London to Barcelona Cycle
17th - 22nd September 2022
Full Price: £1395 Deposit Only: £495
Cycle from one of London’s best known landmarks to the beautiful city of Barcelona. This 460-mile bike ride adventure can be achieved over 6 days, travelling through some of the most beautiful countryside on smooth-as-silk roads.
Further information on the route will be coming soon.
>> Fully led and supported challenge with Challenge Central (CC) Leaders
>> Support Vehicle(s) to ensure a smooth, safe and successful challenge
>> Overnight ferry crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe including a cabin bed with shared occupancy
>> Accommodation x5 nights - The Ferry, Beauvais, Paris, Lecate, L'Escala
>> Breakfast* x5 - Dieppe, Beauvais, Paris, Lecate, L'Escala
>> 2-course Evening Meal* x4 - Day 1 Newhaven, Day 2 Beauvais, Day 4 Lecate, Day 5 L'Escala (Day 3 Paris you have free time to source/purchase your own choice of food)
>> Train Journey from Paris to Montpellier
>> Bike Transfer from Paris to Montpellier
>> Daily refreshments including snacks, fluids and hot drinks
>> Qualified First Aiders
What’s not included:
>> Personal Insurance
>> Food / Drink (aside from those mentioned in inclusions)
>> Accommodation in Barcelona
>> Transport back from Barcelona
The challenge cost is based on participants sharing a twinned room. Unless informed otherwise we will place partners and joint bookings together wherever possible. We will of course only pair together same-sex participants.
If you prefer to stay in a room on your own, you can select the single occupancy option during your booking. You will also have the option to purchase an upgrade to a 3* hotel for Day 2 when you register for the event.
All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months.
Your London to Barcelona booking also cannot be 100% confirmed until we have secured your place on the ferry. If the situation arises whereby the ferry is full at the time we book, we will of course refund your deposit. We strongly suggest you therefore do not purchase your return journey until we have fully confirmed your place has been secured by email (your booking confirmation received when you sign up is not your confirmation your place is secured).
Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.
>> Bike Helmet (compulsory)
>> Bike Gloves
>> Padded Cycling Shorts*
>> Cycling Tops / T-Shirts*
>> Waterproof / Warm Cycling Clothing**
>> High Viz Vest / Reflective Clothing
>> Cycle Shoes and Socks
*You should aim for at least one cycling outfit per day and one extra for spares as the weather can be unpredictable.
**Warm cycling clothing should include jackets / gloves / arm & leg warmers. Often the weather is very cold when leaving the ferry on Day 2 and cycling early mornings. Having layers of clothing on will also help to keep you warm.
>> Casual Clothing (for when not cycling) - Please ensure you have warm items of clothing for when waiting to board the ferry
>> Shoes / Trainers / Flip Flops
>> Light Blanket / Sleeping Bag / Roll Mat (for ferry unless you wish to upgrade and purchase a cabin bed/room)
>> Bell (legally required in France)
>> Bright Bike Lights / Head Torch (the mornings can be very dark)
>> Water Bottle / Camelbak (to be used while cycling)
>> Small Backpack or Bento Box (for accessible food)
>> Tyre Levers
>> Bike Tools and Pump
>> Spare Inner Tubes x4 (at least!)
>> Puncture Repair Kit
>> High Quality Puncture Resistant Tyres (are strongly advised)
Luggage / Packing Equipment:
>> Holdall (for everything in the support vehicle)
>> Packing Sacks and Dry Sacks
>> Plastic Bags (for wet clothes)
Hygiene & Health:
>> Sun Protection
>> Flannel / Hand Towel
>> Bath Towel
>> Anti-Insect Spray
>> Anti-Chafe Cream
>> Anti-Nausea Tablets / Bands (for ferry crossing)
>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)
>> Basic First Aid Kit (Guides will carry as well)
Nutrition (suggestions only):
>> Energy Snacks
>> Fluid Replacements
Documentation / Other:
>> Return Travel Documents
>> Travel Insurance (to cover you for cycling activities) and EHIC Card (if applicable to you)
>> Mobile Phone & Charger
>> European Plug Adapter
>> Power Bank Charger(s)