Cycling ‘en famille’ in Normandy

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Word from Gazon | Comments Off on Cycling ‘en famille’ in Normandy


Normandy is good for cycling – there are varied types of landscapes to explore, the roads are quiet and motorists respectful of cyclists. We are near FALAISE on the border of 2 departements – Calvados & the Orne .

For dedicated cycling routes I would recommend 3 Voie Vertes – in the region:

voie vert cycling

Map of Voies Vertes (Greenways)  in Calvados

Calvados by bike Brochure: 2 closest greenways to the Haras.  Route Numbers 11 & 12 pp22-24. (The Mezidon- Canon to Lisores section of the Véloroute Côte Fleurie Pays D’Auge. Also the Voie Verte de L’Ante Falaise to Morteaux- Coeuliboeuf.

Mezidon -Canon is 42km /37mins from the Haras du Gazon.

Falaise is 14kms/ 17 mins from the Haras du Gazon.

Orne by bike brochure See P 49 for greenway Voie Verte  Flers – Domfront

cycling orne


Example of france velo website search – family friendly cycle ride 17kms from Domfront – ( also shows nearby gites)

(Domfront is a nice little medieval town  50km/ 50 minute drive from the Haras du Gazon)


For other ideas on Family cycling holidays in Normandy take a look at these articles:


 A brochure re great days out with kidscycling normandy


Other Gites which may be suitable:

One other local Gite ( without a swimming pool but  I know of can organise bikes to be delivered )

 An example of a search on the Gites de France site: Gites in the Orne situated within 5 kms of walkers/cycle paths

cycling images

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