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Best Time of Year: April - October
London To Paris 3 Day via Amiens
We are sure this unique Adventure Café event will inspire and enthuse experienced cyclists out there, as well as those who are new to the sport, but want an unforgettable challenge.
This grand 270 mile route from London (Greenwich) to Central Paris is a classic, with a carefully thought out route, utilising a mixture of good fast direct roads, and small country back roads. We have taken time to consider our routes in and out of London and Paris to make them as enjoyable and pain free as possible! Ride from one exciting European capital to another—in just three days!
3 Day Itinerary via Amien
Day 1 (75mi)
08:00 Meet Greenwich Royal Observatory
08:30 Depart Greenwich
17:00 Arrive Dover
18:00 Depart Dover (ferry)
20:30 Arrive Calais
20:50 Arrive Hotel
Day 2 (105mi)
08:30 Depart Calais
17:30 Arrive Amien
Day 3 (90mi)
08:30 Depart Amiens
17:00 Arrive Eiffel Tower
Total Distance 270 miles (approx)
Morning - A few hours to enjoy the sights of Paris
Afternoon - Return Eurostar to London*
* Please Note: approximate travel time is approximately 2½hrs from Paris to St Pancras by Eurostar.
Will be in a simple hotel for 3 x nights (including buffet breakfasts)
You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a supplementary fee will be payable). Upgrades are also available for an extra charge if required.
What is a Level 4.0 Cycling Challenge Like?
You are now moving into the realms of serious cycling challenges. Cycling days will be up to 10 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. You should have very good cycling fitness, with good leg strength, and you should be used to putting in regular training rides most weekends - with some good long rides. Most folks will consider these rides very long, and very challenging. Expect a mixture of length and terrain (think hilly!).
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Bike Ride’?
To participate in these events you need to be in good cycling fitness. You probably are capable of riding at high speeds for 2 to 2.5 hours, around 23 - 25 km/hr. And you should be used to riding long distances and over hilly terrain. If you do not cycle regularly you must be of very high fitness level - and should think about converting as soon as possible and getting on to a bike - you will need to develop your specific strength and cycling technique. Do not come on these challenges without having spent plenty of time in the saddle. Training rides should be up to 60 or 70 miles, and you should have done a few like this. You should be getting out on your bike most weekends in the run up to your event.
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Experienced Cycle Leader, Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic, First Aiders, Pre-event briefing, Ferry Crossing to Calais, Bed and Breakfast accommodation en route, 3 Nights Accommodation (inc Paris), Return journey to London on Eurostar, Transfer of bikes back to London
Excluded From Trip
Transport to/from London start/finish points, Pre Event Accommodation in London, Lunches and Evening Meals
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)
Personal Medikit Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant
Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.
Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable), Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Casual Evening Wear
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure
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.
The weather is obviously dependent upon the time of year - but typically from April to September when we run these rides, you can expect reasonable weather. If we prepare for all conditions then we may be pleasantly surprised!
You should prepare for both the possibility of hot and cold weather - as it can be fairly unpredictable.
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!
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