The ‘Blue Ribbon’ cycling event of Europe is now more achievable and more exciting than ever before. Join the many thousands who have succeeded in one of the most iconic cycle tours of Europe on our all inclusive three day itinerary between these two great European cities.
Ideal for your first experience of multi-day touring or as a fundraising cycling challenge
Open to individuals and groups.
|Total Distance 290km||Total Ascent 2,450m||High Point 274m||Difficulty Grade 2.5/5
|3 Nights||Next Departure: 30 April 2020||Thrill Factor #5||Guide Price £595
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 Gournay-en-Bray – 82km (51mi) [+489m]
Day Three – Ride Gournay-en-Bray to Paris – 103km (65mi) [+712m]
Day Four – Free morning before returning to London via Eurostar.
Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic, First Aiders, Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Accommodation (3 nights), Meals – Breakfast (3 days), Lunch (3 days), Dinner (2 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 Stn., this is where you will be re-united with your bike before your journey home. Please plan your return journey home from St Pancras.
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 we should prepare for some rain – 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
This is a level 2.5 (/5) cycle event. 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 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
London To Paris Route
London To Paris Elevation Profile – Day One
London To Paris Elevation Profile – Day Two
London To Paris Elevation Profile – Day Three
Contact us to discuss how to make London to Paris a reality for you
Next Departure – 30 April 2020
Following ‘Open Date’ Departures
16 July 2020 (TdF)
3 Sept 2020
Remember, we can organise your own ‘closed’ trip for groups of 12+ …please enquire
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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