Longchamp is the place to be if you want to do laps in Paris and don’t have time to go too far outside of the city. The loop is approximately 4 kilometers long surrounding the fabulous horse track – Hippodrome de Longchamp.

Text: Mari Oshaug
Photos: Andy Donohoe

The track is essentially closed to traffic, which makes it perfect for intense training sessions. There are cyclists at all levels training here, so be prepared that some may lack experience in track racing. If you are an experienced rider, you may want to join the fastest groups, which usually ride on Tuesday and Thursday evening. And if you are lucky this may be the place to spot some pros as well!