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The Change Foundation - Cycle Paris to Geneva

Paris to Geneva

  • Duration: 5 nights, 5 days cycling
  • Charity Events
  • Challenging
  • Available September 30th 2019

About this Adventure

Take on the challenge and cycle from Paris to Geneva – two of the most iconic cities in the world. Arrive a day early and enjoy the sights of in Paris, or stay an extra night in Geneva before flying back to the UK

Quick Facts

  • Reasonable to long distances on cycling days: 120-155 km (75-95 miles)
  • You will travel by Eurostar from London to Paris on Sunday 22nd September
  • Then there are 5 cycling days starting on Monday 23rd September through to Friday 25th September
  • Hotel accommodation for five nights is included
  • Five days of cycling
  • Starts at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and finishes on the lake shore in Geneva
  • 534 km (333 miles) trip
  • Support vehicle to provide luggage transfers and snacks/drinks
  • Professional cycle guiding
  • Your bike will be transferred from Londont to Paris and then returned from Geneva to London
  • Your personal return travel from Geneva is your own responsibility

More Information

This trip takes you between two most iconic  cities in the world, and between two of the most famous points: The Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Jet d'Eau in Geneva. The going is not as flat as many people think, but you do pass through classic Burgundy countryside south west of Paris and onto the foothills of the Northern Alps
 
 
You’ll stay one night each in Paris, Sens, Avallon, Chalon-Sur-Saone, Saint-Claude before arriving into Geneva. In Geneva,  you can take time to soak up the atmosphere in its many restaurants and cafés or walk along the shore of Lac Leman where you witness the amazing Jet d'Eau fountain, or start your journey back to the UK.

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £50.00 per person per night
  • Extra night in Geneva at end of event £75.00 per person per night for twin accommodation
  • Extra night in Geneva at end of event £120.00 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Why Book With Us

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 leaders and cycle guides with experience across Europe
  • 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

Itinerary

We run this Paris to Geneva Cycle over 5 nights, (5 cycling days), arriving in Paris on Sunday and cycling Monday to Friday.

You will travel to Paris the day before the first cycling day by Eurostar. Relax and enjoy this amazing City.
A typical cycle itinerary looks like this:

Day 1 - Paris to Sens: Typically we meet at 08.00am under the Eiffel Tower in Paris to start riding at 08.30am. The route takes us across Paris and on to the quieter roads and tracks south-west out of the City. The countryside around Sens is known as Burgundy’s granary: cereals and orchards predominate. The town grew up on the River Yonne and has the Cathedral St-Etienne at its centre. Sens is small and easily accessible by bike, with the main points of interest radiating out from the cathedral.
75 miles (120km)

Day 2 - Sens to Avallon: After breakfast we continue cycling towards the foothills of the Alps and deeper into the Burgundy Region. The route heads out into the country, passing through numerous small villages. We finish the day in the town of Avallon. Placed centrally in Burgundy, Avallon has been important strategically in history. This fortified town lies between two ravines and from the ramparts you can look across the rooftops to the Valley of the Cousin.
75 miles (120km)

Day 3 - Avallon to Chalon-sur-Saone: 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 end the day in Chalon-sur-Saone. Chalon is in the wine growing area and is famous for wines such as Mercurey, Givry, Montagny and Rully.
81 miles (130km)

Day 4 - Chalon-sur-Saone to Saint-Claude: Today we start climbing, with a total ascent of 1200m. We end the day and stay overnight in the small town of Saint-Claude which lies in the heart of Haut-Jura, in the Haut-Jura Nature Reserve. It's a small town surrounded by mountains and rivers- the perfect place to relax in the clear air following your day in the saddle! The 2017 Tour de France passed through this town.
72 miles (116km)

Day 5 - Saint-Claude to Geneva: The final day and the final push up through the mountains. The highest point is at 1330m about 24km in, then there is the long descent down to the town of Gex and finally into Switzerland and onto the lake shore by Geneva. The trip ends here. Either stay a night in Geneva or return late afternoon or evening to the UK.
30 miles (48km)

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.

Charity Information

How to take part for The Change Foundation

The cost of the event is £1099. To secure your space there is a registration fee of £299pp at the point of sign up, with the balance due 10 weeks before departure. The Change Foundation have set a minimum fundraising target of £1000pp in addition to the above fee.

Inclusions

  • Five nights’ accommodation in comfortable hotels based on twin rooms en-suite with breakfast
  • Qualified and experienced cycle leader(s)
  • Support vehicle
  • Eurostar travel fron London to Paris prior to event
  • All luggage and equipment transfers on cycle days
  • Bicycle transfer to and from London St Pancras in support vehicle (fixed pick up and drop off times)
  • 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

Exclusions

  • Journey home from the finish point of the trip
  • Bike as luggage on the flights
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • 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

Departures

This is a bespoke event for The Change Foundation starting on Monday September 30th 2019.

 

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