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Paris Bike Tour: the Highlights of Paris

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The Best of Paris in just 4 hours

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Breeze by the walking and bus tours on a Blue Bike™ and get up close and personal with Paris' top Monuments in a fun and easy way! You’ll take home some of the best photos and memories of your entire trip.

Discover and learn about the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées, and many more amazing Paris highlights in half the time of a walking tour. Your local guide will tell you stories, share little known fun and historical facts, and let you in on many shortcuts and local tips.

Happy to answer any questions you might have about Paris, we'll help you get your bearings and teach you how to make the best use of your time here.

Admire Notre-Dame Cathedral
Admire Notre-Dame Cathedral

An easy and safe ride through Paris

On our Paris Bike Tour: the Highlights we focus on showing you all of the main highlights of our beautiful city in a fun and interactive way. Our local guide will make sure that you get a real feel for how the city works and will share tips and advice about how to make the best use of your time in Paris. We are sure you won’t find a more fun or stress free tour that will show you all of Paris’ main monuments in only 4hrs.

With 20+ years of experience cycling in Paris our founders designed this tour to be good for everyone! That is why this tour takes place mostly in parks, large courtyards, along the river banks and on bike paths. That means you don’t need to be a cycling expert to love this bike tour. You just need to know how to ride a bike with confidence and enjoy cruising past the walking tourists.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musée d’Orsay and the Seine river

The Paris Bike Tour: the Highlights takes you to Notre-Dame Cathedral where you’ll learn about the famous gargoyles. You’ll then cycle to the Musée d’Orsay where the greatest impressionist paintings hang. Afterwards you’ll coast along the banks of the Seine River and stop to learn about the magnificently gilded Pont Alexandre III bridge.

Leaving the Seine River behind you’ll ride to the Hotel des Invalides and learn about the most famous general France ever had, Napoleon Bonaparte. Then you’ll experience a taste of the back streets of Paris and stop at the market street named Rue Cler for a lunch/snack break. Rue Cler has over 10 different cafés as well as food stalls with all kinds of tasty French specialities. You’ll have 30 minutes to explore the market and eat something enjoyable for your lunch.

Take your picture at the Eiffel Tower
Take your picture at the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées Avenue

After the break you’ll be taken to the foot of the Eiffel Tower where your guide will share fun and interesting stories of its more than 125+ years of history. Leaving the Eiffel Tower behind you’ll cycle under tree lined bike paths until you reach the stunningly beautiful Grand and Petit Palais buildings and learn about the part they played in the World’s Fair of 1900.

On your Blue Bike™ you’ll then cycle alongside the famous Champs-Elysées Avenue and stop to hear the history of the guillotine and Marie-Antoinette at Place de la Concorde. Followed by another lovely ride under a tree lined path alongside the Tuileries Gardens. The tour culminates in your visit to the vast and majestic Louvre Museum where you’ll learn all about the museum itself and many of the masterpieces inside of it such as the Mona Lisa.

This tour is the ultimate introduction to Paris, as it will amuse and educate at the same time, and that’s why we’re sure you’ll love it!

Cycle in the Louvre
Cycle in the Louvre

Good to Know:

  • This tour visits more than a dozen wonderful monuments, museums, and world heritage sites so there is not enough time to take you into any of them. Don’t worry though, the guide will stop at each site to share it’s history with you and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and take awesome photos.
  • This tour ends very close to where it began in the center of Paris near the Fountain of Saint-Michael, next to Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Your lunch or snack on Rue Cler is not included in our tour price.
  • Gratuities aka “tips” are never obligatory but are always appreciated by our guides.

Group size

Max. 12 pers. per tour

Language

All of our tours are commented in English

Duration

4 hours
approximatly

Includes a 30min
snack break

Dates & Times

Everyday at 10:30AM

Additional tour at 3PM
(May to August)

What's Included

  • Comfy bike
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide

Meeting point

Place Saint-Michel in front of the fountain.

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Reservation required

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are in the group?
We think you’re special! So we want to be able to spend time with you during this tour. That’s why we limit the group size to no more than 12 people.
What is the Cancellation Policy?

Lots of things can happen that make a person need to change their plans. So you’re welcome to cancel this tour up to 24 hours before it starts and we’ll give you a full refund.

If you plan out your travel time poorly, arrive late, and miss your tour we will feel sad that you missed your tour but we will not issue you a refund.

Do we go inside the monuments?
Nope, this bike tour lasts only 4 hours and visits more than 10 amazing monuments.
Besides, bikes aren’t allowed inside the Louvre, Orsay or Eiffel Tower and we can’t bare to part with them!
Do you have smaller bikes, baby seats, tandems?

Yes, we’ve got 2 different smaller sized bikes for kids and 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 any way to include them in this tour.

Find out more about our bikes here .

How far in advance should I book?
This tour sells out fast! We suggest that you book your spot in our small group at least 2 weeks before you intend to cycle with us.
Do I have to be fit to do this bike tour? Is it only for sporty people?

This tour is for people who know how to ride a bike and want to have some fun! It is not a physically intensive activity and we have had people of all shapes and sizes take part in it and everyone has always loved it.

The route is 100% flat and the pace is not at all fast. One of the reasons we use our Blue Bikes™ is to be lazy and see more monuments in less time than a walking or bus tour!

Can I only do part of the tour?
No. We lend you one of our custom made Blue Bikes™ to be able to cycle on this tour. When we do that we are counting on you being able to cycle our Blue Bike all the way back to our bike hub where we will need that bike for someone else on another tour.

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