This unique route takes us along the beautiful coastline of Normandy, passing the sites and scenery of the World War II D-Day Landings on Normandy Beaches. This coastal region played a vital part of Operation Overlord, a codename for the WW2 Allied invasion of Normandy, to liberate Europe from years of German military occupation.
Our journey begins in Grandcamp-Maisy, at the foot of the Cherbourg Peninsula, where we head east along the coast. We take in sites of significant military action including Pointe du Hoc, the Mulberry Harbour of Arromanches, and Pegasus Bridge. There are beautiful views across the now-tranquil coastline, but as we walk over varied terrain of dunes, grass and tarmac, it is all-too-easy to imagine events of the past. We pay our respects to the Allies at the Normandy American Cemetery and Juno Beach Memorial. Our route finishes north of Caen at Ranville War Cemetery where we will lay a wreath, a poignant end to an unforgettable journey.
Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.
We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.
If you are still to buy some kit don’t forget that Cotswold Outdoor, Snow and Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need offer all Discover Adventure participants 15% off any purchases you make with them. Please ask us for the code if you do not have this already.