Paris to Mont-St-Michel (Veloscenic) Self-Guided Cycling Holidays
Self-Guided | Individual | 10 days | 9 nights | £1369 per person
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• Cycle from Paris to the coast along the new Veloscenic route
• Visit Chartres and the home of Madame de Maintenon.
• Visit the Percheron Horse breeding centre
• Explore the city of Alencon
• Visit Mont St. Michel as the ending of the tour
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Paris
Arrival in Paris.
Day 2: Paris – Versailles 36 km
This first day start with a lovely ride in the Paris, you will see the Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower and other must see of the city before heading to Versailles riding along a lovely greenways. Quiet roads in the valley of La Bièvre take you to the royal city of Versailles.
Day 3: Versailles – Epernon 65 km
You leave Versailles and enter the picturesque Vallée de la Chevreuse. Castles, museums, washhouses, small lovely villages. You will have the possibility to stop by a farm or small producers of beer, cheese and sirop in the Regional Natural Park…You will then enter the Domaine de Rambouillet and its castle, former residency of the kings of France. You will cycle in the green lands of the castle and arrive in Epernon.
Day 4: Epernon – Illiers Combray 71 km
The bike ride stats on charming secondary roads through small villages. Before the great city of Chartres, you will have the possibility to visit the magnificent castle of Madame de Maintenon, last wife of Sun King Louis XIV. The renovated garden “à la française” of the castle are a must see. The second highlight of the day is the city of Chartres and its sublime cathedral , UNESCO site and masterpiece of gothic art, the cathedral boasts 9 sculpted gates and 2,600 m² of stained glass windows dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. You ride then to Illiers-Combray on a romantic countryside that inspired Marcel Proust for his novel “A la recherche du temps perdu”.
Day 5: Illiers Combray – Rémalard 61 km
The itinerary enter the Natural park of Perche, authentic green landscapes. The region is well known for the Percheron horse, you will get the possibility to visit a Percheron Horse breeding or do an excursion in a carriage. fruit and apple cider producers will also be happy to welcome you along the green way.
Day 6: Rémalard – Alençon 60 km
Gentle ride on the natural Park of Normandie Maine. Part of the day is along the green way, you will enjoy a varied landscape all day until the charming town of Alençon. Alençon is famous for its unique production of handmade needle registered at the UNESCO.
Day 7: Alençon -Bagnoles-del’Orne 54 km
Today is a little more challenging but the scenery is breath taking and you will enjoy wonderful view point all along the cycling day. Along the route, you can visit the impressive small château de Carrouges. The gardens of the castle could be a good option for a picnic. Your day ends in Bagnoles de l’Ornes. This city is full of charms, especially its Belle Epoque neighbourhood. The city is also well know for its baths so why not enjoying a relaxing swim or a massage in the baths.
Day 8: Bagnoles – St Hilaire du Harcouët 68 km
Today you ride through charming landscapes and forests to Domfront and its historical town center. Most of the way will be on green way. This lovely day will end in Saint Hilaire, a small but very lively town.
Day 9: St Hilaire – Mont St Michel 59 km
However many images you’ve seen of the Mont St-Michel rising majestically from its massive bay, coming in person is a moving experience. Magical Mont-St-Michel. The sight is stunning, the island topped by its Gothic masterpiece of an abbey.
The bay is subject to some of the biggest tidal variations in Europe, so the views change hourly. At high tide, the island is surrounded by water, but as the waters recede, a vast network of channels is revealed. These great shifts add to the magic.
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the train station of Saint Malo.
This itinerary is well balance with a mix of flat green ways, hilly countryside on secondary roads.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Paris to Mont-St-Michel (Veloscenic) tour stays in 3* hotels or guesthousescarefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 9 nights in 3* hotels or guest houses
– Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
– Luggage transfers
– Detailed route notes and maps
-Brochures and detailed information about visits and must see along the Veloscenic Tour
-Transfer to Saint Malo train station on the last day
– GPS tracks
– Emergency phone support 24/24
Paris to Mont-St-Michel (Veloscenic), 10 days, 9 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 16.03.2018 to 20.10.2018
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1369 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £319
Half Board Upgrade: £329
Electric Bike Upgrade: £139
Hotel Category Descriptions
A combination of comfort rooms in typical inns in a range of 3 star category with en-suite facilities (French classification).
Holiday Price: £1369
Single Supplement: £319