Véloscenie - Alençon to Mont St Michel Normandy
Véloscenie - Alençon to Mont St Michel
The second stage of the Véloscenie; a taste of Normandy between Alençon and Mont St Michel
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.
Discover stage 1 - Paris to Alençon
- 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
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Itinerary & Hotels
Arrive Alençon day 1
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.
Hôtel des Ducs
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.
- Terrace and garden
- Wellness centre
- Sauna (additional charge)
- Free WiFi
Alençon to Bagnoles-de-l'Ornes day 2
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.
Located in the heart of the famous spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, the Bagnoles Hotel is a boutique hotel that will seduce you with its discreet and refined elegance. Stay in spacious rooms with views of the fountain. And to get more from your stay, some of the rooms have a terrace, while others have a balcony.
The 20 rooms of the Bagnoles Hotel feature flat screen TVs, WiFi and a safe. Bathrooms are equipped with hair dryer, magnifying mirrors, heated towel rail.
The restaurant the 'Bistrot Gourmand' offers a wide ranging menu in a friendly atmosphere. The chef creates inventive cuisine based on local produce sprinkled with his original touches. In fine weather, you can lunch on a charming terrace.
Bagnoles de l'Orne to St Hilaire du Harcouet day 3
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
Hôtel le Lion d'Or
Saint Hilaire du Harcouet
On the road to Mont St Michel, "Le Lion d'Or" , Hotel & Restaurant is located in St Hilaire du Harcouet. This old building welcomes you to enjoy the best of Normandy and the department of 'La Manche.'
- Bar and lounge
- Free WiFi
The Chef offers a friendly cuisine, warm and authentic. He favors fresh and seasonal products.
St Hilaire du Harcouet to Mont St Michel day 4
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.
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.
- Free WiFi
- Garden and terrace
In the hotel lounge bar you can enjoy a coffee in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the morning, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast on the garden terrace, while planning your day trips. Do not miss the delicious pancakes served at the breakfast buffet.
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