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Best Time of Year: April - October

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Dist:  181mi

Min age:  18

Duration:  8

Walk London To Paris

Trek Adventure

You've heard of the London To Paris Bike challenge... Now do the walk!! Yes it's here, a unique opportunity to experience the 180 mile route from one capital to the other - on foot. First via the South Downs, and then via the famous Avenue Verte in Picardie, via a handful of pretty villages. This group event is designed to offer you leadership and support on an amazing adventure across Europe!


Take a closer look at our 2 countries, and explore both the Surrey and Sussex countryside, before crossing the channel into Picardie. You will be supported by experienced qualified leaders, who will navigate for you, and guide you on 7 days of challenging walking (or more , should you wish to adapt the route) to Paris, via a host of scenic villages, and then finally down the Seine and in towards central Paris, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.

 


Itinerary

Day 0, (Pre Event evening) 
Arrive in London - event briefing - ready for departure. Typically we would use the London Eye as our departure point on this walk.

Day 1,
Walk - London to Forest Row (28mi) - off with a bang ! 28 miles is a good proper walk today - so make sure your laces are nice and tight! And lets go!

Day 2, 
Walk - Forest Row to Newhaven (29mi)

Day 3, 
Ferry - Arrive Dieppe
Walk - Dieppe to Saint-Vaast-d'Equiqueville (11mi)

Day 4, 
Walk - Saint-Vaast-d'Equiqueville to Forges-Les-Eaux (20mi)

Day 5, 
Walk - Forges-Les-Eaux to Sénifontaine (25mi)

Day 6, 
Walk - Sénifontaine to Chaussy (23mi)

Day 7, 
Walk - Chaussy to Menucourt (21mi)

Day 8, 
Walk - Menucourt to Paris (24mi)

Day 9, 
Return to London by Eurostar Please note itinerary may change based on accommodation availibility.

 


Accommodation

We'll be staying in comfortable bunkhouse/B&B style accommodation, with bedding provided. We’ll provide breakfast, but you need to bring towel, and wash kit. We are governed mainly by what we have available. You should note that this trip is about the walking - and whilst we will try to offer comfortable accommodation - it depends on what we can find in the locations at the end of each day's walk.

 

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.

 

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.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. 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

 

Special Notes

This is an itinerary for groups - and will need a minimum group size in order for it to run effectively. This itinerary requires both a walk leader and a support vehicle - in order that you have the option for end of day transfers, and also that you have bag transfers, and also navigational support as you walk.

 

Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website

 

Included In Trip

Route Planning, Full Vehicle Support (Driver/First Aider/Luggage Transfer), Pre-event Challenge Pack (including Training Plan), Event Briefing, Ferry Crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe, Bed and Breakfast accommodation en-route, Paris accommodation, Return journey to London by Eurostar

 

Excluded From Trip

Transport to the start and finish in London. London accommodation. Evening Meals. Lunches.

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Water Purification Tablets, Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Vaseline, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)

Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 2/3 season rated to 0° C comfort rating or sleeping bag liner (silk or cotton)
Medium Sized Rucksack - lined with waterproof bags
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm Clothing
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves
Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended), Fleece Hat

Trek Clothing
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, 1 Change of Casual Evening Wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, EHIC Travel Card
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport

Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb

 

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Weather

The weather is obviously dependent upon the time of year - but typically from April to September when we 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 Trekking Events

Trek the Mountains of the World with Adventure Cafe, and our fantastic team of qualified leaders. From the UK, to the Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas Mountains, Himalayas and even Kilimanjaro. Put our International Mountain Leaders to the test!

 

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


Guide price

£799

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


 

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