Cycle from the Thames in London to the Seine and Notre Dame in Paris along traffic-free paths and quiet roads. Along the way explore the beautiful South Downs, take the Newhaven - Dieppe ferry across the channel and choose between the gentle Normandy countryside (398km / 247 miles) and the picturesque Oise valley (462km / 287 miles). Approach Paris along the banks of the river Seine on traffic-free paths. This fully updated second edition from Sustrans includes maps, directions, alternative route options, what to see, accommodation and much more. What's new for the second edition?* Mainly minor rural road detour east of the complicated official section through Horley and Crawley.* Spur route to Giverny (for Monet's garden) and Vernon. * Shortcut through Paris, avoiding the official route through industrial northern Paris. * Totally updated mapping and directions and new, expanded accommodation listings. Many accommodation listings in France are now 'Acceuil Velo' rated - or Cyclists Welcome - with guaranteed cycle storage and accreditation is indicated in the listings. * All new photos.
Author Richard Peace has written and photographed more than 20 cycling titles as well as being a contributor to numerous cycling magazines and websites including Cycle (the official Cycle UK magazine), Bikeradar, Free-wheeling France and A to B transport magazine.