Montmartre in Paris. Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn
Paris is always so full of life! Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn

Lloyd's of London, United Kingdom. Photo via Flickr:Aurelien Guichard
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Paris to London

France, England Bike Tours

Paris, London, and in between on the Greenway

  • From one world metropolis to another, this London to Paris cycling tour is indeed world class. Connecting the two cities, from the cathedral square of Notre Dame to Westminster Bridge, the route offers a mosaic of landscapes scattered with castles, cathedrals, and villages.

    The Avenue Verte or Greenway, inaugurated a few years ago, brings Paris and London closer than ever. Beginning in France, your tour will progress from the capital to Dieppe where you will continue in the Epte valley, then along the wooded banks of the Seine River where Monet painted his water lilies, and through the Oise valley with its lovely natural light and rich landscape, a source of inspiration for many of the Impressionists such as Daumier, Pissarro, Cézanne, and Van Gogh.

    A four-hour ferry crossing will take you over the Channel to the port of Newhaven from which the adventure continues along the immaculate and rugged cliffs of South Downs to Brighton. From here you cross the gentle hills of the Sussex and the beautiful countryside. You will end your cycling in London, the heart of cosmopolitan England.

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  • 2019

    Self-guided:  £ 743 $ 1,274 915 NOK 8921 kr 8235 $ 1,071

    Single supplement: £ 398 $ 683 490 NOK 4778 kr 4410 $ 573

    Guided:  £ 930 $ 1,595 1145 NOK 11164 kr 10305 $ 1,340

    Single supplement: £ 398 $ 683 490 NOK 4778 kr 4410 $ 573

    extra options

    Electric bicycle: £ 89 $ 153 110 NOK 1073 kr 990 $ 129

    Helmet rental: £ 12 $ 21 15 NOK 146 kr 135 $ 18

    Extra nights

    Paris:  £ 73 $ 125 90 NOK 878 kr 810 $ 105

    Single room: £ 138 $ 237 170 NOK 1658 kr 1530 $ 199

    London: on request

    please note

    Reduction for 3rd person in room: - £ 122 $ 209 150 NOK 1463 kr 1350 $ 176

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly into Paris and out of London.

    Local Travel

    Taxi to first hotel.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for the region are: July, 71°/53°; and August, 71°/52°

    Documents

    It is each traveler's responsibility to research your country's travel requirements and to insure that you are in compliance. This includes and is not limted to passport validity,  blank visa pages required for your destination(s), and any other requirement.

    Non EU Citizens: Please research the requirements of your country of residency and the destination country for international travel.

    US citizens:  A good website to research the requirements of the Schengen Agreement and other countries,  and to read about passport validity requirements, visa requirements,  as well as blank pages necessary for entry into each country is travel.state.gov.

    EU-citizens:  (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months from the end of your tour.

    FERRY Dieppe - Newhaven

    • Following compulsory information must be provided when booking the tour to reserve ferry transfer:
    • Full names (as written on the passport/ID card)
    • Passport/ID card number and expiry date, nationality, date of birth.
       

Tour Dates

2019

Self Guided Tour:
Every Saturday from June 29 to August 24, 2019
Friday, August 2 and August 9, 2019
Guided Tour: June 29, July 6, July 27, August 3, August 10, 2019
*Speical departure dates out of season for at least 8 people (price on requests)

Skill Level

This is an easy to moderate self-guided or guided hotel to hotel tour. The terrain varies from flat to rolling hills. Routes are 90% asphalted and 10 % unpaved country roads. Total elevation is 1,675 m. The route follows the Avenue Verte along dedicated cycle paths, road shoulders, 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. A support vehicle is being offered for both the guided and self-guided packages. This means that in addition to a cycling guide for the guided tour, and on self guided tour, clients can count on the support of a vehicle traveling nearby.

  • 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

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in high quality 3 and 4 star hotels with one 2 star hotel

What’s Included

  • SELF GUIDED:
  • 7 nights' accommodations
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer
  • Hybrid Bicycle
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Ferry Dieppe/Newhaven
  • Van support
  • Hotline and emergency service
  • GUIDED: (in addition to above)
  • Tour guide/van support
  • 5 Dinners

What’s Not Included

TourBike
TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From915 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Paris to London Map

Day 1: Arrival in Paris
Day 2: Paris - Cergy, 33 miles (55 km)
Day 3: Cergy - Gisors, 41 miles (65 km)
Day 4: Gisors - Forges-les-Eaux, 39 miles (65 km) 
Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux - Newhaven 36 miles (60km)
Day 6: Newhaven - East Grinstead, 34 miles (55 km) 
Day 7: East Grinstead - London, 28 miles (45 km) 
Day 8: Departure

DAY 1: Arrival in Paris 
Individual arrival in Paris. If you arrive early enough you can plan a vist of the Ville Lumière.

DAY 2: Paris - Cergy, 33 miles (55 km)
Au revoir Paris! Starting from Notre Dame you can either choose to leave Paris from Canal St Denis or 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 who would spend the afternoon 'en plen air' on a boat between the Seine and the Marne. Welcome to the Promenade Bleue in Paris! Please note that you will have traffic to contend with. Total elevation: 160 m

DAY 3: Cergy - Gisors, 36 miles (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 of the same name. After the little town of Bray-et-Lû you will proceed along the river Epte to Gisors and the fortress marking the historical Franco- Norman border. On this day you will have stretches of unpaved paths. Total elevation: 310 m

DAY 4: Gisors - Forges-les-Eaux, 39 miles (65 km)
Departing Gisors, you cycle through the typical countryside and the rich landscapes of the regions of Eure and Seine-Maritime, among which the Pays de Bray stands out due its territory of lush meadows, hedged farmlands, and forests. Today the tour ends in Forges-les-Eaux, a spa resort since the XVI century, noted as one of the most beautiful destinations in France and home of the Casinò. Total elevation: 420 m 

DAY 5: Forges-les-Eaux - Newhaven, 36 miles (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 and ancient sand caves that have become a refuge for marsh birds. Here you are in Dieppe, France’s leading seaside resort and a favorite with a great many impressionist painters. At around 5 pm, you will depart for the trip across the Channel. Transfer and overnight in Newhaven. Total elevation: 70 m

DAY 6: Newhaven - East Grinstead, 33/47 miles (55/75 km) 
From Newhaven, take the train to Polegate where you start to pedal. Alternately, you can also cycle till Brighton and take the train form there.  This will extend your biking by 20 km. Along the Cuckoo Valley and the old railway line, you will come to Heathfield and from here it gets more difficult,  but once in Groombridge the biking gets flat again.  Following the Forest Way, you arrive to the historic local market town of East Grinstead. Total elevation 570 m

DAY 7: East Grinstead - London, 13 miles (20 km) by train + 34 miles (55 km) by bike 
From East Grinstead you take the Worth Way, a cycle path through a wonderful wood to Crawley, an ultramodern city, which 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 tour will conclude in Westminster. Total elevation: 290 m

DAY 8: Departure
Your Europe bike tour will end after breakfast 

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Customer Feedback

  • Kevin A. 2 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: The great people we met and ride with on this unguided tour.

  • Kevin Armstrong 2 months ago

    Very nice tour following much of the Avenue Verte. Girolibero and Adriano were fantastic hosts on the unguided tour from Paris to London. The route was probably a little more unpaved then I expected an as such would not recommend bringing your own road bike to do the tour. We met and road with some amazing people from around the world making new friends and seeing areas that were amazing sites in the small villages and countryside.

  • Peter M. 9 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: Scenery along the route and the knowledge and experience of our guide.

  • E. Greer 2 years ago

    Everything did not go perfectly all the time but we had a great time and the guys from Girolibero were always doing their best to help out when needed.

  • Ailsa Watkinson 3 years ago

    I became very ill on my last day and could not complete the trip. It was dehydration. Our leader (Alex?) had to drive me into London. At no point along the way were we reminded to drink lots of water. In fact Alex did not recognize that I might have been dehydrated. Please make sure and remind people to drink, drink, drink (H2O).
    thank you.

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