Explore Dieppe, Rouen and La Manche by bike over the August Bank Holiday. Cycle around 30 miles per day.

Details:

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.

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