2019
From Paris to London

Bike Tour from Paris to London

From the Eiffel Tower to the Tower Bridge

  • Paris – London
  • Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées, Normandy, The Channel, Big Ben and the London Eye
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Insider tip!

8
days

60
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.

Itinerary

From Paris to London

Brief Information

  • Buchungscode
    FR-PL7
  • Start / Destination
    Paris / London
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 340 / 370 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 45 and 75 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly along paved paths and roads
  • Return trip to Paris
  • This is organized by you, by EUROSTAR from London (St. Pancras International) to Paris (Gare du Nord), connections run every hour, 0 – 1 changes, duration approx. 2.5 – 3 hours, reservation required.
  • Note
    In France, children under the age of 12 are required to wear a bike helmet. For safety reasons we always recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
Eiffeltower, Paris
Eiffeltower, Paris

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.

Maisons-Lafitte
Maisons-Lafitte

Day 2: Paris – Maisons Laffitte, approx. 50 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. You then continue on to Maisons-Laffitte, one of Paris's most elegant suburbs.

Seine river
Seine river

Thorsten Brönner

Day 3: Maisons-Laffitte – Gisors, ca. 45 km + train journey or approx. 75 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.

french farm
A french farm

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.

Château de Mesnières-en-Bray
Château de Mesnières-en-Bray

Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven, approx. 55 km + ferry trip

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. From here, a ferry takes you to the English town of Newhaven (included in price). Now remember to cycle on the left!

Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier

Thorsten Brönner

Day 6: Newhaven – Crawley, ca. 60 km

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. Now, it's time to leave the coast and follow the intriguing sounding Devil's Dyke. You cycle northwards, through the gentle hilly countryside. Quiet lanes take you through Tilgate Forest to Crawley, where you stay the night.

Landscape near Tilgate Forest

Thorsten Brönner

Day 7: Crawley – London, ca. 65 km

From Crawley, you cycle through the county of Sussex into the heart of London. 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.

Elizabeth Tower with Big Ben, London
Elizabeth Tower with Big Ben

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your cycling holiday from Paris to London comes to an end.