London to Paris 3 Day Challenge
Take on a 300-mile challenge between the two capitals
Date: 11/7/2019 - 14/7/2019
Price – £150 Deposit
Day One - Leave London around 8:30am and head out of London and soon into the countryside. Riding along great roads in the Kent Downs before arriving and the famous town of Dover. Board the evening ferry to Calais and have dinner while you sail. Disembark at Calais and cycle the short distance to our Calais hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Day two - After a hearty breakfast we head away from Calais along the river at this point you will really start to appreciate just how good cycling in France is. The roads are wide and empty, the hills are challenging and other road users are courteous. After lunch will continue on to our next over night stop in the city of Amiens.
Day three - After a good night’s sleep, we head off on our final day towards Paris. This day of cycling is different to the previous days, the route is flatter and faster. We ride through an number of small villages before arriving on the outskirts of Paris. For those on the fully supported event we re-group on the outskirts of Paris and ride the final 10 miles to the Eiffel tower for photos ! We then make the short ride to our Paris hotel and have our celebratory evening meal.
Day four - After breakfast you will have a few hours of free time before boarding the Eurostar back to London where your bike will be waiting for you.
Friends, family or club members who wish to join you and help send you off on the first leg of your journey can book onto the shorter London to Dover 1 day challenge
- Planned and risk assessed route (not signposted)
- Mechanical support
- Baggage transfer
- Lunch on day one
- Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
- Hotel in Calais with Breakfast
- Lunch on day two
- Hotel in Amiens with breakfast
- Lunch on day three
- Hotel in Paris with celebratory dinner and breakfast
- Eurostar back to London & transfer to Greenwich
- Bike transfer back to London, Greenwich
- Free entry into a Long Leg Tour Sportive
- Training plan if required
This challenge of a lifetime was the original Long Leg Tour. It’s the first and probably our favourite. As you make your way through the 3 days you will power through Kent and Northern France knowing that each pedal takes you closer to the Eiffel Tower where photos and celebrations will be aplenty.
A deposit of £150 is required at the time of booking and full payment is due eight weeks before the event. If you sign up before 1st April 2019 you will receive one of our great cycling tool kits to keep your bike in tip top condition.
The price of the challenge is based of two people sharing a room, a single room supplement for those that want a private room is £150 per person extra for three nights (limited spaces). This can be added to your booking once you have booked on the event, an email will be sent giving more info on how to book.
You can take part in this event semi-supported choosing your own routes and buying your own food and snack along the way. We will still organise your ferry, hotels, breakfast, Eurostar, celebratory meal in Paris and bike transfer back to the UK. If this is of interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Royal Observatory Greenwich