The Castles and Calvados Tour - September 2020

The Fridays Tour to Normandy - The Genteel One.    4th to 11th September 2020.


A traditional relaxed Fridays moving-on tour. No luggage van, so cut down your toothbrush handle.


All details subject to recce, but this is the plan:


Overnight ferry to Ouistreham Friday 4th September (or meet us on Sunday morning)

70km to Falaise with William the Conquerer's castle

80km to Bagnoles

100km to Le Mans

92km to Chateau Gontier

80km to Fougeres (another castle)

82km to Vire

84km back to Ouistreham for night ferry home. Arrive Portsmouth Saturday 11th September.


Gently rolling. Ride leader Nick doesn't do hills, but he may do some gravel cyclepaths.  He'll try not to do ploughed fields.


Each day there will be a lunch stop, as well as a morning and afternoon stop for liquids (in & out)


Usual Fridays style - Leader, waymarkers, TEC's and all-upper. Regroups to make this a social ride.


Evening entertainment and folkloric dancing.


Train options some days


No Strava points.

Sorry, you missed it.  This ride is fully subscribed.