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Our most recommended Paris Bike Tours

  • Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

    1. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

    Your 3-hour bike tour starts in front the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your experienced 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 neighbourhoods. 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. Then, its time to discover the left bank. F...

    The small group size and very knowledgeable and interactive tour guide made for a wonderful way to see parts unknown of this beautiful city. Thanks for the great time Claudia!

  • Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

    2. Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

    Hop aboard a vintage motorbike sidecar and explore Paris on 3 wheels. Let your driver/guide worry about the traffic as you journey in style. Pass some of the city's iconic monuments and drive along the most prestigious avenues in the world. Travel back in time as you encounter lesser-known heritage sites on small streets and back alleys. Hear entertaining - and often saucy - anecdotes for each secret place you will ride past. Retro Classic Tour: Take a 40-minute ride across Paris, passing the main sights such as the Avenue Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the Champs de Mars, Les Invalides and more.  Great Escape Tour: Experience the charm of the French capital on a 1.5-hour sidecar tour. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your driver/guide as they bring the city to life before your eyes. Choose from 3 different them...

    Riding a sidecar in and around Paris was A Plus. Navigation through traffic was easy therefore we were able to see so many things. The ll’Arc de Triomphe was beautiful lit up at night. So many romantic plazas, beautiful buildings and a bottle of champagne to top it off. The French do love ve their champagne. The driver was very enthusiastic which help blend with the side car experience. Really great.

  • Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

    3. 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 ...

    Tour was excellent. Very informative, we learned a lot. And the bikes were so fun and easy. I highly recommend this tour!

  • Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

    4. 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.

  • Paris Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

    5. Paris Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

    Climb aboard a comfortable city bike for a 3-hour tour of the “City of Lights” and pedal down some of the famous avenues and boulevards of Paris as laid down by Haussmann in the 19th century. A local guide will lead you along a route that also takes in back streets and secret alleys known only to Parisians. See famous landmarks from a different angle as you hear insightful stories about "La vie à Paris." Depart from near the Arc de Triomphe, and pedal the paths to the Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower, and Champs de Mars, the huge green space that cuts from the Eiffel Tower to the École Militaire. Pass Les Invalides, and see some of the historic bridges over the River Seine. Admire the gargoyles of the Notre-Dame de Paris, and pass the offices of the mayor at the Hotel de Ville. Continue to Place du Chatelet on the right banks of the Seine, before taking in the majesty of the Louvre and the mod...

    Antony was great for our family! Three kids on bikes or in bike seats, no problems!

  • Secret Paris 3-Hour Bike Tour

    6. 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.

    I learned so many secrets about Paris I didn’t hear of before Renee was amazing patient and knowledgeable

  • Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike

    7. 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.

    Martin our guide was amazing. He was very friendly and not only knowledgeable but interesting and engaging to listen to. He knew a lot about the history of the area, as well as facts about current events and buildings ect. We did not feel rushed and saw even more of Paris than we had expected to. There was only the two of us on the tour which made it very personal and Martin was eager to make the trip as interesting and unique to us as possible answering all the questions we had. The bikes were also easy to use and comfortable. We came away feeling very luck, very happy and inspired to learn even more about the city.

  • Paris: Street Art Open-Air Museum Bike Tour

    8. Paris: Street Art Open-Air Museum Bike Tour

    Explore the world's largest Street Art Open-Air Museum by bike and photograph murals by Tristan Eaton, Invader, Faile, Btoy, D * Face, Shepard Fairey, Cryptik, Hush, Conor Harrington, INTI, and maybe even Banksy.  Join your guide in central Paris and cycle to the city's most modern neighborhood, ZAC Paris 13. Here, some of the greatest architects let loose and created delirious buildings decorated by star graffiti artists from all over the world. Admire 40-meter frescoes and a vibrant collision of styles and colors. After exploring, take a coffee break in the world's largest startup incubator, Station F. See Big Mama's flagship vessel of 10 themed restaurants and soak in the creative atmosphere.

  • Paris Night Bicycle Tour & River Cruise

    9. 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 refre...

    One of our favorite activities in Paris. I must do! Great guide and lots of fun!

  • Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    10. Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Your 3-hour bike tour begins at the Parking Etoile-Foch, near the Arc de Triomphe. After picking up your bike you’ll head out with your guide, who’ll take you on a ride through the streets of Paris. Stop at all the major attractions, including the Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame, and take in the beauty of the illuminated monuments after dark. Hear stories about the city’s past and learn more about what life is like in Paris. This tour is an excellent way to get the know the city when the streets aren’t quite so busy. Feel free to bring some refreshments along with you!

    We only had 3 days in Paris and it was our first time visiting so this was a great option for us. We toured with Jasmine. She was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her style very much. We highly recommend this tour and Jasmine as well.

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!

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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Riding a sidecar in and around Paris was A Plus. Navigation through traffic was easy therefore we were able to see so many things. The ll’Arc de Triomphe was beautiful lit up at night. So many romantic plazas, beautiful buildings and a bottle of champagne to top it off. The French do love ve their champagne. The driver was very enthusiastic which help blend with the side car experience. Really great.

Wow! What a fun, epic way to see Paris with a family. My kids LOVED the motorcycle tour. Every kid sat in a side car, very safe and they were thrilled with this experience. The tour guides were informative and we got some awesome photos with the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop. Worth every penny and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Easy meeting location and just perfect!

The small group size and very knowledgeable and interactive tour guide made for a wonderful way to see parts unknown of this beautiful city. Thanks for the great time Claudia!

Luis!! What a guy! Crazy funny Parisian who will make your experience so much fun! A must to go here, we had such a blast! Thanks my friend

Nicolas was a great tour guide and made my friend and I fall in love with Paris. Would highly recommend and will do again!