Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences to be had in Europe.
Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, you’ll cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France.
With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the finishing line at the Eiffel Tower will evoke a real sense of achievement.
The last day in Paris allows you to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city!
Discover Adventure challenge information:
Bournemouth Hospital Charity is acting as agent for Discover Adventure (ATOL 5041). This challenge is operated by Discover Adventure and by registering for this challenge you will deemed to accept Discover Adventure’s Challenge Agreement which you can read here.
Further information about this challenge is provided below, but please ensure you read the full challenge details in the link underneath before registering for this challenge.
We usually stay in hotels or lodges of a 2-3* standard or equivalent. Standards may vary between the hotels but they are generally comfortable and convenient for our route. Hotels are often on the outskirts of towns to minimise unnecessary extra mileage and avoid traffic.
The food provided is plentiful and will give you plenty of energy. Where lunch is included, it may be a buffet-style lunch-stop, or a packed lunch. Dinners and breakfasts are generally eaten in camp or at our hotel, depending on the trip. Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply.
Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support crew, including mechanics. Our leaders are selected for their knowledge and experience, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises; they are also trained in first aid. The crew will have mobile phones and/or radios where appropriate, medical kit and other safety apparatus where necessary.
The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that’s transporting your luggage, ensuring your route is well-marked, making you lunch and sorting out any mechanical problems. Support vehicles are with the group all of the time, and carry all luggage and spares.
Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration – such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate – is all done with your safety in mind.
• All transport from London to Paris by return (by ferry and Eurostar)
• All meals except where specified and accommodation on a twin share basis
• Discover Adventure leaders, mechanics and drivers
• Full vehicle support throughout the trip
• Maps and route information
• Celebration meal in Paris
• Three meals as specified in the itinerary
• Travel insurance
• Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
• Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
• Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
• Transport around Paris on Day 5, and any optional sites, attractions or activities
• Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions
By registering and paying your deposit, you are committing to raising the £1,600 minimum sponsorship for this challenge. A minimum of 80% of this must be received no later than ten weeks prior to the start of your challenge. The remaining 20% must be received no later than one week before departure. Failure to do so may mean non-participation in the challenge.