London to Paris Cycling Holidays
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London to Paris (Avenue Verte) Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | £829 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle between the two famous cities
• Follow the Avenue Verte route via Dieppe
• A unique tour that can now be completed for leisure cyclists
• Cycle along Greenways, well signed routes and cross the channel by ferry

Cycle Route features
In Paris you cycle on bike path along tue Canal St. Denis and alongside the river Seine. Short distance way leads along high traffic streets. Easy to moderate heavy! In London you cycle on bike ways, small roads, through parks and alongside a small river. In Great Britain you are cycling on the left!

From London to Newhaven you cycle on small roads and bike path through, you have to negotiate a few gradients. From Dieppe to Forges-les-Eaux it is mainly easy to cycle on tarred bike path like the Voie Verte – it is a former railway train path. Until Maisons-Laffitte you drive on small roads with low traffic and through a slightly hilly terrain.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in London

Arrive in London. Trip briefing and you get the bike at the late afternoon. Then you can discover the world-famous highlights of the city via bus or boat.

Day 2: London – Crawley

Your route leads you via Coulsdon to Crawley (58 km) with its typical English pubs. At Coulsdon is a rail ride to Crawley possible (26 km). (about 26-58 km)

Day 3: Crawley – Brighton

On calm ways you cycle through the Tilgate Forest and the hill land of the county Sussex to Brighton with its famous pier and historic district (about 45 km).

Day 4: Brighton – Newhaven ferry to Dieppe

Alongside the coast the way leads to Newhaven and in the morning with the ferry into the French seaport Dieppe. Enjoy the atmosphere of this town with a historical castle at the English Channel (about 20 km).

Day 5: Dieppe – Forges les-Eaux

Via Mesnières-en-Bray with the Renaissance castle your way leads you to Forges-les-Eaux. The spring water in the beautiful village was already in the 16th century known as a fountain of youth (about 57 km).

Day 6: Forges-les-Eaux – Gisors/Surroundings

You cycle through the Normandy with measures, forests and typical hedge banks to Gisors, where the ruin of the castle is said to be the stash of the treasure of the Templars (about 56 km).

Day 7: Gisors/Surroundings – Maisons Laffitte

Via Santeuil and the forest of St.-Germain-en-Laye you reach the glamorous Maisons-Laffitte (58 km). Starting at Santeuil you can take the train too (38 km). (about 38-58 km)

Day 8: Maisons Laffitte – Paris

The Seine leads you to the „Parc des Impressionistes“, an imitation of the garden of Claude Monet in Giverny. You cycle into the magnificent centre of Paris (about 55 km).

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast individual departure or extra nights in Paris

Map & Route Information

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Route profile
In Paris you cycle on bike path along the Canal St. Denis and alongside the river Seine. Short distance way leads along high traffic streets. Easy to moderate heavy! In London you cycle on bike ways, small roads, through parks and alongside a small river. In Great Britain you driving on the left!

From London to Newhaven you cycle on small roads and bike path through, you have to negotiate a few gradients. From Dieppe to Forges-les-Eaux it is mainly easy to cycle on tarred bike path like the Voie Verte – it is a former railway train path. Until Maisons-Laffitte you drive on small roads with low traffic and through a slightly hilly terrain.

This route is described as below (Source Wikipedia)…

England

The route would follow the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 21 between London and the South Coast. In East Sussex, the Avenue Verte incorporates existing paths including the Cuckoo Trail and Forest Way, offering more than 30 km of traffic-free cycling, walking and horse riding along former railway lines.

The route would continue to Newhaven as NCN Route 2, along the South Coast, into West Sussex to the West and Kent to the East.

North of East Sussex, the route would follow NCN 21 through West Sussex, Surrey and into London. Here, the route would pass through several boroughs before ending at St Paul’s Cathedral.

France

Sign in Dieppe town centre marking the D1 and Avenue Verte start

Section of Avenue Verte running from Dieppe to Forges-les-Eaux

In France, the Avenue Verte follows the former Dieppe to Paris railway for 40 km. It currently starts just outside Dieppe at Arques-la-Bataille and stops again just outside Forges-les-Eaux but once complete, the route will extend to Paris almost entirely on traffic-free routes.

Directions: Leaving the ferry terminal at Dieppe, head towards the town centre. At the harbour bridge you will see signs for Avenue Verte and D1.

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The London to Paris (Avenue Verte) tour stays in 3* hotels and 2* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

- 8 overnight stays in hotels like described
– Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
– Personal welcome and briefing
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– Detailed travel documents
– Carefully prepared route and detailed route description with maps
– Special signposting for the route
– Ferry Newhaven to Dieppe
– 7-days-service-hotline

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

London to Paris (Avenue Verte) 9 days, 8 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 27.05 – 24.06.17
Season 2: 08.07 – 02.09.17
Arrival Saturdays

Arrival every second Saturday:
27.05 | 10.06 | 24.06 | 08.07 | 22.07 | 05.08 | 19.08 | 02.09

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £859 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £359
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Accommodation in 2* and 3* hotels with double room with private facilities

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £829
Single Supplement: £359

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