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London to Paris Cycle

16/06/2016 - France - Multi-Day

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London to Paris Cycle

Included

Cycle Leader/s and support driver

4 x nights Hotel (price based on two sharing)

4 x breakfasts

4 x buffet-style lunches

Ferry crossing from Dover to Calais

Eurostar train back to London from Paris

All luggage transported during your trip

Bicycle and main luggage transfer back to London from Paris

Tea, coffee and biscuits

 

Not included

Bike and helmet (available to hire from us for £70 for this trip, please make us aware on the booking form if you require bike hire)

Transport to and from pick-up and drop-off points

Evening meals, drinks and snacks

Optional excursions in Paris

European Health Card (www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do)

Insurance

 

Insurance

You are required to hold valid travel insurance for this trip and you will not be able to ride should you arrive without it. This must cover repatriation costs back to the UK. If you are unsure about your insurance cover, please do not hesitate to get in touch at info@moreadventure.co.uk.

You must also bring a European Health Card (www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do) which are free and give you access to free healthcare anywhere in Europe.


Money

Meals each evening tend to cost between £10 and £20. You will also need to budget for any excursions, travel around Paris and lunch on day 5. You will need Euros to spend in France.


Passports

You are required to have a valid passport with at least six months from the date of entry into France. There are no visa requirements for UK citizens but travel insurance and a European Health Card are essential. These three documents will be checked by your Cycle Leader before departing London.


Trip suitability

During the London to Paris bike ride you will be cycling for between 6 and 8 hours each day but this is not a race! This is a group trip and we like to cycle as such. You will be cycling through rolling countryside which can be hilly, and the pace will be determined by your Cycle Leader. If you are unable to keep to this moderate pace, you will be asked to travel in the support vehicle.

You are advised to prepare before coming on the trip, anything cardiovascular will help as will of course cycling. Importantly you need to do some 6+ hour cycles so you will know what is required. You will need to get some hill practice in!

If you would like a more detailed training plan please contact us on info@moreadventure.co.uk. Alternatively check out our training weekends which are an excellent way to build on skills that are required for a London to Paris Cycle. You will receive a 10% discount on these weekends if you are booked on any other More Adventure trips.

Most important of all is a positive attitude!


Food and accommodation

Accommodation for this trip is hotels with breakfast included. All have ensuite facilities. The price is based on two sharing, for a room to yourself the supplement is £160.

Breakfast will vary each morning but will generally be a choice of cereals, toast, cooked items and fruit. Lunches will be laid out for you to help yourself at each of our lunch stops. They will include breads, ham, cheese, tuna, salad, fruit, pasta and cereal bars. We will also be stopping at shops along the way for people to buy snacks and drinks.

Evening meals and drinks are not included in the price and we will give you the opportunity to eat out as a group at a local pub/restaurant. Approximate costs per evening meal £10-20.


Equipment

We recommend road/touring bicycles for this trip. Please contact us if you are unsure whether your bike is suitable.

Bikes are not included in the price, but are available to hire from us. It is very important that if you bring your own bike it is in good working order and you bring plenty of spares. Please bring at least two spare inner tubes. Your Cycle Leader will assist you with any minor bicycle repairs. You must bring suitable, reasonably new tyres (e.g. Continental Gatorskin, Bontrager Race Hardcase; Schwalbe Marathon Plus). We do not provide helmets but we strongly recommend you bring your own to wear.


Weather and clothing

It is crucial to be prepared for the weather! The trip will continue in all but the absolute worst of weathers. Generally the best clothes to wear while cycling are light and comfortable. Please bring a lightweight waterproof top and a lightweight windproof top. Make sure you bring enough clothes for each days cycling and for evening meals. Better to "have and not need than to need and not have"!


Luggage

All luggage will be transported between B&B's/hotels as you cycle. You are therefore limited to one suitcase/large holdall and one daysack. Please bring a suitable bag to carry waterproof, windproof and snacks whilst cycling. This could be a small pannier or daysack.


Tour Leaders

All More Adventure leaders hold a valid first aid certificate and have extensive experience leading groups in hostile and remote areas. They are employed to lead, care and encourage you on your trip.

For this trip you will have at least one (depending on size of group) leader who will ride with the group and one leader who will be in the support van and generally supporting the London to Paris cycle group.

The London to Paris Bike Ride will run on a minimum number of 6 persons.





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