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Paris to London Guided Cycling Tour

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Guided cycle trip in international group with English-speaking Tour Leader

  • Live a unique cycling experience that will take you from Notre-Dame de Paris to Westminster Abbey.
  • Mix an on the road trip to comfort, sleeping in accurately selected hotels.
  • Explore two of the most charming European Capitals: Paris and London, but also Normandy countryside, which inspired Impressiont painters, Sussex's white cliffs and green hills.
  • Wander Brighton Lanes.
  • Cycle up to the very heart of London and experience something that you will hardly forget.

Total cycling distance: 338 km/210 miles

Day 1: Paris
Individual arrival in Paris and hotel check in.
At 6 pm meeting in the hall of your hotel with your Tour Leader and the rest of the group for the initial briefing and bikes delivery (if rented).
Overnight at the hotel in Bercy District, historical centre of French wine market.

Day 2: Paris – Maisons Laffitte (50 km/ 31 miles)
We will start our trip with an exciting ride to Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, following Parisian bike lanes, we will ride across Bastille Square, along Canal St. Martin and Villette Park, the largest park in Paris and home to Cité des Sciences et de la Musique.
We will leave Paris cycling along canals leading to the banks of the Seine and to the stunning Parc des Impressionistes in Rueil-Malmaison.
The day will end in Maisons Laffitte at a few steps from the castle, a fine example of French Baroque style built to host King Louis XIV.
Dinner at the restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Maisons Laffitte.

Day 3: Maisons Laffitte– Gisors (75 km/ 47 miles)
Our day will start in the shade of oaks and beeches of St. Germain-en-Laye Forest and of the Oise Valley. With its vibrant landscapes, this valley was a source of inspiration for many Impressionist painters including Daumier, Pissarro, Cézanne and Van Gogh (we will have the chance to cycle across one of his most famous paintings, Wheatfield with Crows).
We will then continue into the Vexin Français Regional Nature Park, an area rich in history, nature, and architecture. After a picnic break in the park of the Castle of Théméricourt, we will reach Chars and take the train to Gisors, in Normandy. Its ancient medieval city centre is wrapt in the mystery and legend of Templar Knights.
Dinner at the restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Gisors.

Day 4: Gisors – Forges-les-Eaux (60 km/ 37 miles)
In the morning we will ride through the rich countryside and quaint villages of the Epte Valley.
See the beautiful Abbey of Saint-Germer-de-fly, stop for lunch in a typical French village, cool off as you dip your toes in the crisp clean natural spring waters of Haussez.
The ancient thermal centre of Forges-les-Eaux is today’s destination.
Dinner at a typical restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Forges-les-Eaux.

Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Dieppe (50 Km/ 31 miles) | Ferry to Newhaven, England
A converted rails-to-trails bike path will be our stress-free route to Dieppe. The landscape along this 56 km stage is dotted with thriving farms and castles. The castles, such as Mesnières-en-Bray and Arques-la-Bataille, serve as a reminder of France’s rich history.
Along the way, we will pass by the village of Neufchatel-en-Bray, famous for its heart shaped soft cheese similar to Camambert. During a short break you will have the chance to try a sample and hear the romantic legend about its origins. Once in Dieppe, park your bike, relax on the beach, or savor local oysters before boarding the ferry to cross the Channel to Newhaven, England.
Dinner on the ferry and overnight at the hotel in Newhaven.

Day 6: Newhaven – Crawley (62 km/ 39 miles)
Our first day in England will start with a ride along Newhaven Marina and toward the stunning cliffs of South Downs.
A bit of climbing will take us to breathtaking views as we will ride along the top, before riding down to a beautiful (and flat) seaside path along the beach. For 10 km enjoy a scenic path with immaculate cliffs on one side and the English Channel, La Manche, on the other. Soon we will arrive in Brighton, a lively destination, popular for its pier attractions, cafes, and charming old town known as the Lanes.
After a break in Brighton, we will head inland through the rolling hills of Devil’s Dyke, a legendary valley in the County of Sussex that is said to have been dug by the Devil in person.
We will reach Crawley cycling in the shade of Tilgate Forest.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Crawley.

Day 7: Crawley – London (67 km/ 42 miles)
The last cycling day marks the return to urban life, although re-entry will be gradual.
We will start the day cycling across the English countryside of the County of Surrey and into the suburbs of London. The route traverses city parks filled with runners, cyclists, and dog walkers as you will make your way to the city center. River Wandle will lead us to River Thames and on to the heart of London.
We will first reach Westminster Abbey, final destination of the Avenue Verte, and then an amazing itinerary across Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Soho will take us to our hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in London.

Day 8: London
After breakfast, end of services.

Terrain: 2 days on flat terrain, 2 days hilly, 2 days flat-to-hilly.
A moderate cycling experience is recommended for this tour.
Streets: 65% asphalted, 35% unpaved country roads.

Participants: minimum 12.
Luggage transfer: yes (1 piece per person, max. 20 kg).
Suitable for children: starting from 13 years old (bike rental possible above 150 cm of height).
Animals: not allowed.

Bicycles: unisex aluminium city bikes 24 gears, Shimano shifter, reinforced rims and tubes. Every bike is equipped with a rear pannier and a front bag, both completely waterproof.
E-bikes available on request.
Helmet is not compulsory, but highly recommended. Helmets available for rent at the cost of 15€/week (to be booked in advance and paid on the spot).
Bicycle rental contract to be signed on the spot.
Possibility to request a Bicycle Coverage for Damage and Theft for rented bikes.

Starting point of the tour: Paris.
Final point of the tour: London.

Hotline service: granted in English and Italian; Support Service Plus offered on place along the route.

Dietary requirements: in case of food intolerances, allergies or any other specific dietary requirement, please state them at the moment of your reservation.

Duration:

8days/7nights (6 cycling days)

Dates:

26/07/2020

09/08/2020

Individual rates:

Cat. A
Basic price in double room 1.230,00
Supplement for single room 490,00
3rd/4th bed child price 13/15 yo 1.230,00
Extra night in Paris (Double room) 105,00
Supplement for extra night in Paris (Single room) 95,00
Extra night in London (Double room) 145,00
Supplement for extra night in London (Single room) 125,00

Extra rates:

Supplement for bike rental 95,00
Supplement for e-bike rental 220,00
Supplement for children bike 95,00
Bike Coverage 25,00
E-bike Coverage 50,00
Supplement for adult helmet rental 15,00

Price includes: 7 nights accommodation in double en suite room; 7 breakfasts (day 1 to day 8), 5 dinners (dinners in Paris and London not included); English-speaking professional Tour Leader; luggage transport (1 item per person, 20kg max); Support Service Plus; ferry Dieppe-Newhaven (deck passage, bike included); train Chars-Gisors; information pack (1/room).

Price does not include: trip to Paris and from London; lunches; dinners in Paris and London; drinks; tourist taxes; entry fees; bike rental; insurance; extras and anything not mentioned in the section Price includes.

By plane: Paris has multiple airports; Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airport are close to the city centre. Beauvais Airport is about 90 km far from Paris.

By car: itineraries available on www.google.com/maps.
Further information at France Diplomatie.

By train: Paris has many train stations.
Timetables and reservation at Sncf.

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10 Comments

  1. Joanne S.
    Paris to london
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  2. Remo e Gloria
    Viaggio dal 6 al 13 luglio scorso; itinerario bellissimo-ottima assistenza tecnica e umana di riccardo sempre disponibile e gentilissimo (confermatelo !!)- attrezzatura ciclistica del tutto soddisfacente come pure alberghi e cene. insomma molto molto bene – solo tempo avverso (pioggia battente,vento e freddo per 4 gg.)superato comunque senza incidenti vari. da rifare con altre mete e reclamizzare con amici vs/organizzazione.bravi alle prossime !
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  3. Carisio Mauro
    Viaggio bellissimo. la guida,riccardo,super. cosa altro dire. tutto molto bello,anche il gran premio della montagana….
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  4. Elisabetta
    è stata una vacanza alternativa, ecofriedly, ben organizzata e con delle simpaticissime e preparate guide. rifarei una vacanza di questo tipo e la consiglierei a tutti. alberghi buoni (anche se a londra mi è toccata la camera sopra la ferrovia e avendo il sonno leggero mi sono svegliata al passaggio del primo treno prima dell’alba!). purtroppo i tempi sono stretti e non si riesce a visitare i luoghi che si percorrono. ma si ha molto contatto con la natura che lo compensa.

    verde natura

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  5. Maria d.p.
    Avevo grandi aspettative da questa nuova esperienza di viaggio…e sono state grandemente rispettate! sia per l’organizzazione (impeccabile), che per la simpatia e professionalita’ dei bravi claudio e riccardo. e che grande scoperta viaggiare in liberta’ su due ruote silenziose….una vera magia! prima ma sicuramente non ultima esperienza
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  6. Monica M.
    Il viaggio in bicicletta da parigi a londra con la guida di claudio ed il supporto di riccardo è stato un’esperienza davvero molto bella e fortunata. si è creato un gruppo affiatato che ha positivamente affrontato tutte le giornate con allegria e simpatia. certo siamo stati molto aiutati dal tempo che è stato eccezionale, ma molto è stato frutto delle energie positive di claudio, della pacata onni presenza di riccardo, delle capacità di ciascuno di far parte in modo costruttivo di un gruppo rispettando tempi e modalità. un’esperienza molto positiva che spero di ripetere.
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  7. Luigi C.
    Sono stato benissimo, ho scoperto grazie a voi un bel modo di viaggiare, ottima organizzazione, nulla da eccepire su tutto, un grazie al nostro caposquadra claudio che ha vegliare su di noi e a riccardo il meccanico portavalori . spero di preparare un nuovo giro per l’estate prossima. inviatemi info . saluti luigi 1408
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  8. Milena
    AVENUE VERTE DA PARIGI A LONDRA

    Ero molto perplessa prima della partenza perché era il primo viaggio che facevo da sola e in più non ero per niente allenata. Tutto si è risolto benissimo; gruppo internazionale fantastico e affiatato, organizzazione perfetta e staff molto preparato a risolvere qualsiasi inconveniente. Luoghi molto belli ed emozionante l’arrivo a Londra.
    Un grazie ancora a Sabrina e Riccardo

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  9. Claudio
    E’ stato un viaggio indimenticabile. L’organizzazione è stata impeccabile come la qualità dei servizi. L’itinerario molto bello e molto vario. Ma quello che ha fatto la differenza è stato il gruppo. Molto variegato, molto simpatico ma soprattutto molto affiatato, che ha condiviso il piacere del viaggio ma anche la fatica di ognuno.
    E poi ci sono stati Sabrina e Riccardo che ci hanno guidato e supportato in modo esemplare. Sono stati semplicemente fantastici. Un’esperienza da ripetere e da consigliare. Grazie.
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  10. Stefania
    Parigi – Londra in una calda settimana di Luglio 2019. Questo viaggio in bici è stato senza dubbio un’esperienza totalizzante. Un’occasione unica per una vacanza diversa per chi ama la natura e desidera essere rapito dai panorami indimenticabili della Normandia e dell’Inghilterra. Questa vacanza mi ha permesso di conoscere nuovi compagni di viaggio con i quali, oltre che per il piacere della conoscenza, ho condiviso con loro la passione comune per la bici e momenti di vero relax e divertimento. Insieme a noi c’era sempre Xavi, la nostra preziosa ed esperta guida, che ci ha indicato la rotta per tutti i 350 km nonchè dato ogni giorno spiegazioni e informazioni a noi utili e Riccardo, il nostro riferimento per la logistica nonchè esperto meccanico delle nostre bici. Xavi e Riccardo insieme ci hanno supportato in ogni nostra esigenza emerse durante le varie tappe del percorso. Un esempio? Un veloce cambio della bici muscolare in e-bike per chi era stanco o l’acqua e la frutta che Riccardo ci ha gentilmente portato durante una nostra sosta in una rovente giornata in Francia. Bravi, bravi bravi.
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Paris to London Guided Cycling Tour

Reference code: G275

A fully supported bike ride connecting two iconic European capitals, a scenic cycling adventure across French and English countryside, the Channel and Brighton.

Duration 8days/7nights (6 cycling days)

Dates:

26/07/2020

09/08/2020

Guided cycle trip in international group with English-speaking Tour Leader

France

United Kingdom

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By Bike

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