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Cycle through the beautiful and rolling countryside of southern England and northern France before arriving in glorious Paris, for one of the most exciting sporting weekends in the calendar – the spectacular finale of the 2019 Tour de France!
Reaching the suburbs of Paris, the route takes you cycling past the famous landmarks of this stunning city as you head for the Eiffel Tower, your finish line and where we celebrate your huge achievement.
With your support, you’ll be raising funds to help a broad range of cutting-edge medical research delivering a real benefit to babies, children and young people.
“From the moment we signed up, our team of 35 were thoroughly looked after by the Action staff who went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience. Everything was done for us, which meant all we had to do was concentrate on making it to Paris! The ride itself was really enjoyable and allowed us all to bond and create memories we’ll never forget. Couldn’t recommend this event highly enough.”
Director at Black and White Hospitality Management on Action London to Paris
Day 1: London – Dover - Calais (85 miles/137km)
Setting off early to avoid the morning traffic, we pass through the outskirts of the capital and quickly onto quiet roads to the rolling landscape and villages of rural Kent - passing orchards and traditional oast houses as we go. Country roads take us across the North Downs to Dover for our ferry crossing.
Day 2: Calais – Abbeville (71 miles/114km)
Following a deliciously hearty breakfast, we ride into beautiful rural landscapes pedalling parallel to the coast. After lunch we reach the picturesque valleys of the Canche River then towards Crécy-en-Ponthieu, site of the 14th-century Battle of Crécy. Our final leg brings us to Abbeville with its beautiful Flemish-style architecture on the River Somme. The Gothic-style cathedral has been restored to its former glory and is an awesome landmark for our half-way point.
Day 3: Abbeville - Beauvais (65 miles/105km)
We follow the River Somme in the direction of Amiens and on the way pass cemeteries and other poignant reminders of the thousands of men who died in the First World Way. We follow typically-French shady beech-tree-lined avenues into meandering valleys and traditional farming hamlets which is mostly flat through agricultural lands. Once again we end a successful day at a beautiful town. Beauvais is renowned for its large gothic cathedral.
Day 4: Beauvais - Paris (50 miles/80km)
From the river Théram south of Beauvais towards the great capital city! Small country roads, small towns and beautiful countryside take us to the suburbs of Paris where the excitement builds and we look out for the distinctive landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Coeur on the skyline. Upon reaching the River Seine we follow the northern esplanade in the shadow of the Bois du Boulogne until the Pont d’Iena and finish beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower! Congratulations!
Day 5: Back to UK
Enjoy the huge spectacle that is the Tour de France finale on the Champs Elysee!
Saving and changing children's lives through medical research.
Action Medical Research funds research to help thousands of sick and disabled babies and children in the UK. We have supported some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history that have helped save and change children’s lives including the first UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and discovering that taking folic acid in pregnancy helps prevent spina bifida. Whether you cycle, run or trek, we need you to help us save tiny lives.
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