Paris Bike tours

Our most recommended Paris Bike tours

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.

Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

2. 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 entry timed 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, 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.

Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

3. 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.

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.

Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

5. Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

Get to know the streets of central Paris on an introductory bike tour. Discover the city’s highlights and ambience on a convenient and easy biking experience. Meet your expert local guide and the rest of your group before you head off on your journey to see the sights. Not-to-be-missed highlights include the Eiffel Tower, Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and River Seine, making it a great introductory tour for newcomers. Benefit from your guide’s local knowledge of hidden gems, as well as stories and interesting commentary on the city. For both first-time visitors and experienced travelers, biking has to be the best way to see the City of Light.

Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

6. 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.

Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

7. 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.

Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

8. Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

Starting from the Beaubourg area, jump aboard your bike and set off on a discovery of the historical center of Paris located on the right-hand side of the River Seine. Begin the tour in the hip Marais quarter with a visit to Village Saint Paul, a village in the center of the city. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the most beautiful of all the royal squares in the capital - the Place des Vosges with its prominent residents. Cycle past the Picasso Museum before enjoying a break at one of the oldest markets in Paris. Your tour guide will tell you more about the controversial Buren's Columns at the Palais-Royal as well as the glass pyramid in the main courtyard of the Louvre. Your tour will finish on the unmissable Seine Islands, the Ile de la Cité (where Notre-Dame stands) and Ile Saint-Louis.

From Paris: Bike Tour to Versailles with Timed Palace Entry

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

Before meeting your guide at Le Peloton Café in Paris, take time to grab a coffee to begin your day. Take the train with your guide and group 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. 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 Night Bicycle Tour & River Cruise

10. Paris Night Bicycle Tour & River Cruise

Take an evening tour of Paris and see the “City of Lights” with its heavenly night-time illuminations. Departing from the Eiffel Tower, the 4-hour tour includes a bike ride past many of Paris’s top attractions, including the Louvre, Academie Française, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Free bike rentals with helmets are included in the cost of the tour, along with a knowledgeable guide who will take you down Paris’s romantic streets in a leisurely fashion. You will experience the “City of Lights” at it’s best, just as the evening lights come on. Enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise along the beautiful River Seine. Enjoy free wine as you float past the Hotel de Ville, Musée D'Orsay, and much more. The night tour is a perfect complement to the day tour, and provides a great evening’s entertainment as you experience Paris as it comes alive at night. Also stop at a classic ice cream parlor to enjoy a refreshing frosty treat.

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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!





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What people are saying about Paris

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Fun way to explore Versailles and see most of the grand canal and the park grounds. We loved how we could stay and explore Versailles at our leisure afterwards. The picnic lunch was fun and unique experience. Our guide, Maddy, was very friendly, enthusiastic and good guide. You do so see and do a lot in a day, so keep in mind to stay energized. While it is a taste of what Versailles can offer and you might not have the most time to explore everything in depth since the grounds and palace are extensive, you can have an idea of what you would like to do if you want to return back in the future.

This was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. Versailles was beautiful, and our tour guide, Arnaud, was the AMAZING. He made the tour really fun and interesting with his recommendations, jokes, and knowledge. The bike ride was great with the beautiful scenery and certainly gave me a workout. I can’t say enough about this. I will treasure this experience.

Awesome activity and great way to see Paris and learn some great history of France and the buildings we end up admiring so much. E bikes are the best due to using minimum effort and not building up a seat. If possible would recommend to book it on a Sunday morning as we did so the roads are quite and easier to get around.

This is an excellent tour. Our guide, Fiona, was outstanding!! Very knowledgeable and kind. Cycling is a great way to see more of the palace grounds and town. The 10 person group was the perfect size. Highly recommended!

My daughter and I had wonderful time! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Versailles was exquisite and the bike ride was not too strenuous:) I would highly recommend it!