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London to Paris Cycle – Self-Guided (2 Days, Newhaven-Dieppe)

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London to Paris Cycle – Self-Guided (2 Days, Newhaven-Dieppe)

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About this adventure

Take on the London to Paris cycle challenge using the Avenue Verte route from Newhaven to Dieppe. Travel between these two iconic cities and take in the bright lights and vibrant attractions of London and Paris. This 2-day route is a gentler approach to the popular London-to-Paris 24 hours cycle challenge.

The Avenue Verte route was developed to celebrate the 2012 Olympics in London. Cycling organisations in Britain and France developed a new cycle route between the London Eye and the Notre Dame in Paris. This route crosses the Channel between Newhaven and Dieppe, meaning the overall route is 100km shorter than the classic Dover to Calais route. This route follows quiet roads, established cycle tracks and lanes.

Quick Facts

  • Distances average 193km/120 miles per day
  • Hotel accommodation for two nights
  • Two days of cycling
  • 240 miles (386 km) trip

About & Details

This trip takes you between the two most iconic capital cities in the world as you cycle between the two famous points: the London Eye, and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The Newhaven to Dieppe cycle route is known as the Avenue Verte route.

Starting in London, you’ll cycle through London, Merton, across the North Downs and through Hailsham to Newhaven. Taking the ferry from Newhaven, you’ll then continue your route in France, cycling across Normandy to finish in Paris.

Inclusions

  • Two nights’ accommodation in comfortable hotels based on twin rooms en-suite with breakfast.
  • Guide book, maps and GPX files of the route.
  • Ferry crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe.
  • 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip.
  • Event organisation.
  • Financial Protection: in the unlikely event of insolvency, all our trips are protected in accordance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.
Exclusions
  • Travel to the start point and journey home from the finish point of the trip.
  • Lunches and evening meals.
  • You will need to bring or buy snacks and drinks for the cycling days.
  • Return transport via Eurostar to London – please contact our team to arrange this.
  • Luggage transport and panniers.
  • Bike and bike equipment.
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects).

Optional extras

  • Single Room Supplement of £55 per person per night (subject to availability).
  • Solo traveller supplement £55 per person per night.
  • Odd number group supplement £55 per group per night may apply if a single room is required.
  • Extra night in London prior to departure £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people).
  • Extra night in London prior to departure £120 per night for single room accommodation.
  • Extra night in Paris at end of event £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people).
  • Extra night in Paris at end of event £120 per night for single room accommodation.

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout to add the above optional extras.

Additional Services

Additional services are available to book on a bespoke basis, please contact our team for further information on options and pricing for the below:

  • Eurostar return – From Paris to London. Can be booked to suit your timing requirements, and can include the return of your bike on the Eurostar (in a bike box, supplied by Eurostar).
  • Support vehicle and driver.
  • Qualified bike guide/leader.
  • Daily luggage transfer.

Departures

As the event is self-guided, you can select any date to start between April and October. Please follow through the ‘Book now’ button on the left hand side of your screen to select your preferred start date.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - London Eye to Newhaven

    You’ll begin your cycle from the London Eye, following London’s south bank to join the cycle superhighway CS7 in Kennington, following this to Colliers Wood. The Wandle Trail is then followed through suburban south London on a mixture of off-road cycle tracks and quieter residential streets. You’ll then leave London via the North Downs.

    You’ll reach Red Hill and cycle over the undulating hills of the Surrey Greensand ridge. You’ll use the cycle tracks to pass through Horley, towards Crawley. Leaving Crawley, the route then follows a rural cycle track along a disused railway that connects Three Bridges and Tunbridge Wells. You then skirt along the Worth Forest before descending into Ashdown Forest.

    From here you’ll follow minor country roads through the Sussex Weald towards Polegate. You then follow the South Coast Cycleway that cuts through the South Downs by the way of Cuckmere gap, to reach the Newhaven ferry terminal. You’ll spend the night in Newhaven, to cross the channel into Dieppe in the morning.

    95 miles (165km)

  • Day 2 - Newhaven to Paris

    Get prepared for a big day. You’ll cross the channel from Newhaven to Dieppe. Arriving in Dieppe, you’ll use the quieter roads following the voie verte along the course of a disused railway line, ascending very gently to Neufchâtel-en-Bray.

    You’ll then cross the Bray by following the cycle track ascending gently along an old railway trackbed to Serqueux and the spa town of Forges-les-Eaux. Follow the minor roads to Gournay-en-Bray. Next you begin the steep climb onto a chalk ridge before descending into Gisors.

    From Gisors, cross undulating roads across the Vexin, before descending to end up beside the river Oise. From here, the route levels out as you follow forest tracks through the woodland of St Germain-en-Laye to reach the edge of Paris. You’ll then continue along the river Seine to reach St Denis. From St Denis, follow urban canal towpaths, and city side streets to reach the centre of Paris where the ride ends in front of the Notre Dame cathedral.

    Make sure to have a picture in front of this Cathedral to celebrate your achievement.

    146 miles (235km)

  • Day 3 - Rest day and return home

    Your final day is a rest day and an opportunity to celebrate your achievement. Use this day to explore the sites of Paris – why not visit the museum or gallery before travelling back to the UK.

Disclaimer

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 deemed necessary. All timings are approximate and for guidance purpose only.

Charity Information

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10-weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking 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. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

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 £199 - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10-weeks before departure