Bike Tour from Paris to London
From the Eiffel Tower to the Tower Bridge
Paris – Brighton – London
- Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées, Normandy, The Channel, Big Ben and the London Eye
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- Insider tip!
km / day avg.
The start and end towns of your tour, Paris and London, are two of Europe's greatest metropolises. Paris is known for its romantic flair. The Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame or the Sacré-Cœur are all must-sees! London, in contrast, is the city that never sleeps. Wave to the Queen in Buckingham Palace, take a walk over Tower Bridge and try some retail therapy on Oxford Street. The countryside you'll see on your cycling holiday between Paris and London is stunning: you cycle through apple orchards and old forests in Normandy and then pedal through the gentle hills of the county of Sussex. The Channel provides you with views of the rough coastline and high cliffs. The seaside resort of Brighton welcomes the beach-lovers among you.
- Start / Destination
Paris / London
8 days / 7 nights
approx. 325 km
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between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
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Day 1: Individual arrival in Paris
Bienvenue à Paris! After our welcome meeting and once you have picked up your hire bikes at the hotel, it's time to get to know one of Europe's biggest cities. It has a wealth of cultural highlights, a wonderfully charming flair and delicious cuisine. All this has made Paris one of the most frequently visited towns in the world. Get to know Paris on a stroll through the French capital's streets. Don't forget the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the famous Louvre gallery.
Day 2: Paris – Cergy, approx. 55 km
On your first cycle, pedal along the Seine and Canal Saint-Denis. The route follows mostly level ground and takes you through Paris' suburbs. In Clichy, you can visit the Parc des Impressionnistes a recreation of Claude Monet's garden in Giverny. Then continue to Cergy on the Oise, where you will spend the night today.
Day 3: Cergy – Gisors, approx. 60 km
Today's section takes you into Haute-Normandie. You'll cycle through many forest areas. The countryside in the country park Vexin Français is characterised by its moorland and chalk cliffs. In the middle of the park is the town, Chars. If you like, you can shorten today's section by taking the train from here (not included in price). The destination of today's section is the small town of Gisors. According to legend, treasure from the Knights of the Temple is hidden in the castle ruins here.
Day 4: Gisors – Forges-les-Eaux, ca. 65 km
Pedalling on, you make your way through Normandy to the north, always getting closer to The Channel. Gentle hills and green woods, luscious orchards and flower-laden meadows: Normandy is showing off its most idyllic side. Between the typically French farmhouses, you'll see the colourful Normandy cows grazing in the fields. At the end of the day, you reach the spa resort of Forges-les-Eaux, which was popular as early as the 16th century.
Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Dieppe, approx. 60 km
About half way on your way to The Channel is the town of Mesnières-en-Bray, famous for its beautiful Renaissance castle. Your route takes you on towards the coast. In the port, Dieppe, you can visit the town museum, which has found its home in a castle. The town on the Alabaster Coast is situated on the Arques estuary - as it flows into The Channel.
Day 6: Dieppe – Newhaven – Brighton, approx. 40 km + ferry trip
After a short round trip around Dieppe, you start at 12.30 with the ferry to the English town of Newhaven (included). Now remember to cycle on the left! Newhaven Fort was built in the 19th century to protect the harbour. It is the biggest of its kind in Sussex. Today it accommodates a military museum. From the industrial town of Newhaven, a very pretty cycle path takes you along the top of the cliffs, along the coast to the seaside resort of Brighton.
Day 7: Brighton – Redhill – London, approx. 45 km + train
After a train ride to the town of Redhill (not included) you drive to the English capital. It's a good idea to think about what you'd like to see in London before your trip as London is huge and full of interesting sights. Leave your bike parked at the hotel and explore the town by foot or by public transport. All the important sights are easily reached for example on a boat trip along the Thames: Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
Day 8: Individual departure
After breakfast your cycling holiday from Paris to London comes to an end.