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.

Forges-les-Eaux – Hotel Le Saint Denis (Avenue Verte London to Paris)

Budget hotel recommended by cyclists en route to the ferry at Dieppe

1 Rue De La Liberation
76440 Forges-les-Eaux
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €36

Open: All year

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This hotel has been recommended by a number of cyclists who have used it to/from both Calais and Dieppe. Handy for a number of key cycling routes, including the Avenue Verte to Paris. By all reports, it's basic but clean, with the owners offering good, friendly service. It's a popular stop with cyclists, so the staff are used to welcoming visitors on two wheels. Bar and restaurant. Terrace. Free wifi. Singles, twins/doubles, triples and family rooms; good for small groups. Packed lunches can be arranged for the next day's cycling. 

Bike facilities

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

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Francette bike route - La Fosse B&B (Domfront-Mayenne)

B&B perfect for the La Velo Francette or exploring Normandy

61350 Saint-Fraimbault
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 62 71 05
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per room per night, €150 for all 3 rooms (sleeping up to 7)

Open: March to September

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La Velo Francette – the excellent Caen to La Rochelle bike route – passes just 1km from the door of La Fosse B&B on the section between Domfront and Mayenne. The Veloscenie Paris-Mont St Michel also passes just to the north. There are also a number of other voies vertes (greenway routes) in the area for cycling or walking. Louise and Tony, the owners, are up to speed on all this, and offer a friendly welcome to cyclists. They have thought of all the little things that go together to make a perfect cycling B&B. There's a secure cycle and luggage store, a drying line and a variety of tools in case you have a mechanical. They can also arrange baggage transfers and pick your luggage up from your previous hotel/B&B and ferry it on to the next one for you. (They can also pick you and your bike up if you get caught in bad weather or have a problem with your bike). A home-cooked four-course evening meal is available with a bit of notice, while a hearty continental breakfast will wait for you in the morning. La Fosse itself is a lovely granite chambre d'hotes set in 7 acres of a small holding. There are three rooms in various configurations for groups, couples and single riders. Free wifi. French and English spoken. (La Fosse is on our DIY itinerary for Francette).

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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Francette/Véloscénie/Tour de Manche - Maison Voie Verte (Mortain)

Cosy B&B between Domfront and Mont Saint Michel

Le Bourg Bion
50140 Mortain
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 50 07 27
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per room per night including continental breakfast

Open: March to December

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Just a few metres from the door of Maison Voie Verte lies the Véloscénie cycle route which links the Tour de Manche route (around 3km away) with Mont St Michel 53km away; which makes Lois and Ian's cosy B&B the perfect stopping off point if you're passing through on your bike. The link to La Vélo Francette (La Rochelle to Caen) is also nearby so you are really spoilt for choice. They have secure storage for bicycles and luggage, with drying facilities for wet clothes. House bicycles are available for guests to use as well. Maison Voie Verte is a small B&B with 2 double ensuite rooms and a tranquil seating area in the garden. Help yourself to hot drinks in the communal breakfast area, or use the microwave and fridge. There is also a town just 3km away with restaurants (Lois and Ian can give you a lift if you arrive with tired legs or don't want to cycle at night). Wake up the next day to a hearty continental breakfast to get you started on the next leg of your journey. Free wifi. 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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Gisors - Hotel Moderne (Avenue Verte)

Good value to be had in Gisors

Place de la Gare
27140 Gisors
Eure, Normandy

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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We are not sure that the name of Hotel Moderne is completelty appropriate considering the decor, however, this hotel is ideal for anyone cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. It is a registered accueil velo hotel through the local tourist board (so secure bike storage is available, along with emergency repair kit and other bikey support). The great price also makes it a really good option. The hotel, which is located right in the middle of town, has a bar, free wifi and a buffet breakfast. 

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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Gournay-en-Bray - Hotel Le Saint-Aubin (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

Hotel on Avenue Verte London-Paris route with Accueil Vélo status

550 Chemin Vert,
76220 Gournay-en-Bray
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €66

Open: All year

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Basic but comfortable hotel just outside Gournay-en-Bray, a popular stop on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. The hotel carries the official 'accueil vélo' label from the French tourist authorities, meaning it has a full range of services available from secure parking and packed lunches through to cyclist-sized breakasts (a full buffet is offered). Staff should also be able to advise about local baggage transfer services. Rooms for solo riders through to sharers (triples and quads), making this a good stop for groups. Free wifi. 24-hour reception for late arrivals. 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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Gournay-en-Bray – Hotel Le Normandie (Avenue Verte London to Paris)

Cheap and friendly hotel on the London-Paris bike route

21 Place Nationale
76220 Gournay-en-Bray
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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The Hotel Normandie in Gournay-en-Bray provides a cyclist friendly accueil vélo-rated option about 70km from Dieppe, making it ideal for anyone tackling the London to Paris cycle route, especially as it's located just before the route splits into two. If you're arriving with a few kilometres in your legs, there's a pizzeria just next door. The hotel staff speak English and French. 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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Honfleur – Les Coquillettes

Friendly B&B and self-catering option recommended to us by cyclists

505 Côte d'Equemauville
14600 Honfleur
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €60 per room per night B&B; self-catering gite for 2-4 people from €330 per week or from €140 for a weekends

Open: All year

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Small and friendly B&B recommended to us by one of our contributors, Hilde, who used the B&B on a cycling trip from Caen to Honfleur. Just 1km from the town centre, it's a typically French affair, offering basic but comfortable accommodation and a versatile mix of double and family rooms (all rooms have private bathrooms). There is also a small self-catering gite for up to 4 people. Good locations en route to key towns and cities in Normandy: Deauville is 15km away, while the ferry at Le Havre is a 25km bike ride from the door. Free wifi. BBQ, garden, terrace.

Bike facilities

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

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La Rivière Thibouville – Le Soloro (Brionne)

Friendly hotel set in orchard and gardens with onsite restaurant

1 Chaussée Du Roy
Fontaine-la-Soret
27550 La Rivière Thibouville
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: Check online

Open: All year

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Le Soloro was recommended to us by Hilde, who stayed there in 2014 on her Caen-Honfleur bike ride. The hotel is a few kilometres south of Brionne, in the village of La Riviere Thibouville. The hotel, Hilde said, had seen better days: "The gardens were overgrown and from the outside it looked rundown," she says, "but la patronne was very friendly, our room was lovely and we ate at the hotel that evening. It was reasonably priced and a good place to stop." Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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La Velo Francette - L'Ancien Pressoir

Cozy B&B in the heart of wonderful Suisse-Normandie

Le Bourg
(D239 Les Isles Bardel)
61210 Ménil-Hermei
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 39 49 77 or +33 (0)6 78 59 83 68
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €70 per night (2 people)

Open: All year

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Just a 10km (mostly) river ride from the La Velo Francette route at Pont-d'Ouilly, Ann's B&B is a lovely stop in one of the most beautiful (and lesser discovered) corners of Normandy. This area was a big favourite of mine when we rode the Francette and it's an area I'd love to go back to. Suisse-Normandie is a beautiful region of rolling hills and river routes for road riders (with easy access to the ferry port at Caen for cross-Channel riders or to Paris in nearby Domfront, where La Veloscenie passes), but there are also some 800km of mountain bike tracks here, making it one of France's MTB hotspots for fun off-road trails without the sharp peaks of the Pyrenees or Alps. Ann is one of those wonderfully bilingual people (French, English, German and Dutch), and she offers a cozy B&B welcome in her 200-year-old village house. Free wifi. What are you waiting for?

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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La Vélo Francette – La Maison 1833

Stylish and friendly family run B&B south of Domfront

Lieu-Dit La Fosse Roger
61700 Saint-Brice
Orne, Normandy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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We stayed at Maison 1833 when we cycled La Vélo Francette. At the time it had just opened and its potential was clear. It's run by Katherine and Christophe, a well-travelled French couple who have opted for a quieter life after years of international travel and living. The B&B is a short detour from the actual Francette route but it's worth the ride if you're after a spot of homely luxury on your cycling holiday. There are only two rooms, making this is a 'proper' B&B experience (you'll leave half-believing you've known Katherine and Christophe for much longer than the length of your stay). Katherine is a wonderful cook – say 'yes' to her offer of table d'hôtes for a lavish feast to fuel you for a week (though save room for the exceptional breakfast she'll serve up the next day). Free wifi. Katherine and Christophe will also go out of their way to help you plan the next stage of your journey if you need some local advice or support. French and English spoken.   

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Havre - Mercure Centre Bassin du Commerce

Reliable 4-star hotel close to the ferry port and UNESCO-listed city centre

Chaussée Georges Pompidou
76600 Le Havre
Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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In the city centre and close to the ferry port, the 4-sta r Centre Bassin du Commerce hotel has a restaurant onsite serving local cuisine, plus there's a bar. Family rooms available for groups and sharers. Good base for exploring the beaches of Normandy. No dedicated bike parking but staff will happily store one or two bikes in an office or spare room for you. The official website listed here has a best-price guarantee. French, Spanish, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Neufbourg - L'Abbaye Hotel

Affordable cycling accommodation 50km from Mont St Michel

8 Avenue de la Gare
50140 Le Neufbourg
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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Good, affordable local accommodation on the the Tour de Manche bike route where it runs concurrent to the EuroVelo 4 through Le Neufbourg in Normandy. Being just 200 metres from the bike route, the hotel sees lots of cyclists. It's just 50km from here to Mont St Michel, making this a good last-night layover before visiting the Mont (or a good first stop en route to Caen or Cherbourg). Inhouse restaurant. Doubles, twins and family rooms. French and English spoken (it's run by an English couple). Free wifi. Kettle in room for teas and coffees.

Bike facilities

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

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Lessay - Les Tonneaux

Tranquil Normandy farmhouse with bikes for guest use (5km to beach)

60 Route de la Fontaine Felix
50430 Lessay
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 47 61 95 (France) or +44 (0)79 7670 5390 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Self-catering house from: £480 per week, or £100 per night (min 2 nights)

Open: April-October

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The perfect base for exploring Normandy's western coast along the spectacular Cotentin peninsula. Les Tonneaux is a peaceful two-bedroom farmhouse retreat in the Cotentin National Park, 1km from the historic town of Lessay. Just 5km from the sandy beaches of St-Germain-sur-Ay and Creances, and 50m from the converted railway line that now forms part of the national cycle path from Cherbourg to Mont St Michel. It can sleep up to 6 people. Superfast wifi, BBQ patio and gardens to relax in after a day on the bike, a wooded area bound by a small stream on one side, plus great views of open fields with grazing cows. Fully-equipped kitchen. Ample safe bike storage and bike hire available. French, English and German 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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Mont St Michel - Au Bon Accueil

Homely B&B and chambres d'hôtes on the Brittany/Normandy border

5, Lieu dit Colombel
35120 St Marcan
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 99 80 27 13 or +33 (0)6 43 18 74 79
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Doubles from €46, triples from €60, quads from €69, family suite for 6 from €108. Breakfast included.

Open: All year

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The relaxing Au Bon Accueil is a family-run B&B and hotel in a character-filled 200-year-old house a 20km bike ride from the wonders of Mont St Michel and the oysters of Cancale. Beautiful bike routes criss-cross this entire Brittany-Normandy border area, with as many as 14 local cycling routes – covering distances of between 17km and 35km – accessible from near Au Bon Accueil. From here, the bike routes around Dinan are also within reach. This is also an ideal stopover en route to the ferry port in St Malo, a pleasant 40km ride away, or for anyone looking for a great bike-friendly base from which to explore the joys of cycling in Brittany. Free wifi, plus house bikes available for guest use. All rooms have their own facilities. There are 4 restaurants with 1.5km so you can enjoy the local hospitality and cuisine. Owners Paul and Jane are on hand to share their knowledge and love of the area.

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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Mont St Michel - Hotel Le Beauvoir

Well regarded local restaurant with accommodation on site

9 Route du Mont Saint Michel
50170 Beauvoir
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €60

Open: All year

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Hotel Le Beauvoir is perhaps better known (and regarded) locally for its restaurant than its accommodation, however it does offer basic rooms for an affordable price (often in combination with meal deals). When I visited to eat, the lovely lady managing the restaurant told me that the hotel has a lockable garage for bikes and that it often welcomes cyclists who are passing through en route to Mont St Michel. Twins, doubles and family rooms sleeping 4-5 people. Wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont St Michel - Ibis Avranches Mont St Michel

Reliable chain hotel within reach of Mont St Michel

47 rue des Estuaires
50220 Saint Quentin sur l'Homme
Manche

Price from: €60

Open: Year-round

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Just over 20km from Mont St Michel, this reliable chain hotel is close to the Tour de Manche Cross Channel bike route. The hotel meets the national Accueil Vélo (Cyclists Welcome) criteria. Free wifi. Restaurant, bar, 24-hour snacks. The hotel has more than 60 rooms, so suitable for groups. The hotel is part of the Accor hotel chain, which promises a best-match guarantee on prices by following the link we provide here.

Bike facilities

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

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Mont St Michel – Hôtel Les 13 Assiettes

Peaceful cycle-friendly hotel in the Mont Saint Michel bay

Route de la Quintine
50300 Pontaubault, Le Val-Saint-Père
Manche, Normandy

Price from: From €86

Open: May to October

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Comfortable hotel that is accueil velo accredited as bike-friendly with the local tourist office. Situated just 12km from the fabulous Mont Saint Michel, the hotel is an ideal base to explore the Manche department of Normandy, or as an overnight stop on the way to the nearby ferry ports of Cherbourg or Ouistreham (Caen), both around 120km away. The hotel itself has a peaceful setting in the countryside and has an onsite restaurant. Free wifi provided. 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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Mont St-Michel - Les Epinettes B&B and Boutique

B&B and self-catering studio near Mont St-Michel

8 bis Route du Mont Saint-Michel
50170 Beauvoir
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €50 B&B or €170-€305 for the self-catering studio

Open: All year

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A unique B&B (with self-catering studio apartment) that's both a place to stay and a place to top up on souvenirs and French chic on your visit to nearby Mont-St Michel – the B&B has its own gift boutique! This is flexible accommodation that caters for solo cyclists through to families (some rooms comfortably sleep 5 people). Les Epinettes is an accredited Accueil Velo place to stay with secure parking and all the other bikey bits you'd expect from a cycle-friendly B&B. Free wifi. En suite bathrooms. Oh and fresh pastries for breakfast plus packed lunches can be prepared if you're heading off out on your bikes. Close also to local restaurants in Beauvoir. 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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Mont St-Michel – Camping Aux Pommiers

Camping village at the end of the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel route

28 Route du Mont Saint Michel
50170 Beauvoir
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €11 for a tent pitch, chalets from €280-€880 depending on chalet size, the season and the length of your stay

Open: April to November

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There's camping and then there's camping à la française. This site is super-conveniently located, about a 20-minute bike ride from the cycle/walking path to Mont-Saint-Michel. It’s spotlessly clean, has all the mod cons you'd need, and is right in the high street of Beauvoir, if you want to stock up on snacks and essentials. You name it, they've got it: bar, snack bar, shop selling bread, pastries and sundries, outdoor ping-pong tables, mini golf, trampoline, video games, boules, pinball, board games, bicycle hire, washing machines, wifi (paid-for), tumble dryers, BBQ rental and ticket sales for Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey. You never, ever have to leave. Okay, maybe to go and see Mont-Saint-Michel. It also got accueil vélo status, so they tick all the bike boxes. You can book tent pitches via their official website or chalets here.
We stayed here when we rode Paris to Mont St-Michel – read our review

Bike facilities

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

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Montebourg - Chambres d'hôtes les Clématites en Cotentin

Cheerful B&B close to restaurants and en route to the D-Day beaches

1 Rue Saint-Clair
50310 Saint-Floxel, Montebourg
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €57 per double room

Open: All year

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I stayed here while cycling in Normandy and found it both affordable and cheerful. The owner Patricia is a delight, cheerful and very welcoming (anyone who asks if you'd like a hot chocolate for breakfast before she even shows you to your room wins points with me). The rooms are big, bright and colourful with eclectic wallpaper and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are less impressive and a little bit dated, but there are hot towel racks and radiators for drying cycling clothes and, as a one-night stop close to town, this place is great. One room also has a fridge and microwave; it's also on the road – it's not noisy by city standards but the other two rooms are at the back and quieter, one with garden views. You do need to be aware that you need to arrive after 5pm unless you've let Patricia know in advance (you can do this when you book online); if you arrive early, you can get a key from a neighbour. We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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