Étape 11 : de Carentan à Bayeux — la Vélomaritime
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
0.89 mi in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Vincent Reboul planned a bike ride.
August 13, 2021
This cycling tour route winds through places steeped in history. The first, the Pointe-du-Hoc site, is a rocky promontory, a fortress where many German bunkers were established. Pointe-du-Hoc is the only place in Normandy that has remained almost in its “juice”. The ground is studded with shell holes. A terrible testimony to the battle that took place here over seventy-seven years ago.You will need to leave your bikes at the entrance to the site and walk a kilometer to get to the viewpoint. Remember to tie them up.You will then pass by Omaha Beach. However, here nothing is visible on the beach. To realize the carnage, you have to go to the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer a little further at kilometer fifty-three. Bicycles are provided at the two sites indicated. Bring shoes for walking. The two places of memory are freely accessible.Your journey ends in Bayeux, the first town liberated by Operation Overlord and one of the few in Normandy to have remained intact after the battles of the Battle of Normandy. This city has a real treasure: the tapestry of Queen Mathilde which tells the story of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy in 1066.The Tapestry Museum is located right in the city center and today’s route stops precisely in front of the imposing building.Book your visit to the tapestry for the next morning if you are short on time at the end of the day.
August 23, 2021
Bike Touring Collection by Vincent Reboul
Bike Touring Collection by Katherine Moore