Now that you’ve booked your holiday and reserved your accommodation, it’s time to find out more about the activities we have to offer.

Find out more about hiring bikes adapted for people with disabilities and explore the Vélomaritime.

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Stretching 1,400 kilometres from the English Channel to the North Sea, the Vélomaritime cycle route passes legendary tourist sites such as Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day landing beaches and the cliffs of Étretat.

With a high proportion of shared lanes, it’s an ideal cycling route for cyclists looking to get away from it all and discover cultural and gastronomic delights.

Where can I hire my adapted bike?

Do you have a disability and would you like to try out a cycle ride on the Vélomaritime?

It is possible to contact two service providers and order several models of adapted bikes:

  • the push bike
  • the muscle tricycle
  • electrically assisted tricycles
  • the electrically assisted scooter
  • the bicytoo

Then take advantage of the network of greenways, cycle paths and shared lanes starting out from Coeur de Nacre, to get around Calvados and Normandy.

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Plaisance 2 Roues

Ideally located on the Côte de Nacre, along the Vélomaritime, Plaisance 2 Roues offers 2 adult muscle tricycles for hire, adapted for people with reduced mobility.


Photo credit: Norm’Handy Mobi

Norm’Handy Mobi

This association, based in Caen and chaired by Mrs Bierre, offers 4 adapted electrically-assisted vehicles for hire:

  • the push bike
  • electrically assisted tricycles
  • the electrically assisted scooter
  • the bicytoo

The association will deliver it where you want it.

For families who don’t feel able to drive the equipment themselves, the association offers free support from its volunteer guides.

Our suggestion for an adapted bike ride along the Vélomaritime.

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Head for the Côte de Nacre and the D-Day landing beaches on the Vélomaritime. This itinerary offers lovely seaside views.

For greater safety, head east from Courseulles-sur-Mer towards Ouistreham.The gradient is slight, and you’ll enjoy facilities consisting mainly of cycle paths and greenways. Heading west, you’ll encounter more obstacles on your route, which is mainly made up of shared lanes.

Consult the Vélomaritime cycle route on the Côte de Nacre :

Things to see and do on your journey from west to east, from Courseulles-sur-Mer to Luc-sur-Mer:

  • Courseulles-sur-Mer : the Juno Beach Centre, with its special rates for cyclists and facilities adapted for bicycles, the fish market and the fishing port,
  • Bernières-sur-Mer : the Maison des Canadiens – the 1st house liberated by sea on 6 June 1944, the remains of the Atlantic Wall, the Remem’Bernières memorial trail, the church and its magnificent altarpiece,
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer : the narrow streets leading down to the beach, the pretty 19th-century villas, Cap Romain and, of course, lunch in one of the seafront restaurants,
  • Langrune-sur-Mer : the high seawall overlooking the beach, lined with white cabins (in season), fishing on foot and the pretty wooded park of Bois Joli,
  • Luc-sur-Mer : the very Instagrammable fishermen’s jetty, the Place du Petit Enfer, the shopping street and the Town Hall park, where a 19 metre long whale skeleton is on display.

Want to go further? The battery on your electrically-assisted push bike makes it possible!

Enjoy the charm of the colourful villas of Lion-sur-Mer and the Flame of Ouistreham memorial on the Franco-British beach of Sword Beach. This memorial lists the names of the 177 Frenchmen who took part in the military operations on the morning of 6 June 1944. It is here that every year, on the anniversary date, French veterans gather for a moving tribute to their fallen comrades.

Ouistreham, also known for its historic appeal, offers an enchanting area for nature lovers, the Bay of Orne, next to the Canal. Seals, sea calves, migratory birds – it’s a little Baie de Somme here, just ten kilometres from the Coeur de Nacre destination.

The Courseulles-sur-Mer/Ouistreham round trip is just over 35 kilometres.

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Sur la Vélofrancette à Ouistreham

Photo credit: Pascal Beltrami

Get in the water! On the sea, river or sand, try out new activities and discover new sensations.

Sailing on the water, paddling on the Seulles, gliding along the beach – all thanks to the power of the wind. Our sailing schools have the equipment and facilities to provide a unique sailing experience for everyone.

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A little bonus for visitors with a passion for the Second World War: audio and video content from our museums.

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The Radar station 44 has also thought of our visually impaired visitors.

Audio description of the course improves accessibility, and helps our visually impaired and blind visitors to navigate between the bunkers on an atypical course.

Describing the height and volume of the rooms will help you find your way around.

In order to offer a complete tour of Juno Park, a live virtual visit is available to enable visitors who are unable to go up and down the steps to enjoy the underground guided tour of the bunkers and historical commentary.

It is offered by the Juno Beach Centre every week by prior arrangement (except in January and during school holidays).

Whatever the activity, we recommend that you inform our service providers of your needs at the time of booking so that they can guarantee you a suitable welcome.

We will be happy to help you organise your stay.

Enjoy your stay in the Coeur de Nacre!

You may also wish to consult the following to help you prepare for your visit:

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