Should be muddy!
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Sport Adventure's first ever route and still one of our favourites, the Normandie takes in the best trails in what is a spectacularly beautiful area - lots of woodland, lots of sunken tracks, and an absolute minimum of road work. Comprising of three 150 kilometre loops running from the small country town of Gace, the Normandie is the original Jerkl and Hyde of trail trips. In the summer the going makes it a challenging ride for big trailies. In winter however it is a whole different story with the route transformed into a great run for enduro bikes! Extremely easy to get to (approximately one and a quarter hours south of both Le Havre and Caen and three hours from Calais) participants have the choice of taking the night ferries that arrive at the channel ports the morning of the start of the trip or crossing over the day before. Either way the ride finishes in plenty of time to catch ferries back to UK on the last day.
Selection of photos from previous tours
Summertime and relatively easy tracks make for a perfect big trail bike playground.
Though there's still enough water around to make the river-crossings interesting
In winter they're just a bit deeper!
There's lots of woodland too.
Mike Zullo shows some style through the mud.
Yet more water
And a bit more mud
Nice combination of mud and water
We reckon this photo was taken about 1996!
A typrical sunken Normandie trail.
In the summer its a whole different story.
but in winter there's a lot if this!
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