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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

Awesome! Rainer was very patient, funny and a very cool guide!!!

You should definitely do at least one tour. It is very interesting and a great opportunity to explore the city in a short time.
Best of Paris Bike Tour Reviewed by Viktoriya, 04/29/2016

Loved it- it got me away from the major sites - it was excellent

Loved it- I got away from the major sites and was able to smell baking bread and see special things. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy Paris. I loved seeing the back streets and hearing the inside scoop. Our guide was awesome!
Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/09/2016

Excellent tour with an excellent tour guide and great value

This was a great way of getting some valuable insights and history on central Paris. We were fortunate as we had a reasonably small group of 10 and an excellent tour guide - Ali - born in Canada, living and studying in Paris - she was brilliant - lots of relevant information from history to what to see and do and when.
Paris: 3-5-Hour Ultimate City Center Bike Tour Reviewed by Ross, 04/03/2016

Great tour accompanied by an awesome guide

This is a great tour, Our guide was enthusiastic and almost as excited as myself about the trip. The bikes are great and easy to ride with the help of the electric motor. One does therefore not need to be in any shape to take the tour witch last a few ours. For a newcomer in Paris, this is a great tour to experience a few of the best things the city has to offer.
Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems Reviewed by Sturla, 04/02/2016

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

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