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France: Normandy & Brittany

  • Fri, September 03, 2021
  • Sun, September 12, 2021
  • Normandy, France

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September 3 - 12, 2021        $5,195

     FRANCE   

NORMANDY AND BRITTANY

Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to the Normandy and Brittany regions of France. Fortified seaside Saint-Malo and historical D-Day beaches frame this fascinating journey. Immerse yourself in two classic regions: Normandy and Brittany as you bike France across fertile Norman farmland and into picturesque Breton ports. You’ll learn how the drama of World War II still resounds along the famous beaches and headlands of Normandy and experience Brittany’s seafaring lifestyle. Hop off your bike to peruse outdoor market stalls, wander the winding cobblestone streets of fairytale-like towns, or even swim in the English Channel, with a tour of Mont Saint-Michel a fitting grand finale. And indulge your taste buds with regional cuisine along the way, sampling some of the world’s freshest oysters, creamy Camembert cheese, and crisp apple cider.


12 meals are included with the tour
(6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Cycle through rolling pastureland and picturesque villages into rural Normandy, passing hedgerows and half-timbered country manors, châteaux and abbeys.
  • Visualize the dramatic events of D-Day as you tour Omaha Beach with a local guide.
  • Delve into World War II history as you cycle to the American Cemetery and D-Day Museum to explore and reflect at your own pace.
  • Swim in the English Channel.
  • Learn how cider is made during a visit to a family-run apple orchard—and enjoy a taste and picnic.
  • Enjoy the breath-taking views from your beachside five-star hotel in Brittany.
  • Stroll a fairytale setting of ramparts, half-timbered houses, and harbor views on a guided tour of the Breton town of Dinan.
  • View historic granite houses draped with fishing nets in the quaint Breton village of Saint-Suliac.
  • Savor crepes, a paper-thin style savory pancake and specialty of Brittany during dinner at an authentic creperie.
  • Taste some of the world’s freshest oysters that enchanted King Louis XIV in the charming port town of Cancale.
  • Visit spectacular Mont Saint-Michel, the medieval island-village crowned by its well-preserved Benedictine abbey.


Space is LIMITED to 20 participants!

A deposit of $350 is all that is needed to hold your spot!

“Guaranteed no risk deposit” is fully refundable

until 91-days prior to your departure.


Air Package:  Sept 3 - 12, 2021

$5,195 per-person (double-occupancy) from Washington-Dulles.

Most major airports available.  SS $745

Tour Only:  Sept 5 - Sept 11, 2021

Price $4,045 per-person (double-occupancy). SS $495

PSC/BRSC members have exclusive rights to these 20 spaces until November 20.  Don't delay! 

If you are interested in this trip, register today! 



The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in Paris upon arrival, and one night in Paris (CDG airport hotel) after the bicycle tour concludes.


Custom Air:  With the Air Package, you may customize your dates of travel and extend your vacation, or fly into or home from a non-tour airport – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.


Bikes:  Hybrid and Road-style bikes are included and electronic-assisted E-bikes are available on a first-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

Trip Activity Rating is EASY/MODERATE Cycling

Average Daily Mileage is 15 - 30 miles

Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 - 4.5 hours

(Electric-assisted E-bikes are available)


Also with the VBT Air Package, you may choose to extend your stay with a pre-trip stay in Paris.



Pre-Trip Extenson:  Paris  $395 pp (double occupancy), SS $345

2 nights hotel and airport transfers (subject to availability)


HOW TO REGISTER:

To register for this trip, signup with the PSC and ALSO call VBT to provide them with your registration information.  A deposit of $350 is required to secure your spot.  Call VBT at 800-245-3868 (option 1) between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET Monday to Friday.  Give the VBT agent the GROUP #310468.

QUESTIONS:

Email or call your PSC trip leader to express your interest in the trip and if you have any questions.

Trip Leader:

Steve Thompson
 stevethompsonva@gmail.com
1302 Shaker Woods Road
 Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 862-6535 (c)

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