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London to Paris Cycle

UK, France Cycle CHALLENGING
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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!


London to Paris Cycle

5 DAYS
  • An early start from Blackheath Common 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 Dunkirk, 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)

    Route Profile

    London to Paris Day 1 .jpg
  • 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

    London to Paris Day 2.jpg
  • 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

    London to Paris Day 3.jpg
  • 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 celebration meal to mark our achievement. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 121km (75 miles)

    Route Profile

    London to Paris Day 4.jpg
  • 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.

    (Lunch & Dinner not included)

Alzheimer's Society London to Paris Cycle

5 DAYS
  • An early start from Blackheath Common 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 Dunkirk, 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)

    Route Profile

    Day 1 - Blackheath to Dover.png
  • 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

    Day 2 Dunkirk to Cambrai.png
  • 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

    Day 3 Cambrai to Soissons.png
  • 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 celebration meal to mark our achievement. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 121km (75 miles)

    Route Profile

    Day 4 Soissons to Paris.png
  • 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.

    (Lunch & Dinner not included)

London to Paris for Action Medical Research

5 DAYS
  • An early start from Crystal Palace 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 head through Tonbridge and 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 in Calais. Night hotel.

    (Dinner on ferry not included)

     

    Cycle approx 125km (90 miles)

    Route Profile

    Day 1 Crystal Palace to Dover.png
  • After a hearty breakfast, we head south through beautiful French countryside. Our route takes us along small, quiet roads through villages and small towns. During the afternoon we ride past small War Cemeteries such as at Noordpeene and Gauchin, a reminder of the remarkable history of this region. The terrain is reasonably flat to begin with but becomes more undulating as we travel south. We spend the night in Arras. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx 125km (80 miles)

    Route Profile

    London to Paris Day 2.jpg
  • This morning, after a couple of long days in the saddle, our legs may feel a little tired. We continue south through villages and along quiet undulating French roads to the more forested region around Compiègne, where we spend the night. This attractive town lies on the banks of the River Oise. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx 125 km (80 miles)

    Route Profile

    London to Paris Day 3.jpg
  • Our final day’s cycling takes us southwest, initially through small villages and woodland before we meet the outskirts of Paris. Needless to say, the volume of traffic increases but our destination and the finish is in sight! We cycle through the Parisian streets, sweeping 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 celebration meal to mark our achievement. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx 96 km (60 miles)

    Route Profile

    London to Paris Day 4.jpg
  • 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.

    (Lunch & Dinner not included)

London to Paris Cycle challenge (TdF)

5 DAYS
Experience our iconic cycle challenge from London to Paris. Our last day in Paris allows us to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city, as well as enjoy the huge spectacle of the end of the Tour de France!
  • 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. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 136km (85 miles)

    Route Profile

    Day 1 Dartford - Dover.png
  • An early start sees us crossing the Channel by ferry to Calais, and then heading south through beautiful rural landscapes. We ride through ancient Desvres, pedalling quiet winding roads running parallel to the coast. After lunch we reach the valleys of the Canche River and head further south towards Crécy-en-Ponthieu – site of the 14th-century Battle of Crécy. Continuing south, our final leg brings us to Abbeville, on the River Somme. Abbeville suffered badly from WW2 air raids, but its beautiful Flemish-style architecture is still in evidence and its Gothic church has been largely restored to its former glory. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 114km (71 miles)

    Route Profile

    Day 2 Calais - Abbeville.png
  • Leaving Abbeville behind us we follow the River Somme east out of the town in the direction of Amiens. These lands are renowned for the terrible battles of the First World War and are scattered with cemeteries and other poignant reminders of the thousands of men who died here. Our route soon turns south and we follow shady beech-tree-lined avenues so typically French, into meandering valleys and traditional farming hamlets. The cycling is mostly flat and through agricultural lands. Our day ends at Beauvais, a town renowned for its large gothic cathedral. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 104km (65 miles)

    Route Profile

    Day 3 Abbeville - Beauvais.png
  • Our final day’s cycling takes us over the river Théram and south of Beauvais towards the great capital city. Following small country roads we head towards the small town of Meru and continue south through beautiful countryside. As we reach the suburbs of Paris we look out for the distinctive landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Coeur standing out on the skyline. Reaching the suburb of St. Denis we come to the River Seine; following its northern esplanade in the shadow of the Bois du Boulogne, we ride until we reach the Pont d’Iena and finish beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower. We check into our hotel and enjoy a great celebration to mark our achievements. Night hotel.

    Cycle approx. 80km (50 miles)

    Route Profile

    Day 4 Beauvais - Paris.png
  • After breakfast you are free to explore the famous sights pf Paris. Later you can enjoy the huge spectacle that is the Tour de France! The 71m-wide Champs-Elysées is by far the best place to watch the laps before the final sprint. The atmosphere will be electric as 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 on time for your evening Eurostar train back to St Pancras, where you will be reunited with your bike.

    (Lunch & Dinner not included)


Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,550 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,050 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £775 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

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    Payable on booking

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

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

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Paris by 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
    • Maps and route information
    • Celebration meal in Paris

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Three meals as specified 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
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5, and any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,650 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,150 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £825 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 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
    • Maps and route information
    • Celebration meal in Paris

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Three meals as specified 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
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5 and any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £49 Fundraising target £1,500 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Contact Charity

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

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

    the tour cost includes:

    • All accommodation in 2-3* hotels on a twin-share basis
    • Transport (by ferry and Eurostar)
    • All meals except three as specified
    • Full trip support of experienced Discover Adventure leaders, drivers and mechanics.

     

    the tour cost does not include:

    • Personal travel insurance,
    • Meals as specified (allow £30-50)
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5
    • A bicycle
    • Drinks, extra food, personal items or any optional tourist activities.
    • We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of personal emergency.
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £79 Fundraising target £1,550 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Contact Charity

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

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

    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,550 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,050 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £775 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

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

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Paris by 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
    • Maps and route information
    • Celebration meal in Paris

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Three meals as specified 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
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5, and any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,600 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,100 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £800 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

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

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Paris by 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
    • Maps and route information
    • Celebration meal in Paris

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Three meals as specified 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
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5, and any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,700 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,200 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £850 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

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

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Paris by 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
    • Maps and route information
    • Celebration meal in Paris

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Three meals as specified 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
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5, and any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,600 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target £1,100 Tour Cost £250.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £149 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £800 Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

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

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

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Paris by 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
    • Maps and route information
    • Celebration meal in Paris

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    • Three meals as specified 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
    • Transport around Paris on Day 5, and any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details

Detailed Information

  • All food is included except for a few meals as specified in the itinerary. The food is plentiful, generally local in style, freshly-cooked and will give you plenty of energy. Sometimes we have packed lunches, sometimes meals are buffet-style, other times we stop at small local restaurants. Dinners are generally eaten in camp or at our hotel, depending on accommodation.

  • Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. Please do not expect as much variety as you would have access to at home – we are often in very rural or remote areas and among people of a different culture who may not understand your requirements, however willing they are to help. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat we strongly recommend you bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply. Please feel free to ask us for advice.

  • Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders. Our leaders are selected for their experience in harsh wilderness environments, knowledge of travel in remote areas, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. You are in very safe hands with a Discover Adventure leader. Usually leaders are based in the UK or other English-speaking countries and lead for us regularly throughout the year in many different countries. In some instances, trips are led by in-country guides who have been trained by us to provide the level of support expected on a Discover Adventure trip; they also have a wealth of knowledge about the region.

    Although our leaders are trained in expedition first-aid, they are accompanied by an expedition doctor or medic (dependent on group size), who is there to look after the well-being of the whole group and deal with any incidents. They help the leaders to ensure the trip runs smoothly and encourage you when things get tough. The number of crew looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but an average-sized overseas group would be led by two leaders and a doctor. At Discover Adventure we pride ourselves on our high leader: participant ratio and believe it leads to greater trip enjoyment as well as excellent trip safety.

  • Your luggage, food, water and equipment is transported for you from one night-stop to the next (where applicable). If there is easy road access this is done by vehicle; if not porters, mules or even camels might carry your bags, depending on the destination and terrain. Space is limited and hard-sided luggage is not suitable, so it is essential that your kit is packed in a soft bag, rucksack or expedition kitbag. Ask us about our specially-designed low-cost kitbags if you don’t have one already. You should also bring a small daypack to carry for items needed during the day as you will not have access to your main luggage until the evening.

  • 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.

  • Download your London to Paris FAQs here.  We hope that these answer all your questions but if there is anything else we can help you with please do give us a call!

    Please note: these are applicable to our Open challenges - these may vary if you are on a bespoke challenge

Preparing for the Challenge

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    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.

  • Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience and fitness, all ages and backgrounds. We expect all participants to train hard in advance to achieve this challenge, but we respect everyone’s limits. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners will 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.


Testimonials

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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next cycle challenge with DA in Europe.
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Cycle Training Weekends

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£160 Special Offer - Only when you book at the same time as registering for your main challenge

Discover Adventure Cycle Training Weekends take place in and around the valleys and ridges of the chalk downs around Salisbury. They are designed to gauge your fitness so that you can be confident you are well prepared for the challenge ahead!

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This trip is designed to be challenging for those of good health and fitness, but is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance. We will supply you with a thorough training guide when you have registered. Training for the challenge is all part of the preparation and requires commitment! Without it, you will find the challenge less enjoyable - and we want you to have the time of your life!

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