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London to Paris Cycle – Self-Guided (3 Days, Newhaven-Dieppe)

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London to Paris Cycle – Self-Guided (3 Days, Newhaven-Dieppe)

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About this adventure

Take on the London to Paris cycle challenge using Maximum Adventure’s newly devised route that joins London and Paris via Brighton and Rouen. You will cross the Channel using the Newhaven to Dieppe Channel crossing.

The 3-day route gives you a different take on the infamous London to Paris bike ride, allowing you to explore the coastline surrounding Brighton, UK. This route follows low-established cycle-friendly routes with either separate cycle tracks or cycle lanes marked on the road.

London to Paris Cycle 3 Day Newhaven Dieppe

Quick Facts

  • Distances average 111 km/69 miles per day
  • Hotel accommodation for three nights
  • Three days of cycling
  • 202 miles (325km) trip

About & Details

Feel the London buzz and let it propel you on your adventure. Cycle across the rolling chalk cliffs until you reach the relaxed seaside vibe of Brighton. As one of UK’s happiest cities to live and work in, you’re sure to be moved by the city’s feel-good atmosphere.

You’ll then continue your journey to Newhaven and cross the channel to Dieppe. You’ll use scenic and safe cycle-friendly roads to arrive at one of the Normandy capitals, Rouen. Rouen is a vibrant city defined by beautiful architecture and its stories of the past.

From Rouen, you’ll travel through Normandy to Paris. You’ll pass charming villages with a backdrop of picturesque countryside, cycling over flat plains and gentle hills. Our route takes you through towns such as Etrepagny, St Ouen l’ Aumone, and the business district La Defense Puteaux before reaching Paris.

Inclusions

  • Three 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.
  • Luggage transport and panniers.
  • Bike and bike equipment.
  • Return transport via Eurostar to London – please contact our team to arrange this.
  • 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 £90 per person per night (subject to availability).
  • Solo traveller supplement £90 per person per night.
  • Odd number group supplement £90 per group per night may apply if a single room is required.
  • Extra night in London prior to departure £90 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people).
  • Extra night in London prior to departure £145 per night for single room accommodation.
  • Extra night in Paris at end of event £90 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people).
  • Extra night in Paris at end of event £145 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 to Brighton

    Cycle through the famous roads of London, including Oxford Road, Hyde Park’s twisting paths and cross over the fanciful Chelsea Bridge.

    Your route takes you out of London and onto narrow lanes towards the little Smith Field village. From here you’ll cycle towards the big Ditchling Beacon climb. Make sure to stop and admire the view when you hit the Beacon summit. This stage finishes at Brighton’s pier.

    62 miles (100km)

  • Day 2 - Brighton to Rouen

    You’ll follow a roadside cycleway out of Brighton that takes you into Newhaven. Here you’ll board the ferry, making the Channel crossing into Dieppe. This crossing takes approximately 4 hours. Arriving into Dieppe you’ll start the French section of the ride.

    Follow cobbled streets and cycleways into La Batalaille and progress onwards into Cleres. From Cleres you’ll follow cycleways into Rouen. Make sure to check out the spectacular Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

    53 miles (85km)

  • Day 3 - Rouen to Paris

    Follow the narrow roads taking you out from Rouen. Your route is secluded at the start and is designed to avoid the busy road sections. You’ll arrive at St-Aubin-Epinay, and continue through a series of small, charming villages.

    Arriving into Maurecourt, you’ll cross the bridge over the river Oise, and then cycle beside the river until you reach the suburban regions of Paris. The route will take you through the Defense precinct, and just off the Avenue of Leonard de Vinci to climb a short ramp style hill at the side of the University Leonard de Vinci. You’ll then cycle through the city to reach the Square Edward VII, where you can celebrate your arrival in Paris.

    87 miles (140km)

  • Day 4 - Rest day and return home

    Take the time to enjoy the sights of Paris city and recover from your ride. Why not visit the museum or gallery before travelling back to the UK.

Notes:

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 and mileages are approximate and for guidance purpose only.

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Reviews

Find some of the reviews our wonderful customers have left for us below, or read them all here!

We realy appreciated the tour we did on Hadrians Wall path in May.Beautiful scenery, decent weather, god arrangements including lodging, transport, bagagehandling etc. We came well prepared . In this preparation Maximum adventures gave us great support, as we are coming from abroad with no knowledge of conditions on the path. We had great BnBs and could concentrate on de daily walks that gave us great pleasure.Thank you England and Hadrians Wall path for your friendly reception and well mantained walking path.Thank you Maximum Adventures for your good service.We would love to come back in the future.

Jerry Kashinski
5 days ago

Maximum Adventure did a great job for us. With less than a month's notice, it set up an itinerary, lodging and luggage porterage for a walk from Carlisle to Newcastle, England along Hadrian's Wall. The lodging was fantastic, as was the itinerary and support during the walk. We'd definitely use Maximum Adventure again and would recommend them without reservation!

Fiona Reilly
a week ago

I was part of a climb on 23/09, didn't think I would make ut, but I did. The descent was a different story.. I got jelly legs and lost my confidence. If it wasn't for James, my Sherpa would never have made it. Can't thank him enough, Will, met you briefly.Both of them were very knowledgeable, we had the most amazing views at the summit...the pain is still worth it and

Tom Graham
3 weeks ago

I walked the West Highland Way with my dad and brother. The organisation was excellent by Samantha. Itinerary and instructions were clear and all the bookings and luggage transfers went smoothly. As a result we were able to ensure the fantastic walk and not worry about anything. I would happily recommend Maximum Adventure to others.

Sarah Bracken
4 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant guide - knowledgeable, interesting and humorous in addition to looking after our safety so well - making sure we ate and suggesting when to layer up! Would highly recommend!

Diana Straub
a month ago

We just got home from our 8-days Hadrian's Wall hike and we just loved it!Everything was perfectly organized!We had great B&Bs and hotels with very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Our favorite was the Dacre House with Clare. But then again, all were great!The luggage was always at the day's destination, no matter how early we got to the accommodation.The description of how to get to the accommodations were clear and precise.The road map and the guide book were waiting for us as we got to the first B&B and were very helpful and interestingThanks, Maximum Adventure!

Kristin Hentschel
a month ago

Praise for the West Highland Hike and the Maximum Adventure planners, esp. our planner Samantha. Great experience in every regard.

Simon Bradish
a month ago

Booked for the 3 UK Peaks adventure, it was organised perfectly and everything when to plan. Accommodation was good, transport excellent, our guide (Patrick) brilliant, so cannot fault the trip and adventure. I personally expected too much from myself and was unable to fully summit as this adventure is not for beginners, I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2003 when I was 42 and twenty years later, although relatively fit, my endurance didn't last. So I did a half summit for Ben Nevis & Scafell, thanks to Patrick for letting go back down on my own, it was brilliant. With Snowdon, a half summit is tricky as you can't descend the way you go up, so I decided to do some hiking in the area while the rest of the group did the climb. I took a chance and went to the ticket office and managed to get a single return ticket up to the summit of Snowdon at 9am which returned down by 11.30am. I was hoping to see my group on top and spring a surprise but the weather was terrible. I highly recommend the trip but make sure you are fit enough otherwise as there is an emphasis on time, so a slow walk up is going to slow everyone down and really delay the trip. Have Fun, Simon Bradish

Denise Parkinson
a month ago

Just an amazing experience. Maximum Adventure booked us into a great hotel in Fort William, and after a great night' rest - we met our guide Innes. Innes was brilliant. He gave us the confidence we needed and looked after the entire group. He also waited until the last person was down off the mountain safely. We also learned a lot about the history and geography of the region as well. It was fantastic. Thank you Maximum Adventure.

mark amos
2 months ago

Great service from MA. Good, prompt communications, the accommodations they booked were all either on the trail or within a mile of it. Good maps, info, and updates.

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.

More Information

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

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

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

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