Paris to London - Guided

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Visiting: France, England

Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £972 to £1502pp
Guiding Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code FR041G
Good For Multi-Country, Solo
Distance 211mi/340km !
Runs Jul - Aug
Departs Saturday !
Fly to Paris
Return from London

Overview

What to expect

Cycle between two of the world's most iconic cities, setting out from Paris for London and touring through rolling countryside scattered with castles, cathedrals and picture postcard villages. Pedal at your own pace along a network of linked cycle paths, crossing the English Channel by ferry between Britain’s white chalk cliffs and the historic French resort of Dieppe. A perfect blend of city sights and rural charms, see the Arc de Triomphe and Houses of Parliament, and tour through blue-tinged estuaries and shady forests.

Take a break whenever it suits, visiting pubs in quintessential English villages or relaxing on the banks of the River Seine – a favourite painting spot of the artist Monet. The stately homes of Royal Tunbridge Wells are an appealing place to stop in England, and take your pick of stone castles and grand chateaux to visit in France.

If you prefer a more independent experience, choose the self-guided Paris to London tour.

  • English villages and pubs, historic French towns and stunning chateaux
  • Cycle through rural landscapes between two iconic capitals
  • Designated cycle tracks beside riverbanks and forests on rural lanes
  • Enjoy the company of a guide and the added security of a support van.

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Paris

    Check in to your Paris hotel, leaving enough time to visit a few of the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.

  • Day 2 (Sun): Paris- Cergy 33 miles (55km)

    Cycle out of the city alongside the River Seine and enter a scenic valley of villas and gardens, passing the famous Axe Historique chain of monuments. Tour past islands and parks immortalised by impressionist artists and enter the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, with the option of stopping at a celebrated riverboat museum. Dinner is included.

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 3 (Mon): Cergy - Gisors 37 miles (60 km)

    Pedal past castles, farmhouses and the picturesque towns of Vexin Natural Park. Cycle to the 18th century castle at Villarceaux and continue along the riverside to the Anglo-Saxon fortress at Gisors. Dinner is included.

  • Day 4 (Tue): Gisors - Forges-les-Eaux 39 miles (65 km)

    Discover typical parish hamlets and the spa resort of Forges-les-Eaux as you cycle into Normandy to appreciate the region’s famous French cuisine. Dinner is included.

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 5 (Wed): Forges-les-Eaux - Newhaven 37 miles (60 km)

    Follow the cycle path towards the coast, passing countryside dotted with farms. Cycle through the blue-tinged landscapes of the Arques estuary, which is overlooked by an iconic castle and ancient sand caves. Reach the English Channel at Dieppe and travel by ferry to Newhaven in England, for your overnight stay. Dinner is included.

  • Day 6 (Thu): Newhaven - East Grinstead 35 miles (55km)

    Take the train from Newhaven to Polegate and pick up the Cuckoo Valley Trail and cycle along this disused railway line to Heathfield.  Follow the Forest Way until you reach the historic market town of East Grinstead. Dinner is included.

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 7 (Fri): East Grinstead - London 28 miles (45km)

    Pedal through woodland on the Worth Way cycle path to the city of Crawley. From here, take the train to Coulsdon and cycle on through green parks and quiet districts to the heart of London at Westminster. Enjoy a full afternoon exploring England’s iconic capital.

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 8 (Sat): Depart from London

    After a well-deserved rest in the capital, check out of your hotel after breakfast or extend your stay to see more of the city.  

     

Accommodation

3 & 4* Hotels (plus one 2*)

We use a pool of 3 star and 4 star hotels plus one 2 star to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • A mix of 3* and 4* hotels plus one 2*
  • English speaking guide
  • Luggage transferred each day
  • Breakfast included

Dates & Prices

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Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels plus one 2 star
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast & 5 x evening meals
  • English speaking guide
  • ​Ferry Dieppe - Newhaven (passport details required)
  • Support from a vehicle travelling nearby
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
  • Hotel taxes

​Price Excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Train transfers

 

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Hybrid bike
Bike hire
£87

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

E bike
E-bike hire
£198
Example Helmet
Helmet hire
£17

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Extra nights

Paris: Double room (B&B)
£92pp
Paris: Single room (B&B)
£174pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Paris 

Take a taxi to your hotel.

Alternatively, take the Eurostar to Paris.

Getting back

Fly from London

Alternatively, take the Eurostar from London.

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

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Customer reviews

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5
out of 5

Fantastic Trip. Very well organised and delivered. Superb leader, with very safe riding systems. Beautiful route / scenery. More challenging than expected due to varied riding terrain - quite a lot of forest paths etc. Very glad I had put in extra training for this trip, as it made it much more enjoyable.

Pauline McAleese, UK, July 2018
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out of 5

Cycling from Notre Dame to Westminster Abbey through beautiful French villages and the south of England with great lunch stops, what more do you want.

Bruce Hislop, UK, July 2018

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