Trip Departure Dates...
19th ‐ 23rd July
Sponsorship level: £1560
What's It Like?
Our signature Tour de France ride is a unique opportunity to cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris and to arrive in Paris in time to watch the arrival of the Tour de France on Sunday 23rd July 2017!
But you don’t have to be a professional rider yourself to come on our London to Paris cycle rides. 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!
Itinerary - Route 2
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 London, we head south out of the capital and quickly leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind us. Weaving our way down quiet country lanes we are treated to some beautiful scenery. After conquering few tough climbs in through the Kent Downs we arrive in Dover late afternoon and take the evening ferry over to Calais.
95 miles (approx)
Day 2: Calais to Henin-Beaumont
Our second day in the saddle and we head east out of Calais and into the stunning countryside of northern France. We cruise down the French roads enjoying the rolling hills and picturesque villages until we reach the industrial town of Henin Beaumont where we spend the night.
85 miles (approx)
Day 3: Henin - Beaumont to Compiegne
An early start this morning as we face our longest day in the saddle. Our route today takes us through Saint-Quentin and then on to our hotels for the night in Compiegne, home to the beautiful Chateau de Compiegne built originally for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon.
100 miles (approx)
Day 4: Compiegne to Paris
The final day of cycling and the big push to Paris, our final destination. After lunch near the outskirts of Paris and you will start to spot the familiar sights of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. We rendezvous in a park just north of Paris before joining together to cycle the last miles along some of the famous boulevards. Our finish point can be seen for miles above the Paris skyline and on arrival the celebration can begin!
70 miles (approx)
Day 5: Paris to London
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life, explore the city, and watch the finale of the Tour De France! Our Eurostar will be departing in the evening to give you as much time as possible to soak up the celebratory atmosphere. The Eurostar arrives into St Pancras in the late evening, here you will collect your bikes and continue with your journey home.