2 day cycle routes

Two days & one night London to Paris bike ride routes

London to Paris by bike in 2 days is a tough challenge and one which will really put your fitness to the test. This isn’t a ride for beginners and you will need to have trained hard well in advance of your trip, but this is a challenge that is both achievable and exciting.

With the longest part of the ride being in France it is advisable to get yourself down to the coast and over in a ferry on the first day allowing you the chance to arrive into Paris in good time the second day. All of the following routes reflect this.

One thing to be careful of is the ferry times. Different routes have varying timetables. To note, it is recommended by ferry companies that you arrive 1 hour before the planned departure time.

2 day London to Paris bike ride route via Portsmouth & Le Havre

  • Route Plan & Distance
  • Day 1 : London to Portsmouth – 121 km / 75 miles
  • Day 1 : Portsmouth to Le Havre – Ferry (Departs around 23:00)
  • Day 2 : Le Havre to Paris – 201 km / 125 miles
  • Total cycling distance = 322 km / 200 miles


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2 day London to Paris bike ride route via Newhaven & Dieppe

  • Route Plan & Distance
  • Day 1 : London to Newhaven – 90 km / 56 miles
  • Day 1 : Newhaven to Dieppe – Ferry
  • Day 2 : Dieppe to Paris – 160 km / 100 miles
  • Total cycling distance = 250 km / 156 miles


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2 day London to Paris bike ride route via Dover & Calais

  • Route Plan & Distance
  • Day 1 : London to Dover – 120 km / 75 miles
  • Day 1 : Dover to Calais – Ferry
  • Day 2 : Calais to Amiens – 135 km / 85 miles
  • Day 2 : Amiens to Paris – 130 km / 80 miles
  • Total cycling distance = 385 km / 240 miles


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Bicycle friendly hotels


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Avenue Verte (Green Way)

The official guide to the 345 mile / 550 kilometre route between the London Eye and Notre Dame.

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