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Southern England and Northern France

Cycle Palace-2-Palace (EKO)

June 2020 £1065 pp

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About this Adventure

The Palace2Palace ride between Hampton Court Palace and Le Château de Versailles runs over three cycling days and one leisure with the option to add one in Paris. It takes in the countryside of Southern England and Northern France, travelling through Newhaven, Dieppe and Beauvais before arriving at our destination in Versailles.

Quick Facts

  • Reasonable distances on cycling days: 50-70 miles
  • Hotel accommodation for three nights
  • Three days of cycling
  • Includes one night and a morning in Versailles
  • 190 miles trip (approx.)
  • Cycle guiding

About & Details


  • 3 nights’ accommodation in good quality B & B or hotels with en-suite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Group Lunches on cycling days and Dinner in Versailles
  • Qualified and experienced cycle leader(s)
  • Support vehicle
  • All luggage transfers on cycle days
  • Ferry crossing (Newhaven to Dieppe)
  • Return transport via Eurostar to London.
  • Transport for bikes back to a single SW London pick up point.
  • Expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organization
  • Group first aid kit and qualified first aiders.
  • Other evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Bike and bike equipment. (Please contact Maximum Adventure for bike hire details.)
  • Entrance Fees to Hampton Court Palace or Le Château de Versailles.
  • Bespoke designed Lycra cycle vest.

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £120 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Add an extra night in Paris on Day 4, returning to the UK late afternoon/early evening the following day via Eurostar – £85/person (twin accommodation – requires two people) or £130/person (single room accommodation)


Thursday 4th June – Sunday 7th June 2020


  • Day 1 - Hampton Court Palace to Dieppe

    Early meet at Hampton Court Palace, and then cycling south through the English countryside to Newhaven. Afternoon/Early Evening ferry from Newhaven and overnight in Dieppe.

    Approx 65miles

  • Day 2 - Dieppe to Beauvais

    The group leaves Dieppe and cycles south through the countryside of Northern France and overnights in the pretty city of Beauvais – known for its great Gothic cathedral.

    Approx 65miles

  • Day 3 - Beauvais to Versailles

    The group leaves Beauvais after breakfast and continues their journey south through the French countryside to their overnight destination in Versailles.

    Approx 55miles

  • Day 4 - Leisure day in Versailles and return to UK

    The day is free for the group to explore their surroundings while their bikes are loaded and returned to a pre-agreed single SW London location.  Afternoon/Early Evening – private group transfer from Versailles to Paris Gare du Nord and back to London/St Pancras


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.

The Route

Charity Information

EKO are delighted to be supporting Historic Royal Palaces and are asking riders to try and raise £250 for them through individual sponsorship.  HRP is an independent charity which cares for six royal palaces including Hampton Court, a home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. 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 guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

Payment Terms

  • Deposit £299 - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10-weeks before departure