Published by Lyn on 16 March 2015
Donna wrote to ask if there was anywhere to store bike boxes at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Here's what I suggested.
My husband and I are planning a bicycle trip in France in May 2015. We are planning on bringing our own bikes in hard shell bike boxes since we will be in France for about 43 days. We would appreciate any information you might have on where to store our bike boxes when we arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport.
I have been enjoying reading all of the information on your website as we research routes.
Thanks for any information you might have on where to store our bike boxes.
I wrote back:
I'm pleased you're finding my site of use.
Yes, you can store your bike boxes at Charles de Gaulle. There is a left luggage service that takes bags/luggage for up to 90 days. It's run by a company called Baggages du Monde.
Here's how it works:
I haven't used the service myself, but, as you can see here, this company is the official airport provider for this service.
If you are using an airport hotel at Charles de Gaulle at either end of your trip, it may also be worth asking them if it is possible to leave the boxes there for a surcharge (it may work out cheaper than the service above).
Here is my Paris accommodation map with a few bike-friendly options for the city – it includes two hotels at Charles de Gaulle that accept bikes.
Donna wrote back:
We are looking at several routes that you have listed on your website. We will mostly be camping. Depending on train expense and connections, we are thinking of training south of Lyon and riding the via Rhona, then heading towards the west coast doing a semi circle back up through Normandy to Paris. We thought we might go this way as the weather might be better in the south earlier in May. Although weather is not a huge factor since we cycled in Iceland last May! After that any temperature above freezing seems warm. We want to do as many cycle routes as possible and also the greenways.