Paris to London – From Notre Dame to Big Ben Paris
Price : £676
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
EnglandFrance
Tour Guide : Guided, Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 211m/340km
Tour Code : GL020
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Paris and London, two of the most alluring cities in Europe, are home to some of the finest examples of French and British history that either has to offer. From the world’s most popular art museum – the Louvre – to the infamous riverside clock – Big Ben – this cycling holiday offers the chance to explore both of these highly influential cities, along with a whole host of other cultural hotspots in between.

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Paris and London, two of the most alluring cities in Europe, are home to some of the finest examples of French and British history that either has to offer. From the world’s most popular art museum – the Louvre – to the infamous riverside clock – Big Ben – this cycling holiday offers the chance to explore both of these highly influential cities, along with a whole host of other cultural hotspots in between.

Paris and London aside; historic castles, fortresses and museums light the way on this hugely varied bike tour. From the unmistakable eighteenth-century castle at Villarceaux – to the incredible 12th century Château de Gisors – its historical element has most certainly been well developed. What is equally, if not more important, however, are the roads and surroundings that make up the majority of the trip. Skirting the banks of the Seine, peddling amongst northern France’s luscious green farmlands and unkempt countryside – this fairly flat tour has plenty to offer on the scenic front too.

Of course, no cycling holiday would be complete without sampling the locally brewed tipple, and my oh my are you in for a belly warming treat in Normandy – Calvados (apple brandy!). With fresh seafood readily available both sides of the channel, eat, drink, bike and be merry!

  • Paris and London – two of Europes most alluring capitals

  • The white cliffs of the southern British coastline

  • Seafood of Seine-Maritime

  • Calvados, the apple brandy from Normandy;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Day 2: Paris – Cergy: 55km

Day 3: Cergy – Gisors/Surroundings: 65km

Day 4: Girors/Surroundings – Forges-les-Eaux: 65km

Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven: 60km bike + Ferry

Day 6: Newhaven – East Grinstead: 55/75km

Day 7: East Grinstead to London: 45km

Day 8: Departure from London

Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Beinvenue à Paris! Time permitting; be sure to take a trip to the Eiffel Tower and the world’s most popular museum – the Leuvre.

Day 2: Paris – Cergy: 55km

Today’s stage starts at Notre Dame, from where you can follow the Axe Historique from the Louvre through the Arc de Triomphe up to the Défense district. After Nanterre, you will come to the wonderful islands and parks held dear to the impressionists, where an afternoon ‘en plein air’ on a boat between the Seine and Marne comes highly recommended. Welcome to the Promenade Bleue in Paris!

Day 3: Cergy – Gisors/Surroundings: 65km

This morning your journey continues through the very heart of the Vexin nature park, where lie numerous quaint towns, formidable castles and traditional farmhouses. After Théméricourt and its breath-taking Maison du Parc, continue to Vilarceaux where you can visit their 18th century castle. Onwards through the small town of Bray-et-Lû and along the river Epte to Gisors and the fortress marking the historical Franco-Norman border.

Day 4: Girors/Surroundings – Forges-les-Eaux: 65km

Your first landmark today is Gournay-en-Bray, and then on to Forges-les-Eaux, the renowned spa resort. Welcome to Normandy, home of calvados and and exquisite local cuisine.

Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven: 60km bike + Ferry

From Forges-les-Eaux you peddle the brand new cycle path that takes you directly to the northern coast, through unkempt countryside dotted with the farms that supply the Norman and Parisian markets with the beautiful products. The second half of the stage you pass through the Arques estuary, overlooked by the Arques castle and ancient sand caves which have become a refuge for marsh birds. Here you’re in Dieppe, France’s leading seaside resort and much loved by many impressionist painters. Finally you’ll cross the Channel from the quayside and spend the night in Newhaven.

Day 6: Newhaven – East Grinstead: 55/75km

From Newhaven you take the train to Polegate where you start today’s cycle. Alternatively you can cycle to Brighton and then take the train from there but this extends the mileage on bike by 20km. You’ll then cycle along the Cuckoo Valley and old railway line as far as Heathfield. The ride gets a bit more difficult from here but once in Groombridge it becomes flat again. Following the Forest Way you arrive in the historic market town of East Grinstead.

Day 7: East Grinstead to London: 45km

Out of East Grinstead you take the Worth Way, a cycle path through a wonderful wood to Crawley: an ultramodern city and your last stop before arriving in The Big Smoke – London. From Crawley you take the train to Couldson, where you cycle through green parks and quiet suburbs right into the heart of London. The finish line at Westminster awaits you.

Day 8: Departure from London

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end. There is, however, a possibility to extend your trip with extra nights or to combine it with the following tour: Loire Valley.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Cycling guides, roadbook & maps

  • Ferry cruise Dieppe-Newhaven

  • Support van in the area

  • 7-days Hotline service;

Price Excludes:

  • Train fares

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Paris

  • Extra B&B night in London

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Paris airport get a taxi or alternative public transport to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is London

From London fly out of London Heathrow, London City or London Gatwick airports for international destinations.

Price : £676
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
EnglandFrance
Tour Guide : Guided, Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 211m/340km
Tour Code : GL020
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Paris and London, two of the most alluring cities in Europe, are home to some of the finest examples of French and British history that either has to offer. From the world’s most popular art museum – the Louvre – to the infamous riverside clock – Big Ben – this cycling holiday offers the chance to explore both of these highly influential cities, along with a whole host of other cultural hotspots in between.

Read More

Paris and London, two of the most alluring cities in Europe, are home to some of the finest examples of French and British history that either has to offer. From the world’s most popular art museum – the Louvre – to the infamous riverside clock – Big Ben – this cycling holiday offers the chance to explore both of these highly influential cities, along with a whole host of other cultural hotspots in between.

Paris and London aside; historic castles, fortresses and museums light the way on this hugely varied bike tour. From the unmistakable eighteenth-century castle at Villarceaux – to the incredible 12th century Château de Gisors – its historical element has most certainly been well developed. What is equally, if not more important, however, are the roads and surroundings that make up the majority of the trip. Skirting the banks of the Seine, peddling amongst northern France’s luscious green farmlands and unkempt countryside – this fairly flat tour has plenty to offer on the scenic front too.

Of course, no cycling holiday would be complete without sampling the locally brewed tipple, and my oh my are you in for a belly warming treat in Normandy – Calvados (apple brandy!). With fresh seafood readily available both sides of the channel, eat, drink, bike and be merry!

  • Paris and London – two of Europes most alluring capitals

  • The white cliffs of the southern British coastline

  • Seafood of Seine-Maritime

  • Calvados, the apple brandy from Normandy;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Day 2: Paris – Cergy: 55km

Day 3: Cergy – Gisors/Surroundings: 65km

Day 4: Girors/Surroundings – Forges-les-Eaux: 65km

Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven: 60km bike + Ferry

Day 6: Newhaven – East Grinstead: 55/75km

Day 7: East Grinstead to London: 45km

Day 8: Departure from London

Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Beinvenue à Paris! Time permitting; be sure to take a trip to the Eiffel Tower and the world’s most popular museum – the Leuvre.

Day 2: Paris – Cergy: 55km

Today’s stage starts at Notre Dame, from where you can follow the Axe Historique from the Louvre through the Arc de Triomphe up to the Défense district. After Nanterre, you will come to the wonderful islands and parks held dear to the impressionists, where an afternoon ‘en plein air’ on a boat between the Seine and Marne comes highly recommended. Welcome to the Promenade Bleue in Paris!

Day 3: Cergy – Gisors/Surroundings: 65km

This morning your journey continues through the very heart of the Vexin nature park, where lie numerous quaint towns, formidable castles and traditional farmhouses. After Théméricourt and its breath-taking Maison du Parc, continue to Vilarceaux where you can visit their 18th century castle. Onwards through the small town of Bray-et-Lû and along the river Epte to Gisors and the fortress marking the historical Franco-Norman border.

Day 4: Girors/Surroundings – Forges-les-Eaux: 65km

Your first landmark today is Gournay-en-Bray, and then on to Forges-les-Eaux, the renowned spa resort. Welcome to Normandy, home of calvados and and exquisite local cuisine.

Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven: 60km bike + Ferry

From Forges-les-Eaux you peddle the brand new cycle path that takes you directly to the northern coast, through unkempt countryside dotted with the farms that supply the Norman and Parisian markets with the beautiful products. The second half of the stage you pass through the Arques estuary, overlooked by the Arques castle and ancient sand caves which have become a refuge for marsh birds. Here you’re in Dieppe, France’s leading seaside resort and much loved by many impressionist painters. Finally you’ll cross the Channel from the quayside and spend the night in Newhaven.

Day 6: Newhaven – East Grinstead: 55/75km

From Newhaven you take the train to Polegate where you start today’s cycle. Alternatively you can cycle to Brighton and then take the train from there but this extends the mileage on bike by 20km. You’ll then cycle along the Cuckoo Valley and old railway line as far as Heathfield. The ride gets a bit more difficult from here but once in Groombridge it becomes flat again. Following the Forest Way you arrive in the historic market town of East Grinstead.

Day 7: East Grinstead to London: 45km

Out of East Grinstead you take the Worth Way, a cycle path through a wonderful wood to Crawley: an ultramodern city and your last stop before arriving in The Big Smoke – London. From Crawley you take the train to Couldson, where you cycle through green parks and quiet suburbs right into the heart of London. The finish line at Westminster awaits you.

Day 8: Departure from London

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end. There is, however, a possibility to extend your trip with extra nights or to combine it with the following tour: Loire Valley.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Cycling guides, roadbook & maps

  • Ferry cruise Dieppe-Newhaven

  • Support van in the area

  • 7-days Hotline service;

Price Excludes:

  • Train fares

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Paris

  • Extra B&B night in London

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Paris airport get a taxi or alternative public transport to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is London

From London fly out of London Heathrow, London City or London Gatwick airports for international destinations.

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