The advice in that post ^ is good:
-The D21 near Forges Les Eaux to Gournay En Bray was beautiful Picardy countryside, possibly passed 5 / 10 cars.
Def leave Avenue Verte at this section and pick it up after Gournay En Bray.
Is my favorite route..
Cheers! Will look into booking that place. Have ion got any Paris hotel recommendations?
Okay, so need to do the Dover-Calais part this weekend and I was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions about the ferry.
1) Is it possible to just turn up as a bicycle without a booking and get on fairly easily?
2) If yes to the above, what is the approximate cost of an 'at the port' ticket?
Not too sure @joe95, best to call up - though I'd imagine it'll cost extra to rock up. We've booked our Newhaven crossing & wasn't complicated.
We're setting off Monday to follow the Hirsch Paris route. Is anyone able to offer wild swimming/wild camping spot along the way? or are we likely to get chased down by an angry French man or lady?
Actually any other must see/stop's along the way, we're taking it super slow maybe even 30k a day.
Cheers for the advice!
Coincidentally, I was also looking for some wild swimming in that part of France. There's a good book available to buy - at least according to reviews.
Just FYI for those doing the Calais ferry: its all very easy. The on the day price with DFDS from Dover to Calais was £25.00 and the on the day price for Calais to Dover with P&O was €39.00. I guess it was a little more expensive than booking but I didn't have to worry about missing a ferry.
Is still the donald hirsch way a good plan for a break-away weekend with my Mrs?
I was hoping to do this in 4 days as she is a bit new to "long cycling".
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