Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque Sussex 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! Dates & Prices
Royal Marsden London to Paris Cycle
BESPOKE • 4 DAYS
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!
An early start allows us to avoid the morning traffic as we pass through the outskirts of London onto quieter roads.We continue south towards Croydon, riding through beautiful rolling Surrey countrysideand small, quiet villages. As we head further south a long climb takes us into Sussex; we then follow rolling roads up and over the beautiful chalk downs and descend into the harbour town of Newhaven. We board the ferry and have dinner en-route to Dieppe.Night hotel.(Dinner on ferry not included) Cycle approx 98km (60 miles)
We leave the busy port behind, heading southeast and quickly emerge into typical French countryside. Passing a few small villages, we ride through the small, 12th-century town of Neufchatel-en-Bray and continue on small roads through farmland and pockets of woodland. Most of our route rolls along through this beautiful rural scenery, though there are a few longer climbs. Our day ends at Beauvais, a town renowned for its large Gothic cathedral. Night hotel. Cycle approx 114km (70 miles)
Our final day’s cycling takes us 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, with a few steep climbs to test us. As we reach the suburbs of Paris we enjoy a flat run-in, looking out for the distinctive landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Coeur standing out on the skyline. After finishing beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower, we head to our hotel and get ready for an evening of celebrations to mark our achievement. Night hotel. Cycle approx 80km (50 miles)
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