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Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris

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Paris, France

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Overview

The gardens of Versailles span an impressive 1,976 acres. Rather than exploring the sprawling grounds on foot, pedal your way around with an informative guide on this full-day Versailles bike tour from Paris. Discover garden trails and tree-lined paths behind the palace, and reach parts of the grounds that visitors on foot do not frequent, including Marie Antoinette's country-style hamlet, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon. Stop by the Grand Canal before heading inside the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission.
  • Tour Versailles' gardens by bicycles and see far more than visitors on foot
  • Marie Antoinette's farm-style halmet, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon
  • Visit to Versailles' market to shop for delicious picnic provisions (own expense)
  • Explore the interior of the palace with an audio guide
Insurance
Audio-guide at Versailles
Bicycle and helmet
Up to 1.5 hours in the Palace
Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
Ability to explore the Chateau and Royal Gardens on your own
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Rain gear is available at a fee of 1EUR paid direct which will be refunded if not used

Departure Point

1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

78000 Versailles, France
Meet your guide at a central location in Paris and take the RER train together for the ride to Versailles. After picking up your bike a short distance from the Palace of Versailles, continue to a nearby village market to purchase baguettes, cheese, ham, wine and whatever else you’d like to feast on (own expense) for your picnic later on in the day.

The gardens and forests of Versailles span 1,976 acres (800 hectares), and are crisscrossed by a network of picturesque trails and tree-lined paths. Follow your guide and leave behind the pedestrians as you explore parts of the grounds that few venture out to, including Marie Antoinette's country-style hamlet, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon.

Arrive at a lovely secluded section of the Grand Canal that only those on bicycles can reach easily, and settle in for your picnic lunch. Get a kick out of the fact that you are sitting on the same spot where Louis XIV, XV, and XVI enjoyed their meals when they wished to admire their spectacular palace from the outside.

Then, cycle back toward the palace and spend time inside. With your provided audio-guide, learn about the lives of the French monarchy before their removal from power by the 1798 Revolution. See the King's State Apartments and Chapel, and walk through the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending WWI was signed.

Your Versailles bike tour ends with a return to Paris via RER train.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
Skip-the-line entry into the chateau
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canal
See the Grand Canal and ride around it
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Royal Chapel
Access is included
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Fat Tire Tours
World Famours Bike Tours of Paris
Stop At:  
The Hall of Mirrors
Access is included
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Grand Trianon
Access is included
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Petit Trianon
Access is included
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Carrefour Market
Explore the market and pick out picnic supplies
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tapis Vert
Access is included
Stop At:  
The Queen's Hamlet
Access is included
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Versailles
Ride through the town and parks of Versailles.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If a children's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • You will cover an area of approximately 10 miles on a relatively flat terrain. The ride is leisurely and therefore suitable for all levels of fitness.
  • Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
  • Tandem bikes are available for children aged 10 years and younger.
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fat Tire Tours - Paris

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 face masks and attendee health during Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Day Bike Tour of Versailles from Paris.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Palace is huge, so is park - get ready for a long day!" See review
  • "This was a great tour, but recommend that everyone in your group is comfortable riding bikes as you will ride in some traffic." See review

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Excellent choice
Konstantin_K
, Mar 2020
Great tour! Take a blanket or something to sit on - there are no benches in the park :). Palace is huge, so is park - get ready for a long day! Breathtaking views and amazing food from nearby farmer's market! Kids in the group loved the bike part and didn't like the palace though.
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Great day in Versailles
Cindy C
, Oct 2019
Dave was a great guide! He told us where to go to find amazing food, and I appreciated that he gave us a good amount of history and lore, but didn't overwhelm us. The other people on the tour were friendly and pleasant. This is a great way to see the grounds of Versailles and really take it in.
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Great Experience, perfect way to explore Versailles
Lyudmil
, Oct 2019
First let me start with the most important - our tour guide was amazing! His name was Denis. He was very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, he went above and beyond making sure we all have a good time. This is a whole day event. Be prepared to ride bike on/off for good 3-4 hours, leisure speed though. My wife and I enjoyed it very much, learning a lot about French history. Strongly recommend it!
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versailles bike tour with Edwardo
Scenic497311
, Sep 2019
The tour with Eddie was very informative and relaxing. We both enjoyed the easy going approach with Eddie and the itinerary and pace suited us perfectly. We have no problem with recommending this tour to other people.
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Johnny
amywY876US
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Johnny made our experience wonderful! He was extremely knowledgeable and memorized everyone’s name. It was an amazing experience! So glad we did it!
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The only way to see Versailles
Laura T
, Sep 2019
I feel like people who just see the Palace miss out on so much. On bikes, you can see so much more. The whole day is spread out so you’re not bombarded with facts and dates compacted into 3 hours - it’s combined with riding, eating wine and cheese, exploring and enjoying the gardens, enjoying the sun, with lots of interesting information (delivered hilariously by our guide Thomas) in between. We absolutely loved the entire day!
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Great way to see Versailles!
jtbugni94
, Sep 2019
Richard was our guide and he did a great job making sure everyone in our group was accounted for. We had plenty of opportunities to stop for food and the bathroom. He gave us interesting details about the grounds. I wish he could have stayed with us throughout the castle as well. Don’t hesitate-just DO IT!
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Fat bike tour
Iamuth14me
, Sep 2019
Great tour with train ride to and from Versailles. Stop to pick out lunch goodies in open market with lunch on grounds. Very knowledgeable guide Nick with history given throughout ride.
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Highlight of our trip
karen2019936
, Sep 2019
This was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip to France. We loved biking and walking through the tree-lined paths of Versailles. Our tour guide, Cian, was terrific. The day is rather strenuous, so I would recommend it for people who are able to walk and ride for several hours straight.
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Great way to see more than just the same old palace sites!
BigAl T
, Aug 2019
This was a fun and friendly tour of the Versailles grounds as well as the palace. Our guide, OJ, was great. He’s been doing this for a few years and knows how to get around. The picknick by the canal was fun and a great way to enjoy the grounds.
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