BRITTANY AND NORMANDY: LONG WEEKENDER

At a Glance

Tour Dates

09 Jul 2025 14 Jul 2025

08 Jul 2026 13 Jul 2026

Duration

6 Days

Tour Starts in

Portsmouth, UK

Tour Leaders

Where We Ride

Travel Distance

Approx 750 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

1495 £
BRITTANY AND NORMANDY: LONG WEEKENDER

Tour Overview

If you are looking for a relaxed ride through quintessentially French Brittany and the rolling countryside of Normandy, then this tour is ideal for you.

Famed for countryside, culture, and culinary class, this region also boasts dramatic coasts, characterful old towns, and bags of history.

From the old town of St Malo we mix coast and countryside on our way to Ploumanac’h, which is set in the heart of the ‘Pink Granite Coast’ area in the north of Brittany.

Heading south to the walled town of Concarneau on the Atlantic coast, we pass through picturesque towns and villages taking time to enjoy the cuisine and hospitality of the region.  The Les Monts d’Arree area has some fine motorcycling roads to enjoy between pit stops.

From Concarneau we head inland overnighting at the medieval town of  Alencon, where we will have time to enjoy the beautiful environment, bars and restaurants. Heading North we pass through the rolling hills and green pastures of the Suisse Normande, akin to Switzerland and hence its name.

Our final destination is the Port of Caen where we have a 4.30pm crossing bringing you back to Portsmouth in the early evening.

Our riding pace is relaxed with mileages averaging just 160 miles per day leaving time to soak up the characteristic French hospitality with long lunches and longer evenings! Alongside the scenic riding, we’ll stay at some superb accommodation typical of the area. Add French food and wine as a reward for a day on the road and you have a winning combination.

Excellent tour from start to finish. If you have a bike and you want to go on a tour, these are the people to use.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Price option Solo Shared Single Room Solo Single Room *Rider and passenger
Riding Your Own Motorcycle 1495 1795 2095
Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike 2125 2425 2725
Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike 2245 2545 2845
Including an S1000XR Hire Bike 2275 2575 2875
Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike 2335 2635 2935
Including a K1600 Grand America 2365 2665 2965
* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

HIRE BIKES:  If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day.  This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.

Day 1 Your Ferry departs Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to St Malo.

Day 2 We leave the port and head into Brittany for the beautiful pink granite coast at Ploumanac'h

Day 3 Some good riding today as we pass through Les Monts d'Arree on our way to Camaret before dropping down to the stunning walled town of Concarneau with its many restaurants.

Day 4 An easy days ride meandering to the coastal town of Cancale, with numerous restaurants famous for its oysters and shellfish.

Day 5 Alencon, famous for its lace, is our destination tonight. We are staying in a beautiful hotel just outside the town centre where we will enjoy a final meal together.

Day 6 Alencon, famous for its lace, is our destination tonight. We are staying in a beautiful hotel just outside the town centre where we will enjoy a final meal together.

  • Stunning views of the Pink Granite Coast
  • A night in Picturesque Ploumanac’h
  • Riding through Les Monts d’Arree
  • A night in the stunning walled town of Concarneau
  • Nights in the medieval town of Alencon
  • Opportunity to experience the oysters and shellfish of Cancale
  • Riding through the Suisse Normande area
  • Enjoy traditional french cuisine

This was our fifth tour with Motorrad Tours and we have never been disappointed. Every tour exceeded our expectations.

What's Included

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • All accommodation as listed in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Ferry Crossing from the UK to France and back
  • Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

Not Included

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

09-July-2025

14-July-2025

6

5

08-July-2026

13-July-2026

6

5

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