A three-day ride from Paris to London, incorporating the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles, and the beautiful countryside of North-West France. With the final day spent cycling through the Surrey Hills, you’ll need to save some energy in your legs for the final push into London.
We board the evening train to Paris on the Eurostar. Your bikes will be driven out to France by our support crew, and so all you need to worry about is getting to the station on time!
The rest of our crew will meet you upon your arrival in Paris, and you will have the opportunity to discuss the ride over dinner. You will have a short briefing, in preparation for the following day.
After a hearty breakfast, we make our way out of Paris, along tree-lined avenues and past famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Before you know it, we are cycling though the Bois de Boulogne and past the business district of La Défense.
We gradually climb out of Paris, and soon find ourselves in the glorious French countryside, passing through forests and along farmers’ fields. There will be three refreshment stops during the day, before cycling into the town of Beauvais and our first overnight stop.
We begin today in the knowledge that this is our longest day in terms of distance, but that most of it will be downhill as we make our way to the coast!
The morning is spent cycling through picturesque villages and along quiet country lanes, before our first refreshment stop. From here it’s just a few hours cycling to lunch, and then it’s onto a wonderfully long downhill all the way to the port of Dieppe.
We arrive in time to get changed, before boarding the ferry for the crossing to the UK. Dinner is taken on-board the ferry, and we transfer to our hotel upon arrival into Newhaven.
The final day! After a comfortable night’s sleep, it’s time to pull on the bib-shorts for the last time as we gradually make our way to London. The morning is spent riding along impossibly flat terrain, before the real climbing starts as we hit the South Downs.
Much of the day is spent climbing and descending through Sussex and Surrey, before the final push over the North Downs to the afternoon tea stop. It’s all downhill from here as we make our way into central London and a well-earned celebration meal!