Paris-London by bike: The Greenway Ref. : PL1
- 870 € / person
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 8 days | 6 days riding
from May 2017 to September 2017
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The London-Paris Greenway is an incredible panoramic journey through a patchwork of landscapes: you can admire the Seine loved by the Impressionists, the Valley of the Oise river and Normandy, before crossing the Channel.
Starting from Paris, the French part of the journey follows small marked-out routes and greenways on about 200 kilometers. On the English side, it follows some of the national cycling paths through the gentle hills of the English countryside before reaching London and its cosmopolitan flair.
2 style accommodation are possible on this tour:
> you stay in comfortable hôtels (2*, 3* and 4* category).
> you stay in charming or deluxe 3* and 4* hotels.
Your cycling tour from Paris to London:
Day 1: Arrival in Paris
Night in the neighbourhood of La Villette.
Day 2: Paris – Maisons-Laffite (or Cergy) | 56 km (or 69 km)
Start your tour in La Villette and cycle along the channel of Saint Denis, and then follow the Seine river, winding between islands and parks in a unique atmosphere that inspired the Impressionist painters, including the famous Monet. Reach St Germain en Laye and its imposing Renaissance chateau which boasts one of the world’s richest archaeological collections. Then, cycle to Maisons-Laffite.
Day 3: Maisons-Laffite (or Cergy) - Gisors | 75 km (or 46 km)
This second stage crosses the Oise Valley and its authentic villages, before reaching the pristine landscapes of the Regional Nature Park of the Vexin Français, sheltering beautiful mansions, manor houses and fortified castles. Make a stop in Gisors, an old medieval town overlooked by its fortified castle, which, according to a local legend, would house the treasure of the Knights Templar.
Day 4: Gisors – Forges-les-Eaux | 67 km
This stage goes up the valley of the Epte river between the wooded hills of the Vexin Normand area and those of the Pays de Bray area. The journey continues on winding small countryside roads before reaching the famous “Greenway” and the spa resort of Forges les Eaux, best known for its ferruginous water springs.
Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Dieppe – Newhaven | 56 km
Cycle on the former railway line in the middle of green wooded hills before reaching the castle of Mesnières-en-Bray, a Renaissance jewel. Follow the marked-out route and take the direction of the estuary which is overlooked by the stunning ruins of the castle of Arques-la-Bataille. The route then leads you to the proud seafaring city of Dieppe… and to the gates of England!
Ferry transfer between Dieppe and Newhaven.
1st night in England - Newhaven.
Day 6: Newhaven – Crawley | 59 km
Your first day in England begins with a ride along the Newhaven marina toward the stunning cliffs of South Downs. A bit of climbing takes you to breathtaking views as you ride along the top before descending back down to a seaside path. For 10km enjoy a scenic path with immaculate cliffs on one side and the English Channel, aka La Manche, on the other. Soon we arrive in Brighton, a lively destination popular for its pier attractions, cafes, and charming old town. Next we head inland through the rolling hills of Devil's Dyke, a legendary valley in the County of Sussex that is said to have been dug by the Devil. We continue to our day’s destination, Crawley. .
Day 7: Crawley – Londres | 59 km
On this last part of the Greenway leading to the gateway of Greater London, you leave the quiet countryside atmosphere and get into a more urban landscape. Crossed by the Thames river and extensive transportation channels, this large area offers typical British quality of life. You will arrive in London via the “Wandle Way”, a linear park with a rustic atmosphere which follows the Wandle river.
Magical arrival at Westminster Abbey!
Day 8: Departure during the day
Departure only possible on Sundays : May 28th, June 4th & 11th & 18th, July 16th & 23rd & 30th, August 6th & 13th & 20th & 27th, September 3rd & 10th
From May 28th 2017 to September 10th 2017 870,00 € Single room supplement : 475,00 € Bike discount : - 100,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
- 2 nights’ accommodation in 4* category hotels, 4 nights’ accommodation in 3* category hotels and 1 night's accommodation in a 2* category hotel (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 7 ‘buffet’ or ‘continental’ breakfasts
- 1 travel folder with roadbook
- Tourist brochures
- Ferry transfer between Dieppe and Newhaven
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 luggage per person)
- Support Service plus (roadside assistance and/or recovery in case of emergency)
- Equipped cycle rental for 6 days (with helmet)
- Dinners and lunches
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Guide service
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
- Single room supplement (7 nights included)
- Transfer from London back to Paris
- Luggage transfer from London back to Paris
At the end of your tour in London, you have the possibility to get back to Paris via Eurostar: London St Pancras train station > Paris Gare du Nord train station.
Please note: upgraded hotels could be booked on the June 6th, June 16th, July 3rd and July 10th departures because of the football Euro 2016. Therefore, a supplement could be applied (to be calculated when making your reservation).
Martine Di M. (Suisse) - Juillet 2016
"C'est avec beaucoup de plaisir que nous pédalons avec Rando vélo, les circuits sont clairs, l'assistance est efficace et les hôtels charmants."