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Paris to Mont St Michel 12-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2/3
Cycle from Paris to Mont Saint Michel over 12 days through one of the most popular cycling routes in France, “La Véloscénie”: from the Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris to the Mont Saint Michel in Normandy! Along the voies vertes and small marked bike paths, this itinerary will take you from prestigious castles (Versailles, Rambouillet) to cathedrals and abbeys (Notre Dame, Chartres, Rambouillet, Mont Saint Michel). With 5 sites classified by UNESCO, this bike route passes through lush forests, green valleys and natural parks of Perche and Normandie-Maine.
Departure Sundays March to October
Minimum 2 people.
If you would like to hire a bike (300 EUR) or e-bike (450 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Paris
Enjoy the highlights of the city of lights: Eiffel Tower, River Seine banks, latin quarter ....
Paris – Versailles | 35 km
Leave Paris and the Cathedral Notre Dame by a secure cycling path. Then pedal along the Bièvre Valley to reach the royal city of Versailles and its prestigious castle. Don’t miss the famous « Mirror Gallery » and the gardens by Le Nôtre.
Versailles – Rambouillet | 50 km
Leave the city of Louis XIV heading towards the Natural Parc of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse. Ride through small picturesque villages full of many treasures: châteaux, museums, old wash houses… End of this stage is in Rambouillet and its castle where great lords, emperors and presidents once lived!
Rambouillet – Chartres | 50 km
Ride to Epernon and Maintenon to have a look at the sumptuous château of the housekeeper who had become the secret wife of the king Louis 14th. Then continue to Chartres and its old quarters. Do not miss the stained glass windows of the amazing Gothic cathedral which has been inscribed in 1979 on the Unesco World heritage list.
Chartes – Illiers-Combray | 32 km
Ride along the peaceful roads of the this wheat belt to reach the tiny town of Illiers-Combray, where the French poet Marcel Proust lived. Illiers-Combray has not changed much since those days and has preserved much of its charm of past times.
Illiers-Combray – Nogent le Rotrou | 43 km
Let’s cycle to the Perche area, a land of woods, meadows and farming. You will discover lots of charming chateaux and manor houses (like the beautiful chateau de Frazé), picturesque villages and churches before reaching Nogent le Rotrou, overlooked by its medieval chateau.
Nogent le Rotrou – Bellême | 38 kms or 42 km
Reach the ‘Basse Normandie’ area, a green and hilly land which offers a beautiful cultural heritage among exceptional landscapes. Along the hills, you will ride from old manor-houses to tiny wash-house until Bellême, a very charming medieval village. Possibility to use the brand new ‘voie verte’ cycling path from Condé sur Huisne.
Bellême – Alençon | 52 km
Go through the Natural Parc of ‘Perche’, from Huisne vallée et Sarthe valley, via the pretty village La Perrière before reaching the ‘voie verte’ bike path in Le Mêle sur Sarthe. Follow the bike path to Alençon with its impressive Notre Dame basilica.
Alençon – Bagnoles de l’Orne | 51 km
After cycling the Natural Park of Normandy, you will arrive at the wonderful Chateau de Carrouges ! Well worth a visit, this chateau built with red bricks and granite is the result of seven centuries of history. Proceed towards Bagnoles de l’Orne, famous spa resort, where you can experience the authentic French ‘Belle Epoque’ way of life.
Bagnoles de l’Orne – St Hilaire du Harcouët | 62 km
Continue your journey following the ‘voie verte’ cycling path via Mortain, a land of legends and history. Then ride through the apple and pear country, in the heart of the Norman hedge farmlands, to St Hilaire sur Arcouet, a small city settled between the Sélune and Airon rivers.
St Hilaire du Harcouët – Mont St Michel (or Pontorson) | 48 km
A last ride on the peaceful ‘Voie Verte’, towards the Mont St Michel right in front of you! Enjoy this splendid and unforgettable view over the bay, with the salt marshes in the foreground and the Mont St Michel island slowly appearing in the background.
Departure during the day
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Sep 18 2022||Sep 29 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
|Sep 25 2022||Oct 06 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
|Oct 02 2022||Oct 13 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
|Oct 09 2022||Oct 20 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
|Oct 16 2022||Oct 27 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
|Oct 23 2022||Nov 03 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
|Oct 30 2022||Nov 10 2022||8||Single rooms||2,937€|
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Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]