Paris to London - Greenway Cycle Tour (guided)

A cycling tour between 2 fascinating cities linked by art, history and nature
  1. 1 Paris 10 km / 6 mi. Paris

    Day 1 :  Paris   (10 km / 6 mi.)

    Individual arrival in Paris and hotel check in.  At 6 pm attend a welcome meeting with your guide and receive your bike. We then take our first ride together, a short trip to Notre Dame Cathedral and then back to the hotel. Dinner is on your own in this beautiful City of Light.

  2. 2 Paris 48 km / 30 mi. Maison Laffitte

    Day 2:  Paris - Maison Laffitte   (48 km / 30 mi. )

    We begin our tour following the bike path through Paris taking in the beautiful and historic sites of the city. We ride through Bastille Square, along Canal St. Martin and next to the Villette Park, the largest park in Paris and home to Cité des Sciences et de la Musique.  We continue along canals leading us to the banks of the Seine and to the stunning Parc des Impressionistes in Rueil-Malmaison. Inspired by Monet's garden at Giverny, this park delights us with its famous bridge, colorful water lilies and unique landscape. The day ends in Maisons Laffitte just steps from the castle, a fine example of French Baroque style built on the banks of the Seine to host King Louis XIV.

  3. 3 Maisons Laffitte 46 km /28 mi Gisors

    Day 3:  Maisons Laffitte - Chars (46 km / 28 mi.) + train Chars - Gisors

    Our day starts in the shade of oaks and beeches as we ride through the St. Germain-en-Laye Forest and into the Oise Valley. With its vibrant landscapes, this valley was a source of inspiration for many Impressionist painters including Daumier, Pissarro, Cézanne and Van Gogh (Wheatfield with Crows). We continue into the Vexin Français Regional Nature Park, an area rich in history, nature, and architecture. Enjoy the ancient villages, churches and castles; picnic on the grounds of Themericourt Chateau. Our ride takes us on to Chars where we board a train for a short (30') journey to Gisors, our destination for the day. This ancient medieval town is rapt in the mystery and legend of the Templar Knights.  

  4. 4 Gisors 67 Km / 42 mi. Forges-les-Eaux

    Day 4:  Gisors - Forges-les-Eaux   (67 Km / 42 mi.)

    In the morning we continue our ride through the rich countryside and quaint villages of the Epte Valley. See the beautiful Abbey in Saint-Germer-de-fly, stop for lunch in a typical French village, cool off as you dip your toes in the crisp clean natural spring waters of Haussez. The historic Forges-les-Eaux, once a spa retreat established in the XVI century, is our destination. Enjoy an evening stroll on the path around the lake, test your luck at the casino, or book a massage at the hotel spa.

  5. 5 Forges-les-Eaux 56 Km / 35 mi. Dieppe

    Day 5:  Forges-les-Eaux - Dieppe  (56 Km / 35 mi.) + ferry to Newhaven

    A converted rails-to-trails bike path is our stress-free route to Dieppe. The landscape along this 48 km stage is dotted with thriving farms and castles. These farms supply the modern-day markets of Normandy and Paris. The castles, such as Mesnières-en-Bray and Arques-la-Bataille, serve as a reminder of the France's rich history. Along the way we pass through of Neufchatel-en-Bray, famous for its namesake soft cheese. Try a sample and hear the romantic legend of its heart-shaped packaging.  Once in Dieppe, park your bike, play on the beach, and savor local oysters before boarding the ferry to cross the Channel to Newhaven England. 

  6. 6 Newhaven 59 km / 37 mi. Crawley

    Day 6:  Newhaven - Crawley (59 km / 37 mi.)

    Our first day in England begins with a ride along the Newhaven marina toward the stunning cliffs of South Downs. A bit of climbing takes us to breathtaking views as we ride along the top before descending back down to a seaside path. For 10km we enjoy this scenic pathway with immaculate cliffs on one side and the English Channel, aka La Manche, on the other. Soon we arrive in Brighton, a lively destination popular for its pier attractions, cafes, and charming old town. Next we head inland through the rolling hills of Devil's Dyke, a legendary valley in the County of Sussex that is said to have been dug by the Devil. We continue to our day's destination, Crawley.

  7. 7 Crawley 59 km / 37 mi. London

    Day 7:  Crawley - London  (59 km / 37 mi.)

    The last cycling day marks the return to urban life, although our re-entry is gradual.  We start our day in the English countryside passing through the County of Surrey and into the suburbs of London. Our route traverses city parks filled with runners, cyclists, and dog walkers as we make our way to the city center. We connect with the River Wandle which leads us to the River Thames and on to the heart of London. We arrive at the renowned Westminster Abbey, the final destination of this amazing journey. 

  8. 8 London London

    Day 8 : After breakfast end of the tour.

Prices per person:
Individual basic price: 1.045 €
Price 3rd bed for age 13-16: 918 €
Suppl. single room: 475 €
Suppl. bike rental: 90 €
Suppl. e-bike rental: 160 €
Extra night in Paris and London: on request

Included:
accommodation 2 nights in 4-star hotel (in Paris and London) + 4 nights in 3-star hotel and 1 night in 2-star hotel, double room with private bath; 7 breakfasts (Day 2 through Day 8), 5 dinners (dinners in Paris and London not included); tour guide fluent in English and Italian; hotel-to-hotel luggage transfer (1 piece per person, 20kg max); Support Service Plus; ferry Dieppe/Newhaven (deck passage pax + bike); train Chars/Gisors; information material; Europe Assistance health/ luggage insurance 24/24.

Not included:
travel Paris and from London; lunches, dinner in Paris and dinner in London, drinks; entry fees; bike rental; extras and everything not listed as Included.

Departures 2017:
Sundays from 03/07to 21/08  included

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights (6 cycling days)
(additional departure dates for private groups available upon request)

  1. Europe - Paris to London - SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS

    SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS

    This cycling tour includes our SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS, an exclusive service that only Verde Natura offers to ensure you are at ease during your bike tour, especially if this is your first bike tour experience. In addition to the classic luggage transport and emergency telephone number, we provide roadside assistance and/or recovery in case of emergency (illness, mechanical problem that cannot be repaired with the repair-kit). Simply notify us and within a short time our team member will reach you to solve the problem.  If necessary you will be transported to your hotel.

  2. Europe - Paris to London - CYCLING INFO

    CYCLING INFO

    Total distance:  345 km/215 mi.
    Terrain: 2 days on flat terrain, 2 days on hilly terrain, 2 days on flat-to-hilly terrain. Moderate cycling experience is recommended for this tour.
    Streets: 65% asphalted and 35% unpaved country roads
    Bikes: city bike
    Participants: min. 8 pax
    Luggage transfer: yes + Support Service Plus
    Suggested for children: from 13 years

SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS

This cycling tour includes our SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS, an exclusive service that only Verde Natura offers to ensure you are at ease during your bike tour, especially if this is your first bike tour experience. In addition to the classic luggage transport and emergency telephone number, we provide roadside assistance and/or recovery in case of emergency (illness, mechanical problem that cannot be repaired with the repair-kit). Simply notify us and within a short time our team member will reach you to solve the problem.  If necessary you will be transported to your hotel.

CYCLING INFO

Total distance:  345 km/215 mi.
Terrain: 2 days on flat terrain, 2 days on hilly terrain, 2 days on flat-to-hilly terrain. Moderate cycling experience is recommended for this tour.
Streets: 65% asphalted and 35% unpaved country roads
Bikes: city bike
Participants: min. 8 pax
Luggage transfer: yes + Support Service Plus
Suggested for children: from 13 years