Normandy's peaceful rural lanes and stunning beaches are but 2 reasons why cyclists head to this part of France. The historians amongst you might want to cycle to the D-day beaches where the liberation of Europe began - simply follow the clearly sign-posted route taking you to key D-day locations. As you make your way on your cycle, you could sample delicious Normandy pancakes, washed down with locally produced cider or pack a picnic with Normandy cheeses - camembert and livarot come from here. For sheer challenge, Swiss Normandy is a cycling haven with a wide variety of routes from gentle, scenic trails to tough, heart-pounding climbs. If you don't want to take your own bike but fancy an outing on 2 wheels, there are a number of bike hire points along the D911 beach road heading out of Granville towards Jullouville.