UK 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 route or via the very lovely, quiet Avenue Verte 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.


  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Go smoother – there are route variants on quiet roads which avoid parts of the route less suited to faster-moving road bike tyres.
  4. Go luxury – Upgrade your accommodation according to taste & budget. We have lots of lovely suggestions.
  5. 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.
  6. Go home tomorrow – add an extra night in Paris to celebrate and go home the next day.
  7. Go bigger or smaller – 8 is our usual group size but we can do this for smaller or larger groups.
  8. Go all-inclusive – we can sort out your lunch and supper too.

(prices on request)

About 80-90% of La Vie en Vélo trips result in another booking.

Have a look at what people say about their trips on the reviews page.

"The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off"
William G. Golding