Guided Rides - Brilliantly Planned - Expertly Guided Motorcycle tours
June 21 to June 24 2019
Pillion Friendly and open to all riders.
good surfaces great corners
4 Days total
Day 1 Saturday
Ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg sailing at 9am. On board the ferry, there will be an short talk on the D-Day landings and how it impacted WWII. We leave the ferry at around 1pm and ride along the coast of Normandy to get an overview of the D-Day landings area. We arrive at our hotel in Caen at about 5pm. We stay at the same hotel for all 3 nights.
Day 2 (Friday)
On day 2 we concentrate on the British and Canadian beach landings.
We will visit Pegasus Bridge, the scene of the first actions of D-Day, where Airborne British troops stormed the position from gliders. We will see where those gliders landed and visit the Memorial Pegasus Museum where the original bridge is located.
We see the Airborne graves in Rainville, followed by the main the British landing beaches, starting at Sword Beach, then Juno Beach and finally Gold Beach.
We also visit a number of centres, museums and memorials along with seeing the defences at Asnelles and the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches, much of which is still visible out to sea.
Day 3 Saturday
On day 3 we concentrate on the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches. The film Saving Private Ryan told the story of ‘Bloody Omaha’ and what happened to the Americans who attacked the western Normandy beaches. We visit where this happened We will visit the Normandy American Cemetery and the memorial to the 29th Division and the Overlord Museum-Omaha Beach.
We look at the story of the ‘Band of Brothers’ who were the men of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who landed behind enemy lines.At Utah Beach we'll look at the successful landings and visit the Utah Beach Museum.
Day 4 (Sunday)
Day 4 is spent riding some of the best roads in the area, before returning to Cherbourg to catch the 5pm ferry, which arrives back in Portsmouth at 7pm.
One person – One bike - Shared room £535 (total)
One person – One bike - Own room £750 (total)
Two people – One bike - One room £875 (total)