• Travelcode: 119

    Avenue Verte / Paris - London

    Eiffel Tower & Big Ben

    • Cyclists in front of Big Ben

      These two majestic capitals are finally linked by cycle paths and low-traffic roads. From Paris, the world’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?

      Tour profile / level 2

      The route follows the Avenue Verte along dedicated cycle paths, (90 % paved) road shoulder cycle lanes and quiet country roads. The  route is on the level when it follows the main rivers, it then becomes slightly more difficult in the countryside areas, especially in England. There is the possibility to shorten the stages by using the train on day 2, 6 and 7. (not incl.) The total length of the route is approx. 345 km.

      Day 1: Paris

      Bienvenue à Paris! Those arriving in the early afternoon can make a first visit of the Ville Lumière

      Day 2: Paris – Cergy, approx. 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 choice for Sunday trips, somewhere to spend the afternoon on a boat between the  Seine and the Marne. (not incl.) Welcome to the Promenade Bleue in Pariks!

      Day 3: Cergy – Gisors, approx. 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 of the same name. After the little 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, approx. 65 km

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

      Day 5: Forges-les-Eaux – Newhaven, approx. 60 km + 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 with a great many impressionist painters. Appointment on the quayside  for the trip across the Channel. Overnight in New haven after the crossing.

      Day 6: Newhaven – East Grinstead, approx. 55 km - 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 of 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, approx. 45 km

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

      Day 8: London

      Individual departure or extended stay.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle

      From the airport Paris Charles de Gaulle take the train to train station Gare du Nord. (direction Saint Rémy lès Chevreuse) Train departs every 15 min. (Duration approx 25 min / ticket approx. EUR 10) www.aeroportsdeparis.fr

      Alternative take the train to the train station Gare de l’Est (Bus 350, departure: every 20-30 min., duration approx. 50 min, EUR 6 per ticket)


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: at the starthotel up on request (approx. EUR 20 per day)


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Paris Gare du Nord

      Direct trains from London to Paris, approx. 2,5 h, tickets from EUR 110-170 depending on the train; reservations via www.eurostar.com

      We do NOT suggest You to bring own bikes as the reservation with the Eurostar train ist not comfortable. Bikes have to be registered in advance, limited space available. More informations referring bike transport on the route London - Paris: www.eurostar.com

      Tickets and information for public transport in Paris via: www.ratp.fr


      TRANSFER

      Train transfer: Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train on day 2, 6 and 7; reservation locally at the train stations or via the following links:

      France: www.sncf.com
      Great Britain: www.nationalrail.uk


      PARTICIPANTS (minimum amount)

      Individual Tour:  1 person
      Guided Tour*: 8 persons

      *We will reserve the right to cancel the guided tour if the minimum amount of participants is not reached 4 weeks prior tourstart.


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Support van: For this tour we offer you special assistance. This means that in addition to a guide for  the guided tour individual clients can count on the support of a vehicle travelling nearby. Thanks to this service individual cyclists can enjoy a worry-free cycling holiday.

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    • Included services:

      • 7 nights incl. breakfast

      • Briefing at tourstart (1x)
      • Ferry cruise Dieppe-Newhaven
      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
         
      • Map material per room
         
      • Service hotline

      Extra services for guided tour:

      • Cycling guide
      • 5x dinner (beverages not included)
         
      • support van (emergency case)
    • Choose Categories

      30.06. - 02.08.18 Individual every SAT
      03.08. - 10.08.18 Individual every FRI/SAT
      11.08. - 25.08.18 Individual every SAT
      30.06. - 07.07.18 Guided
      07.07. - 14.07.18 Guided
      28.07. - 04.08.18 Guided
      04.08. - 11.08.18 Guided
      11.08. - 18.08.18 Guided

      Extras

      Discount additional bed*
      3. person - 150
      *in a double room with 2 full paying persons  
         
      Bikes & Equipment  
      27-speed bikes 85
      E-bike 195
      Rental helmet 15
         
      Additional night
      Paris (dbl/sgl) 90/170

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • You will be accomodated in 3- and 4-star hotels, in Gisors in a 2-star hotel.

      Hotel examples:

      Paris: Holiday Inn Express Paris****

      Cergy: Novotel Cergy-Pontoise****

      Gisors: Hotel Moderne Gisors**

      Forges-Les-Eaux: Forges Hotel***

      Newhaven: Premier Inn Newhaven***

      East Grinstead: The Felbridge Hotel & Spa****

      London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge****


      Please be informed that these are accomodation examples. Subject to alteration! Please see Your final accomodations on Your hotellist at booking/prior tourstart. 

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are citybikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres. E-bikes are also available for this tours, while kids’ bikes and accessories are at hand for all family-friendly holidays.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 27-speed-hybrid-unisex-bike
      • E-bikes unisex
      • children seat, children trailer, tagalong

      E-bikes

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the Great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain. Our research has led us to:

      Kalkhoff, Agattu model
      Motor: 36 volts, 540W/H Impulse, located centrally.
      The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube.
      Gears: Nexus 8-speed.
      Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    • 5,2 24.07.2017 | Sue M. Paris - London
      It would have been helpful if in the information documents sent to us before the trip, if we had been told to fully charge our phones before the first morning. Also, that it would be advisable to set out early that day. It was a very long day, and the ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      5,3 23.06.2016 | Steve H. Paris - London

      A Tale of Two Cities

      This was a fascinating and very rewarding trip. Physically it was quite challenging, more than expected. We made some good friends on the trip which helped a lot with the enjoyment. Finding the route could sometimes be difficult, particularly in the ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,4 13.06.2016 | Ariel M. Paris - London

      Nice

      trip
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 2
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,4 04.10.2015 | Grace O. Paris - London

      Paris to London Self-Guided Tour

      Map and directions difficult to keep track of. Uncomfortable riding through the cities of Paris and London.
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,8 03.08.2015 | Frieda B. Paris - London

      Paris to London cycle trip

      Wonderful tour! Accommodation and breakfasts were first class. My only suggestion would be that on the days that rail travel is part of the itinerary, the tour company might contact the trains to let them know that there are a number of cyclists travelling ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 4
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more

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