Stage 1 : from Carentan to Ravenoville - 30 km
Prepare for an adventure starting in Carentan! As you leave the station, take in the history of the town before you set off. With its small harbour, its listed buildings and its rich past linked to D-Day, Carentan is well worth a visit. Next, head through the gorgeous landscapes of the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin Regional Nature Park. Then pedal round the Beauguillot nature reserve in the bay of Les Veys, a favourite spot for harbour seals, who like to rest there. Keep an eye out, if you’re lucky you might see some.
Moving on, you’ll leave the marshlands behind as you head to Utah Beach. This is where some of the history of D-Day was written. Park your bike and visit the Musée du Débarquement, built on the site where the American troops landed on 6 June 1944. You’ll pedal along the coast for the final kilometres to Ravenoville. You’ll certainly have earned a relaxing walk on the sand, with the colourful beach huts as a backdrop.
Where to stay on this stage?
In Ravenoville, Le Cormoran campsite welcomes you in a 5-star setting just a few steps from the sea. Choose from mobile homes, chalets or even a gypsy caravan for a unique stay: several options are available with all the comfort you could need for your first stopover.
Bonus: a travelling bicycle delivery service
Across the whole of la Manche, LocVélo proposes bicycle delivery and pick-up services to the place of your choice. A practical bike hire service to enable you to travel around without transporting your equipment.