Cycle London to Paris
Southern England and Northern France
- Duration: 4 nights, 4 days
- Charity Events
- Available During: April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct
About this Adventure
Take on the challenge and cycle from London to Paris – two of the most iconic capital cities in the world. On your final day, enjoy a morning sightseeing in Paris before catching the Eurostar back to St Pancras
- Reasonable distances on cycling days: 80-110km (60-80 miles)
- Hotel accommodation for four nights
- Four days of cycling
- Includes one night and a morning in Paris
- 278 miles (477 km) trip
- Professional cycle guiding during the event
- Support vehicle to provide luggage transfers and mechanical assistance
- Dover/Calais ferry crossing included
- Eurostar return included
- We return your bikes back to London for you to meet you at the Eurostar
- Single Room Supplement £45.00 per person per night
- Extra night in London prior to departure £75.00 per person per night for twin accommodation
- Extra night in London prior to departure £120.00 per night for single room accommodation
- Extra night in Paris at end of event £75.00 per person per night for twin accommodation
- Extra night in Paris at end of event £120.00 per night for single room accommodation
Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.
Why Book With Us
We know you have a choice of companies to cycle from London to Paris with. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:
- We are an established adventure travel business
- We have been trading since 2002
- We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
- Knowledgeable and available office staff
- Qualified cycle guides
- All activities are risk assessed
- We try to give you the best service we can
- We are aware this is your adventure/challenge and will do our best to facilitate it
- We have many repeat clients stretching back many years
We normally run this London to Paris Cycle over 4 nights, 5 days (4 cycling days), Wednesday to Sunday, however, if you would like to do this at any other time, then please contact us. A typical itinerary looks like this:
Day 1 - London to Dover: Typically we meet at 6.30am at the Greenwich Observatory to start riding at 7 am. The route takes in Greenwich Park, Shooters Hill and then follows the Thames corridor through to Dartford. From there we skirt Maidstone passing through Coxheath, Lenham and over the Kent Downs towards Folkestone. From Folkestone, the route follows the coast to Dover, where we stay the night.
80 miles (129km)
Day 2 - Calais to Abbeville: After an early start, grab breakfast on the cross-channel ferry to Calais, cycle through the old town centre and begin our route on minor roads crossing through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Boulonnais National Park. The road surfaces are generally good and the chances to stop at the roadside are plentiful. After this, the route heads out into the country passing through numerous small villages, the beautiful gardens and abbey of Valloires and past a very pretty windmill with crepe shop attached. We finish the day in the town of Abbeville.
75 miles (121km)
Day 3 - Abbeville to Beauvais: The day starts with a ride through the town centre, then out into open countryside. The roads used are in good condition, although narrow and single lane in places. We follow the River Somme for a small section and then cycle past open fields and through pretty French villages to Grand Villiers. The last section of the day runs along the D149 into the town of Beauvais. Despite the town having been severely damaged during the 2nd World War, the great Gothic cathedral is a must-see, especially its ornate Medieval clock.
63 miles (101km)
Day 4 - Beauvais to Paris: 10 am start - Leaving Beauvais the going is undulating as the route heads south past fields into the Vexin National Park and on to cross the River Oise at Méry sur Oise. Paris comes into sight and on entering the outskirts there are some steep, winding descents down to the River Seine, which we cycle beside to the Bois de Boulogne. From here we head to the Trocadero for fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower and take the final ride down beneath the Tower, along the Seine, then onto the Place de Concord and up the Champs Elysees with a victory lap for the brave ones around the Arc de Triomphe.
53 miles (86km)
Day 5 - Paris: There is a free morning in Paris for sightseeing before making our way home via Eurostar. Why not visit a museum or gallery before traveling back to the UK. Return times range between 12 noon and 6pm.
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, weather conditions, accommodation availability, or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. All timings are approximate and for guidance purpose only.
How to take part for Charity
Pay a £199 deposit and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance. This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee. You can join any of our open London 2 Paris Cycles just select the date of your choice opposite and enter the name of your chosen charity in the group/charity section. For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.
- Four nights’ accommodation in comfortable hotels based on twin rooms en-suite with breakfast for 3 mornings
- Qualified and experienced cycle leader(s)
- Support vehicle to provide luggage transfers and mechanical support
- All luggage and equipment transfers on cycle days
- Ferry crossing (Dover to Calais)
- Return transport via Eurostar to London (return times will range between 12 noon and 6 pm)
- Transport for bikes back to London in the support vehicle
- Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
- Professional event organisation
- Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
- Financial Protection: in the unlikely event of insolvency, all our trips are protected in accordance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations
- Travel to the start point and journey home from the finish point of the trip
- Lunches and evening meals throughout
- Breakfast in Dover - due to early start
- You will need to bring or buy snacks and drinks for the cycling days
- Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
- Bike and bike equipment