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Cycle London To Paris

Our fully supported and guided 4 day cycle London To Paris bike ride is truly the ‘Blue Ribbon’ and best cycling event of Europe – carefully designed days mean the mileage and route are now even more achievable and more exciting than ever before.
Join our fully supported four day London To Paris bike ride and join the many thousands who have succeeded in one of the most iconic cycle tours of Europe on our all inclusive four day itinerary between these two great European cities.

Ideal for your first experience of multi-day touring and/or fundraising* cycling challenge.

Our Cycle London To Paris is open to individuals and groups

*fundraising not required on this ‘open’ trip

Total Distance 325km (203mi)
Total Ascent 2,355m
High Point 270m
Difficulty Grade 2.5/5
4 NightsNext Date: 12 Sept 2024
Thrill Factor #5
Trip Fee: 995pp

From the start of this epic bike ride you will cycle from the heart of London starting at the iconic Marble Arch on the corner of spectacular Hyde Park. From here the first few miles of the route will take you on a fantastic tourist route through central London taking in famous sites and historical landmarks such as the Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament before crossing the mighty Thames river over Westminster bridge and southward through Lambeth and Croydon boroughs and down into the beautiful Surrey hills. From here you soon drop into the picturesque rolling countryside of the counties of Surrey and Sussex before reaching the very southern edge of the UK and the historic coastal town of Newhaven and here ends your first day of your grand tour.
The following morning after breakfast it’s straight to the ferry port for a leisurely cruise to the French coast. The time of landing comes well into the afternoon and as you hit the Normandy soil it’s full steam ahead down the old railway line now transformed into miles of beautiful cyclepath – the ‘Avenue Verte‘. After our first night in Normandy we continue on the avenue verte for most of the day three stage to our second night in Normandy at Gasny. The final day we drop into the Seine valley and begin the ride along the mighty river stopping off at Versailles for lunch before continuing the ride into Paris and to our final destination, the Eiffel Tower – c’est magnifique!

Cycle past Versailles palace on your london to paris bike ride to the Eiffel Tower

Cycle London To Paris 4 Day Itinerary

Pre Start – Assemble at designated meeting location for evening event briefing (Central London).
Day One – Ride London to Newhaven – 105km (66mi) [+1114m]
Day Two – Ride Newhaven to Forges-les-Eaux – 56km (35mi) [+316m]
Day Three – Ride Forges-les-Eaux to Épône – 103km (64mi) [+800m]
Day Four – Ride Épône to Paris – 61km (38mi) [+470m]
Day Five – Free morning before returning to London via Eurostar.


Experienced Cycle Leader(s), First Class Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic, First Aiders, Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Accommodation (4 nights), Meals – Breakfast (4 days), Lunch (4 days), Dinner (3 nights, exc Paris), Ferry Crossing, Eurostar return to London, Bicycle transfer return to London (St Pancras)


Travel to/from start/finish (London), Accommodation in London


Your personal luggage will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
Please do not arrive to the event with bike boxes/bags, your bike will be returned to London via the support vehicles and our load system requires the bikes to be loose (without box/bag). Please contact us with any questions regarding the transport of your bike, we will be more than happy to discuss this with you further.
We will be arriving back to London via the Eurostar which terminates at St Pancras Station., this is where you will be re-united with your bike before your journey home.
Further information on bike transport and logistics for the event will be given in your Challenge Instructions document.

Weather & Kit

We can expect warm, sunny weather, *however you should prepare for all weathers – remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings.
This is a road bike tour. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable ‘road gears’ and brakes.
A full kit list will be issued in your Challenge Instructions document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please contact us anytime with any questions.


Fitness & Training

Our cycle from London To Paris is a level 2.5 (/5). You should be capable of riding comfortably upto 100km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 70km over hilly terrain – minimum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give call us and we will be more than happy to chat with you.

Click here for your Ten Week London To Paris Bike Ride Training Plan

“Having never really cycled before, the challenge of cycling from London to Paris was HUGE. However, both Jason and Paul did an amazing job in supporting the team of mixed abilities and experience through the 3 day tour. Extremely professional, and a very well organised itinerary. I would seriously recommend ECT for anyone looking for a great adventure with the security of knowing it’ll be well planned and catered for. I’m looking forward to booking my next trip with these guys. Thanks again for all your support, knowledge (and patience)!!! “ – Bryony Harrison-Croft 2018
“I joined the ECT Tdf to ride from London to Paris with my two sons to see the final tour stage in Paris. We had a memorable ride on both sides of the channel riding through some lovely Countryside. The trip was well organised and well led by Jason who kept a group of varying abilities together. The whole trip more than met my expectations and provided me with an unforgettable experience. I would thoroughly recommend this trip” – Julian Walker 2023

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Cycle London To Paris Bike Ride Dates

Following ‘Open Date’ Departures

Spring 2025 – TBA

Remember, as a London To Paris organiser we can plan and deliver your own private group ‘closed’ trip on your date… message us now for a quote!

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If you would like to learn a little more about the London To Paris bike ride then click here to read blog by one of our leaders for an inside view of three days on the road to Paris

“European Cycling Tours did an absolutely fantastic job of guiding our successful cycle challenge from London to Paris. From beginning to end, the ride, route, food, accommodation and logistics were professionally planned with precision. Guiding 13 riders of mixed ability I am sure is no easy task, but it certainly looked it! The route was one that could only be planned by people who had ridden them roads before. The surface’s were great, the traffic was minimal and the scenery was beautiful. At no time did we take a wrong turn, and the support Van met us on all the places we needed it. Even mechanicals didn’t stop us, as the teams intrinsic knowledge of cycling mechanics had them fix an otherwise critical mechanical on the route. If you want a challenge without the hassle of planning, and want an inclusive ride, European Cycling Tours are the folks to help you achieve it.” Stephen Pammenter 2018

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