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Our Amazing Race Bike Tours were created specifically for families with young cyclists. These tours have bright red envelopes to open at each stop, golden coins to collect, as well as souvenir medals to take home at the end of the tour. They’ll capture your kids attention, keep them engaged, and create opportunities for your whole family to play together and bond.
An Amazing Race Bike Tour can be run on either our “Best of Paris” route or our “Latin Quarter + le Marais” route. On either route you’ll make a pit stop on a market street for your lunch break where our local guide will help you to pick out the best French things to eat, no matter what your budget.
Everyone knows cycling is fun, but sometimes parents are hesitant to book a bike tour with their kids. To help take the uncertainty out of the decision making process we guarantee that all of our Amazing Race Bike Tours are safe for young cyclists and fun for all ages. So, join us on an Amazing Race! We’re sure that if you do, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime
On our “Best of Paris” route we focus on all of the most famous monuments in Paris. Some of the highlights on this route include: The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Orsay Museum, and the place where we cut off Marie-Antoinette’s head! This route also cycles under several beautiful bridges on the banks of the Seine River.
On our “Latin Quarter + Le Marais” route we stay away from the famous and focus on the lesser known charms of Paris. Some of the highlights on this route include: The Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore, the oldest café in the world, Street art displays, and a 2000 year old Roman arena. This route also cycles past the Luxembourg garden and on the rue des Rosiers.
Most of the “Best of Paris” route is on dedicated bike paths, in open parks, in the courtyards of monuments, and along the river banks where no motorized traffic is allowed to go. The rest of this tour is run on quiet back streets and clearly marked bike lanes. Making it our safest and easiest to cycle route and great for all ages of kids.
All of the “Latin Quarter + Le Marais” route is on small, typically Parisian, backstreets. There can be light traffic on this route but in general there are more pedestrians than cars. While the route is very safe it can be slightly more tricky for very young cyclists to navigate (cobble stones). So, if your kids are under 10 years old, and want to cycle solo, we do not recommend choosing this route.
On all of our private tours we make a stop on a market street. The “Best of Paris” route has Rue Cler and the “Latin Quarter + Le Marais” route has Rue de Buci. Both market streets are mostly closed on Mondays. If visiting the market at its peak is important to you, please make sure you choose to reserve your tour for another day of the week.
Finally, we always do our best to be as flexible as possible in accommodating scheduling needs. Our guides can start a private tour, any morning between 9am - 11am OR any afternoon between 2pm - 3:30pm. However, tour dates tend to book up fast. So, please book as early as possible to ensure you get the tour date and starting time that suits your family the best.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It really depends on your teens and their personality. If your teen likes to play board games, compete in sports, or prove their mental prowess to others then they probably will have lots of fun doing the challenges on this tour. Some of them are “childish” but all of them are fun and the guide who leads the tour for your family will be sure to adapt the game to be more or less silly depending on how your teen acts.
If your teen is a bit shy, or standoffish for other reasons, and that they wouldn’t enjoy playing games or doing silly things to complete a challenge then the Amazing Race tour is probably not a good idea for your family.
If you still feel that your kids would enjoy a bike tour then please know that you can book any of our public tours as private tours. This will allow you to have the personal attention of an excellent tour guide and enjoy some fun family time on your own terms.
Yes, we’ve got 2 different smaller sized bikes for kids (or adults) who are too short to use our Blue Bikes™.
We have baby seats for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
We do NOT have tandem bikes that are suitable for two adults. All adults who join our tour must know how to cycle on their own with confidence. Please do not book this tour if an adult in your party is unable to cycle. We do not have anyway to include them in this tour.
Find out more about our bikes here.
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These are the Terms & Conditions that apply to any tour run by BLUE FOX TRAVEL 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.
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered SARL (Société à Responsabilité Limitée - Limited Liability Company) at the Paris Chamber of Commerce under the number : 534 151 576
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French Travel Operator under the licence : IM075160040
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered Public Service Vehicle Operator under the Licence : 2016/11/0007784
Because BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French company, and all of our tours take place in France, only the French Law will apply in the case of any conflict.
Last updated : January 2019.
Valid until : the end of the world.
I - Cancellation Policy
BFT offers a 100% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the tour. The notification must be made by email. No refunds are given for ANY reason once within the 24 hrs prior to the scheduled tour.
All of our tours run Rain or Shine. We do not issue refunds if you choose to skip your tour because the weather doesn’t suit you. You can always wait until the last minute to book your tour to ensure the weather suits you that day. BFT reserves the right to cancel any of its tours last minute in case of an Act of God or crazy act from a large group of people. Flooding, hail, dangerous weather conditions, riots, etc. In such instances full refunds will be given to anyone who had their tour cancelled.
II - Satisfaction Guarantee Policy
If the tour you took with us didn’t live up to what we promised you on our website and failed to meet your expectations, we will be heartbroken. We will also give you a 100% refund so long as you do all of these things:
You remember that we we are in no way responsible for the weather and that our guides actually have to give 110% of themselves to you on days when the weather is not as nice in order to help you enjoy the tour.
You participate in the entire tour from: being on time at the meeting point until the “goodbyes” at the very end of the tour. You can’t leave a tour half-way and ask for your money back.
At the end of the tour you tell your guide, in person, that you were not satisfied with the tour you took.
You provide your tour guide with the reasons you were not satisfied with the tour itself.
III - Payment Policy
A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. All reservations must be prepaid online prior to the tour. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. None of your personal credit card or billing information is stored by BFT.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal informations will never be disclosed to any third parties.
V - Child Policy
All reservations made for children under the age of 18 years old must be made by an adult and we must be informed at the time of booking exactly how many children are in your party and their ages. This is vital information as it allows our guide to prepare the proper child sized equipments for the bike tours and the booster seats for all day trips/excursions that use one of our vans.
All reservations made for a minor 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 the age of 12 years old, partaking in a bicycle tour will be required to wear a helmet and a reflective vest as per French Law.
The adult who accompanies the child agrees to the responsibility of choosing a properly sized helmet, adjusting the helmet, and keeping the helmet on the head of the child during the whole tour. Blue Fox Travel has helmets in multiple sizes for you to choose from at no cost.
Don't forget: Children who will be riding in a baby/child seat, on a tandem attachment bike, or in a booster seat in one of our vans absolutely MUST have their seat reserved beforehand. We NEED to know exactly what your child will need before they show up. Please make it clear in the “Special Requirements” section of our booking form.
VI- Child Bike Policy
Children who will be riding on their own may be subject to a very short test run 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 tour guide in a safe manner.
We own 20” and 24” kids bikes (size of the wheel). Adult bikes are 26”. If the guide, or manager, finds that the child is not, for any reason, a good enough 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 ‘tandem attachments’ which is attached to the back of a parents bike OR asked to ride in a child seat attached to the back of a parents bike. If the child refuses the change, then the guide or manager has the right to cancel the reservation, and not allow you and your child on the bike tour.
Refunds will not be issued if your reservation is cancelled because of your child not being able to cycle and their refusal to ride attached to you. Baby seats are for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley™ tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
VII - Damages to Blue Fox Travel Property
If you or anyone in your party damages a vehicle, a Blue Bike™, a vehicle, a child's bike, a helmet, a baby/child seat, a tandem attachment bike, any bike attachments, or a booster seat in such a way that it becomes badly disfigured, broken, or unusable, then BFT reserves the right to claim a fee of up to the cost of repair of the damaged bike/vehicle or object.
VIII - MiscellaneousYou and everyone in your party will be kind and respectful of 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 during the tour.