London to Paris Cycle 2019
End Date: Sunday 29 September 2019 Location: Crystal Palace, London
This exciting ride will take you from London through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France before you reach Paris and end your challenge under the Eiffel Tower!
Entries have now closed of this year's London to Paris cycle
Dates: 25th – 29th September 2019
No. of days: 5 days (4 days cycling)
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.
Approx.95 miles cycling
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.
Approx. 85 miles cycling
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.
Approx.98 miles cycling
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!
Approx. 55 miles cycling
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.
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
Accommodation, travel by ferry and Eurostar, all meals during cycling days, water, refreshments, guides, mechanics and medical support.1
2 –3* hotels throughout the cycle.
It can reach up to 26°C during the day with lows of around 16°C. The climate of northern France is very similar to southern England, so being prepared for any combination of sun, wind and rain is key!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided throughout the trip along with morning and afternoon rest stops. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise upon booking.
We’ll provide you with a kit list tailored to this challenge when you book; a cycle helmet is compulsory. Whilst on the cycle your main bag will be transported for you so all you need to carry is your day pack with your essential items. We strongly recommend that you use your own bike for both your training and the cycle itself.
1. All participants are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas. The tour costs do not include travel insurance which is compulsory. Dinner on the ferry on Day 1 and lunch on Day 5 are not included.
Contact Name: Sam Johnston
Contact Telephone: 01228 817656
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