The Avenue Verte is a cycle route between London and Paris (via the Newhaven – Dieppe ferry).
From the London Eye to Notre Dame, the route runs for 250 miles through towns, villages and beautiful countryside on both sides of the Channel. You will find a mixture of on-road, mainly quiet lanes, and traffic-free stretches on old railway-paths and riversides.
The route also includes some off-road sections suitable for walkers and horse-riders.
See: Sustrans – Avenue Verte.
Avenue Verte in East Sussex
In the UK, the route will mainly follow the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 21 between London and the South coast. In East Sussex, the Avenue Verte includes the Cuckoo Trail and Forest Way, providing over 30km of traffic-free cycling, walking and horse riding along former railway lines.
South of Polegate, the route will continue to Newhaven as National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2, along the South coast, into West Sussex to the West and Kent to the East.
North of East Sussex, the route will follow NCN 21 through West Sussex, Surrey and into London. Here, the route will pass through several boroughs before coming to an end at St Paul's Cathedral.
This is a partnership project with Surrey and West Sussex County Councils and Transport for London (TfL) and Le Departement Seine-Maritime in France.