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Véloscenie - Alençon to Mont St Michel Normandy

from £927

New for 2018

Véloscenie - Alençon to Mont St Michel

The second stage of the Véloscenie; a taste of Normandy between Alençon and Mont St Michel

New for 2018

Stage 2

For a real taste of Normandy: this is calvados and camembert country, the second stage of the Véloscenie can be combined with the first stage or it can stand alone as a wonderful short cycling break.  The route starting in Alençon, the capital of Normandy and finishing at the spectacular Mont St Michel is a peaceful mix of ‘Voies Vertes’ and impressive natural parks dotted with pretty little villages along the way.  

Holiday Highlights

  • Le Mont- st- Michel; a magical island set between the bays of Brittany and Normandy impressively topped with a Medieval Monastery.
  • Château de Carrouges.
  • Spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne
  • Green cycle paths and forests
  • Lively town of St Hilaire
  • Calvados and camembert tasting opportunities

What's Included

  • Comprehensive route notes
  • 3 days cycling
  • 4 nights half board
  • Bike hire
  • Bike support
  • Belle France Support

Starting Days

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive Alençon day 1

    Summary

    Alençon is Normandie's best kept secret... hardly known by tourists and yet is a delight for those that want to avoid tacky touristy towns but discover a real French town proud of its history, architecture and produce.  Settle into your hotel with time for a sauna before dinner.

    Hotel

    Hôtel des DucsAlençon

    This town spa hotel situated in the centre of Alençon; capital of Normandy region, offers contemporary and comfortable accommodation. All rooms have been tastefully and individually designed for comfort and relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Terrace and garden
    • Bar
    • Wellness centre
    • Sauna (additional charge)
    • Free WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine
  • 2

    Alençon to Bagnoles-de-l'Ornes day 2

    Summary

    Breathtaking scenery all along the route.  Visit the small Château de Carrouges, the gardens are a good stopping point for a picnic.  Arrive at the spa town of Bagnoles de l'Ornes, and why not enjoy a relaxing swim or massage to finish the day.

    Hotel

      Hotel ContactBagnoles de l'Orne

      Facilities

      Board

      Cuisine

      33 mi
      (53 km)

    • 3

      Bagnoles de l'Orne to St Hilaire du Harcouet day 3

      Summary

      Ride along cycle paths through green landscapes and forests to the historical town of Domfront.  Finsh the day in the small but lively town of Saint Hilaire

      Hotel

      Hôtel le Lion d'OrSaint Hilaire du Harcouet

      Facilities

      • Restaurant
      • Bar and lounge
      • Free WiFi
      • Garden

      Board

      Cuisine

      42 mi
      (68 km)

    • 4

      St Hilaire du Harcouet to Mont St Michel day 4

      Summary

      Ride on green cycle paths with panoramic view points in between woodlands and hills, until you see the first stunning appearance of the Mont St Michel rising from its massive bay. The bay is subject to some to the biggest tidal variations in Europe so the views change hourly.

      Hotel

      Hôtel MontgomeryPontorson

      10 minutes from Mont Saint-Michel, in the charming Norman town Pontorson, this ivy covered 16th century former Manor house was once the home to the Earl of Montgomery who accidentally killed the French King, Henri II.  Now a Best Western Hotel and full of character with many original features.

       


      Facilities

      • Free WiFi
      • Garden and terrace
      • Bar

      Board

      Cuisine

      36 mi
      (58 km)

    Route & Location

    Customise Your Holiday

    • Combine both stages of the Véloscenie

      Combine stage 1 and 2 of this major new cycling route from Paris to Mont st Michel for a spectacular 10 night tour.

    • Extra night at Mont St Michel reccomended

      Price available on request

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    • From£927per person

    • Outward Depart London St Pancras International, change stations in Paris and arrive Alençon early afternoon.

      Return Depart Mont St Michel and change stations in Paris, arrive London St Pancras International mid afternoon.

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