Tour de Normandie: steps 1 & 2

Day 1-stage from St-Nom-la-Bretèche to Dieppe
The first part of the course crosses villages with charming romanesque churches, along the parks of large properties, small castles, travels through the undulating plains of harvested wheat, crosses woods. Then we go on to the departmental with a certain traffic, our solar bikes trace the road but the atmosphere is less friendly. Fortunately the last 50 km are pure happiness, on an old railroad track transformed into a bike path.

Day 2-stage from Dieppe to Honfleur
Beautiful itinerary that alternates rolling sections and small seaside roads that go up beyond the cliffs and then descend to the beaches: Veulettes-sur-Mer, Fécamp, Étretat… On the other hand, the crossing of Le Havre is a part of pleasure. And what about the passage of the Pont de Normandie, where the bike path is a skinny strip along the main track where trucks drive at 90 km/h! All we have to do is pray not to be caught. After, I regretted not having dared to use the pedestrian path, which is protected by a small wall. Fortunately, the discovery of Honfleur makes us forget these inconveniences.