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Best Time of Year: April - October

Max alt:  300

Dist:  405km

Min age:  18

Duration:  4

Cycle Jersey to Paris 3 Day

Bike Adventure

This grand 400 km (250mile) route from the Channel Island of Jersey to Central Paris is a classic - with an Adventure Cafe twist. We are sure this unique Adventure Cafe event will inspire and enthuse those who are new to the sport, as well as the experienced cyclists out there who want a beautiful cycling challenge. A multi-day ride, landing on the shores at St Malo, taking in all the rural beauty of Normandy's back-roads, and culminating in a finale in Europe's most romantic city at the end.


We will depart the shores of home on a morning ferry, landing an hour and a half later in St malo, where the ride will begin. Our French ride  takes us through the attractive Normandy countryside, several National Parks,  charming French villages and quiet rolling roads. We cycle on through the historic catherdral city of Chartes then on to our approach to Paris. We will eventually ride right around the impressive Arc de Triomphe to the Place du Trocadero before swooping along the grand Champs Elysees to our finish point bang in the middle of the excitement of Paris.  The evening is then yours to enjoy; celebrate in this beautiful and culturally vibrant capital. You are accommodated in Paris and the following day (aching legs permitted!) you are free to sample the delights of city before catching the train / flight directly back to Jersey. 

 


Itinerary

Pre-Event Meet at designated team hotel in London for pre-event briefing and dinner - 18:00. Stay overnight at hotel - optional, not included.

Day 1, Jersey - Domfront (120km 750m ascent/600m descent)
We will meet early in the morning at St Helier ferry port, ready to board an early ferry to St Malo. Your  pre ride info and safety breifing will be delivered during the 90minute crossing, and a chamce to have a good breakfast, so you will ready and raring to start your ride upon disembarking in France! We start the day with a few hours of  flat riding, and a chance to visit the Mont St Michael, before hitting the climb up into the Andaines Forest and Domfront, where we will end teh dat's ride/ 


Day 2, Domfront - Nogent-le-Rotrou (130km, 1200m ascent/1250m descent) 

A fairly undulating ride though Normandy's National Parcs and forest lands. We will take reguklar breaks and stop for lunch in one of teh lovely French villages we find at around halfway through the ride. Our destination for teh evening is teh town of Nogent -le- Rotrou, which you can will have  few hours to explor before getting a good night's sleep! 

Day 3, Nogent-le-Rotrou - Paris (155km, 1000m ascent, 1200descent) 

Today we have more beautiful French countryside and quiet roads...and a long ride for the final push into the capitol. We will approach Versailles and its famous palace before starting to meet the city as we cycle through the busy suburbs. As we near the city centre you will be greeted by all of Paris’ famous sites such as the Arc De Triomph and the Eiffel Tower. Congratulations you have reached your destination!

Day 4, Return Home Day
You will have some time in Paris before catching the Eurostar from Gare du Nord or a flight directly back to Jersey and retrieve your bike.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

We will be using comfortable and clean good quality hotels along our route.  You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a small supplement will be payable). Upgrades may  also available for an extra charge if required.

 

What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Included In Trip

Experienced Cycle Leader

Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic

Pre-event briefing - Ferry Crossing to St Malo

Bed and Breakfast accommodation en route and Paris accommodation

 

 

Excluded From Trip

Transport to start and back From end of ride 

Dinners*  Lunches*

*See optional extras

 

Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit

Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Other
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Safety Information

You must stay in contact with your leader at each stage of the ride. Briefings will be made each morning. You must always wear your helmet. Your leader is First Aid Qualified - and will carry a full expedition first aid kit. There will also be a support vehicle available in case of emergency - but this is only useful if you are in contact with the vehicle / leader. You should make sure you have programmed your leader's phone number in your own phone. If you are stuck at the roadside - please make yourself safe. Also it is essential that you check your bicycle is in good working order before joining this event.

 

Weather

Although it will be summer, expect possible showers. It is wise to prepare for all weather types, you never know we may be pleasantly surprised!

 

Optional Extras

It is possible to include lunches and/or dinners for an additional charge.

Single rooms are available for an extra charge.

Transfer of bikes back from Paris to a convenient location near your home or work

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

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This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


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