Trip Departure Dates...
16th ‐ 20th May
Registration Fee £125
Sponsorship Level £1600
Self Fund £800
What's It Like?
Cycling the 300 miles from London to Paris is a massive challenge, but if you are prepared to put in a bit of training then it’s most definitely achievable!
A typical ride has over 100 other riders on it so whether you are an experienced club rider looking to put in some mileage, or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day ride you are bound to find other cyclists who are at your level. In fact that’s the thing our customers tell us they like most about our rides – the friendships they form on our rides. So much so that most people come back to do another ride with us the following year!
Our route takes us the 300 miles from Crystal Palace in southeast London to the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. Cycling through stunning countryside and quiet country roads the following gives you a breakdown of the days, routes and distances:
Day 1: London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. Our route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop
95 miles (approx.)
Day 2: Calais to Abbeville
La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. From here we follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville – steeped in history from the war but despite being destroyed in one night it has managed to retain its beautiful gothic church
75 miles (approx.)
Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais
Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. The Somme is perhaps most famous for its battles but it is also a Celtic word for ‘tranquility’, summing up the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais where the market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries
70 miles (approx.)
Day 4: Beauvais to Paris
Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! We are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to our lunch spot by the River Seine. After lunch we follow the river down through the suburbs until we reach the Bois de Boulogne – the largest park in Paris. From here it’s a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower!
60 miles (approx.)
Day 5: Paris to London on the Eurostar
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight
ATOL number 10069).