International Tandem Rally 2012
This year's International Rally will take place at Camping Lez-Eaux near Granville. Granville is a small town and port on the Cotentin Peninsula some 67 miles south of Cherbourg. Distances to other ports are: Caen-Ouistreham: 75 miles, Le Havre: 124 miles, Calais: 285 miles. It should be possible on a clear day to see the Island of Jersey, site of last year's International Rally.
The Camp Site
A member of the Castels chain and family run. Large, level pitches with 10A electrical hook ups.
If you are considering cycling from Cherbourg then you might like to look at these two websites:
Cycling in Manche: Greenways and Cycle Routes (pdf leaflet)
Park at my house A web site offering parking at private houses near to your departure point.
Granville and the Department of Manche
According to Joanna Symons of the Telegraph 'The Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy is seaside France at its most unspoilt and welcoming'. La Manche is renowned for its long sandy beaches, quiet lanes and tiny fishing ports. Offering a superb area for cycling. The area is rich in places to eat the freshly caught local seafood. Try the sole meunière in La Citadelle at 34 rue du Port.
Granville houses the Museum of Christian Dior who's childhood home was the Villa les Rhumbs, the scented garden is worth a visit. The town also has a fortified citadel and casino. Nearby the village of Saint-Aubin-des-Prèaux has a 12th. century Romanesque church with a Gothic bell tower.
Route sheets in pdf format with distance columns in miles (Kilometers in text column).
Right click on "Short" or "Long" to save the files to your computer.
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Bookings for this event are now closed.
Map showing location of Camping Lez-Eaux
View Camping Lez-Eaux in a larger map
This event is being organised by Neil Wheadon
Note: This event is open to Club Members only, either The Tandem Club or other overseas cycling clubs. Annual membership is £10.00 or €18 per year with membership for the first Joint Member or 'Family' member free. If you'd like to become a member of The Tandem Club, link to the Subscription Details page by clicking here.