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About the Challenge

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, we cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, our finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement. Our last day in Paris allows us to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city!

 

Ladies, check out our WOMEN RIDE LONDON TO PARIS CYCLE 

 


London to Paris Cycle


OPEN 5 DAYS
  • An early start allows us to avoid the morning traffic as we pass through the outskirts of London onto quieter roads. It is not long before we are among the rolling fields and villages of rural Kent, passing orchards and traditional oast houses where hops are stored. We follow country roads across the hills of the North Downs to Dover and the coast. Taking the ferry to Calais, we have dinner on board and cycle the short distance to our hotel. Night hotel.

    (Dinner on ferry not included)

    Cycle approx. 136km (85 miles)

    Top route profile shows July departure. Bottom route profile shows June & September departures.

    Route Profile

    July Route From Crystal Palace

    June & September Day 1 Profile

  • We head south from Dunkirk, riding roughly parallel to the Belgian border. A long day in the saddle lies ahead, but the terrain is fairly flat as we pass through small villages and farmland, with some areas of shady woodland. A few hills mid-way through our morning stretch the legs a little! The area we pass through saw a great deal of action in WW1 and many road-names in towns and villages testify to the history. Our afternoon is predominantly flat as we ride southeast, though a few hills await us before Cambrai, a town which dates back to Roman times. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 161km (100 miles)

    Route Profile

    Dunkirk to Cambrai

  • Today is shorter, but almost continually hilly, as we cross beautiful rolling landscapes, where fields of crops stretch for miles. For the first part of the day we pass small war cemeteries, reminding us of events a century ago. We have a great view of the River Somme, which we cross before our first water-stop. Narrow lanes lined with hedgerows take us through small villages with ancient crumbling buildings, and we follow wider boulevards through historic towns with striking churches and town halls. The last section of our route runs through an area involved in the WW1 Battles of the Aisne, with more cemeteries and memorials to the fallen. With roughly ten miles to go, the road climbs steeply out of the pretty village of Vauxaillon, winding through woodland and into open fields with wonderful views. A rewarding descent brings us to Soissons, an ancient town which lies on the River Aisne. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 114km (70 miles)

    Route Profile

    Cambrai to Soissons

  • Our final day’s cycling takes us southwest, on yet more undulating roads through small villages and farmland. There are some short sharp climbs in the morning, before we reach busier roads. As we cycle through the Parisian streets we look out for distinctive landmarks, feeling excited at being this close to our goal! Then we sweep around the Arc de Triomphe and down the famed Champs-Elysées to our finish beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower. We head to our hotel and get ready for a final meal together as a group to mark our achievement. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 121km (75 miles)

    Route Profile

    Soissons to Paris

  • After breakfast you are free to explore the city; why not go up the Eiffel Tower or visit renowned attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral. You are responsible for getting yourself and your bags to the Gare du Nord on time for your afternoon Eurostar train back to St Pancras, where you will be reunited with your bike. 

    For the July departure date, you can enjoy the huge spectacle that is the Tour de France! We don’t have a set area to gather, but the 71m-wide Champs-Elysées is by far the best place to watch the laps before the final sprint; head over with your new cycling buddies, pick a spot and enjoy the incredible atmosphere. Spectators gather early to watch the world’s most famous cycling event arrive home, and if you want a good view you are advised to get there many hours before the peloton! You are responsible for getting yourself and your bags to the Gare du Nord in time for your evening Eurostar train back to St Pancras, where you will be reunited with your bike. If you would rather see the whole Tour de France finale, we would suggest that you stay in Paris for an extra night and make your own travel arrangements back to the UK (at your own cost). If you intend on doing this, you will need to inform us prior to the confirmed deadline, so that we may cancel your return ticket and reduce your trip cost accordingly.

    (Lunch & Dinner not included)

    Please note that this trip does not start and finish in the same location.


Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 25 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDEd

    • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
    • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
    • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
    • Route information

     

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Bicycle
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 25 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDEd

    • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
    • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
    • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
    • Route information

     

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Bicycle
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 25 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDEd

    • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
    • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
    • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
    • Route information

     

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Bicycle
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 25 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDEd

    • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
    • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
    • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
    • Route information

     

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Bicycle
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 25 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDEd

    • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
    • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
    • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
    • Route information

     

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Bicycle
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    This challenge requires a minimum of 25 participants
    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £99 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDEd

    • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
    • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
    • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
    • Route information

     

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Bicycle
    • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
    • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details

Detailed Information

  • Accommodation is usually on a twin-share basis in hotels convenient to our route. Please tell us if you know somebody else on the trip that you would like to share with and we will try our best to accommodate your request. If you don't know anyone else in the group don't worry, we always pair you up with someone of the same gender, and a similar age where possible. We do not charge a single supplement if you are a solo traveller in a shared room.

    There may be a limited number of single rooms subject to request, on a first-come first-served basis, after you have booked. Extra charges will apply.

  • We usually stay in hotels or lodges of a 2-3* standard or equivalent. Standards may vary between the hotels but they are generally comfortable and convenient for our route. Hotels are often on the outskirts of towns to minimise unnecessary extra mileage and avoid traffic.

  • We like to support local businesses and will source food locally. Lunches will be in restaurants along the route and dinners are usually eaten at the hotel. Do make sure you eat enough to give you the energy for your exertions. Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply.
  • Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support crew, including mechanics. Our leaders are selected for their knowledge and experience, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises; they are also trained in first aid. The crew will have mobile phones and/or radios where appropriate, medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary.

    The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that’s transporting your luggage, ensuring your route is well-marked, making you lunch and sorting out any mechanical problems. Support vehicles are with the group all of the time, and carry all luggage and spares.

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

  • For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
  • Your booking is part of a group challenge and the tour costs and fundraising targets listed on our website are based on a minimum number of participants which is shown on the challenge  Our typical groups run with approximately 35-40 participants however you may find your group is smaller or larger than this.

    We will confirm at least 12 weeks prior to departure that your challenge is guaranteed to run however occasionally it may be possible to still to run the challenge with less than the minimum numbers, subject to a small group supplement.  If we think a small group supplement may be necessary, we will discuss this with you as soon as possible, usually 5 months before your departure date. 

    Minimum numbers and groups sizes may vary on Bespoke Charity challenges.  If you are booked onto a bespoke challenge please contact your charity for full details.

  • In the unfortunate circumstance that you need to cancel your booking, we would ask that you notify us in writing either by post or email.  Your cancellation will be considered effective from the date the notice is received. Registration fees, amendment fees and insurance premiums are non refundable and, depending on your payment option and how close it is to your challenge departure date, you may be liable for a cancellation charge.

    Full details of all cancellation charges may be found in the Terms and Conditions of booking.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

  • This is designed to be a challenge, and it is vital that you train sufficiently for it. We will supply you with a thorough training guide once you have registered. We expect all participants to train hard in advance, but we respect everyone’s limits and do not expect everyone to maintain the same pace. Inadequate training is likely to have an impact not just on your chances of completing the challenge, but enjoying it too - and we want you to have the time of your life!

    Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience, fitness and ability as well as all ages and backgrounds. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. If you have concerns about your fitness or if you have reduced mobility please do contact us for a confidential chat about whether this challenge is appropriate for you.

    For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners may find themselves waiting for the slower ones. Please relax, and remember that this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and earn sponsorship.

  • Travel Insurance is compulsory on our challenges; we strongly suggest that you arrange insurance cover as soon as your booking with us is confirmed. Should you need to cancel on medical grounds, you will need insurance to cover the costs involved (registration fee and any trip costs depending on cancellation date). 

    You should also ensure that you have adequate cover for the type of challenge you are taking part in as well as medical emergencies, evacuation and repatriation.

    You can obtain a quote with Insure to Travel from our website here, or you may choose to take out your own travel insurance, just remember to let us know the policy number and emergency phone number!

    For more information about travel insurance, please click here.

  • Entry requirements vary depending on your destination and nationality. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid, and any visas are obtained in good time. Check the FCO’s advice on entry requirements for your destination to be sure. To find out if you need a visa you can check your requirements using our partner, Visa Machine, website here; please ensure you allow plenty of time.

    Your routine UK schedule of vaccinations should be up-to-date (especially tetanus). We recommend you check Fit For Travel for further details. You should always check with a GP or travel clinic for up-to-date travel health advice as it does change.


Testimonials

Janet - August 2019


The support crew were outstanding. Making the seemingly unachievable, achievable.

Sarah - July 2019


It was AMAZING - the crew were spot on, the cycling was adventurous and fun and the food was lovely - they catered well for vegetarians.

Philip - July 2019


Everything was great - the office support, the crew, the catering, everything. The only thing you couldn't control was the weather but we were all affected the same!

Chris - July 2019


Simply the best experience of my life, the whole trip could not have gone any better. The professionalism shown by the Discover Adventure crew was first class, without them pushing us along on day 2 and day 4 it would have been easy to give up. Could not wish for a more
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friendly and knowledgable team. Still deliberating about my next trip but without a doubt it will be with Discover Adventure.
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Margaret - June 2019


Had a great time, although it was raining most of the time, and the garden of England has more hills than expected. Supporting crew always available and happy to change another flat tire. Great camaraderie.

Paul - September 2018


A real challenge for me but also, real fun. Helen and Ohil gave us great encouragement from start to finish.

Jackie - September 2018


I went with trepidation and finished elated, an experience I will never forget.

Gail - September 2018


Fantastic challenge ending on the streets of Paris amongst iconic landmarks, wonderful support crew and overall a rewarding experience shared with lovely new friends :)

Karen - August 2018


An amazing experience despite the extreme temperatures

Helen - August 2018


This was my first time on a Discover Adventure trip, and I'm sure it won't be my last!

Margot - July 2018


The support team and guide were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, they were great fun and full of enthusiasm. They made each client feel special. It was evident that the focus of the DA team from booking through to the end of the challenge was to help clients
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achieve their goal and to have the best possible experience during the challenge. All i did was turn up and ride my bike . 
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Lee - October 2017


Discover Adventure deliver what it says on the ticket. They provide a worry free environment that leaves you simply to get on with the challenge you have chosen, and concentrate on completing it to the best of your ability. They are totally supportive and encouraging to
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Michael - October 2017


The organisation and support offered by the DA team was outstanding and contributed massively in ensuring that my London to Paris journey was so memorable, and for all the right reasons.

David - October 2017


Faultless, and very supported. I must admit, I am not a natural sportsman, but I never felt in any way inferior. Altogether a great few days.  

Kirsten - October 2017


What a lovely cycle route - a very well organised event with lots of highlights! Fantastic people, lovely accommodation and great snacks and food!

Tim - October 2017


Great challenge, well organised and thoroughly enjoyable!

Lee - September 2017


DA delivered an excellent package once again, with all admin and logistics sorted to enable you to concentrate on the challenge at hand. The back office team is both supportive and informative, with the information for the challenge sent out well in advance, with
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suitable training tips, kit lists and electronic downloadable routes. On the actual event, the crew is helpful and sort any issues enabling you to concentrate on the ride. The routes are clearly marked and DA must be commended for their diligence in removing all route markers once the last rider has passed. Some aspects, as always, could be fine-tuned and upgraded, but that comes at a cost above the value for money experience that they provide. Overall and excellent experience; my 3rd and I will be back for another!
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Clint - July 2017


Superbly run from start to finish!

Sarah - July 2017


I had the most amazing experience going on this journey alone, and having never done anything like this before I was made to feel welcome and had all the support I needed. I’ve met many new friends and the DA team are amazing.

Colin - July 2017


If you are looking for a great adventure and challenge, look no further! Four days cycling London to Paris, through beautiful countryside, a manic, but amazingly cycle friendly Paris. Well organised refreshment/lunch stops, great staff. Don’t worry about your ability
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Andrew - July 2017


The challenge leadership was second to none! Ian was fantastic, and the whole DA team were welcoming, helpful, encouraging and friendly. I felt safe and supported for the whole trip, and empowered to do my best. Thank you!

Jack - July 2017


Just wanted to say a big thanks for the Alzheimer's cycle! It was a really amazing few days, and I thought the organisation from your team was exceptional from the start to finish. As someone who has worked in events, I was really impressed with the logistics, lunches,
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detailed morning briefings and hotel choices. Really great attention to detail across everything and the friendly and positive attitude of your whole crew really added to the vibe. It was a real pleasure and will definitely be getting involved with you agian!
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John - June 2017


Rated: 5*    This was a truly amazing and memorable experience from start to finish. It was very physically and mentally challenging but worth every minute and it made all the sweat, blood, and tears in training worthwhile! The Discover Adventure Team
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were absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t have wished for a better bunch of people to support us throughout. They were all truly amazing and so a BIG THANK YOU! We will definitely be looking at our next challenge very soon!
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Marian - June 2017


Rated: 5*    Discover Adventure's attention to detail and professionalism really sets them apart from their competitors. We felt completely supported at all times by their team, and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering taking part in a
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Bill P. - June 2017


Rated: 5*    Great support and an excellent route!

Andrew - June 2017


Rated: 5*    This is my first time using Discover Adventure for a cycling challenge, and I am not disappointed. From initial booking right through to completion, the staff are unbselievable. Very well knowledged in the terrain of the challenge, courteous
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and profesional, with plenty of laughs and banter to keep spirits high! A really well organised event and I'm sure, for me, the first of many more. Well done all. AMAZING!
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Bill - June 2017


Rated: 5*   Thank you again to Ian and his team in making it a great experience and their support, nothing was ever too much trouble!

Simon - June 2017


Rated: 5*  I introduced the Green Army Bike Team to Discover Adventure back in 2012. We come back every year and always have a great time with fantastic support. A big thanks for everyone at DA for helping to keep the Green Army rolling every year.

John - June 2017


It was a fantastic trip and a truly tremendous experience ! The Discover Adventure Team were absolutely brilliant, very supportive, helpful and a cracking bunch to be with. We really couldn’t have asked for a better team! I would like to thank the DA team on behalf of
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myself and the whole Assured Team. We just need to decide what our next challenge is with you guys!
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Cathy - November 2016


The fact that Discover Adventure enabled me to complete something that I never really thought I was capable of.

Kirusika - November 2016


I enjoyed everything about it. What amazing about this was that four days later total strangers felt like part of the family. We were all facing the same physical as well as mental challenge, this create bond between people and we all began to rely on each other.

Catherine - November 2016


I was a little bit anxious about this challenge because I only started cycling at the end of 2014 and I was worried that I'd be joining a group of really hard core, serious cyclists and I was coming on my own, but it wasn't like that at all. Everyone always says the
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same but the people and the DA crew totally make these trips what they are (amazing) and everyone really supports and encourages each other, and no one thought they were taking part in a charity version of the Tour de France and took it really seriously. I've never been to Paris so being able to cycle in with 140 odd other cyclists in one big peloton was just amazing and is an experience I'll genuinely never forget.
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Susan - November 2016


The DA team set an extremely high standard for outdoor trips. Everything was perfectly coordinated and the ride was challenging, but good. Would recommend them to anyone.

Rosie - November 2016


I was no way prepared for what I was about to face in the London to Paris cycle ride but I am so over the moon that I did it and so proud to say I finished. My fitness level was no where near ready and on the first day I honestly thought I was go home but the amazing
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team talked me round and made me believe I could do it. My cycling improved so much in the 4 days and although I thought I'd never want to look at a bike again I'm actually considering what adventure to challenge myself to next. So if your looking for a challenge and you prepare well enough you will love this ride because if I can do it you can too!!!
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Jill - November 2016


Just an AWESOME adventure!! Enjoyed EVERY minute!!

Jayne - November 2016


This experience has enabled me to raise a significant amount for a charity that is helping family members and also made it possible for me to overcome the psychological effects of my own health challenges.

Chris - November 2016


An incredibly rewarding experience that has left both my daughter and I with a great sense of achievement that will live long in the memory.

Jan - November 2016


Whilst I have always kept fit, I have never done anything like this before. DA just made it so easy, from the pre event info to picking up the bikes at the end.

Pamela - November 2016


I really didn't know what to expect of this challenge but the experience is one that I shall remember. I will highly recommend you to any friends wanting to undertake such an adventure. I will always remember riding past the Arc de Triomphe thinking "I got this Froome".
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Our support team were fantastic and their encouragement, invaluable experience and knowledge got me to The Eiffel Tower.
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Craig - November 2016


Crew were brilliant throughout. Crew rider/mechanic really knew his stuff and kept you going throughout. Hope he is on my next challenge.

Kay - November 2016


This was the biggest mental and physical challenge I have ever undertaken and I am so pleased I did it! I struggled but with the support of the DA crew, I got through it and would definitely do it all over again!!!

Steve - November 2016


The whole team were tremendous. Supportive, friendly, helpful but most of all geat fun to be with. Words cannot praise Ian and his team enough, the comments people are leaving on the Facebook page set up by Pam are testiment enough to what a great job these guys did.

Anna-Lise - November 2016


I just wanted to email you regrading our fabulous and successful journey to Paris. Sonia and I made it to the Eiffel Tower with the help of an amazing crew. What superb routes you/they found for us: quiet, picturesque and with a hint of French culture and ambiance.But
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above all, thanks to the crew fpr waking up ridiculously early for us, we had the sensation of a smooth and safe cycling through the French roads and villages, and especially the French Capital! The logistics of our bookings were smoothly managed, Dan eased the process when it was necessary, and facilitated contact between the riders so we had only to focus in our training. Nothing was too much trouble for you all! Overall, it has been a fantastic personal, and sportive experience for me. I rode all and every metre/kilometres from London to The Eiffel Tower, which at the start I doubted of my ability to do so! But WE made it, and YOU ALL made it happen!
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James - November 2016


This was an amazing trip! A real life changer for me. It was great to meet such an inspiring, interesting bunch of people all riding for great causes. Meeting them all was a massive highlight for me. Shame it couldn't have gone on longer! I'm already looking into my
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Kerrie


Rated:5* Loved it, day 1 and 2 were difficult but the Crew mainly leader Ian, and the others were great in helping me through it! It was a real pleasure to finish the ride and a huge achievement for me personally! Thanks DA!

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GRADE | YELLOW

Trips are graded Yellow, Orange or Red, in increasing level of challenge. This trip lies within the YELLOW range.

Yellow colour

The grade is determined by factors such as terrain, distance, climate, altitude, etc. Each colour grade has a spectrum which reflects the difficulty of these factors; trip duration, accommodation and living conditions (see icon) are also taken into account. 

Trip grading explained

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