Allies Stage 1 Mont St Michel - Amiens - Ypres

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15 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
775 Km
Guided

Our Allies launch marks 100 years to the day since the armistice was signed to end World War I.

Astonishing Mont Saint-Michel which rises out of the ocean like a fairytale castle. We take a behind the scenes tour here before our departure on this historic Odyssey.
Normandy, Picardy, all of Northern France! Beautiful countryside, tiny lanes and stunning villages such as Lyons-la-Floret, Bec-Hellouin and Beuvron-en-Auge.
History from the Norman Conquest of Britain to the WWII liberation of Europe which began on the beaches of Normandy.
Ride the Route du Cidre through Pays d’Auge, stopping, of course, for tastings of traditional cider and Calvados paired with local Camembert and Pont-l’Evêque cheeses.
Eat the best local food - luscious fresh seafood, local crêpes and apple tarts. Our favourite is Marmite Dieppoise a creamy, cidery fish stew that encapsulates the flavours of the ocean and the farmland of Normandy.
The Bayeux Tapestry - a 70 metre long tapestry from the 11th century depicting William the Conquerors feats!
WWII D-Day landings history with visits to Utah, Juno and Sword beaches as well as Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches, with local exceptional historian storytellers to keep you enthralled.
Coffee in the scenic fishing port of Honfleur; painted by the the best impressionist artists Eugène Boudin & Claude Monet.
Awe-inspiring WWI history as we ride through the Somme and sites such as Villers-Brettonneux, Pozieres, Bullecourt and Fromelles. See the simple but phenomenally moving memorial in Villers-Brettonneux painted on the school wall which simply states "Never Forget Australia".
Genuine cycling pedigree as we trace parts of the Paris Roubaix (with or without cobbles!) as we head north towards Belgium for mussels and waffles!


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Tour Location

Country:
Belgium|France|Luxembourg
Region:
Normandy
From:
Mont St Michel
To:
Ypres

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
15 Days
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Terrain:
On-road only
Tour Type:
Electric
Theme:
History
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 6370

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
775 Km
Month(s):
July
Departure:
19th July 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: €70 per night

Inclusions

14 nights accommodation
All breakfasts, snacks all day (riding, post ride)
Picnic lunches 5 days a week.
Exceptional dinners 5 days a week.
Van support (with our coffee machine on our remote tours). 1 vehicle per 12 guests
1 expert guide per 6 riders
Exceptional documentation - overviews, itineraries, accommodation lists and daily maps with information on locations visited and historical context.
Your own soigneur - At least 2 massages per week on tour to keep the legs and mind fresh on all our tours where we have 18 guests or more.
A history specialist to excite the mind.
Wine tastings and on many of our tours a sommelier traveling with the group.
Latest technology in navigation and tracking - each rider will have a user-friendly GPS device.

Exclusions

Airfares
Personal Insurance
Bike Hire
Personal expenses
Alcohol (we do run an optional wine kitty on tour)

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