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London to Paris raising funds for Jersey Stroke Support 5 days UK, France

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About the Challenge

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycling 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!

 

Proud to raise funds for Jersey Stroke Support

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Participants are required to raise a minimum of £500 each for Jersey Stroke Support

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This challenge is proudly sponsored by PwC Channel Islands and Bedell Cristin

Itinerary

London to Paris raising funds for Jersey Stroke Support


BESPOKE 5 DAYS
  • Tuesday 20th September

    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. 130km (80 miles)

  • Wednesday 21st September

    We head south from Calais, 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 (78 miles)

  • Thursday 22nd September

    This morning, after a couple of long days in the saddle, our legs may feel a little tired. We ride south through villages and along quiet
    undulating French roads, passing cemeteries of the First World War as we pass through the region of the Somme. We usually have time to
    stop at Theipval, with its thought-provoking 45m-high Memorial to the Missing. Continuing south, we head through the more forested
    region around Compiègne; this attractive town lies on the banks of the River Oise. Night hotel.


    Cycle approx. 125km (78 miles)

  • Friday 23rd September


    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,
    drop off our bikes and get ready for a few celebration drinks to mark our achievement.


    Cycle approx. 95km (59 miles)

  • Saturday 24 th September

    After breakfast you are free to explore the city; before travelling back to St Malo by coach to be reunited with our bikes. Finally travelling
    back to Jersey via ferry as foot passengers with bikes.

    (Lunch & Dinner not included)


    Discover Adventure reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate



Dates & Prices

Prices may vary depending on date.


WHAT'S INCLUDEd

  • Hotel accommodation (twin share)
  • Ferry to Calais on Day 1
  • Transfer of bikes to the start - arranged by sponsors
  • Rider and bike transport from Paris to St Malo
  • All meals (exclusions detailed in intinerary)
  • Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
  • Discover Adventure Doctor
  • Lunches on Cycle days (provided by crew, local restaurants or caterers dependent on numbers)
  • Celebration meal
  • Full vehicle support
  • Overview Maps, GPX files and route information
  • Marked route
  • 24 hour emergency UK backup

 

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Flights/travel from/to Jersey
  • Accomodation in London pre-night (19th September)
  • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Personal Travel insurance (to cover person injury, cancellation/curtailment, lost items etc)
  • Bicycle, Cycle helmet (compulsory) and high-vis jacket
  • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
  • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions


Detailed Information

  • 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.

  • We have a Passenger Portal which will give you more details of the challenge itself. It also enables you to see any outstanding information we need, the countdown to your challenge departure, see your outstanding balance, make payments and update your contact details. You can access this via the following link - Passenger Portal Log in.


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.

    If you are still to buy some kit don’t forget that Cotswold Outdoor, Snow and Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need offer all Discover Adventure participants 15% off any purchases you make with them. Please ask us for the code if you do not have this already.