The coastline of Normandy.

Normandy Legends Tour

Ride across one of France's most iconic regions and explore a wild coastline dotted with historical landmarks and architectural marvels.

What's included ?
Included

Transportation from/to Paris (high-speed train)

All overnight stays in hand-picked boutique hotels and comfortable B&Bs (8 nights)

All breakfasts (8)

Three dinners and two lunches

Luggage transportation

Late model motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage & GPS

Fuel

Third-party liability insurance

Vehicle insurance

An experienced English & French speaking tour guide on a motorcycle

Support vehicle for roadside comfort during breaks and technical assistance

All parking fees, entrance fees and activities

The Totem Moto Tours Welcome Pack, including a detailed roadbook and the clan’s apparel

Not Included

Travel insurance & travel cancellation insurance (see Totem Moto Tours’ advice regarding travel insurance here)

All or part of the deductible fee in case of motorcycle damage

Transportation from/to your country of origin to/from Paris

The meals not listed as included

The riding gear (see Totem Moto Tours advises as to what to pack)

All personal expenses and all the expenses not mentioned as included

Tour specs
Tour specs
Maximum group size
x 5 bikes x 10 people + crew
Route difficulty

With an average of 115 miles and around 4 hours on the bike per day, the Normandy Legends Tour goes at a relaxed pace. In the morning, the start time is rarely scheduled before 9 am. The itinerary is fairly easy, the roads taken are wide and paved all the way.

Comfort

In terms of accommodations, we only select premium 3* or 4* boutique hotels & authentic, comfortable Bed & Breakfasts. For the best riding experience possible, our support vehicle will carry your luggage, which will be available to you at every break during the day.

Cultural immersion

Normandy and Brittany are culturally unique regions with strong regional identities. Through the different visits and activities included in the tour, you will become to know and love the area, and get acquainted with the locals.

Scenery

The northwestern part of France might not be as hilly as the southeast, but it certainly is not lacking in typical landscapes and gorgeous panoramas. On the agenda: the winding backroads of the Alpes Mancelles, the low rolling hills of the Pays d'Auge, and many seaside roads along the coasts of Cotentin and Calvados.

Duration
7 riding days
Distance
800 miles
Distance
1300 km
Solo Rider Price

Price for one rider, including motorcycle rental, accommodation, fuel, activities, and everything specified in the What's included tab. Prices include tax.

7,070 US$
Solo Rider Price

Price for one rider, including motorcycle rental, accommodation, fuel, activities, and everything specified in the What's included tab. Prices include tax.

5 990 €
Passenger Price

Price for one pillion passenger, including accommodation, activities, and everything specified in the What's included tab. Prices include tax.

1,990 US$
Passenger Price

Price for one pillion passenger, including accommodation, activities, and everything specified in the What's included tab. Prices include tax.

1 685 €

The Normandy Legends Tour is an ode to freedom, a two-wheeled journey between then and now.

Description

Follow the clan on its solemn pilgrimage to one of France's most iconic regions and set foot on a history-filled, spectacular territory. Honor the fallen as you ride alongside the long strips of white sand where brave men once changed the course of history.

Scout out the half-timbered villages of the Pays d'Auge, cruise along the rolling green hills of the Alpes Mancelles, and explore the dramatic coastal landscapes of the Cotentin peninsula.

Climb the many stone steps to the top of the island monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel for a unique medieval immersion and, on your way back, pay tribute to the God of Speed in the racetrack city of Le Mans.

Highlights

D-Day landing sites and memorials

Mont-Saint-Michel UNESCO World Heritage Site

Le Mans and its iconic racetrack

Gorgeous riding through France’s countryside and coast

Totem Moto Tours Signature Activities

Normandy Legends Tour day-per-day

Day 0

Arrival in Le Mans

Hop in the TGV (high-speed train) and travel from Paris, where you landed, to the city of Le Mans, one of the gateways to Normandy. Take some time to settle in, go for a stroll in the city's well-preserved medieval district, and meet the rest of the clan at the welcome dinner.

The medieval district of Le Mans, France
Day 1

Beautiful Alpes Mancelles

Get familiar with your bike as you cruise along the rolling wooded hills of the Alpes Mancelles, looking for the best panoramas on its rocky cliffs and steep river valleys. Head west towards Brittany and stop for the night in Rennes, its vibrant capital, for cultural immersion in its lively medieval quarter.

Discovering the Alpes Mancelles on a guided motorcycle trip
Day 2

Raid on Mont Saint-Michel

Experience one of France’s most emblematic locations, a rocky outcrop rising from the sea, bristling with medieval constructions and topped by a towering abbey. Be prepared to be catapulted back to the Middle Ages while wandering its narrow alleys and parapet walks. This is a place for contemplation.

The unique monastery island of Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
Day 3

The Cotentin coastline run

From Granville, ride north towards the unspoiled stretches of rocky coastline of the northwest corner of the peninsula and explore its many bays and villages. Scout out the concrete remains of the Caqueret battery, and climb the 250-feet, still active, Gatteville lighthouse for an impressive view over the Channel and the shoreline.

The coastline of Normandy is dotted with WWII bunkers
Day 4

Remembering D-Day's heroes

Ride along the sites of the largest seaborne invasion in history: Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église, Pointe du Hoc, where many fought and lost their lives for freedom. Keep on riding by the sea and honor the fallen of Operation Overlord while visiting the Normandy American Cemetery and the Longues-sur-Mer battery. Watch unique archival footage of the Battle of Normandy at the impressive Arromanches 360° Circular Cinema.

The relics of Operation Overlord, Normandy, France
Day 5

The rolling hills of Pays d'Auge

Spend the morning at your own pace in the historic center of Bayeux, an attractive town full of 13th-century buildings and home to the world-famous embroidery, the Bayeux Tapestry. After lunch, get ready for some good ol’ motorcycle fun on the winding roads of the Pays d'Auge.

The beautiful rolling hills of Normandy, France
Day 6

Taking it easy in Honfleur

The clan needs a rest. You can either take part in the Totem Poker Run, our exclusive scavenger hunt, scouting the area and discovering the local landmarks at your own pace. Or take a day off the bike and explore Normandy's most charming port town, from famous-amongst-painters Vieux Bassin to the numerous excellent shops and museums of the Old Town.

The Vieux Bassin, the old harbour of beautiful Honfleur, France
Day 7

Legends of Le Mans

In the morning, take on the rolling hills and pastoral villages of Calvados, and stop in Livarot to learn more about traditional cheesemaking and a tasting of the local products. When you get to Le Mans, pretend to be Steve McQueen as you ride on actual portions of the 24 Hours’ circuit, the famous endurance sports car race. Reach Tours at the end of the afternoon, and share a festive dinner in the city’s oldest square.

The endurance racetrack of Le Mans, France
Day 8

Back to Paris

It’s time for the clan to split and for every brave to pursue his own quest. A comfortable TGV takes you back to Paris or straight to the airport, depending on your travel plans.

France's high-speed train, the TGV

Activities included
in this tour

Guided tour of WWII landing sites
Explore Mont Saint-Michel
Visit of Le Mans' race track & museum
Cider & cheese tasting
Totem moto tours poker run
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