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Best Time of Year: April - October

Max alt:  250m

Dist:  560 mi

Min age:  18

Duration:  8

Cycle Dublin to Paris

Bike Adventure

This is a unique and challenging ride - taking 7 full days, and exploring 4 countries! We shall explore East Coast Ireland, West and South Wales , the Downs and Thames Valley as well as the fringes of the North and South Downs - and thats before we hit France. On the French side we shall follow the Seine into the most romantic city inn the world!

7 days of riding, including 7 nights, covering some fantastic scenery and quiet roads. Day 1 will see us departing Dublin, making our way down the Irish coast to Rosslare, and an evening ferry to Pembroke. Day 2 From Pembroke it's a beautiful ride through Pembrokeshire and the Welsh countryside to Swansea. Day 3 we will be cycling across wales and into England, and onto Yate. Day 4 will take us through the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire countryside, finally arriving into Reading. Day 5 we will ride the rest of the way into London, and make our way to Kings Cross.  Day 6 We will depart London, making our way south to Newhaven for our overnight ferry to Dieppe, France, and Day 7 certainly doesn't disappoint, with undulating, winding and fast roads leading us through a procession of tiny villages, each perfectly equipped with 'un café' et 'une patisserie' - pain au chocolat anyone? Finally making our way into Paris.



Day 1 

07:30 - Assemble at Departure Location (Dundrum Town Centre - or as specified by your group)

08:00 - Following Briefing & Bike Checks and loading Van - depart towards Rosslare - 85 miles (approx)

17:30 - Expected arrival at Rosslare

19:00 - Dinner

20:45 - Ferry to Pembroke

00:45 - Arrival into Pembroke, and a short cycle to the hotel. 

*Note there will be a late arrival at the hotel in Pembroke Dock, due to the ferry time*

Day 2

09:00 - Breakfast

10:00 - Start ride to Swansea - approx 70 miles

18:30 - Expected arrival hotel

19:30 - Dinner

Day 3

07:00 - Breakfast

08:30 - Depart the hotel

Ride to Yate (just outside Bristol) approx. 90 miles.

17:30 - Expected arrival at hotel

19:00 - Dinner

Day 4

07:00 - Breakfast

08:30 - Depart the hotel

Ride approx. 80 miles to Reading

17:30 - Expected arrival at hotel

19:00 - Dinner

Day 5

07:00 - Breakfast

08:30 - Depart the hotel

Ride to London Kings Cross (approx. 50 miles)

18:30 - Dinner

Day 6

07:00 - Breakfast 

08:30 - Depart the hotel

Ride to Newhaven for the ferry crossing (approx. 65 miles)

19:00 - Dinner in Newhaven

23:30 - Overnight ferry crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe

*The overnight ferry will be a short night sleep, followed by a long cycle day into Paris*

Day 7

05:00 - Arrival into Dieppe, France

06:00 - Early breakfast in Dieppe

07:30 - Early morning start

Ride approx. 110 miles to Paris.

17:30 - Arrive Rue Cambone

18:30 - Expected arrival at hotel

20:00 - Celebration Dinner

Day 8 - Return to Dublin (Via air)

Adventure Cafe team recommend returning to Dublin via air, with the bicycles. Any rental bicycles required, will be handled by the Adventure Cafe team. Adventure Cafe Ltd will carry soft bicycle cases, however  it may be possible to carry a small number of hard cases - subject to numbers.

PLEASE NOTE: You must check-in at least 120 mins before departure for your flight. 


Route Map


2-3 star clean good quality hotels - including breakfasts.


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 (stops included), 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, seeking out longer climbs to improve your climbing fitness for the event.


Medical Issues

You should be in good health to participate in this challenge. If you have any medical conditions, you must consult your doctor and ensure that you are OK to participate. All medical conditions and recent operations, as well as allergies must be disclosed on your booking form. You should be used to cycling - and you should also be used to taking exercise.


Included In Trip

7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast

Bike Leader

Support Vehicle (with First Aid & Mechanical Support)

Two Ferry Crossings 

First Aid Supplies

Full Cycling Toolkit

Spare Bikes

Snacks and Drinks at Intermediate Stops


Excluded From Trip

Packed Lunches


Return flight to Dublin

Bike return to Dublin


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


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

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

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 will receive thorough safety briefing, both in Joining Instruction Documents. This will be revisited in the event briefing. You are expected and requested to ride safely during the event. Please always follow our safety instructions, and read all safety information documentation carefully.



This itinerary can run from April through to October - weather can vary from chilly through to very hot in mid summer. We need to prepare for the full spectrum of possible weather conditions.


Optional Extras

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. 

Somerset Bike Hire - For a range of different bike hire options


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



Guide price

Price on Application



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

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