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cycle London 2 Paris - 5 day

itinerary

DAY 1

London - Dover - Calais - 80 miles / 8 hours

After a quick warm up and final challenge briefing our journey begins. Our route takes us directly out of London and it is not long before we leave the busy roads behind and venture into the beautiful Kent countryside. We wind our way through quaint English villages on quieter roads and over the hills of the North Downs before eventually arriving in Dover in time for our early evening ferry crossing. We eat dinner then have the opportunity to relax with the rest of the group before arriving into the port of Calais where we spend the evening in a hotel.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 2

Calais - Abbeville - 80 miles / 8 hours

After breakfast we begin the morning with a stretch of the legs, some warm up exercises and setting out on our first stretch of the open French roads. With long tree lined boulevards, quaint French villages and towns, we head South with Paris in our sights. Passing through the ancient town of Desvres, en route to Abbeville. Stopping for lunch, we set up a buffet lunch close to the route where we get the first chance to relax and enjoy the great French scenery. After lunch we set off for the final stretch of the day - setting off towards the town of Abbeville, which lies on the river Somme. Almost flattened to rubble during World War 2 - today the town is modern yet still retains it’s Flemish feel with an iconic Gothic church. Our we roll into our hotel, located on the outskirts of the town and enjoy a good French meal before collapsing into bed.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 3

Abbeville - Beauvais - 60 miles / 6 hours

This morning’s ride is mostly flat as we follow the River Somme, the landscape a stark reminder of the dramatic battles and lives lost in the region during the first World War with cemeteries marking the thousands who fought and lost their lives within the area. After lunch, we head for the town of Beauvais - tonight we stay in a hotel and enjoy another evening of fine France fare!   

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel   

DAY 4

Beauvais - Paris - 50 miles / 4 hours

For our final day we set off with Paris in our sights. We follow the river Theram for a while before breaking away and heading towards the small town of Meru and the chateau of Chantilly, from where we make our way through a quiet forest. Finally, as we enter the Parisian suburbs, excitement mounts, and the first views of the river Seine and the city’s monuments give our aching legs a new lease of life.  We cross a number of bridges and the traffic intensifies the further we go into the center. Our final ride down pretty Parisian boulevards takes us to the finish line, and the iconic Eiffel tower. We celebrate with our French friends late into the night.

 

Meals: B,L   Accom: Hotel

DAY 5

Paris - London

Today is free to explore this fantastic city before taking an early evening Eurostar departure back to London. 

 

Meals: B 

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