Our signature Tour de France ride offers the unique opportunity to cycle the 300 mile from London to Paris, arriving in time to watch the arrival of the Tour de France into Paris on Sunday 29th July 2018!
But you don’t have to be a professional rider yourself to come on our London to Paris Cycle. A typical ride has over 100 other riders on it so whether you are an experience 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 exactly what our customers tell us they like most about our rides – the friendships they form whilst taking on the challenge of a lifetime. So much so that most people come back to another ride with us the following year!
Itinerary - 4 day
Our route takes us 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. We then follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville, a town steeped in history from the war which despite extensive damage in just one night has retained its beautiful Gothic church.
75 miles (approx)
Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais
Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. Though the famous battle likely comes to mind first, the name Somme actually derives from the Celtic word for 'tranquility' which fully encapsulates the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais whose 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. We then have 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, 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 your journey home.