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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.

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Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

2. 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.

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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 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.

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Paris: Street Art Open-Air Museum Bike Tour

4. 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.

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Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

5. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

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Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

6. 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 themes/locations: "Bohemian Paris," "Île de la Cité" or the "Latin Quarter." Retro Night Tour: Soak up the romance and magic of the "City of Light" by night. See Paris under the moon and stars and by the glow of the street lamps. Get perfect views from a vehicle with no roof or window to obstruct you or spoil the photo stops. Ideal for romancers, libertines and boulevardiers, the intimate tour with courteous driver includes a glass of Champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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Paris By Night: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

7. 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!

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4-Hour Small Group Paris Bike Tour & Louvre Visit

8. 4-Hour Small Group Paris Bike Tour & Louvre Visit

This 4-hour tour allows you to leisurely explore Paris and the Louvre on your own time schedule. Skip the lines at the world's biggest museum while also avoiding Paris's traffic jams during this small group bike tour that sets each monument in context and connects the finest masterpieces with both the grand and lesser-known parts of the capital. Your enthusiastic and professional guide will accompany you by bike from the bustling Halles to the Palais Royal before heading to the Louvre where Mona Lisa's smile, the mysterious Venus de Milo and the magnificent royal jewels await you. After leaving the museum, continue by bike to the Left Bank for various other landmarks including a tower of scandal in the venerable French Academy, Parsis's first cafe and a district of theologians that would go on to become the home of New Wave cinema.

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Secret Paris 3-Hour Bike Tour

9. 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.

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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.

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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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,010 reviews

Frederique was a very nice person, he speaks Dutch very well, and he learned us a lot about French history on nice locations.

This was an excellent way to visit Versailles. We were fortunate with sun-shining weather, and our guide was outstanding!

Excelente paseo, muy divertido y entretenido, experiencia totalmente recomendable

The tour guide was absolutely great. very personable and knowledgeable.

Fantastic tour and Our guide Julian was so much fun!!!