*The Reduced Fare is only applicable to kids under 18yrs old, Europeans under 26yrs old as well as Adults with a valid Museum Pass as the Palace & Trianons are free for them. If you fail to bring a valid museum pass on the day of your tour, you will be asked to pay the difference in prices.
Our Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-line entrance into the Palace is the perfect way to discover the grandeur of the 2,000 acre Royal Domain of Versailles!
You'll start your tour by exploring the local farmers market and picking up some supplies for your picnic lunch along the lake. Then spend the day discovering the royal grounds, the inside of Marie Antoinette’s private domain, the Grand & Petit Trianon chateaux, culminating in your Skip-the-line access into the Palace itself with its famous Hall of Mirrors.
Cycle with us and learn about the Sun King’s life and legacies, the scandals of Louis 15th and his 50 mistresses, and Queen Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution. Your guide will share the French Royalty’s history with you in a fun and interactive way and you’ll go home loving Versailles.
FYI : Blue Fox Travel does not make you carry your Blue Bike™ onto the train, the bikes for this tour are stored just across the street from the Palace, in Versailles.
On our Versailles Bike Tour we’ve planned out everything to be fun, easy, and well organized. We’ve focused on all the little details and created an incomparably awesome, stress free, day of exploration in Versailles.
Start the day by meeting up with your guide in central Paris at the train station named Gare Saint-Lazare (exact details in booking confirmation). We’ll provide the train tickets for you and together you’ll take the train to the town of Versailles. The train ride takes about 35 minutes and then you’ll arrive right next to the Farmers Market. Please note than your Blue Bike™ is waiting for you in our Versailles bike hub, you do not have to carry your bike into the train.
Your first stop in Versailles will be the wonderful Farmers Market. There you’ll be free to roam the brimming food stalls and pick up your own lunch supplies for the picnic that’s planned for later in the day. Once you have finished shopping you’ll be fitted to a Blue Bike™ and given some bike panniers (baskets) so you can carry all of your picnic supplies.
Your guide will then lead you into the 2,000 acre Royal Domain of Versailles and show you all of the most picturesque and historically interesting parts of it. You’ll cycle at a medium speed and cover about 11K or 7 miles on mostly flat ground. During this time you’ll stop every 15 minutes or so to hear fun bits of history and learn about the life and legend of our famous Sun King, Louis the 14th, and our infamous Queen, Marie-Antoinette. You’ll also stop for a picnic lunch by the beautiful lake with a view over the Palace.
Following the picnic you’ll get to experience some of the unique hideaways which the royalty enjoyed when you visit their private homes known as the Petit and Grand Trianons. You’ll learn about and enjoy free time inside of King Louis’ Grand Trianon, his marble summer home with exquisite French Gardens. Then you’ll cycle next door to learn about and explore inside of the very private Petit Trianon, which was built exclusively for the king’s favorite mistress Madame de Pompadour.
Afterwards your guide will lead you along the little dirt paths from the Petit Trianon to Marie-Antoinette’s Private Domain. You’ll tour through the adorable English style garden and admire the small farmers village which Marie Antoinette had built for herself. It is unlike any other part of Versailles and gives us a deep and wonderful glimpse into the folly and longing of Marie-Antoinette’s heart. The time spent in the Private Domain of Marie-Antoinette, is completely on foot, as bikes are not allowed, and usually lasts 45 minutes.
By this time you will have learned about and experienced so much of the history of Versailles that the only thing left to do is explore inside the main Palace of Versailles itself, so that’s what you’ll do. You’ll say goodbye to your Blue Bike™ and your guide will escort you right into the Palace with special Skip-the Line Access. Inside of the Palace you’ll be given an audio guide so that you’re free to explore at your own pace and focus on the rooms that interest you the most for as little or as long as you like.
*The Reduced Fare is only applicable to kids under 18yrs old, Europeans under 26yrs old and adults with a valid Museum Pass as the Palace & Trianons are free for them.
Total cycling: 1.5hrs
Dates & Times
March to November
Everyday at 9AM
(closed on Monday)
The last time the guillotine was used in France was in 1977, the same year the movie “Star Wars” came out.
Learn more about the French Revolution on the Versailles Bike Tour!
Recent Reviews on Tripadvisor
Only way to see Versailles!
Hava is wonderful! I am not a tour person. This fun biking day on allows 8 people. We started the day at the most beautiful market in Versailles. We had a caramel butter crepe that was fabulous! Next, we shopped the market and got our picnic lunch fixings. We ride bikes through all of Versailles without any lines! Picnic lunch looking at Versailles, wonderful! We purchased a bottle of wine also at the market to go with our lunch. Back on the bikes and more riding and last, tour of chateaux at your own pace. One of our highlights. Other tours are huge groups. This was perfection, and Hava made it amazing. Do not miss this!Read this review on Tripadvisor
Blue Bike Tour of Versailles
After searching around for a good tour, I saw the rating on TripAdvisor for this company. With all the great ranking, I decided to book this tour for a trip around Versailles. My wife was a little worried as she hasnt ridden a bike in many years, but that isn't a problem with this tour. Antoine was our guide, and with his background in history and his traveling around Europe, he is very knowledgable about the site. The biking is very easy around this massive park. The market was very fun and bought some great items for our picnic lunch. The only word of caution was that if you book this tour during the week, please give yourself a little extra time at the train station as it is very busy in the morning with people traveling for work. I wish I had made this tour at the beginning of our trip as i would have booked the other tours in Paris thru Blue Fox Travel!!Read this review on Tripadvisor
Way to see Versailles!!
There is no better way to enjoy a day at Versailles than Blue Bike Tours. Hava was a wonderful host and her knowledge of history was impressive and fun all day! Behind the scenes was great as you cover so much ground on bikes. Cant imagine walking. The open air market allowed us to shop for our own picnic lunch, a treat of French gourmet items and drinks.Read this review on Tripadvisor
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