You can travel from London to Paris on a bicycle


By AGENCY
  • Europe
  • Wednesday, 08 Sep 2021

The next time you visit London or Paris, ditch the cars and trains, and travel between the two cities on a bicycle. — AFP

Many people don’t know this, but there is a route that allows you to cycle all the way from Paris to London. On average, it takes a week to cover the 470km separating the two cities.

Forget the Eurostar or the bus. If you like cycling – and you have a solid week ahead of you – you might as well opt for a simple and ecological solution: the bicycle.

It is indeed possible to link the two major capitals thanks to a network of cycle tracks, or small adapted roads, which make up the route. This is what the London-Paris Green Avenue proposes, an itinerary developed and promoted by an entire network of local authorities and their tourism institutions.Starting from the square in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the route involves following the Seine to Maisons-Laffitte. The route then takes you through the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Chaussy, past Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, the castle of Gisors, and the wooded hills of the Vexin before reaching Forges-les-Eaux.

(Note that another route is possible, via Beauvais.)

Once in Dieppe in the Normany coast, it is then necessary to embark on a ferry to Newhaven, England, before heading to London, via notably the Seven Sisters natural park and a “green way” created along old railroads.

Generally speaking, the itinerary is not difficult, with little or no difference in altitude, and is therefore accessible to all, young and old.

The London-Paris Green Avenue website also offers several shorter itineraries, adapted to all, intended to discover these regions in more depth. – AFP Relaxnews

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