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.

Brittany - La Boudonniere (for Mont St Michel)

On the Brittany/Normandy border just 20km from Mont St Michel

35560 Bazouges La Perouse
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 99 18 54 10
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £65 small gite (sleeps 4); £75 large gite (sleeps 7) per night

Open: All year

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The day Sue at La Boudonniere got in touch with us, she'd just arrived home after cycling from St Malo via Pontorson (gateway to Mont St Michel) on lovely quiet country roads. She's keen for the rest of us to enjoy her quiet roads and offroad tracks too. Her two self-catering cottages offer a great base for combining a relaxing holiday with some cycling. There are dedicated cycle routes to Mont St Michel and the surrounding bay, as well as to Dinan and St Malo, and the beautiful beach and bays areas of the coast. Add to that glorious countryside and pretty medieval towns and villages, such as Combourg and its magnificent chateau, and it's an ideal cycling spot. There's also the Foret de Villecartier on the doorstep – a haven for cyclists. There are two gites – sleeping 4 and 7 – and they're available on a bike-friendly nightly basis. They're set on tranquil grounds with a swimming pool, BBQ and play areas, extensive lawned gardens, a lake and a private woodland. You can also start your stay by rummaging through Sue's welcome pack! Free wifi. 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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Cabourg - Le Grand Hotel Cabourg

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

Jardin du Casino
14390 Cabourg
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €215

Open: All year

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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

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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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 - Ibis Styles

Reliable mid-range hotel close to the Caen ferry terminal

37 rue des Dunes
14150 Ouistreham
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €87

Open: All year

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Breakfast and wifi are included in hotel prices at the Ibis Styles Ouistreham, which is just a short ride from the Caen ferry port and harbour. This is a clean and reliable, no-fuss option. Caen is the end/start point of La Velo Francette, the bike route linking the English Channel with La Rochelle on the Atlantic Coast. Handy also for D-Day Landing Beaches and other northern coastal cycling routes as well. Safe bike storage provided inside the hotel.  

Bike facilities

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

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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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

Price from: €94

Open: All year

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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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Carentan - Hotel Kyriad

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

Rue du Mesnil
50500 Carentan
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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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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Cherbourg - Hotel du Louvre

Bike-friendly Cherbourg hotel close to the marina

2 rue de la Paix
50100 Cherbourg
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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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

Price from: €49

Open: All year

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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 – Le Grand Hard

Excellent bike-friendly hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach

La Rivière
50480 La Rivière 50480 Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 71 25 74
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €97 double room, €155 for a 4-person self-contained unit with kitchenette

Open: All year

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Le Grand Hard is a super bike-friendly hotel in the Le Parc des Marais nature reserve close to Utah Beach, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring the D-Day landing beaches. Bike hire available at the hotel (including Garmins with pre-loaded maps). The hotel regularly welcomes cycle tour groups so the staff are used to hosting cyclists in groups or as individuals. On-site restaurant and bar, plus cafe. 11 double rooms (including 4 luxury suites), plus self-contained residences available for small groups or families (there is also a children's playground). Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and a little German spoken.
We've stayed here – read our full review. 

Bike facilities

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

Full details

 

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