Vélo West Normandy

At La Terrasse restaurant in Bayeux we are a premium partner of Vélo West Normandy. Our restaurant provides cyclists parking for their bikes and a repair kit should they need it.

This cycling route is presented by Normandie Tourisme. It encourages the public to discover our historical and cultural heritage, linking the D-Day landing beaches and two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Bayeux tapestry and the Mont-Saint-Michel.

Stage 1 of the route links Bayeux, which has retained all the charm of its medieval streets, to Villers-Bocage, a 43km circuit. Villers-Bocage was an important market town in the Middle Ages, with a large livestock market. Located on the “L’Affrontement” (“The Confrontation”) circuit of the Espace Historique de la Bataille de Normandie, the site of Villers-Bocage is famous for the battle of 13 June 1944.

In this section of the route, the riders can appreciate the rich architectural heritage of the Bessin and the Normandy Bocage countryside along small country roads. Authentic landscapes with valleys, hedgerows, streams and cows in typical Normandy Bocage pastures are all there to be discovered.

In your progress, you’ll also be able to wonder at Normandy’s natural heritage as you wind your way through the marshes and bocage, and visit some of Normandy’s leading museums and curiosities.

Accessible to all the family for a weekend or more, this itinerary alternates between cycle ways on more than half of the route, and small country roads, and offers two departure points: Bayeux or Carentan for a grandiose finish at Mont-Saint-Michel.