A long weekend in Beauvais

We will centre ourselves in the quaint city of Beauvais.  50 miles from the centre of Paris. Trains run to the capital (Gare Du Nord) until 10pm and take around 1 hour 20mins. But this is not merely a great place to get into the capital without the hassle of the Peripherique or the clogged Parisan roads. 

Beauvais has a wonderful cathedral dedicated to St. Peter, which dates from the 13th century and has plenty plenty of Gallic charm. It also has some cracking roads that flow through the beautiful Vexin region. 

Fact about Beauvais....The maiden voyage of British-built airship R101 which was heading to India, ended in a fiery crash on the 5th October 1930, killing 48 of its 55 passengers. Bad weather had forced the massive airship down over a forest close to the town. 

Visit Beauvais

Route approx 143 miles

Download the GPX file here 

Our route starts and finishes in Bervais but as it is a circular you can jump in anywhere. 

The Lyons la Foret area offers some great camping sites, the details of which can be viewed from the interactive version of the map.  

From Bervais we'll head south towards Marines on the D35  (which is a great place for coffee). Continuing to La Roche Guyon on the banks of the river Seine which is a popular lunching stop for bikers. You can also visit the wonderful Chateau De La Roche Guyon  entry in 2023 was just 9  (8 for a senior). Later the ride takes us to one of the most charming villages in France Lyons la Foret

Normandy offers loads of opportunities for some great riding and there is so much to see and places to visit. Over the coming months we'll add extra runs to this feature but for now we are going to look at the historic Vexin region.

DFDS provides regular direct ferry routes between Newhaven and Dieppe. The crossing is 4 hours.

click the above route  plan to open an interactive map

Chateau De La Roche Guyon

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