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Paris-London 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2
These two majestic capitals are finally linked by cycle paths and low-traffic roads. From Paris, France’s most romantic city, you will cross the Seine and Epte rivers valley to reach the sea. After the Dieppe-Newhaven crossing, the greenest of English countryside will accompany you to London, the most regal of international cities. Inaugurated in 2012, the Paris-London Avenue Verte is a dream come true. "Prêt à partir?"
Total length: 340 km Total vertical up: 1850 m Terrain: 90% tarmac, 10% unpaved
Train connection among the overnight stays: every day - possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2, 4, 6 and 7 The route follows the Avenue Verte along dedicated cycle paths, road shoulder cycle lanes and quiet country roads. The route is mainly in the lowlands when it follows the main rivers, and then becomes slightly more difficult in the countryside areas, especially in England. The whole route from Paris to London is marked by the tourist cycle signage Avenue Verte.
If you would like to rent a bike 85 EUR or e-bike 195 EUR please email our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Bienvenue à Paris!
Those arriving in the early afternoon can make a first visit of the Ville Lumière.
Paris – Cergy 55 km
Au revoir Paris! Starting from Notre Dame you can follow the Axe Historique from the Louvre with the Champs Elysées through the Arc de Triomphe till the new Défense district. After Nanterre, you will come to the islands and parks so dear to the impressionists, once a destination for Sunday trips, somewhere to spend the afternoon "en plein air" on a boat between the Seine and the Marne. Welcome to the Promenade Bleue in Paris!
Cergy – Gisors 60 km
Your journey continues through the heart of the Vexin natural park, home to picturesque towns, castles and farmhouses. After Théméricourt and its spectacular Maison du Parc, you continue to Villarceaux and its eighteenth century castle bearing the same name. After the small town of Bray-et-Lû you will proceed along the river Epte to Gisors and the fortress marking the historical Franco-Norman border.
Gisors – Forges-les-Eaux 65 km
Departure from Gisors for Gournay-en-Bray and then on to Forges- les-Eaux, the renowned spa resort. Welcome to Normandy, or rather to Gourmandie, land of unique flavours!
Forges-les-Eaux – Dieppe 60km
From Forges-les-Eaux you follow the brand new cycle path that will take you directly to the sea, through the wonderful countryside dotted with farms that supply their excellent products to the Norman and Parisian markets. Along the second half of the route the landscape is tinged with blue as you pass through the Arques estuary, overlooked by the castle of the same name and ancient sand caves that have become a refuge for marsh birds. Here you are in Dieppe, France’s leading seaside resort and a favourite place for many impressionist painters
Dieppt - Brighton 20km + ferry + 20km
After a short loop around Dieppe, at about 12:30pm you will embark to cross the English Channel and will arrive in Newhaven, where you will continue cycling along the wonderful Undercliff Walk, a stunning path along the sea. You will finally reach Brighton, famous and elegant English tourist resort. Do not miss a visit to the beautiful Royal Pavillion and an evening walk on the Brighton Pier
Brighton - London train + 45km
After a train transfer up to Redhill, you will start cycling through wonderful parks and brand-new cycle paths and will finally arrive in Westminster, in the heart of London
After breakfast, goodbye and au revoir!
Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen. In this case please follow the indications you will find on site
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Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]