For it’s by bike, at your own pace, that you are sure to get closest to nature’s best and to the sites that bear witness to the eventful history of the area. So, day to day, every day or over a short break or a longer holiday, come and melt into the landscape !
Get away from it all and enjoy a genuine breath of fresh air along Calvados’s cycle routes and paths , for they are decidedly the best way to appreciate the great diversity of its landscapes.
Suisse Normande in particular is the perfect destination for an hour or a full day’s cycle along the green way as it curves its way through the natural environment of the loops of the Orne.
An ideal, and perfectly safe route to enjoy with the family, with some magnificent viewpoints into the bargain.
Calvados is France’s third-ranking département for the number of listed historic monuments.
And if you’d like a convincing insight, simply take to your cycle at the medieval city of Bayeux, and admire its many churches and other treasures.
Take the green way along the coast and discover the German artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the vestiges of the artificial harbour in Arromanches-les-Bains.
Normandy’s heritage unveils the region’s fascinating history.
This green way runs along the banks and the meanders of the Orne, linking Caen with Suisse Normande. On the water’s edge, discover Caen, once William the Conqueror’s ducal seat, and its major historic and cultural sites.
Vire, a charming market town, boasts age-old origins, even if a vast share of the town was rebuilt after the Allied bombings in 1944. You can nevertheless still admire the vestiges of fortifications built in the 12th century by Henry I, King of England and Duke of Normandy.