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5 cycling safety tips for a perfect bike tour in Paris

Whether you're joining one of the many guided bike tours in Paris or planning your own route around the city, here are five tips to make sure it goes beautifully.

Wear a helmet

This is both the most important rule and the one you're least likely to adhere to. You might regret it transitioning between Paris' tranquil alleys and chaotic roundabouts!

Follow the rules of the road

Aside from the obvious ones like always stopping at red lights, make sure you're fully aware of French traffic laws and try to keep an eye out for Parisian driving quirks!

Bring a map

Paris is a wonderful city to explore, but that just makes it easier to get lost in! Whether it's on paper or your phone, make sure you always have the means to find your way.

Use your bell

Even if you don't generally use a bell, make sure the one on your rented bike is working and learn how to use it. With all the tourists, scooters, cars, and buses, you'll need it!

Don't get complacent in the early mornings

Want the streets to yourself? Get up before the rest of the city does. Sunday is especially good for it, but watch out for broken glass not yet cleared up from the night before!

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!

What people are saying about Paris

Great tour and the e-bikes are easy to ride and fun!

We covered a lot of ground on the e-bikes which are easy to ride and lots of fun. Our guide majored in history at university and he made the afternoon very interesting and entertaining. We saw some really different places and learned a lot more about the history of Paris and France. Throughout the tour a great deal of attention was paid to the safety of all bikers. All in all, a really worthwhile experience.
Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems Reviewed by Robert, 10/12/2015

very knowledgable guide, good bike, great way to see paris.

saw a lot of paris, guide was great, learned a lot regarding the history & some funny stories. very easy ride highly recommended way to see paris
Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/09/2015

Amazing! The tour was informative and the bike route was breathtaking!

You MUST take this tour! We took a train into Giverny with our tour guides. When we arrived, our (phenomenal) tour guide, Robin, walked us into a little shopping square with mom and pop shops and a farmer's market. She taught us a few key phrases and then asked us to go around to buy items for our picnic. After we purchased all our locally made and grown breads, cheeses, meats, and cider, we took a Bike ride to park where we had beautiful views of a pond and a small house built in the 1600s. After a delicious lunch we took a bike ride through a bike path to Monet's garden. The bike route was so beautiful and breathtaking. We got to see why Nonet was so inspired by this beautiful French countryside. Lastly, our tour guide Robin was fantastic. She was the most knowledgeable guide I ever had and was simply a delight to be around. Please take this tour! I would give it more stars if I could!
Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris Reviewed by David, 10/05/2015

Worthwhile, one of the best things we did in Paris

It was pouring rain during our tour, and my pants were soaked, But we loved the bike ride through the Latin quarter. We saw things we wouldn't have saw on our own in the short 4 days we had in Paris. Do the electrical bike tour!
Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/25/2015

Brilliant, well organised, interesting, quirky.

Well organised, very interesting. It was brilliant to visit out of the way places and to learn some of the quirky facts of their history. Church of the Holy Spirit was a gem. Can't believe I rode a bike in Paris during the rush hour! I would have liked to have had a map of our route.
Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems Reviewed by Jennifer, 09/13/2015

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