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Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train

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Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Experience the magnificence of Versailles on a fun full-day bike tour, including round-trip transfers by train from Paris. Meet your guide on arrival and spend the day pedaling around the beautiful parks, royal gardens, and forest trails. Stop to explore Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, snap photos of the grandiose palace from unique viewpoints and enjoy a picnic (own expense) along the Versailles' Grand Canal.
  • Explore Versailles on a bike tour from Paris
  • Pedal along bike paths and through the grounds with your guide
  • Round-trip train fares, entrance tickets, and bike equipment included
  • Set your own pace to explore inside the palace
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Bike and helmet
Guide
Round trip train tickets
Entry tickets into the famous palace, royal gardens, Trianons, and Marie Antoinette's village
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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  • Le Peloton Café , 17 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Meet no later than 8:15 a.m. at Le Peloton Café in the Marais. The café is open from 8, so feel free to arrive earlier. Address: 17 rue du Pont Louis Philippe, Paris 75004 Directions: Closest metro: (Hotel de Ville, line 1) or (Pont Marie, line 7). Return point: Paris by train.

  • Versailles , 78000 Versailles, France

    If you are meeting us in Versailles, we will provide you with thorough instructions on how to meet us, and the rest of your group, at our bike shed in the town.

  • 8:15 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring photo ID with you
    • Tours operate rain or shine (ponchos are available)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Bike About Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train.

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    • "The market is a nice idea, although it' also seems to be a bit of waste of time." See review

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    star-5
    The way to go!
    Claribel_C
    , Jun 2022
    I think the best way to cover all the bases at Versailles is definitely with a bike tour. We toured Versailles on a very hot day (97 degrees) but the bike ride made it feel way cooler. We had a picnic by the water canal and the breeze made it so peaceful. Our tour guide showed us around and at the end we were dropped off by the entrance of the palace for a self-tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fabulous experience!
    KathleenA_R
    , Jun 2022
    David was an excellent guide…he made the tour very enjoyable. The combination of walking and cycling was great and a side trip to the market for a picnic lunch was delightful. We are both in our mid 70s and pretty active so we enjoyed the pace. Gardens of the palace are gorgeous.We definately recommend!
    star-5
    Great way to see Versailles for first time!
    Susan_G
    , Jun 2022
    Had an excellent day with our guide David. My husband and i were in a group of 10 in total. David set a reasonable pace so everyone could cycle comfortably including the two young kids in the party. Bikes were easy to use. Robust. And saddles were surprisingly comfortable for two ple who haven’t cycled for several years!! Really enjoyed the insights and info imparted. Really enjoyed going to the market to pre purchase our lunches. Perhaps i would have liked better info in advance about the detail of the day - we spent quite a lot of time on train, picking up bikes, walking around markets etc before actually getting to Versailles. Not a big deal, because it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Would definitely recommend this tour and this operator to others. I think I would probably return to Versailles if possible tho - so much to see and not enough time really to explore it all!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great mix of fun, outdoor activity, good company and history :)
    Erik_L
    , Jun 2022
    The rides through the tree-lined alley roads in the grounds of Versailles estate and the picnic by the Grand Canal with a direct view of the Chateau were the best parts of the tour for me.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    GREAT TOUR GUIDE (Noel)
    Alexandra_G
    , Jun 2022
    AMAZING tour by Noel. He was very knowledgeable, and handled great our big group. Funny, friendly, and kept the vibe going all day! Highly recommend this tour!
    star-5
    Excellent way to visit Versailles!
    Lisa_S
    , Jun 2022
    It was a fantastic tour by Joshua. It was my second time to Versailles and THIS is the way to do it. He was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. The timing of everything, the sites we saw and the picnic lunch were outstanding. My whole family enjoyed it ages 21, 17 and two parents.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Well worth it
    Ruth_E
    , Jun 2022
    This is a fantastic tour! Well organised and Rachel was a great guide being fun and engaging and the tour moved at a good pace. The picnic lunch was a great add on as well as seeing parts of Versailles that most people don’t get to. Well worth it and got back to Paris with ease.
    star-5
    Everyone should do this tour!
    Karen_T
    , Jun 2022
    Marley is an outstanding guide. Her passion for history is demonstrated with her enthusiasm and knowledge. She brings the “Sun King, Fun King and Done King” to life! Wonderful experience and would highly recommend!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    Great experience
    Blanca_C
    , Jun 2022
    Nice experience getting to know a different side of Versailles.. the picnic was great and the guide made it more enjoyable by sharing interesting stories
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    The best way to experience Versailles
    Dennis_J
    , Jun 2022
    A leisurely ride through the beautiful gardens of Versailles with our amazing guide, Marly, made this the most memorable part of our trip to Paris. Wouldn’t change a thing!
    star-5
    Versailles on bike
    dagonzales
    , Jun 2022
    A great time spent seeing Versailles from a different angle. Using a bike to traverse the vast chateau to see the petit Trianon and grand Trianon and part of the gardens was such a treat. Our guide Marley was excellent with great historical information and very warm & friendly. Really made our day special.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fabulous
    Daniel_M
    , May 2022
    Excellent! Superb! Highlight of our trip. Our guide was excellent! Most helpful. Highly recommend. Absolutely would do again.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    The BEST way To Tour Versailles
    Karim_R
    , May 2022
    Joshua was an amazing guide, he went through all the history of Versailles Palace, and was right on point with timing, all while engaging and making everyone laugh throughout the tour! Biking through was the easiest, most efficient, and most enjoyable way to see all of the Palace in a day. I HIGHLY recommend booking this tour, it was one of the best parts of our trip!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    The meet-up at the cafe...
    Alan_J
    , May 2022
    The meet-up at the cafe was easy, our guide walked us to the Metro and rode with us to Versailles. There was a quick ride to the local market halls to pick up picnic food and then a bike tour of the fountains and gardens as well as the Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Queen’s fake peasant village. We had a picnic and then back to the Chateau for a self-guided tour so we could all go at our own pace. What really made our visit exceptional was our tour guide Joshua. His knowledge of French history and the context of the development of Versailles and the French Revolution was extraordinary, and his witty insights and perspective made the visit entertaining and educational.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great bike tour to Versailles from Paris!
    Shirley_P
    , Apr 2022
    We had a marvelous time thanks in large part to our guide, Marley, who met us in Paris and rode with us to Versailles on the train. After we got our bikes in Versailles, our first stop at a local market was very helpful for folks who did not have gloves as it was very cold. Then once in the HUGE gardens, it became very apparent that riding a bike was the best and most fun way to get around. Marley was a very experienced guide and did a wonderful job keeping our group of 13 people safe and together. We enjoyed listening to the information she provided and many incidental stories about being an American living in Paris. After riding through the gardens, we visited the Château Versailles on our own using the ticket Marley gave us. The free audio headsets provided by the entrance were helpful. By the time we headed back to Paris on the train, we were amaed how fast 8+ hours had flown by. We highly recommend this tour for folks who are comfortable riding a bike and would like to see key parts of both the Versailles gardens and the Château Versailles.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi Shirley - THANK YOU for this wonderful review! It warms our hearts that our guides are well loved and leaving clients with incredible experiences. We hope to see you again in the future, and really appreciate the time you took to write this detailed review.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    A wonderful was to see Versailles!
    Julia_M
    , Oct 2021
    My husband and I did this tour together and we enjoyed every minute of it! Josh was a wonderful tour guide – he was so knowledgeable and friendly that he made it a truly enjoyable experience. We felt like it had just the right mix of bicycling and walking, and we enjoyed getting to see so much of the grounds of Versailles. We also loved going to the outdoor market in the morning and having the picnic lunch on the banks of the grand Canal – a beautiful experience all around. We met friendly people from different places and that was just an added bonus. We also like to meeting at the coffee shop in the morning which was not too far from our hotel and that made the entire experience so much easier – we aren’t that familiar with the metro system here, so having our tickets purchased for us and a guide bringing us to the trains was extremely helpful. We also lucked out by having a beautiful, sunny, 70° day in mid October – couldn’t have asked for anything more!
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Hi Julia! We can't believe how many beautiful days there were so late into the season this year - and we're so glad you got to experience a warm October day! Thank you for your kind words, and we love Joshua too :) Hope to see you again! Emily
    star-1
    Would not recommend (Tourist Trap)
    Ryan_G
    , Oct 2019
    I would not recommend. You spend most of the day off of the bikes and are really only on them to commute from one side of the estate to the other. It’s also very inefficient. Large amounts of time spent chaining the bikes each time you get on and off. The biggest inconvenience was after lunch you have to leave Versailles and pedal back into the city to return your bike. ONLY once returned can you actually go into the palace of Versailles. By that time it was already 3:30pm and to top it off your tour guide doesn’t even accompany into the actual palace. Please don’t waste your money.
    4 travelers found this review helpful
    star-4
    Great day out
    Jenny291955
    , Oct 2019
    Great day out with Dan who was an excellent guide with good history and knowledge. A little cool but still thoroughly enjoyed our day.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Awesome bike tour!
    Phyo P
    , Sep 2019
    This tour was so much fun. Our guide, Dan, was very fun, knowledgeable and organized. I would definitely recommend this tour it was the highlight of my trip to Paris. I almost cancelled Bc I got lazy a few days before, but I’m really glad I went. I would definitely do this tour again next time I’m back in France.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Wonderful way to tour the grounds
    sylviacoyle
    , Aug 2019
    Our tour guide, Josh and his shadow, Charlie, were wonderful. They were both from England and were engaging an knowledgeable. They took care to keep us hydrated as it was a record setting day for heat in Paris and the surrounding areas. They shared that, by law, restaurants have to fill your water bottle on request and showed us where the refill stations were throughout our trip. They gave us the scoop on where to buy our picnic supplies. The metro trip over was quick - the information interesting and the scenery lovely. We never felt rushed. Ten out of ten recommend.

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