France, United Kingdom / The Avenue Verte Paris–London

Day 1 Bienvenue à Paris!

Those arriving in the early afternoon can make a first visit of the Ville Lumière.
   

Day 2 Paris – Cergy (55 km)

Au revoir Paris! Starting from Notre Dame you can follow the Axe Historique from the Louvre with the Champs Elysées through the Arc de Triomphe till the new Défense district. After Nanterre, you will come to the islands and parks so dear to the impressionists, once a destination for Sunday trips, somewhere to spend the afternoon “en plein air” on a boat between the Seine and the Marne. Welcome to the Promenade Bleue in Paris!
   

Day 3 Cergy – Gisors (65 km)

Your journey continues through the heart of the Vexin natural park, home to picturesque towns, castles and farmhouses. After Théméricourt and its spectacular Maison du Parc, you continue to Villarceaux and its eighteenth-century castle bearing the same name. After the small town of Bray-et-Lû you will proceed along the river Epte to Gisors and the fortress marking the historical Franco-Norman border.
   

Day 4 Gisors – Forges-les-Eaux (65 km)

Departure from Gisors for Gournay-en-Bray and then on to Forges- les-Eaux, the renowned spa resort. Welcome to Normandy, or rather to Gourmandie, land of unique flavours!
   

Day 5 Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven (60 km by bike + ferry)

From Forges-les-Eaux you follow the brand new cycle path that will take you directly to the sea, through the wonderful countryside dotted with farms that supply their excellent products to the Norman and Parisian markets. Along the second half of the route the landscape is tinged with blue as you pass through the Arques estuary, overlooked by the castle of the same name and ancient sand caves that have become a refuge for marsh birds. Here you are in Dieppe, France’s leading seaside resort and a favourite place for many impressionist painters. Appointment on the quayside for the trip across the Channel. Overnight in Newhaven after the crossing.
   

Day 6 Newhaven – East Grinstead (55/75 km)

From Newhaven take the train to Polegate where you start to pedal. Alternatively you can cycle till Brighton and take the train from there but in this case you will extend the mileage by 20 km. Along the Cuckoo Valley and the old railway line, you will come to Heathfield. From here it gets more difficult but once in Groombridge it will be flat again. Following the Forest Way you arrive to the historic local market town of East Grinstead.
   

Day 7 East Grinstead – London (45 km)

From East Grinstead you take the Worth Way, a cycle path through a wonderful wood till Crawley: an ultramodern city, this will get you ready for The Old Smoke itself, London. From Crawley you take the train to Couldson, where you start cycling through green parks and quiet districts to the heart of London. Your finish line for the week will be Westminster.
   

Day 8 London

After breakfast, goodbye and au revoir!
   

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. The hotels of this tour are 3/4* hotels, with one 2* hotel in Gisors. 4 hotels have a swimming pool, and 2 of them have also a wellness area). All rooms have en suite facilities.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

double room is a room with one double bed
twin room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway
triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

Travel dates 2019

Season 1 24.03 - 1.04 and 29.09 - 20.10.2018 € 445 p.p. 
Season 2 2.04 - 18.05 and 10.09 - 28.09.2018 € 495 p.p. 
Season 3 19.05 - 9.09.2018 € 535 p.p. 


Included

7 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing in English
Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook
Luggage transportation
Support van in the area
Hotel taxes
Hotline service


Ferry cruise Dieppe-Newhaven: following data have to be provided when booking the tour: full names (as written on the passport/ID card), passport/ID card number and expiry date, nationality, date of birth. These details are compulsory in order to reserve the ferry transfer from Dieppe to Newhaven.


Not included

Train transfer on day 6 and 7


Supplements

single room € 480 p.p. 
Girolibero bike € 85 p.p.
Electro-bike  € 195 p.p. 
Helmet  € 15 p.p. 

 

Extra nights in in double/single room with breakfast

In Paris € 90/170

 

Reductions

3rd person in room € 150

 

From Notre Dame to the Big Ben

These two majestic capitals are finally linked by cycle paths and low-traffic roads. From Paris, France’s most romantic city, you will cross the Seine and Epte rivers valley to reach the sea. After the Dieppe-Newhaven crossing, the greenest of English countryside will accompany you to London, the most regal of international cities. Inaugurated in 2012, the Paris-London Avenue Verte is a dream come true. “Prêt à partir”?

  • I enjoyed to Danube tour very much- the weather was beautiful- the company was enjoyable. JC. Zeyl, Canada
  • Bob and I think about our adventure frequently including all the great locations we rode thru on our bicycles. L. Carter, USA
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