 kilometres of relatively flat countryside past farmers' fields, apple orchards and through beautiful northern villages.

The northern section of the ride is on mostly quiet backroads in an effort to avoid the busier sections of the coast which are popular with tourists. It does, however, stop in at Honfleur, a must-see for its pretty port and seafood.

For the eastern part, you follow the Risle valley, passing the area's famous half-timbered houses en route. Don't miss Falaise with the Musée Août 44 telling the story of the Battle of Normandy.

Bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and gites in Normandy

More information on cycling in Normandy

See our overview of cycling in Normandy for lots more route ideas, plus this page of Normandy cycling links. See here for the D-Day beaches, and also our D-Day beaches to Mont St Michel report. We also have coverage of the London to Paris Avenue Verte, which passes through Normandy, and info on cycling the coast around Cancale, the oyster capital.

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