Normandy and Brittany

Caen, France

Starting From

$6,195/person

Book Now

Add your business today to reach The Outbound's audience of adventurous travelers.

Hike the spectacular Emerald Coast, visit ancient Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, and Dinan, walk the D-Day beaches, enjoy legendary cuisine.

Details

Duration: 10 Days
Starts in: Caen, France
Ends in: Gulgamp, France
Group Size: 4-15
Difficulty: 3/5

Operated by:

Wilderness Travel

Wilderness Travel is an award-winning leader in adventure travel, renowned for superb itinerary design, high-value, and the best Trip Leaders in the business. Group departu...

Additional Information

With dramatic coastlines, tiny stone villages, medieval abbeys, and renowned cuisine, Normandy and Brittany are the perfect setting for our cultural hiking adventure. We visit the D-Day beaches with a historian, walk across tidal flats to iconic Mont-St.-Michel, and experience the most breathtaking stretches of Brittany's coast on wonderful hikes. Culinary treats abound, including cider fresh from the orchards, sweet crepês, savory galettes, and a bounty of local seafood from moules marinières to oysters—Louis XIV had Brittany's Cancale oysters brought to him at Versaille. Join us for a delightful adventure in history and cuisine.

Itinerary

Days 1-4
Cæn / Bayeux / D-Day Beaches / Mont St. Michel 
We view the famed 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, and head to the coast for a hike at Pointe du Hoc, the high cliffs between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, where a historian brings the dramatic events of D-Day to life for us. We'll savor the cuisine of the north coast, sampling Normandy's famed cheeses and tasting the local Calvados brandy. Mont-St.-Michel, a site of pilgrimage since the 8th century, rises like a mirage from the shimmering sands of the bay. We hike the coast for stunning views, and then right across the tidal flats to visit a private chapel in the sanctuary, off-limits to the general public. 

Days 5-6
Cancale / Saint Malo / Dinan 
At Cancale, we'll sample the tastiest oysters in Brittany, visit the charming port of Saint Malo, and hike along the river Rance past half-timbered houses. We explore Dinan, a 13th century Breton town surrounded by medieval walls, with a specialist guide.

Days 7-10
Côte de Granit Rose / Ploumanac'h 
Surreal rockscapes of glistening rose-tinted crags line this exquisite section of Brittany's coast known as the Côte de Granit Rose. Our hikes follow coastal trails leading to Brittany's most revered pilgrimage site, and we'll see Castel Meur, the famous stone house wedged between two huge rock outcrops. We explore Tréguier, a gem of a medieval town, savor plates of delicious fruits de mer, and enjoy our historic seaside hotel set along pink granite rocks in the village of Ploumanac'h. Depart on Day 10 via Guingamp.

Reviews

Have you done this tour? Be the first to leave a review!

More Tours

Oxford Road

A Walk in the Cotswolds

$5,295/person - 8 days

France

Beaune And Walking The Grand Cru Vineyards

$2,249/person - 8 days

More

Adventures Nearby

  • Explore Rue Crémieux

    A street so small and non-descript that unless you plan to visit it or stumble onto it, is something that could be easily missed. A quirky street in the heart of Paris, Rue Crémieux is a tiny yet enormously colorful street and a great place to exp...

  • Explore Paris’ Wall of Love (Le mur des je t'aime)

    Located in the Montmarte district of Paris, the Wall of Love--or as the French call it Le mur des je t'aime--is an off-the-beaten-path place to explore. For a city known for so many different sights to see, a simple wall full of "I Love You" over ...

  • Climb the Aiguille du Midi-Plan Traverse

    The Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is the #1 tourist destination in the world’s capital for extreme sports, Chamonix. For regular tourists, a trip to the top of the 3842 m-high cable car museum provides plenty of excitement for one day. But for advent...

    2.5 miles 1148.3 ft gain

  • Explore the Cliffs of Étretat

    Étretat is a small tourist and farming town on the coast of Normandy, best known for its coastal cliffs. It features wide pebbled beaches, natural arches and an eroded rock—and hiking trails connecting them all together. I didn't spend much time i...

    5 miles 394 ft gain

  • Hike to Signal des Voirons

    Begin at the marked path to the right of the parking lot, near the monastery. The trail is steep at first, but this lasts only for a few meters, in the undergrowth. When you leave the woods, follow the paved road for about one hundred meters, then...

  • Hike to Le Lac Blanc

    This adventure begins at the Flégère gondola in Les Praz (a village in the NorthEast section of Chamonix), which is easy to get to with the free Chamonix bus. Take the Flégère gondola to La Flégère, situated at 1894 meters (6,213 feet). The ride u...

    5 miles 1657 ft gain

  • Starting From

    $6,195/person

    Book Now

    Add your business today to reach The Outbound's audience of adventurous travelers.