Cycling in Paris? Here is a map of all official bike lanes in Paris, plus tips and links to help your planning.
We often get asked if it's safe to cycle in Paris. I have cycled in Paris a fair bit – the first time was more than 20 years ago; these days, I pass through quite regularly – often en route to somewhere else.
Paris has improved immeasurably for cyclists in those 20 years. There are bike paths and bike signs all over the place and some areas – including almost the entire length of the Seine riverfront – are completely segregated from cars. That's not to say I don't still get off sometimes and push my bike across busy intersections, but I guess my point is that I don't shuder every time I think about passing through. And certainly I feel about a million times 'safer' on two wheels in Paris than in London.
In any case, to help your planning, here is a map of the ever-growing network of bike lanes the city is developing in an effort to help cut pollution and become more liveable.
For bike hire in Paris
You can email our bespoke bike hire service and we'll help you get sorted.
Self-guided rides in and around Paris
See our tours section here for companies offering itineraries, accommodation and baggage transfers in the Paris area.
More information and links for cycling in Paris
- London to Paris bike route (via Dieppe ferry)
- Bike route Paris to Calais ferry
- Bike route for Paris to Le Havre ferry (via the Seine/Epte Valley)
- Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel Veloscenie bike route
- EuroVelo 3 bike route Belgium to Spain
- 5 great cycling routes in Paris
- Cycling in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris
- Cycling in Paris safety quiz
- How Paris became cycle-friendly