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Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

1. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank. From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg. After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets. Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

2. Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

Experience Paris like a local on an amazing bike tour to some of the city's main monuments, and hidden secrets. Pedal the streets of the city center and learn its history as you ride. Venture down charming back streets and stop at a popular street for a snack and a coffee. Marvel as the famous monuments of the City of Lights are brought to life before your eyes. See landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and its Gothic gargoyles, the Pantheon, an ancient Roman amphitheater, and more. Get off the beaten path and see local sights you might otherwise miss. Cycle at a leisurely pace on a tour suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and get inside tips from your guide.

Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

3. Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

Explore the miraculous Palace of Versailles on a full-day sightseeing tour by bike. Meet your guide at a central location near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and then go to the nearest RER station for the quick train trip to Versailles. Once at Versailles, visit the village market to buy baguettes, cheese, ham, wine, or whatever you desire for a picnic lunch, to be held later in the Chateau's gardens. Spend most of the day riding in a relaxed fashion through the tree-lined gardens and near the Grand Canal. The average Versailles tourist often doesn't realize that they will only visit a small fraction of the gardens if they go by foot. But on this 8-hour tour, see it all.  The tour includes round-trip train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back, and all necessary bike equipment, including children's seats, if you need them.

Secret Paris 3-Hour Bike Tour

4. Secret Paris 3-Hour Bike Tour

Join a local guide and discover the most beautiful places of Paris on a 3-hour bike tour. Experience Paris like a local as you discover city gems, and learn what makes the city tick. Depart from near the Notre Dame, and pedal off well-worn tourist paths to unearth the true soul of Paris. Feel like you are filming scenes from a romantic movie as you explore secret squares, see hidden stairways, and uncover the well concealed alleyways of the city center. The places you visit are top secret; that’s why it’s a “Secret Paris” tour! Put a little faith in your trusty guide as they take you behind the scenes of one of world's most beautiful cities. To keep the romance burning, stop for refreshments at an idyllic city oasis. Ideal for those that want to lose themselves in the romance and charm of Paris, the tour also covers plenty of history from the 2,000-year-old story of Paris.

Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

5. Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

Explore the 2,000-acre grounds of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day bike tour from Paris with a skip-the-line ticket, and discover the unrivaled opulence of the Sun King’s royal residence. Following your transfer from Paris, start the day at the farmer's market in the town of Versailles. Select the produce you want for a picnic lunch later in the day, choosing from the mounds of cheeses, fresh fruits, charcuterie, and more. Then, it’s time to cycle the landscaped grounds of the Palace, cruising effortlessly from one picturesque spot to another on lightweight aluminum bikes. Your guide will take you to the outhouse chateaux of the Petit and Grand Trianon, and show you Marie-Antoinette’s private village and farm. Pedal through sumptuous landscapes, ending with a look inside the Chateau of Versailles itself. Here, you will be given plenty of time to focus on what interests you most, using the audio guides to explore at your leisure. Feel free to take a rapid tour in 30 minutes, or loiter for 3 hours to marvel at the Hall of Mirrors, Marie-Antoinette's bedroom, the King’s Royal chambers, and more. Learn about the life, legends, and scandals of the decadent Sun King (Louis XIV) and Marie Antoinette, and the resulting French Revolution that brought about the beheading of the French Royalty.

From Paris: Bike Tour to Versailles with Timed Palace Entry

6. From Paris: Bike Tour to Versailles with Timed Palace Entry

Before meeting your guide at 8:45 AM at Le Peloton Café in Paris, take time to grab a craft coffee or delectable waffle to start you off. After meeting your enthusiastic guide and the rest of your group members at the café, you'll take the train together to Versailles. Upon arrival, the first stop will be at the Versailles farmer's market, one of the best in France. Get all the best recommendations on what to buy from your guide, and sweet talk the vendors for some delicious food. After the market, you'll ride into the amazing royal grounds and experience the legendary gardens of Versailles. Walk through the often-missed peasant village created for Marie Antoinette, and the Petit Trianon, which was her personal castle and residence. Stop next for a picnic through the gardens along the Grand Canal. Set your bike aside and sit in the grass to enjoy the view of the swans and castle. You'll later have free time to explore the Palace of Versailles at your own pace with an audio guide before returning to Paris by train.

Paris: Versailles Sunset Bike Tour with Fireworks Show

7. Paris: Versailles Sunset Bike Tour with Fireworks Show

Experience the magic of Versailles at sunset, and be amazed as the gardens are brought to life with lighting, music, special effects, and a stunning fireworks display. Meet your guide in central Paris and head to Versailles by train. After being fitted for your bikes, ride to the market square to buy supplies for a relaxing picnic at the bakeries and shops suggested by your guide. Continue to the grounds of Versailles, cruising along tree-lined trails and paths as you take in the majestic views. Stop at highlights such as Marie Antoinette's hamlet, as you learn the history and tales of life at the royal court from your knowledgeable guide. Pedal over to the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon, and onwards to the Grand Canal. Stop for a picnic overlooking the sprawling palace, before visiting inside the famous landmark. Skip the lines with pre-reserved tickets and get exclusive after-hours access to the palace. Enjoy plenty of space to marvel the royal chambers, and watch costumed performers as they dance, sing, and play musical instruments. After exploring inside the palace, enter the gardens for a spectacular fountain show at sunset. Enjoy a fantastic evening filled with music, special effects, and an incredible fireworks display over the Grand Canal. Return to Paris by train, where your tour will end.

Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

8. Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

There’s a lot more to Paris than just the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. This one-of-a-kind guided 4-hour electric bike tour will take you beyond the attractions everyone knows, to explore some of Paris’ most hidden treasures, secrets, and stories. After you pick up your electric bicycle, follow your guide through the city on a sightseeing adventure that takes you from the tranquil banks of the River Seine to the lofty vantage point of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Riding an electric bike is easy and fun – anytime you start to feel tired, it's easy to get a boost from the eco-friendly engine to get you over that hill. Hear new and surprising stories about Paris monuments while cruising through the historic streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près. You're sure to discover some of the city’s best romantic spots: quiet bridges, shaded parks, and trendy cafes. You can also choose to take the 3-hour evening tour to focus on the city’s striking nighttime views and lighting displays on a different route through the heart of the city.

Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

9. Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Explore the historic neighborhoods of Central Paris from the saddle of a comfortable, lightweight aluminium bike on a half-day small group tour of the Jewish Marais, Latin Quarter, and more. Ideal for those who want to see and experience Paris from a different perspective, your knowledgable guide will take you to where the locals go, revealing hidden courtyards, ancient ruins, and other surprises off the usual tourist path. Groups are limited to no more than 12 people for a more immersive and intimate experience, and the route is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena, pedal down the Rue Mouffetard in one of the city’s oldest and liveliest areas, and experience the intellectual exuberance of St. Germain.

Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

10. Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

Begin this full-day Monet bike tour with a scenic coach journey through the spectacular wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy. Speed by the lazy Seine River, and stop off at the village of Vernon. Here, you will visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. Then, hop-on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing 3-mile (5-kilometer) ride down bike paths to the village of Giverny. Cruise past Giverny Church and its cemetery, which contains graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th Century, as well as British soldiers from World War 2, and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault. Pass Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint. You will then arrive at the highlight of the day, Monet's Garden. Spend about 90 minutes exploring the gardens and house, including the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated. Additionally, you can explore the village of Giverny, which boasts the American Museum of Art, located across the street from Monet's Gardens, as well as numerous cafés and small streets begging to be discovered.

Frequently asked questions about Paris Bike Tours

What are other things to do than Bike Tours that are worth visiting in Paris?

Paris bike tours: Everything you need to know

Paris dazzles with history and the world’s most well-known landmarks, like the magnificent Eiffel Tower and the commanding Notre Dame Cathedral. With 430 miles of cycling paths, your vacation will be the perfect opportunity to experience a Paris bike tour. Whether you plan to immerse yourself in the city’s architecture, art, or parks, there is a tour that will captivate you. There is no better way to burn off all those delicious French pastries. Mais oui!

What to expect on a Paris bike tour?

Whether you are a cycling pro or a novice to bike tours, follow these simple rules that will ensure the experience is safe and fun for everyone.

You’ll find that bike lanes conveniently wind through the best of what Paris has to offer and the city is continually expanding its network of bicycle-friendly paths. To make it easy for you, all lanes are clearly marked using white lines, bicycle symbols, and signs.

Cycling mania has grown so much over the past thirty years that the city now hosts a car-free day every year, transforming Paris into a cycling paradise. And every Sunday, the first four arrondissements (a fancy way of saying neighborhoods) open only to pedestrians and cyclists all day. Ooh, La La!

The most popular guided tours range from 3.5 to 4.5 hours. They typically offer flat, leisurely routes that are perfect for the whole family. Keep in mind that children under twelve are required to wear a helmet before joining in the fun.

Overindulged a bit in the decadent French wine the evening before? You can experience a ride along the breathtaking Seine River while enjoying the tour on an eco-friendly electric bike.

Summer in Paris is warm and sunny, so wear your sunhat, a generous helping of sunscreen, and your favorite comfortable outfit. Pack a light jacket as well for the early days of Fall. From November to February, it may be cold and drizzly, so pack that heavy coat and don’t forget your raingear! The Spring season will most likely offer chilly days with afternoon showers – bundle up in a light jacket and raingear to enjoy the parks’ colorful blossoms.

Which neighborhoods in Paris are the best for a bike tour?

As Paris is divided into twenty districts, you may wonder which are the best neighborhoods for bike tours in the city. For those who wish to explore Paris’s spectacular landmarks, its breathtaking river, or its charming parks, you’ll want to target four main areas.

1st District

One of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods is the 1st District. Its rich history includes some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, Place Vendôme square, and the royal Tuileries Garden. The exquisite gardens, which opened to the public after the French Revolution, date back to 1564.

7th District

You will find the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, in the elegant and centrally located 7th District. This beautiful tower looms over 1,000 feet above the Champs de Mars, Paris’s sprawling greenspace named after the Roman god of war. It includes the famous Musée d’Orsay filled with French art dated from 1848. Go to Parc Rives de Seine, which is also in the area. This riverside promenade offers a peaceful oasis for walkers, skateboarders, and cyclists.

8th District

Don’t miss the Beverly Hills of Paris, the 8th District is home to one of the most recognized avenues in the world, the Champs Élysées. You will enjoy stunning views of the Arc de Triomphe, the historic Grand Palais museum, and the city’s largest square, the Place de la Concorde. It also offers one of the city’s favorite parks for exploration, the 20-acre Parc Monceau.

19th District

While on your bike, visit the 19th District, a hidden gem located off the beaten path in the northeastern section of Paris. One of the largest neighborhoods, this perfect blend of nature and city offers some of the best views of the City of Light. The 61-acre Parc des Buttes Chaumont features the Temple de la Sibylle, which is perched at the top of a 164-foot cliff overlooking a peaceful lake. When exploring this neighborhood, don’t be surprised if you peddle through one of the many outdoor festivals!





Planning Your Visit

  • Is it safe?

    Just as it is to wander by foot, Paris is also a terrific place to cycle. Cycling accidents are relatively uncommon compared to other major cities, but we'd advise staying clear of the Arc de Triomphe for a stress-free ride!

  • Can I rent a bike?

    If you'd rather go your own way, why not take advantage of Vélib – the city's official bike rental system. It incorporates almost 20,000 bicycles across 1,200 stations. You'll need to pay a subscription – €1.70 a day or €8 for a week – and a rental fee on top of that. The first half-hour is free!

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,010 reviews

This tour was really nice, because we got to know Paris from a completely different side. Between a visit to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the HopOnHopOff bus, this was the excursion that showed us Paris from its "normal", more French side. Absolute recommendation!

Our guide was intelligent and knowledgeable. He shared so much without being boring. He was entertaining and educational. The most important part, I felt safe on the bike.

This was the best way to see a ton of Paris in a short space of time with a well-informed guide. And it’s so fun!!

Amazing tour, didn’t want it to end. Not suitable for children.

Very easy riding for people of all athletic ability.