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Paris to London 8-day 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”?
7-nights hotel accommodation 3* and 4* with one night in 2*
Welcome briefing in English
Guide on bike
5 dinners (beverages not included)
Support van in the area
Ferry cruise Dieppe-Newhaven
Cycling Guide and maps
7-days Hotline service
Train transfer on day 6
Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
If you would like to hire a bike (85 Euros ) or e-bike (195 Euros ) or helmet (15 Euros ), please contact 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 (65 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 – Newhaven (60 km by bike + ferry)
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. Appointment on the quayside for the trip across the Channel. Overnight in Newhaven after the crossing.
Newhaven – East Grinstead (20 km by train + 55 km by bike)
From Newhaven take the train to Polegate where you start to pedal. Along the Cuckoo Valley and the old railway line, you will come to Heathfield. From here it gets more difficult but once in Groombridge it will be flat again. Following the Forest Way you arrive to the historic local market town of East Grinstead.
East Grinstead – London (35 km by bike + 25 km by train)
From East Grinstead you take the Worth Way, a cycle path through a wonderful wood to Crawley: an ultramodern city, this will get you ready for The Old Smoke itself, London. From here you take the train to Couldson, where you start cycling through green parks and quiet districts to the heart of London. Your finish line for the week will be Westminster.
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 the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen: any changes to the route will be discussed and decided by the Tour Leader.
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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]