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London to Paris rider
London to Paris Cycle Ride
London to Paris rider
London to Paris group


The London to Paris Bike Ride –  This is a classic journey between two capital cities that will take you through southern England, across the English Channel, through beautiful French towns and forests to the stunning city of Paris. It’s a wonderful feeling heading down the Champs Elysees on the final stretch with the Eiffel Tower looming ahead!

With a minimum of 3 star hotel accommodation, luggage transported between hotels and bikes plus bags taken back to London on the last day so that you can enjoy a day of sight seeing around Paris – The London to Paris cycle ride is a fantastic group cycling experience and one not to miss.


London to Paris cycle ride – Starting in central London, our route takes us south out of the city onto the quiet rural roads of Kent. The first day is tightly scheduled, as we have a ferry to catch! Upon arriving at Dover, we embark upon a late afternoon crossing in time for a sit-down dinner and rest on board. Over the next three days, we cycle south towards Paris with stopovers at Arras and Compiègne. Our route takes us along undulating country roads, through picturesque farmland, historic battlefields and finally into the bustle of Paris. This magnificent city has a lot to offer and on Day 5, you will get the opportunity to explore. Your bikes will be transferred to London so you have the day to soak up the sights and sample exquisite French food before getting the train back to London.

This London to Paris cycle trip includes all accommodation (very nice hotels), all breakfasts and lunches, ferry crossing to France, train ticket from Paris to London, Cycle Leader/Support vehicle, and luggage/bike transfer to London, so you just have to concentrate on the cycling!

Get involved with a London to Paris cycle ride.

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Single room option extra £160


Day 1: Join tour in London, cycle to Calais (72 miles)

We meet early at Blackheath Common at 07:30 to depart at 08:00 sharp.  The London to Paris cycle timings are very strict on the first day. After a short cycle through the outskirts of London, our route passes along country roads and through Rochester then Canterbury before meeting our ferry in Dover. We will arrive at the ferry for a late afternoon crossing to Calais. Dinner can be purchased on the ferry. Once in Calais, it is a short cycle to our B&B for a well-earned rest.


Day 2: Calais to Arras (75 miles)

After a good night’s rest, we begin our second day cycling through the picturesque region of Pas-de-Calais. Numerous War Cemeteries echo the area’s troubled history but today much of the land is now used for agriculture. There are a few hills but nothing too strenuous. Our overnight stop is in the historic town of Arras, which survived front-line action in both World Wars. Heavily damaged in the Second World War, much of it was rebuilt in the aftermath.  The cobblestone streets, fantastic squares and white stone buildings are, quite simply, delightful.


Day 3: Arras to Compiègne (75 miles)

We head directly south along small country lanes, most of them undulating with few serious climbs. We cross the Somme river today and cycle through an area rich in nature and wonderful food. Our destination for the evening is Compiègne which is located alongside the Oise River. Compiègne Forest is famous as the location of the signing of two wartime armistices and the spot where Joan of Arc was captured. It is also the start of the famous Paris-Roubaux cycle race!


Day 4: Compiègne to Paris (57 miles)

It’s a relatively short final day into Paris. There are a couple of short, steep climbs but by now, you will be ready and prepared. Skirting around the Compiègne Forest, we head for the northeast corner of the city. As we enter the city, the roads become considerably busier and great care must be taken. Heading into the centre of Paris, we pass the famous Arc de Triomphe, down the cobblestone Champs-Elysées before finishing under the Eiffel Tower for our all-important photos. Well done, you’ve completed the London to Paris Bike Ride! From here, we’ll make a short cycle to our hotel and prepare for our celebratory meal.


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Day 5: Paris to London

Today, you have the morning and afternoon to explore this wonderful and diverse capital city. Highlights include a trip up the Eiffel Tower (not for the faint-hearted!), sampling some local cheese, visiting Le Louvre, a boat trip on the Seine, or simply a stroll (walking, not cycling!) around the atmospheric streets.  At breakfast you will be issued with your Eurostar tickets for the train journey back to the UK, we will also take your bicycles and main piece of luggage in the support vehicle. You are responsible for getting yourself back to London. Your Tour Leaders will meet you at St. Pancras station in London with your bicycles and main bags in the late afternoon. We then say our goodbyes and the trip ends.



Single room option extra £160