Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

France - Normandy Hiking Tour

from €875

Normandy France Hiking - coastal paths and countryside walks that take you past some of Normandy's most well known sites and towns. Normandy is the birthplace of Impressionism, the name and artistic movement inspired initially by Claude Monet who did work in Honfleur as well as other sites in Normandy. ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Self Guided Hiking Tour Level 3
  • Availability
    April-October
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance
    11-21km/day

Day 1: Arrive Honfleur

Your hotel is right on the Harbour and hopefully you will have time to explore! Honfleur is a gem and is brimming with art and history. Located on the south bank of the estuary of the Seine river, Honfleur was a strategic port before becoming an important trading harbour in the XVIth. During the XVIIth century, Honfleur was the starting point for many navigators for the new world: Brazil, New-land, Quebec, etc. From this rich history, you will find that almost everything is well-preserved, including churches, the old port, the bell-tower, 500 year old buildings, tiny cobblestone streets and more. Honfluer is such a treasure and yours to enjoy!

Overnight: Honfleur

Hotel le Dauphin les Loges


Hotel le Dauphin les Loges

Pets Allowed '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 2: Honfleur Loop: 16 km / 10 mi

Today's loop takes you through the old part of Honfleur and the "Côte de Grace Hill" for a stunning view over the Seine estuary. On top of the hill stands the old chapel "Notre Dame de Grace" protecting all sailors and fishermen. Once a year, locals walk up the hill for a celebration in the chapel and this hundreds of years old tradition is still in place even today. Further west you walk through oak and beech woods before reaching the Village of Pennedepie. The trail takes you to a farm specialized in cider, called Calvados (apple brandy). Of course tasting it is recommended! Past the village of Barneville la Bertran, you go through farm lands before walking down to Honfleur. In Honfleur, there is so much to see, such as Impressionist museum and art galleries.  

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 16 km / 10 mi
Highlights: Côte de Grace Hill, Notre Dame de Grace, art museums & galleries
Overnight: Honfleur

Hotel le Dauphin les Loges


Hotel le Dauphin les Loges

Pets Allowed '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 3: Honfleur-Beuvron en Auge: 21 km / 13 mi

  At around 9am we pick you up for a half an hour private transfer. On the way, we will stop by the market town of Pont-l'Evèque, where you can buy a delicious picnic lunch made with local products, of course! In fact, today's walk is located in the heart of the "Pays d'Auge" and you won't find any restaurants or cafés for lunch. This area is known as the land of apple orchards, cows, isolated farms and hamlets. Dropping you in the village of Bourgeauville, the entire walk is 21 km. If you don't feel like doing that much, we will drop you to the next village for an 11 km walk. Either way, you will end up in Beuvron-en-Auge, which is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy and where you will be staying for 2 nights.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 21 km / 13 mi
Highlights: Pont-l'Evèque market, Pays d'Auge, Bourgeauville
Overnight: Beuvron-en-Auge

Aux Trois Damoiselles


Beuvron-en-Auge

Aux Trois Damoiselles

Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 4: Beuvron Loop: 21 km / 13 mi

Today's loop allows you to truly experience rural Normandy. Pass by horse breeding areas with endless stud farms along the way and then stop at the village of Cambremer halfway. This pretty and authentic village is still a leader in cheese and cider production. There is a well recommended tasting place and also a couple of good restaurants for lunch; be sure to ask us for our recommendations! The entire loop is 21km but you can get a 20€ taxi ride if you prefer to do just half.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 21 km / 13 mi
Highlights: horse farms, Cambremer, cheese & cider
Overnight: Beuvron-en-Auge 

Aux Trois Damoiselles


Beuvron-en-Auge

Aux Trois Damoiselles

Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 5: Arromanches – Port en Bessin: 12 km / 7 mi

This morning we pick you up after breakfast for a 1 hour private transfer to Arromanches, also known as Port Wilson. Here you will have plenty of time to visit the amazing Mulberry Harbor and the museum. In Arromanches you will find all sort of places for lunch…we'll give you our recommendation for the best seafood restaurant. After that, you start walking along Gold Beach along the top of the cliffs, through Longuesur-mer and the big German battery. Today's walk ends up at the charming fishing village of Port en Bessin, where you will be staying 2 nights.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 12 km / 7 mi
Highlights: Port Wilson, Gold Beach, cliff tops, German battery
Overnight: Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Hôtel de la Marine - Port en Bessin


Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Hôtel de la Marine - Port en Bessin

In Normandy, since 1900, the Hotel de la Marine, is a beautiful house placed facing the entrance of the harbor in the charming village of Port en Bessin fishing a few kilometers from Bayeux and the tapestry of William the Conqueror. Located in the heart of the landing beaches, the American cemetery near Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, the Hotel de la Marine will offer you all the advantages of a seaside and cultural stay successful. In the infinite sea view, the terrace and the panoramic restaurant will add as many pleasures as a professional team at your disposal. Here is the authentic life of fishermen you enjoy. The sale of fish in the morning in front halls, boats ringing the Virgin, the sea breeze that draws you ...

Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Restaurant ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 6: Port en Bessin Loop: 21 km / 13 mi

Today's loop takes you further west to Colleville-surmer and the impressive American War Cemetery. From there you can walk down to Omaha Beach. The trail back is through farming land. If you don't feel like doing the trip back, you can order a taxi for about 30€. 

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 21 km / 13 mi (max)
Highlights: American War Cemetery, Omaha Beach
Overnight: Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Hôtel de la Marine - Port en Bessin


Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Hôtel de la Marine - Port en Bessin

In Normandy, since 1900, the Hotel de la Marine, is a beautiful house placed facing the entrance of the harbor in the charming village of Port en Bessin fishing a few kilometers from Bayeux and the tapestry of William the Conqueror. Located in the heart of the landing beaches, the American cemetery near Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, the Hotel de la Marine will offer you all the advantages of a seaside and cultural stay successful. In the infinite sea view, the terrace and the panoramic restaurant will add as many pleasures as a professional team at your disposal. Here is the authentic life of fishermen you enjoy. The sale of fish in the morning in front halls, boats ringing the Virgin, the sea breeze that draws you ...

Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Restaurant ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 7: Port en Bessin– Bayeux: 17 km / 11 mi

You walk inland through the heart of the Bessin area with orchards, green pastures and great granite mansions and manors. Arriving Bayeux, our route takes you through the British War Cemetery and Commonwealth Memorial. On the way to your hotel in the centre of town, you will pass the great cathedral. We also recommend the visit of the famous tapestry relating the Battle of Hasting. It is an unbelievable peace of art and you will wan to allow 50 min for this visit. 

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 17 km / 11 mi
Highlights: British War Cemetery, Commonwealth Memorial, cathedral, famous tapestry
Overnight: Bayeux

Hôtel Le Bayeux


Bayeux

Hôtel Le Bayeux

Hotel Le Bayeux is located in the historic center of Bayeux in the Lower Normandy region. It offers accommodations with private bathrooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms at Hotel Le Bayeux are equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone and work desk. There are also family rooms that can accommodate 4 to 5 guests. A buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel and vending machines are also at the disposal of guests. Additional services at Le Bayeux include a laundry service and daily international newspapers in the hotel lobby. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Bayeux Train Station. The Bayeux Tapestry Museum is 1,200 feet from the hotel and Notre-Dame Cathedral is 1,800 feet away. Bayeux is 6 miles from the D-Day beaches.

Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Restaurant ';
Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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Day 8: Departure Day

 End of the tour after breakfast. Direct train to Paris: 2hr 10min

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

Normandy Hiking Tour Honfleur to Bayeux

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- 7 nights very charming lodging : choice lodging based on package option
- Daily breakfast at lodging
- Private Luggage transfer between hotels
- Private Welcome orientation and tour introduction
- Private transfers on Days 3&5
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, a step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Pre-tour travel information
- Emergency local telephone support during the tour
- GPX files to use on your device, available prior to travel if requested
- Pre and post travel booking services

Excluded:
-Flights and public transportation
-travel insurance
-admissions and entrance fees
-tips and gratuities
-personal extras and meals not mentioned,
-city taxes paid in cash at hotel

Lodging

Lodging Options:

Standard Price Option - 3 stars
- Le Dauphin Honfleur or similar *** 2 nights
- 3 Damoiselles or similar guest house 2 nights
- La Marine*** (sea view) 2 nights
- Reine Mathilde** or Le Bayeux*** 1 night

Upgraded Hotel Option:
Maison de Lucie*** 2 nights
or Maison de Lea**** 2 nights Honfleur
Manoir de Sens 2 nights
Chateau de Cheneviere***** 2 nights
Hotel de l'Argouges*** or Le Mathilde**** 1 night
middle option replaces Cheneviere with Mercure Omaha****.  
Normandy Hiking Tour (based on double occupancy)
 
Standard Hotels (3*)
Upgraded Hotels (3/4/5*)
Based on 2 participants (7 nights low season)875 euros/person 1250 euros/person
Based on 4 participants (low season)875 euros/person 1250 euros/person
Based on 6 participants (low season)860 euros/person 1235 euros/person
High Season Supplement (June-Aug) 50 euros/person 125 euros/person
Single supplement 300 Euros/single please inquire
Super Upgrade (5*)1625 Euros/person 1625 Euros/person
Half board supplement209 Euros 352 Euros
Optional Private Transfers Days 4/6 paid to driver approx 30 Euros approx 30 Euros

Solo Supplement For Solo travelers, please inquire for supplement.
START DAYS: Saturday or Monday; to start any other day with less than 4 participants a supplement of 88 euros/person applies.
Occasionally triple rooms are available, please inquire.

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Tour Details

Normandy Hiking Tour: 7 Nights/8 Days
Dates - This tour departs any Saturday or Monday for 2 pax, or a supplement applies. If 4 or more, any day to start is possible, subject to availability.

Level - Level is moderate (3+) For regular hikers and those adapted to variable climate conditions.

Tour Highlights:
- Hiking the Landing Beaches of WWII
- Coastal hikes and charming half-timbered villages
- Culinary specialties of the region: camembert, calvados, cider

Need to Know:
- The terrain is rolling meadows and coastline, with some hilly cliffsides, and wet weather or coastal winds can happen in short duration. Weather changes rapidly, experienced hikers come prepared with rain jackets and to hike in both dry, wet, sunny, warm, cool conditions!
- Bookings around June 6th dates are hard to book because of D-Day celebrations, and access to sites may be limited due to media coverage. Not recommended.
- Arrival city is Honfleur, 1 hour 40 min from Paris St Lazare by train to Lisieux and then either a bus or a private transfer can get you to the hotel. We can arrange private transfers for 29 euros/person. Departure from Bayeux offers trains all the way to Paris.


Best Time To Go: April - June, September - November.

Average temperatures:
March: 54 °F (12 °C) 41 °F (8 °C)
April: 61 °F (16 °C) 45 °F (11 °C)
May: 68 °F (20 °C) 52 °F (14 °C)
June: 73 °F (23 °C) 57 °F (18 °C)
July: 77 °F (25 °C) 61 °F (21 °C)
August: 77 °F (25 °C) 61 °F (21 °C)
Sept: 70 °F (21 °C) 55 °F (18 °C)
October: 61 °F (16 °C) 50 °F (14 °C)
November: 52 °F (11 °C) 43 °F (6 °C)

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    Local Coordinator

    Patrick, who lives in Normandy, has a real feel for our travelers' expectations when it comes to exploring uncharted territory and he possesses a definite flair for finding a region’s hidden treasures. Our local guides and experts are available by phone to assist during your trip with any kind of need, and if due to weather or other reason you need to arrange a transfer. About Self Guided Tours

    Reviews

    This is a new tour in 2018. Below are some customer reviews/comments from our cycling tour over this same area where our support crew is the same as for this hiking tour:

    France - Best of Normandy Cycling Tour (with CiCi) 5.0 guide5, transportation5, accomodation5, meals5, value5 by Brinkley P: This was a great trip. Our support, CiCi, was just fabulous. The accommodations were perfect and the recommendations for meals as well. They did a great job in allowing us to enjoy the trip but not be overburdened with activities [we wanted to bike] and a tight schedule.

    France - Best of Normandy Cycling Tour (with Sigrid Lelievre) 5.0 guide5, transportation5, accomodation4, meals5, value5 by Lucile F: We had a fabulous trip. Our guide was outstanding. SiSi was very well informed on the area and knew great restaurants for us to go to eat. She was very accommodating and made reservations for our group of 15 and made sure we had tables together. I became ill half way through the trip and had to finish the trip in the support van. Sisi took me to a doctor and a pharmacy for medicines. Thank goodness we had the support van. The countryside was gorgeous and the hotels were nice. A very memorable trip. Loved staying at Le Grand Hard. Jo was wonderful and made us all feel at home. 
    On this trip we recommend:
    - trekking shoes, well broken in
    - trekking poles
    - lightweight clothing that is wicking, convertable, sun protective
    - other nice to have items will be included in your packing list sent prior to travel

    A packing list is always sent at 60 days prior to travel. No other special gear or backpacking gear is required. Some things you may want to bring:

    - GPS
    - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling
    - hydration pack capable of carry ample water and small items.
     

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