London to Paris
We can coordinate and support your London to Paris trip, whether for a private, corporate or charity group. We can tailor it completely to suit your group's needs, whether you want to do a short, intensive 24hr challenge or take it easy over 3 or 4 days, or whether you'd like to do it on a road bike friendly tarmac route or via the very lovely, quiet Avenue Verte off-road route.
We can support your bike ride and ease what can be a complicated trip back.
An indicative 3 day itinerary on the Avenue Verte might look like this:
Day 1: London – Newhaven (approx. 130-150km / 80-90mi).
Load vehicle with bags and depart London. Ride on a mix of quiet roads and traffic-free cycleways from the London Eye via Wandle Trail, the Worth Way, the Forest Way and the Cuckoo Trail to accommodation near Newhaven.
Day 2: Newhaven – Gournay-en-Bray (approx. 130km / 80mi)
Ride to Newhaven ferry terminal for 9am ferry. Arrive Dieppe 2pm. Ride to Gournay-en-Bray (100km /60mi) via the traffic-free Avenue Verte and quiet country lanes.
Day 3: Gournay-en-Bray - Paris (approx. 130km / 80mi)
Ride to Paris via the traffic-free Avenue Verte and quiet country lanes, then along the banks of the Seine to Notre Dame Cathedral or the Eiffel Tower.
Return to London in our 9-seater and trailer via Eurotunnel.
Based on a group of 8 people (see note below for other group sizes) a 3-day weekend would be £395pp.
Price includes ferry and Eurotunnel fare, accommodation based on shared twin/double rooms on a B&B basis in 3* hotels, full support from fully-equipped vehicle, return transfer to London.
- Go faster – the London-Paris is often completed as a huge 24hr event – this is not for the inexperienced cyclists. 385km / 240mi in 24 hours and sleeping just 4 hours on the ferry!
- Go slower – add another day to make it a 4-day, 95km/60mi per day adventure more suitable to beginners and those wanting to take their time.
- Go smoother – there are route variants on quiet roads which avoid parts of the route less suited to faster-moving road bike tyres.
- Go luxury – Upgrade your accommodation according to taste & budget. We have lots of lovely suggestions.
- Go Eurostar – rather than travel back in our nice 9-seater you might like to catch the 9pm train while we drive your bikes and bags back for a London drop-off the next day.
- Go home tomorrow – add an extra night in Paris to celebrate and go home the next day.
- Go bigger or smaller – 8 is our usual group size but we can do this for smaller or larger groups.
- Go all-inclusive – we can sort out your lunch and supper too.
(prices on request)