Blue Fox Travel was founded by a French-American family living in Paris. The French half of our family is a pair of Parisian born and bred brothers, Jean-Baptiste and Jean-Philippe. The American part comes from Hava, Jean-Baptiste’s wife. While they were still students, they created their first company together: Blue Bike Tours.
You can meet them any day of the week, if you sign up for a tour with Blue Fox Travel. All three of us still guide tours all year round. When we aren’t giving the best we have to offer on our tours, we are using our vacation time on adventures to all points near and far. We are definitely guides, but as a philosophy we believe that the best guides must inherently possess a love of adventure and a passion for sharing experience and insight with others.
As the years went by, the success with Blue Bike Tours combined with their desire to share more of the awesome European cultures and adventures they’ve experienced naturally lead to hiring more local guides and expanding to other types of tours. Realizing that many of the amazing things they wanted to share were accessible only by foot or required automobiles, they regrouped all of their tours under a new company name: Blue Fox Travel.
Our mission is to provide each of our guests with an authentic and memorable experience from their time on our tours. We strive to create unique tours and excursions that will entertain and educate both the novice and the most discerning traveler. If we have failed to meet your expectations, then we have failed to meet our own. Please let us know and we’ll issue a refund. As a family owned and run company, our guests aren’t just numbers in a log book; they are our friends who go on adventures with us. We work diligently during the slower season to create these adventurous routes and refine them as the seasons pass.
Because of the passion that we have for history and the dedication that we have to our adventuring clients, we always do our absolute best to ensure that you have a noteworthy experience discovering France. We believe that the only way we can provide the highest tier experience possible is to focus on each person individually. This why we always have the smallest groups possible on all of our tours and excursions. As individuals, we are also adventurers. We aren’t just a company that provides tours. We are tourists and adventurers too. From our own travels we have learned what works and what doesn’t work well at all. What you want is a small group. This is how adventures are shared best. This is how friendships are made. (Please see our FAQ for exact numbers on each tour.)
We are always honored when you choose to book multiple tours with us and entrust so much of your holiday time to our care. To thank you for your trust in us, we offer discounts of up to 16% off when booking more than one tour.
We’ve been sharing history and culture with tourists and adventurers from around the world for many years and they have had things to say about the experience we have given them! We’re proud of the more than 2,500 excellent reviews we have received on TripAdvisor.
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE FAQ's BEFORE BOOKING A TOUR THROUGH WWW.BLUEFOX.TRAVEL
These are the Terms and Conditions that apply to any tour run by BLUE BIKE TOURS SARL in France under the brands BLUE BIKE TOURS or BLUE FOX TRAVEL.
In this document, BLUE BIKE TOURS might be abbreviated as BBT and BLUE FOX TRAVEL as BFT.
Because BLUE BIKE TOURS is a registered French company, for all tours taking place in France, only the French Law will apply in case of conflict.
Tours run Rain or Shine. BBT reserves the right to cancel any of its tours in case of an Act of God. In such instances full refunds will be given to anyone who was not able to take their tour.
BBT offers a 100% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled start of the tour. No refunds are given for ANY reason once within the 72 hrs prior to the scheduled tour.
If the tour you took with us didn’t meet your expectations, we are happy to give a 100% refund as long as:
A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. None of your personal credit card and billing informations are stored by BBT.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal informations will not be disclosed to any third parties.
All reservations made for children under the age of 18 years old must be made by an adult.
All reservations made for a child under the age of 18 years old must also include the reservation for an adult who will be 100% solely responsible for the safety and well being of the child while on the tour.
Every child under 13 partaking in a bicycle tour will be required to wear a helmet and a reflective vest by French Law.
The adult who accompanies the child(ren) agrees to the responsibility of choosing (a) properly sized helmet(s), adjusting the helmet(s), and keeping the helmet(s) on head(s) of the child(ren). Blue Bike Tours has helmets in multiple sizes for you to choose from.
Don't forget: All kids (even babies) MUST have their seat/bike reserved and paid for beforehand!
Children who will be riding on their own may be subject to a very short trial demonstration before the tour starts in which they will be expected to demonstrate: that they are well suited for their bike’s size and settings, that they know how to brake properly and that they are, in general, good cyclists who can be trusted to follow their Blue Bike Tours guide.
If the Blue Bike Tours guide, or manager, finds that the child is not, for any reason, a good cyclist then the guide, or manager, has the right to refuse to let the child follow the tour on a personal bike. This means they will either be asked to ride on one of our ‘tandems’ which is attached to that of an adult’s bike in a tandem fashion, OR even asked to ride in a child seat attached to the back of an adult’s bike. If the child refuses the change, then the guide or manager has the right to cancel the reservation, and not allow them on the tour.
If you or anyone in your party damages a vehicle, a Blue Bike, a child's bike, a helmet, a child seat, a ‘child tandem’ or any attachments, in such a way that it becomes badly disfigured, broken, or unusable, then BBT reserves the right to claim a fee of up to the price of the damaged vehicle or object.
You and everyone in your party will be kind and respectful to your guide. You and everyone in your party will do their best to follow the safety instructions given orally by the guide before the start of the tour and to abide by the policies outlined on this page. You agree that everyone in your party including yourself will do their best to follow the verbal directions, hand signals, and the physical example of your Guide during the whole tour and always look both ways when crossing a street.
You and everyone in your party will fully respect the rules of the French traffic. You will be solely responsible if you are caught by an authority breaking any rules or laws.
You and everyone else in your party agree that any accident which occurs while your party is on a tour, which injures or harms you or anyone in your party (in any way, including physically, emotionally, or mentally) is not in any way the responsibility of Blue Bike Tours.
You accept all responsibility for any accidents that you or anyone else in your party might experience while on a Blue Bike Tour.
Blue Bike Tours is not to be held responsible for any loss or damage to any personal belongings. You are responsible for all of your belongings.