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.
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.)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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