See the tall ships on the Seine
Take a boat ride alongside the ships
Visit picturesque Honfleur for lunch
Visit Monet’s House at Giverny
Monet’s famous “Waterlily” Gardens
See the spectacular firework display
Rouen Armada, Honfleur, Monet’s House & GardensWed 12th to Sat 15th June 2013

This spectacular event only takes place every five years – so don’t miss a chance to see it!

We expect this tour to start and finish in Dieppe (see below*) (or other agreed meeting/departure points). The first day we take a leisurely route to Rouen where we are based for three nights. Our hotel is a 2* “boutique” hotel in the backstreets of the city centre, well placed for all the sights. We start the evening with an orientation stroll around the city followed by dinner in our favorite restaurant.

The next morning we take a boat trip on the Seine passing alongside many of the fabulous tall ships moored along the quayside. We then ride to the lovely fishing town of Honfleur where you will have plenty of time for lunch and to explore the cobbled backstreets before we head back to Rouen. This evening is a free night for you to explore the city – there are numerous restaurants to choose from.

Day three we include a ride-out to visit Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny. After stops for lunch and coffee we arrive back late afternoon in Rouen where dinner is again included this evening. After dinner we stroll back to the quayside to see the entertainment on board the ships (check out the Mexicans!) and the nightly firework display.

Our final day will be a leisurely ride back to Dieppe wih lunch and coffee stops en-route.

This will be a fully escorted motorbike trip from the moment you arrive at Dieppe (or meeting place as agreed) and will be run at a leisurely/moderate pace. We use a tried & tested “2nd man drop-off” marker system with a tail-end rider so there is no need for you to refer to maps or GPS. As we are based for three nights in the same hotel and this is not a high mileage trip there will not be a luggage van on this tour.

Price: £445 per person – includes:-

  • Four day fully escorted tour led by experienced British guides – who speak French.
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts for 3 nights in a shared room with en-suite facilities *
  • Evening meals with wine on 2 nights.
  • Boat trip on the Seine.
  • Entry to Monet’s House and Gardens.
  • Tour Information Pack (to include itinerary, hotel details, explanation of marker system, contact details etc.)

* Single room supplement £200

Your ferry crossing and meals/drinks other than as stated above are not included.

A deposit of £145 per person is payable upon booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure.

All Terms & Conditions relating to Bike Normandy Tours apply to all bookings.

* The start and finish of the Tour is subject to the LD Lines ferry timetable for 2013. Please do not book a crossing to Dieppe until we confirm this.

Read the review and see the photos of the 2008 Tour click here