Gastronomie, Panorama, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
32,69 Km
2 h 13 min
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Grandcamp-Maisy
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

32,69 km cycling route from Grandcamp-Maisy to Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Cycling along this section is a humbling reminder of the landings of 6 June 1944. Shortly after Grandcamp-Maisy, the cycle route joins the Liberté Greenway, which runs along the clifftops of the Bessin coastline. It takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a landmark site of the Normandy landings, and on to equally symbolic Omaha Beach, where the US troops disembarked under enemy fire. You then cycle on to Port-en-Bessin, where a delicious seafood platter awaits you on the waterfront.

Elevation of the stage

191 m 189 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 18,90 km By road: 13,79 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 23,97 km Rugueux: 3,48 km Accidenté: 5,24 km

The route

This section boasts a brand-new greenway hugging the beautiful Bessin coastline. It takes you to breath-taking Omaha Beach and then winds inland around the American cemetery along paths and country roads.

At Colleville-sur-Mer, you join a stretch that is well signposted, alternating between parish roads and greenways up to Port-en-Bessin. There's a very steep descent (>18%) as you come down to the port. Stop to admire the magnificent views!

Links

From Colleville-sur-Mer two connections take you to the American Cemetery (1.2 km) and to Omaha Beach (1 km).

SNCF

  • Nearby station Bayeux station (10 km from Port-en-Bessin-Huppain), served by Normandy Intercity trains Paris-Saint-Lazare <> Cherbourg or Saint-Lô, via Caen, and Normandy TER trains.

Link routes and alternatives to this stage

This stage includes 2 liaisons (purple on the map)
Liaison 1
GPX track
Liaison 2
GPX track

Accommodation on the stage

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