Day 1: London – Calais
Cycle 96 miles (approx)
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. Our route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop
Day 2: Calais – Abbeville
Cycle 75 miles (approx)
La belle France! Stunning picturesque countryside awaits us in northern France as we travel south from Calais to Desvre, a small market town known for its ceramics. From here we follow river valleys before finally arriving in Abbeville – steeped in history from the war but despite being destroyed in one night it has managed to retain its beautiful gothic church.
Day 3: Abbeville – Beauvais
Cycle 70 miles (approx)
Our route this morning follows the river Somme out of Abbeville. The Somme is perhaps most famous for its battles but it is also a Celtic word for ‘tranquility’, summing up the feeling of the day as you cycle through this beautiful region. We finish the day in Beauvais where the market square is a true highlight with several of the buildings dating from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries
Day 4: Beauvais – Paris
Cycle 60 miles (approx)
Our final day of cycling and the big push to Paris! We are still treated to some stunning countryside all the way up to our lunch spot by the River Seine. After lunch we follow the river down through the suburbs until we reach the Bois de Boulogne – the largest park in Paris. From here it’s a short ride along the famous wide boulevards of Paris before reaching our finishing point at the Eiffel Tower!
Day 5: Paris – London
The day is yours to soak up the Parisian way of life and explore the city and visit the landmarks only yesterday you were cycling by. We will meet you in the afternoon at the Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar home arriving at St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight