3 day cycle routes

Three days & two nights London to Paris bike ride routes

Cycling from London to Paris in 3 days is the most popular option. It remains a tough challenge and one which will really test your legs. Providing you train hard, well in advance of your trip this challenge really is achievable to everyone.

The key decision here is whether you get yourself down to the coast and rest there for the night before taking the ferry over first thing on day two or whether you aim to cycle to the coast and take the ferry the same day and staying the night in your chosen French port town.

Also for cycling in France, depending on your preferences, you may wish to increase day 2’s distance to allow you the opportunity to arrive into Paris in good time the third day. If you’re taking the ferry on the morning of day 2 then you will need to think about the reduced daylight time whilst you are aboard the ferry and the one hour time difference which may require you to cycle on through the night on day 2.

Be careful of the ferry times. Different routes have varying timetables. It is recommended by most ferry companies that you arrive 45 minutes before the planned departure time. Best to double check with the ferry company you choose.

All of the following routes have been kindly submitted by our users for your reference.

3 day London to Paris bike ride route via Portsmouth, Le Havre & Evreux

  • Route Plan & Distance
  • Day 1 : London to Portsmouth – 121 km / 75 miles
  • Day 2 : Portsmouth to Le Havre – Ferry (Departs around 23:00)
  • Day 2 : Le Havre to Evreux – 110 km / 69 miles
  • Day 3 : Evreux to Paris – 96 km / 59 miles
  • Total cycling distance = 327 km / 203 miles


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3 day London to Paris bike ride route via Newhaven, Dieppe & Beauvais

  • Route Plan & Distance
  • Day 1 : London to Newhaven – 90 km / 56 miles
  • Day 2 : Newhaven to Dieppe – Ferry
  • Day 2 : Dieppe to Beauvais – 100 km / 62 miles
  • Day 3 : Beauvais to Paris – 75 km / 46 miles
  • Total cycling distance = 265 km / 164 miles


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3 day London to Paris bike ride route via Dover, Calais & Amiens

  • Route Plan & Distance
  • Day 1 : London to Dover – 120 km / 75 miles
  • Day 2 : Dover to Calais – Ferry
  • Day 2 : Calais to Amiens – 135 km / 85 miles
  • Day 3 : Amiens to Paris – 130 km / 80 miles
  • Total cycling distance = 385 km / 240 miles


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