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looking for cheap ferry from uk to Cherbourg

Hi All

Looking at taking 6 weeks in Europe to attend a few rally's and hopefully make it to Turkey :-)

My start point is the D-Day beaches so Im looking at cheapest ferry for Bike and rider.

Havent really thought about my return leg.... I was thinking about booking it via the internet during my trip

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Go to aferry.to

Choose by route and choose an outbound from Cherbourg. This will show you that there are three routes operated by Brittany and Condor going to Poole and Portsmouth.

It's pretty safe to assume those three inbound routes to the UK are also the only outbound routes, so now select each of those in turn as the outbound ferry and check the prices.

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Geordie- just a wee note-
The road between Cherbourg and Saint-Lo is aka 'Diesel alley' due to huge volume of trucks that use it...and drop diesel all over the place.
Keep your eyes peeled!
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@ Tim

Cheers mate, was looking at that site last night... but just thought I would pop a question in on the forum just incase I missed a massive offer lol


@Bertrand
Cheers for that info, will keep me eyes peeled n my rubber sticky side down :-)

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It will probably be cheaper to travel to Le havre from portsmouth. (LD lines/Transmanche ferries) You can then run up the Normandy beaches from the other end.
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Yes, but there's something more natural doing it the other way, as the invasion followed the rising tide from the west.

If you do decide to go via Le Havre stop first at Pegasus Bridge (where it all started around midnight with the glider landings), then go hell for leather right across the Cotentin Peninsula to St Mere Eglise (second landings with the US paras), then follow the tidal landings eastwards back towards Pegasus.
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