Itinerary

We normally run this London to Paris Cycle over 4 nights, 5 days (4 cycling days), Wednesday to Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time, then please contact us. A typical itinerary looks like this:

Day 1 – London to Dover
Typically we meet at 6.30am at the Greenwich Observatory to start riding at 7am. The route takes in Greenwich Park, Shooters Hill and then follows the Thames corridor through to Dartford. From there we skirt Maidstone passing through Coxheath, Lenham and over the Kent Downs towards Folkestone. From Folkestone the route follows the coast to Dover, where we stay the night. 80 miles (129km)

Day 2 – Calais to Abbeville
After breakfast we take the ferry to Calais, cycle through the old town centre and begin our route on minor roads crossing through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Boulonnais national park. The road surfaces are generally good and the chances to stop at the roadside are plentiful. After this the route heads out into the country passing through numerous small villages, the beautiful gardens and abbey of Valloires and past a very pretty windmill with crepe shop attached. We finish the day in the town of Abbeville. 75 miles (121km)

Day 3 – Abbeville to Beauvais
The day starts with a ride through the town centre, then out into open countryside. The roads used are in good condition, although narrow and single lane in places. We follow the River Somme for a small section and then cycle past open fields and through pretty French villages to Grand Villiers. The last section of the day runs along the D149 into the town of Beauvais. Despite the town having been severely damaged during the 2nd World War, the great Gothic cathedral is a must see, especially its ornate Medieval clock. 63 miles (101km)

Day 4 – Beauvais to Paris
10 am start
Leaving Beauvais the going is undulating as the route heads south past fields into the Vexin National Park and on to cross the River Oise at Méry sur Oise. Paris comes into sight and on entering the outskirts there are some steep, winding descents down to the River Seine, which we cycle beside to the Bois de Boulogne. From here we head to the Trocadero for fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower and take the final ride down beneath the Tower, along the Seine, then onto the Place de Concord and up the Champs Elysees with a victory lap for the brave ones around the Arc de Triomphe. 53 miles (86km)

Day 5 – Paris
There is a free morning in Paris for sightseeing before making our way home via Eurostar. Why not visit a museum or gallery before travelling back to the UK. Return times range between 12 noon and 6pm.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, rider’s fitness, weather conditions, accommodation availability, or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. All timings are approximate and for guidance purpose only.

Requirements

This tour is tough but achievable by most people. To enjoy this trip, you need to have a good level of fitness. It’s a tough challenge but it is achievable by most people. The cycling days will cover 60-80 miles and will take around 6-8 hours. There are a few significant hills on the route, particularly on the first day. We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking. Although the fitness plan we will send to you has been devised by a fitness professional, this is only provided as a guide and you should see professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.

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