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.

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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Mortain - Hotel Restaurant de la Poste

Ideal stop on the EuroVelo 4 between Saint-Lo and Mont St Michel

1 place des Arcades
50140 Mortain
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €47

Open: All year

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This is a good stop on the Tour de Manche bike route that doubles as the EuroVelo 4 through Normandy and Brittany. Inhouse restaurant serving regional cuisine – the chef prides himself on using local produce and creating the flavours of Normandy (vegeterian options available too). Terrace for drinks and a pool for cooling down in summer. Singles and doubles through to suites for 4 people. English and French spoken. The owner tells me there is a bike storage area that locks.

Bike facilities

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

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Paris-Mont St Michel route - Hôtel des Ducs (Alençon)

Perfect for the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel route

50 avenue Wilson
61000 Alençon
Orne, Normandy

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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Hôtel des Ducs is super convenient for anyone arriving in Alençon on the Paris to St Mont-Michel Veloscenic route. The rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and have all the mod cons (including free wifi). Generous breakfasts well above and beyond the standard croissant and pain au chocolat. Great coffee, too. The hotel is close to local restaurants and the cobbled streets of the old town. Friendly owner/managers. Secure bike storage in a carport with electric gates. French and English spoken. See our full review of this hotel here. 

Bike facilities

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

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Pont d'Ouilly - Le Relais du Commerce

Basic but affordable stop on the Velo Francette route

8 Rue de la 5ème République,
14690 Pont d'Ouilly
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €61

Open: All year

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We stayed at the bike-friendly Le Relais du Commerce on the final stretch of our La Velo Francette ride. In the heart of Suisse Normande, this is arguably one of the prettiest stretches of the ride. The hotel itself is pretty basic, but it's good value and clean. There's a dedicated bike shed at the rear of the hotel, and a restaurant onsite serving local fare; the food was OK but we'd probably try a local eatery next time. Rooms at the front of the hotel open up on to the balcony which overlooks the town (the balcony is ideal for airing wet and smelly cycling kit too). Free wifi. Double and triple rooms, all with en suites.

Bike facilities

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

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Rouen - Hôtel du Vieux Marché

In the heart of Rouen's historic town centre

15 Rue de la Pie
76000 Rouen
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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Rouen is one of France's most famous cities, having been the place where Joan of Arc was famously burned to death in 1431 (she was tied to a pillar at the Vieux-Marché itself). The Hôtel du Vieux Marché was recently renovated and boasts all the mod-cons. It's well-located for Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Seine river banks. An underground garage is available for the storage of bikes. For leisure or day riders, the city also has an excellent bike scheme called cy’clic. Unlimited free wifi and the staff speak French and English.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Armand - Le Manoir du Butel

Secluded country B&B run by cyclists

11 Le Butel
50160 Saint-Amand
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Seriously! Who wouldn't want to ride their bike down this driveway? Le Manoir du Butel is a farmhouse B&B run by cyclists near Saint-Armand, east of the Tour du Manche route at Le Mesnil-Raoult (17km south-east of St-Lo). The French owners tell us that they regularly welcome touring cyclists and that they are indeed cyclists themselves (MTB riders). They will be able to help with local routes etc. The B&B is around 4km from the nearest large town with a restaurant, but the owners say they are happy to take you there if your legs aren't up to the task after a day on the bike. What more could you want?! 

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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Saint-Germain-sur-Ay - Home 19

EuroVelo 4 coastal stop just 5km from the beach

19 rue des Mézières
50430 Saint-Germain-sur-Ay
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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Stylish barn conversion that dates back to 1767. Just 5km from the beach, this is an ideal stop on a EuroVelo 4 coastal ride or to the ferry port (it's 52km to Cherbourg from here). Evening meals can be prepared on request using fresh local ingredients. Bike-friendly (it has Accueil Velo accreditation). Rooms have kettles for tea and coffee, which always goes down well with us. Rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, making this ideal for groups of families and friends. French and English spoken, plus some Spanish and German. Pet-friendly if you're travelling with your pooch. Free wifi. Arrival after 5pm preferred (get in touch if arriving earlier).

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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Saint-Lô - Mercure Hotel

Bike-friendly riverside hotel with views overlooking the city

1 avenue de Briovere
50000 Saint-Lô
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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Saint-Lô is an ideal stop for anyone cycling from the western side of Manche to the D-Day beach area. This is a reliable, no-nonsense chain hotel that's got plenty of space for single riders as well as groups. Right in the middle of town, it sits opposite the city's ramparts, and provides excellent access to the train station, local bars and restaurants. The hotel has a secure storage room for bikes. Full buffet breakfast. Free wifi. Disabled access rooms. 

Bike facilities

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

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Valognes - Manoir de Savigny

B&B and self-catering cottages good for Cherbourg and D-Day Beaches

Savigny
50700 Valognes
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €85 B&B; self-catering cottages from €336 per week

Open: All year

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Manoir de Savigny has been recommended to us by cyclists riding the Cherbourg to D-Day Beaches route. It offers flexible accommodation with both B&B and self-catering cottages set amid beautiful gardens on the outskirts of historic Valognes (the Roman causeway of Cosedia actually runs along the property). A total of 24 people can be housed here, making it a flexible option for individual cyclists as well as groups. Free wifi. French and English spoken. The property is secluded and the owners have confirmed they offer secure bike parking in outbuildings.

Bike facilities

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

Full details

 

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