This London to Paris ride has a bespoke route, making the most of the specially-designed Avenue Verte cycle route through towns, villages and beautiful countryside.
Greenwich Park is an ideal, spacious meeting point for cyclists to embark on their journey, with the stunning backdrop of London's skyline.
An evening of celebrations in the French capital begin at the nation's most famous landmark with that all-important medal to symbolise your epic achievement.
The London to Paris cycle is one of the most iconic and well-known cycling challenges in the world. Departing London on three tough days of cycling through scenic countryside and different types of terrain, this is the perfect cycling adventure, culminating in an evening to celebrate in the French capital.
The route takes you over 280km from Greenwich Park to the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in a whirlwind cycling challenge. Following a bespoke route which links up with the glorious Avenue Verte on the French side, this event really has it all.
Follow a bespoke route along the beautiful, purpose-built, green cycle path stretching all the way into Paris.
Accompanying cycle guides mean you can focus on your challenge without worrying about navigation or logistics.
No technical skills or specialist gear required; you can even hire a bike!
Full package includes meals, transport, guides, support vehicles, training and much more.
This adventure is perfect for those who want to push themselves physically and mentally. You will be away from the comforts of home, cycling long distances on occasionally uneven roads and weather conditions will vary.
It is essential to train for this adventure, as it is considerably tougher than many expect. You will need to have undertaken plenty of long-distance cycles in preparation, ideally several long distance (50km+) cycle rides.
If you would prefer your own room this can be arranged, though an extra charge would apply.
Once signed up, you will receive a full kit list. The most important items are:
The start line will be in Greenwich Park in southeast London. Begin your cycle heading southbound out of London. The route southward to the south coast features the most hills out of the whole cycling itinerary, so it’s a challenging start! Stopping for lunch in East Grinstead, you’ll continue cycling southward until the road flattens and then gently declines into Newhaven on the south coast. On arrival, the team will have dinner before boarding the ferry for the overnight crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe.
Arriving very early in Dieppe, the route joins the Avenue Verte; a beautiful, purpose-built cycle route southward to Paris. This route takes the group away from the hustle and bustle of the busy A-roads and instead includes green parks, dedicated cycle lanes and marked paths across the fields of northern France. Today's lunch stop will be in Forge-les-Eaux, roughly at the half-way point of the day, before continuing the cycle southeast to the overnight stop in Beauvais.
For the final stretch from Beauvais to Paris, you'll have a fair distance still to cover - around 78km. Today's scenery for your final push into Paris will be particularly beautiful, as you cycle through Vexin Parc, through the grounds of the Chateau de Balincourt.
Arriving into Paris, you'll be greeted by the support team as you finally reach the finish line under the Eiffel Tower! You'll receive your finishers' medal and it'll be time to celebrate your massive achievement. After that, you'll check in to your accommodation and have free time - why not join the rest of the team to celebrate together in one of Paris's many restaurants or bars?
In the morning, you'll have some more free time in Paris to relax and pick up any last minute souvenirs before departing from the Gare du Nord back to London St. Pancras on the Eurostar.
This challenge follows a carbon offsetting programme in partnership with WeForest, a European non-profit organisation who work tirelessly with local people and projects around the globe to fight climate change by planting trees across the world.
A proportion of your trip costs go towards a tree-planting project in Zambia, where WeForest works with hundreds of small-scale farmers to plant trees to sequester the carbon emissions that your trip produces.
The project also assists the local community by providing these farmers with training and tools to diversify their sources of income while they plant and protect local forests. As a result, they receive a higher income, diversify their economic activities and learn new skills. This allows the local farmers to become self-sufficient.
This challenge is operated in a sustainable, ethical and transparent manner - from the initial booking, to your return home, there is a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices in all areas.
This challenge is locally led, made up of local people with expert local knowledge and a genuine passion for the sites and communities in which they are based. All guides and support staff are paid a fair wage.
This challenge is operated with members of multiple accreditation agencies and the organisers are always working towards new schemes to ensure they remain the most informed, transparent, sustainable, safe and inspiring travel company around. Currently members of multiple standards agencies, including ABTA and ATOL, and accredited by Travellers Against Plastic (TAP) and Tourism Concern as an Ethical Tour Operator.
Commercial partners are granted access to risk assessments, as well as all up-to-date licences and certificates, providing reassurance that they are collaborating with a professional tour operator.
The Travellers Against Plastic (TAP) pledge was established in 2018 to help fight the harmful consumption of single-use plastics through challenge operations. In all destinations, water is purified from local sources for challenge participants.
In remote areas where this is not possible, the team prioritise large, decantable cooler bottles which are later recycled. Where the provision of safe drinking water is not possible, teams adhere to a ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ mantra.
Animal welfare is taken extremely seriously, so itineraries which facilitate or encourage the mistreatment of animals are not produced or promoted. Animal welfare policies are strongly influenced by industry-standard ABTA guidelines on the treatment of animals. When sourcing ground agents, there would be no partnership with non-compliant agents and the opportunity is taken to help to educate non-compliant agents in best practice.
As an active member of ABTA’s Animal Welfare Working Group, the organisers are up to date with all animal welfare issues the world over.
You will be required to pay the registration fee at the time of booking and the final balance 10 weeks before departure.
Once your final balance has been settled at or before 10 weeks prior to departure, your place on the trip will be confirmed and you'll be ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime!
Price per person (inc deposit)
If you have any questions or would like to check availability or make a booking, please provide a few details about you, your group size and any preferred dates. A member of the team will then get back to you or you can go ahead and book online.