|Reminder||Find your friends||Ann, Brent & Rhonda are all arriving WestJet, Terminal 1. Laura is arriving Air Transat, Terminal 3.||$0.00|
|Cycle||Ride CDG to Hotel||CDG||Villepinte||$0.00||
Take free CDGVal tram from any terminal to Roissypole CDGVal tram stop, then follow directions from web page.
If we can't (or don't want to) ride, we will have to figure out a taxi or uber at the airport.
|Type||Name||Description||Service Provider||Cost||Kms||To Date||Total||Notes||Actions|
|Cycle||CDG to Villepinte||$0.00||14.00||14.00|
|Hotel||Hotel Le Vert Galant||Expedia.ca||Villepinte||$152.00||
Cost is for four people (family suite), one night.
Approx 10km from CDG - supposedly rideable by bicyle. Right beside the canal pathway, aka EV3.
Brent, Ann and I landed in Paris. We had to wait in a super long immigration line, but by the time we got out to the luggage area, our luggage was all sitting there out in the open waiting for us. We assembled bikes while Laura waited for us at the Brioche Dorée café outside of Arrivals (she’d gotten there an hour before us, assembled her bike, and made her way to our terminal to meet up).
I really needed something to eat, so we had a quick bite at Brioche Dorée and then came the challenging part of the day. We chose to ride from the airport to our hotel, which is about 14km - easy distance, but... a lot of it at, and near, a major international airport. Thankfully I had found a great blog that describes, in tremendous detail, how to ride from CDG to downtown Paris, with the route taking you right past our hotel. The blog said traffic on the route was not bad, and we decided to go for it. It turned out great — I’m glad we rode and would definitely do it again.
In addition to riding from an airport, something that was even more challenging for me was to keep my nose out of the route-finding. Brent and Laura are the trip’s navigation team. I am the absolute pits for navigation, especially in towns and cities, and especially if I’m tired and/or anxious. So, I did my best to keep my nose out of everything and Brent and Laura did a stellar job of navigating us to the hotel where we met up with Geoff and Lynn.
Shuttle train at CDG
Riding CDG to our Hotel