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Cycling in Northern France
Friday 26th August 2016 to Monday 29th August 2016
Explore Dieppe, Rouen and La Manche by bike over the August Bank Holiday. Cycle around 30 miles per day.
Friday 26 August 2016 – depart Croydon by train around 21:00; catch 23:00 ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe. Arrive Dieppe 05:00 local time. £35 return (no cabin, catch some shut eye in lounge / bar / lobby seating areas or extra £75 for berth in cabin; crossing is 5 hours).
Saturday 27 August – catch a light breakfast / coffee before leaving ferry; cycle to a town to find breakfast; cycle in all around 30 miles, back in time for a mid afternoon siesta; evening – meal out
Sunday 28 August – cycle around 30 miles hopefully visit Rouen for its great cathedral during the weekend.
Monday 29 August – cycle 20 to 30 miles, take in channel coast (La Manche) for a swim; catch 18:00 ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven; (crossing is 4 hours) arrive Newhaven 21:00 UK time, catch train back to Croydon.
‘Avenue Verte’ – this is the continuation of ‘route 21’ in England (Greenwich(?) to Newhaven), and links London with Paris via a mainly off road cycle route. We may do part of this.