London to Paris - The 24 Hour Challenge

Cycling London to Paris – between two of Europe’s most iconic capitals – is on most cyclists’ bucket lists. However, to make it just that bit more challenging we have set this classic in the context of a single day’s ride. In total the route sees you travel some 280Km (175 miles) and climb around 2000M (6,500 ft) -  all in 24 hours!

Leaving London on a Friday you’ll ride over the Sussex downs and the famous beacon at Ditchling with its breath-taking views, then onwards to Newhaven.  After a few short hours rest on the ferry to Dieppe, you continue your journey down the famous Avenue Verte cycle route and on through the French countryside with some gentle undulations before entering the outskirts of Paris.  Our final destination, the Eiffel Tower, is then but a few kilometres away.  For more details of this challenge check out our online brochure

To register your interest in this tour, email us by clicking the button or filling in the contact form below.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this trip - from start to finish every client is looked after as a individual.  Transport, luggage, water, food, accommodation, stop areas, cycle transport, collection points had all been well planned and considered.  I will highly recommend Viva Velo to anyone.  10/10 -  well done thank you for a memorable adventure."  Paul Gidney

The Itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday):  London to Newhaven

Day 2: (Saturday): Dieppe to Paris

Day 3 (Sunday):  Eurostar back to London

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What’s included:

  • Our experienced ride leaders to guide you all the way*
  • Driver/Mechanic to accompany the group
  • Support vehicle to provide assistance and transport your luggage to Paris
  • Refreshments at stops en route
  • 4 star hotel
  • Hearty breakfast before departure from Paris
  • Ferry outbound
  • Eurostar return
  • Transport to return your bicycle to a pre-arranged pick-up point on your return

* We allow one ride leader for every 5/6 clients to ensure we can cater for all abilities

Cost:  From £495

For groups interested in seeing the finale of the Tour de France this challenge can also be organised to arrive in Paris on the day before the final stage.

Please note that this challenge requires a minimum of 10 participants.  If you are enquiring as an individual or smaller group then we are always happy to introduce you to others to make up the required party size.

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