Accommodation for cycling in Normandy

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2017

Use our map to find accommodation for cycling in Normandy, including Calvados, Manche, Orne, Seine-Maritime, Eure, Mont St-Michel and the D-Day Landing Beaches.

Bayeux - Novotel Hotel

Bayeux hotel that comes recommended by readers

117 Rue Saint Patrice
Rond Point de Vaucelles
14400 Bayeux
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €115

Open: All year

The Novotel Bayeux has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. They say the hotel lived up to the hotel chain's usual standard of cleanliness and friendliness, and that there was ample space for bike storage (the hotel has since told me they can easily store up to 15 bikes at a time in their secure room). Located near Bayeux's ring road, it's a direct ride straight into the city centre along Rue Saint-Patrice (under 1km). Outdoor pool. Free wifi (plus computer for guest use). Onsite restaurant and bar. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Branville - Normandy Garden Holiday Village

Apartments, houses and cottages close to the beach in Lower Normandy

14430 Branville
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €238 for 2 nights - check website for seasonal prices and offers

Open: Year-round

Close to the beaches at Deauville, Cabourg and Villers-sur-Mer, Normandy Garden Holiday Resort has wooden apartments, houses and cottages for groups of all sizes. Close to the D-Day beaches and ferry links, it's an ideal location for a stop en route to London/Paris or to elsewhere in northern France.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Cabourg - Le Grand Hotel Cabourg

A 5-star treat with bike storage on the waterfront at Cabourg

Jardin du Casino
14390 Cabourg
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €215

Open: All year

The elegance of the Grand Hotel at Cabourg was once enjoyed by Marcel Proust, who loved staying here. Its spacious rooms overlook the luscious gardens or the sea, while eating at the restaurant provides ample opportunity for people-watching passers-by on the promenade. Bar and lounge with cocktails and snacks. Private beach access. Free wifi. En suites with luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Continental breakfast. Bikes can be stored in the baggage room.  

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Caen - Hotel Moderne

Friendly 4-star hotel with dedicated bike shed for parking

116 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Elegant 4-star hotel in the Caen city centre, a few minutes from the Castle of Caen and close to local restaurats and bars. Buffet breakfast on the 5th floor with its panoramic view of Caen. 24-hour reception. Free wifi, plus computer available for guest use. Minibar in all rooms. Lounge and bar area. Sauna. Laundry service. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Caen – Adagio Caen Centre

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

1 Quai Eugène Meslin
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

City centre hotel located near the River Orne and close to the railway station. Studios and one-bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4 people. Fitness centre. Free wifi. Each apartment has a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, plus the hotel offers a buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. Laundry service. French and English spoken. Management says bikes can be locked in the baggage store.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Caen – Mercure Centre Port de Plaisance

Central city hotel facing the marina and good for ferry port

1 rue de Courtonne
14018 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Centrally located 4-star hotel facing the marina, a short ride from the city centre. Handy for ferry port (16km to the north) and D-Day beaches along the coast. The baggage room can store one or two bikes; there is a private and secure underground carpark to accommodate larger groups. 24-hour reception. Bar and restaurant onsite. Free wifi. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Cherbourg - Hotel du Louvre

Bike-friendly Cherbourg hotel close to the marina

2 rue de la Paix
50100 Cherbourg
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

Comfortable and traditional two-star French hotel in the marina area of Cherbourg. Good option for anyone cycling to the ferry port or making their way around the coast on the EuroVelo 4. The hotel carries Accueil Velo accreditation, so it has guaranteed safe and secure bike parking. Secure underground car park for anyone driving. It's great for groups as well as there are rooms for single travellers through to quadruples that will sleep 4 adults and 2 kids. Free wifi. Disabled access. Pet allowed. French and English spoken.
We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Cherbourg - Hotel La Glacerie

Affordable, bike-friendly hotel south of Cherbourg

Rond-point Andre Malraux
La Glacerie
50470 Cherbourg
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €49

Open: All year

Friendly chain hotel located 8km south of the ferry terminal on the E13. Reception open 24 hours. A buffet breakfast served each morning. Hotel restaurant serving traditional French cuisine, bar open 24 hours a day. Free wifi. The directrice of the hotel advises that there is a secure luggage storage for bikes, plus a hose and outdoor space for cleaning bikes. Reception can also provide local tourist maps to help plan bike routes. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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D-Day Beaches - The Old Farm of Amfreville (Sainte-Mère-Église)

Stay where German soldiers bunked down prior to the liberation

7 Route Du Hameau Flaux
50480 Amfreville
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)9 67 03 62 52
Email: booking@theoldfarmofamfreville.com

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Price from: €90 to €95 per room

Open: All year except December 14-January 14

It's hard now to imagine the Normandy coast in World War II. The beaches here are peaceful now, the fields full of farm produce and animals. Exporing the D-Day beaches by bike brings the juxtoposition of this serenity and the brutal history of the area into sharper focus. The Old Farm of Amfreville in Cauquigny is just 4km from Sainte-Mère-Église, central to the D-Day airborne invasion and where paratrooper John Steele was caught on the church spire (as depicted on The Longest Day). It was here, too, that Band of Brothers was based, bringing the landings to life in all their horror. But history is brought even closer to home when you stay at the Old Farm of Amfreville B&B, which was used by the German army throughout the occupation. It was from here that a field post office and communications centre was run. Later, it was used as a German field hospital during the battle of Normandy until its liberation by the 82nd Airborne Division. The present owners, David and Alyson, offer a warm welcome to cyclists. The B&B is ideal for signposted D-Day cycling routes, and is also near the D-Day to Mont St Michel route that takes you to the area's other high-profile attraction. Explore the Tour de Manche or cycle on to Paris. The Old Farm of Amfreville B&B sleeps upto 6 people. Secure, lockable storage area, plus stacks of local knowledge from David and Alyson.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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D-Day Beaches - Camping Omaha Beach (Vierville-sur-Mer)

Spectacular views and direct access to the historic D-Day beach

La Hérode
14170 Vierville-sur-Mer
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €18 per night for tent pitches; from €68 per night for mobile home (may require weekly booking during high season)

Open: April to October

Camping Omaha Beach is in a spectacular location, perched on the clifftop and offering direct beach access and stunning sunrises. Tent pitches, plus sites for caravans and campervans. There are also mobile homes of varying quality and sizes. Mini-supermarket and bar/restaurant open during peak season. Kids' playground with trampolines and bouncy castles. Pool. The site itself and its facilities are showing their age a bit and this place isn't as slilck as many newer campsites, but for locatioin it's hard to beat if you want to be near Omaha Beach.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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D-Day Beaches - Camping Utah Beach

Campsite with tent pitches and cabins right on the D-Day Beaches

La Madeleine
50480 Sainte Marie du Mont
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €17 for a tent pitch; prices vary for cabins

Open: Until the end of September

Camping Utah Beach in Normandy is a 3-star campsite ideal – as it says on the tin! – at Utah Beach in Sainte Marie du Mont. The campsite provides direct access to the landing beaches made faous on D-Day, when Allied forces came ashore to help liberate France. Tent pitches, plus a range of self-catered accommodation such as on-site canvas tents, bungalows, mobile homes and chalets. Wifi Onsite bar/restaurant. Ideal for cycling the D-Day Beaches.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Wifi

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D-Day Beaches - Hotel Kyriad (Carentan)

Ideal for exploring the D-Day beaches and the Airborne Museum

Rue du Mesnil
50500 Carentan
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

This welcoming hotel is an accredited accueil velo hotel within easy reach of the D-Day beaches (16km to Utah Beach, 32km to Omaha Beach and 14km to the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église). The Battle of Carentan is one of the key World War II battles recreated for TV in Band of Brothers. The town – which is on a bike-friendly TER train link – is also just 30km from the beaches at Lessay on the western side of the Manche department of Normandy (and the EuroVelo 4 route). The hotel has just been completely refurbished, so it provides a clean and comfortable base to explore or relax – there are gardens to chill out in, plus an on-site restaurant, bar, a children's playground, plus a pool and terrace. Safe bike storage provided. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Désertines - Le Moulin de la Quentiniere (Domfront for Veloscenie/Francette)

Fabulous self-catering base ideal for Normandy and Mayenne bike routes

8 La Quentiniere
53190 Désertines
Mayenne, Pays de la Loire (Normandy border)
Phone: +44 (0)7947 834948
Email: info@le-moulin-quentiniere.com

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Price from: Le Moulin (5 bedrooms sleeping up to 15 people): 455€ per night; / La Petite Maison (5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people): 355€ per night

Open: March to December

Le Moulin de la Quentiniere is an excellent fixed base for exploring signed bike routes and backroads of the Pays de la Loire/Normandy border area – and Dorn, the owner, is keen to welcome more cyclists. Just 20km south-west of Domfront, which acts as the junction between the Veloscenic (Paris to the Mont St-Michel) and La Vélo Francette (Caen-La Rochelle) bike routes, this is peak cycling country. Mont St-Michel is around 60km from the door; if you're arriving with car and bikes, the D-Day beaches are also within reach. In addition to the two major long-distance routes, there are more localised routes here for all abilities, offering many kilometres of quiet roads, beautiful undulating countryside dotted with villages and towns that are ideal refreshment or lunch stops. Located on the edge of the Normandie-Maine national park, Le Moulin de la Quentiniere also offers easy access to off-road routes and quiet ‘rail trails’. The porperty has been lovingly renovated and refurbished and has two self-catering houses that are great for families and groups of friends. Both are five-bedroomed and sleep 12 and 15 people respectively. All mod-cons are provided here, including an indoor heated pool and a games room. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dieppe - Hotel Windsor

Bike-friendly hotel on the Dieppe seafront

18 Boulevarde de Verdun
76200 Dieppe
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

The seaside Hotel Windsor is a welcoming base for cyclists – it hosts the after-event festivities for the annual Dieppe Raid, so it's well-versed in welcoming riders. There is a lovely onsite restaurant that looks out over the water and serves fresh produce, with an emphasis on regional dishes and seafood. Singles, doubles, triples and family rooms, making this a flexible option for groups. Kettle + tea and coffee in the room. Ideal for the train station or ferry port. French, English, Dutch, Italian and German spoken. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Dieppe - Ibis Val Druel

Recommended to us by several cyclists passing through Dieppe

Rue de la Vieille Grange
Le Val Druel
76200 Dieppe
Normandy, Seine-Maritime

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

We have had this hotel recommended to us by several cyclists who have arrived in or departed from the ferry port in Dieppe. The hotel, part of the Ibis chain, is located just south of the port and city centre. Management has confirmed they have a room set aside for bike storage. Free wifi. Bar and restaurant serving food and snacks 24/7. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Dieppe – Hotel Aguado

Hotel with views to the sea and accueil vélo status

30 Boulevard de Verdun
76200 Dieppe
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

In a perfect location for hopping on and off the Dieppe-Newhaven ferry, Hotel Aguado sits in the centre of Dieppe with water on both sides, so the rooms look out over the sea or the harbour. The hotel has accueil vélo status via the local tourist board, meaning it has safe and secure bike parking and other cyclist support. Dieppe is on the Avenue Verte, the official London to Paris bike route, as well as on the EV4 Central European route. French and English spoken. Free wifi.
** We've stayed here – read our review **

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Domfront - Le Bois Ellier Garden Cottage Holiday Gite (Lonlay L'Abbaye)

Self-catering or B&B near the Veloscenie and Velo Francette routes

Le Bois Ellier
61700 Lonlay L'Abbaye
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 14 43 99 (France); +44 (0)78 7059 830 (UK mobile)
Email: info@leboisellier.com

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Price from: €55 per night for the cottage (book for 7 nights and get the 7th night free); please ask if you prefer B&B

Open: All year

Le Bois Ellier is a one-bedroom garden cottage that can sleep up to 4 people. This is a bike-friendly place that's really worth supporting. It's owned by Tina and Martin, who live on site and are keen to rent the cottage to cyclists on either a self-catering or a B&B basis. They are very flexible and happily offer just one-night bookings on your route through, or extended stays for fixed-base cycling. The cottage is set in the beautiful Normandy countryside in Lonlay L’Abbaye, which a commune in the Orne department in north-western France. It's roughly 10km north(ish) of Domfront and 18km south(ish) of Flers – perfect for the Velo Francette La Rochelle to Caen and the Veloscenie Paris to Mont St Michel bike routes. The D-Day landing beaches at Arromanches are just under 100km to the north. As the name suggests, Lonlay L’Abbaye has a beautiful abbey and town square and is surrounded by walks and countryside, including the local viewpoint Fosse Arthur. Secure bike parking in the barn + free wifi. Picnic hampers are also available for your panniers. English and some French spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Domfront - The Bakehouse

Cosy converted bakehouse for 2 in Normandy's cycling heartland

La Pouliniere
61350 L'Epinay Le Comte
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 96 13 67
Email: bakehouse@lapouliniere.co.uk

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Price from: €285 per week; €143 for the weekend

Open: All year

The perfect base for couples and friends looking to explore northern France. The Bakehouse sits of the western edge of the Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine, and near the junction of the Orne and Manche departments of Normandy and the Mayenne in Pays de la Loire. This is prime cycling country, with 5 local signposted bike routes between 14km-30km (maps available), including 2 routes passing the Bakehouse's doors. Just 11km away is Domfront, where the Paris to Mont St-Michel route crosses over with La Velo Francette. The Tour de Manche, with direct links to the D-Day Beaches, ferry ports and Brittany, is also within reach, as is the picturesque towpath of the river Mayenne. Local villages here start their fete day celebrations with a cycling race, so the flash of Lycra is a regular sight from the Bakehouse. Sue and Phil are keen leisure cyclists (they have 4 adult 'house bikes' for guests), and would love to share their corner of Normandy with you. Free wifi. Bike storage in a lockable barn. Undercover hot tub in the garden. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Domfront – Hotel de France

Family run hotel at the crossroads of the Veloscenic and La Velo Francette

7 rue du Mont Saint-Michel
61700 Domfront
Orne, Normandy

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Price from: €42

Open: All year

Situated in the historic old town of Domfront, the Hotel de France is a perfect base for both the Veloscenic and La Velo FrancetteDon't let its bright red signage and strip motel appearance put you off. Hotel de France's rather banal facade hides a multitude of delights. Not least, the welcoming family-run vibe with everyone – from the grandchild to the dog – featuring in the picture. There's safe and secure bike storage in a curtained off section of the dining hall. There's a laundry service for bike clothes, free wifi and the owners are only too ready to help prepare food for your onward journey.
We stayed here when we cycled the Veloscenic to Mont St Michel – read our full review

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Ducey – Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey

Pretty riverside hotel on the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel bike route

1 Grande Rue
50220 Ducey
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

An unexpected gem of a hotel in Ducey. The historic stone mill's been cleverly and very tastefully converted into a modern boutique hotel, prettily located on the banks of the river Selune (famed for its salmon fishing). Bikes are locked safely behind a locked gate, though the area's not undercover. There's a laundry service for wet or smelly bike kit, plus wifi. An outstanding breakfast is available to fuel your day – varied and generous and just what every cyclist needs (there are even extras like bacon and French pancakes).
We stayed here when we cycled Paris to Mont St Michel – read our full review of here.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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