London to Paris – The Route

Day 1, London – Dover

An early start from South London sees us head off with a tough day’s cycling. We head through the outskirts of London onto quieter roads. It’s not long before we are among the hills and villages of rural Kent along country roads to Dover and the coast. Leaving the white cliffs behind us, we take an afternoon ferry across the channel to Calais where we spend our first night.

Lots of hills!!

Approx Cycling Distance: 145k


Day 2, Calais – Arras

After a hearty breakfast in Calais we head south. Starting off fairly flat, our ride continues as we peddle through beautiful rural landscapes and quiet back roads. The ride gets more undulating as the day continues until we reach Arras, our well deserved final destination for the day.

Approx Cycling Distance: 125k


Day 3, Arras – Compiègne

After a couple of hard days in the saddle, our legs may be feeling a little weary this morning as we head South once more. Today we travel through villages and along quiet French roads to the more forested region around the attractive town of Compiègne. We’ll spend the night there. Compiègne is nestled on the banks of the River Oise, giving our location for the evening a stunning backdrop.

Approx Cycling Distance: 125k


Day 4, Compiègne – Paris

Our final day’s cycling takes us South West initially through small villages and woodland before we meet the Parisian suburbs. From this point the traffic increases, but our destination and the finish is in sight. We cycle though the Parisian streets around the Arc de Triumph to our finish beneath the lofty arches of the Eiffel Tower. The evening gives us the chance to congratulate ourselves at our well deserved celebration dinner.

Approx Cycling Distance: 90km



Author: HawickBalls

Cyclist Fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. Exiled Teri ..

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