London To Paris – The Eye to the Eiffel
- Picturesque route on quiet minor roads and cycle paths taking you from the centre of London to the foot of the Eiffel Tower
- Choice of dates to start or finish your cycling season
- Crosses the English Channel on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry
- Free day at the end of the trip to allow time to see the sights of Paris, returning to London by Eurostar
This is our ‘book end’ trip with dates at the start and end of the season, taking you from the UK capital to the heart of the most romantic city in Europe. The trip is aimed at regular riders looking for an early/late season break as well as less experienced cyclists wanting a challenge that people will recognise as such.
The trip starts the London Eye, and once we are out of central London, follows a mixture of cycle routes and minor roads to take us south. We are soon in the delightful lanes of southern England and the route taking us through many picturesque villages. After crossing the South Downs we gradually descend to the small town of Newhaven on the shore of the English Channel, where we take the ferry across to France.
After arriving at the busy little town of Dieppe we continue through the pleasant countryside of Normandy, with its orchards of apples and pears and distinctive timber framed houses. The route takes us through the Eawy Forest and Lyons la Foret.
From the Lyons Forest we descend to the River Seine and continue following the valley all the way to Paris. As we approach Paris the route crosses the river several times, passing through the St Germain Forest and the Bois de Boulogne, to finally arrive at the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris.
We have both the evening and the following day in Paris to give you time to explore the many attractions the city has to offer – the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Montmatre and the Sacre Coeur, Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the many other museums, parks and gardens. In the evening we take the Eurostar train from Paris to return to St Pancras in London.
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