Paris bike tours

Published by Lyn on 2 January 2015

Browse our listings to find a guided or self-guided cycling tour of Paris. You can refine your criteria by using the brown search box.

From Paris to Mont St Michel on Veloscenic

Ride almost 450km between two French icons on this bike adventure

Offered by:
Biking France

Phone number:
+33 (0)2 54 78 62 52

Tour length:
10 days with 8 days of riding

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
From €1450

The Veloscenic (or Véloscénie in French) cycle route links Paris to the specatcular Mont-Saint Michel – we rode it here and we can attest to its wonderfulness. This self-guided tour allows you to experience the route yourself at your own pace, with baggage transfers and hotels arranged for you.  support. The rides starts in Rambouillet, an impressive chateau on the outskirts of Paris, and continues along peaceful ‘voies vertes’ – dedicated greenway paths for cycling and walking – and on quiet backroads. From Paris to Normandy, enjoy impressive natural parks, tiny villages and medieval manor houses. But the ultimate sight is Mont St Michel, appearing like a mirage in the distance. Price includes B&B hotel accommodation, one evening meal, a travel folder with maps and itineraries in French or English, local tourist brochures, luggage transfers, bike hire and phone support in case you get stuck.

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A Royal Ride to Versailles

Surround yourself with beautiful chateaux

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 848 685

Tour length:
4 days / 5 nights

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
£1499

On the doorstep of Paris are two beautiful forests and some of the finest châteaux in France, including Château of Vaux le Vicomte, the grounds and gardens of Château Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, the medieval Château of Blandy and more. On this tour you will cycle through gentle countryside and picturesque villages, finishing in the gardens of Louis XIV’s masterpiece, the Palace of Versailles. You can also extend this ride with a guided bike tour of Paris – by day or night – or by a cycling trip to Giverny to visit Monet’s gardens, just ask and Belle France can help you create the ride that suits you. Included in the price are 4 days' cycling, 5 nights' accommodation, luggage transfers between hotels, bike hire, detailed and easy to follow ride notes, gourmet meals and a local agent to help along the way.

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Adventure in Paris' National Forest of Rambouillet and the Vallée of Chevreuse Nature Park

Château gardens, quaint villages, tastings, a huge forest and more.

Offered by:
Adventure Tours Paris

Phone number:
+33 (0)7 88 37 42 38

Tour length:
1 day

Level of difficulty:
Easy to moderate, with the option of more challenging terrain

Price:
From €90 per person, discounts for large groups

This really varied and interesting tour starts just 30 minutes away from Paris in Rambouillet, a village with a cobbled main street, a King Louis XVI medieval towered château with English gardens that mimic Versailles (complete with grand canals), and Marie-Antoinette’s dairy hamlet. The tours are run by Thor, a passionate local who's keen to introduce this area to more international cyclists. He'll meet you at the train station and take you to pick up hire bikes if you don't have your own. He'll then take you into the heart of Forêt de Rambouillet, Paris' regional forest – a stunning blend of wildlife and fauna, quaint villages, farmland, rolling hills, valleys and waterways. Price includes bottled mineral water, a mini picnic of local farm products, and bike rental. The day is spent cycling mainly on bicycle paths and trails. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the French capital, and see, taste and explore Paris’ scenic countryside. 

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All France - Bespoke Cycle Tours

Let Freewheeling France help you plan your French cycling adventures

Offered by:
Freewheeling France

Tour length:
Tailored for you

Level of difficulty:
Tailored for you

Price:
Tailored for you

If you want to cycle in France but you're not sure where to go or how to sort it – maybe you're strugglng to find accommodation or the right self-guided or guided ride for you – then this service is for you. It's my own bespoke service that matches your holiday wishlist to the right tour operator or accommodation option for you. This is for riders who need a little support on the road – anything and everything from accommodation advice and route planning to hiring bikes and luggage transfers. I'm working with a network of cycling specialists across France to offer you the best cycling holidays possible – and tailored just for you, your dates and your cycling ability. Hit the brown button below or see this link for details.

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Bike & Barge – Paris & Beyond

A unique biking and barge holiday centred on the delights of Paris

Offered by:
HAT Tours

Phone number:
+31 (0)8 5 88 80 880

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From €895

Paris, the City of Light, is at the centre of this guided cycling and sailing holiday. Visit the castle at Fontainebleau and pedal along the winding rivers Seine and Oise. You'll also cycle through the forests at Compiègne, experience an evening canal cruise across 19th century Paris, and see why Van Gogh and Sisley were so inspired by Auvers-sur-Oise and Moret-sur-Loing. Take in all the sights of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Cœur, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles palace and much more. The tour includes a double cabin at hotel barge, full board, bike rental, tour guide, a visit to Fontainebleau, and wine and cheese tastings. Cycling distances are approximately 45km a day. Mixed nationalities, maximum group size of 19 – this is a fun way to meet other travellers and enjoy the pleasures of cycling in France.

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Custom Cycling Holidays in France

Tailored support for your group cycling holiday in France

Offered by:
La Vie en Velo

Phone number:
+44 (0) 7984 065329

Tour length:
Tailored

Level of difficulty:
Tailored

Price:
£400 per day for staffed and fully equipped van and custom-fitted box trailer.

La Vie en Velo can support your trip to anywhere in France. This year they already have custom trips planned in the Pyrenees, the Alps, as well as London-Paris. Their service is ideal for groups and can be tailored to your group size – prices include full van support, bike and baggage transfers and stacks of bikey knowledge. Angus can plan your accommodation for you and also arrange bike hire if you're not bringing your own (he can bring your bike and luggage for you from the UK). Routes can be tailored for you. The La Vie en Velo team specialises in taking cyclists to ride wherever they want using a van and custom-fitted box trailer for your bikes. Ideal for family groups, charity rides, cycling clubs and corporate events.

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Cycle Normandy to Paris - Pedal Power

Cycle from the Normandy coast to the wonderful City of Lights

Offered by:
Fellow Velo

Phone number:
+44 (0)7811 285 021 or +44 (0)1788 568 371

Tour length:
7 days

Level of difficulty:
Easy to Moderate

Price:
From £835 (guided), £980 (self-guided) with discounts for under 14s

Available as a guided or self-guided tour, this jaunt from France's northern coast to its forever wonderful capital will have you experiencing delusions of Tour de France grandeur as you arrive on the Champs-Élysées. Ride from the beautiful harbour of Honfleur to the waters of the Seine, via picturesque villages and the often wild and rugged landscapes of the Normandy countryside. Haute-Normandie is famous for its cheeses and butters (not to mention ciders ... ), and you'll have plenty of chances to sample these en route. Pedal Power to Paris picks its way down quiet lanes, across tributaries of the Seine and through a patchwork of fields. It ends in the French capital – cycle through Louis VI’s 13th century arch, La Porte de Bretagne, and arrive in Paris having discovered its rural fringes. Then spend two nights experiencing everything the magical French capital has to offer. B&B and small hotel accommodation included, plus bike hire if you need it.

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Fontainebleau, Barbizon and Milly-la-Forêt

Ride through Paris to the beautiful countryside surrounding it

Offered by:
French Mystique Tours

Tour length:
7 hours

Level of difficulty:
Easy to moderate

Price:
€275 per group (cost can be split between riders)

Start the day riding through Paris to the train station Gare de Lyon and take your bikes on the train to Fontainebleau for a leisurely 40km day ride. The château and town of Fontainebleau were traditionally one of the four main places of royal residence for the kings of France. This importance is reflected in the both the style of the town's architecture and the size and grandeur of the château. Explore the lively cobbled pedestrian streets, full of cafés, restaurants, food stores and boutiques, and visit the beautiful gardens of the château before riding through the cool green forest to Barbizon, famous as the founding place of the 19th century Realist art movement and its famous residents Jean-François Millet and Théodore Rousseau, whose works can be found in the Musée d'Orsay. Your final stop is Milly-la-Forêt, formerly a walled medieval town famous for its medicinal herbs and French icon Jean Cocteau. End the day back in Paris after a return trip on the RER train.

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Picardy Bike Tour (A Day Ride from Paris)

Dip into the Picardy countryside on this day ride starting in Paris

Offered by:
French Mystique Tours

Tour length:
Day ride / 40km

Level of difficulty:
Easy to moderate

Price:
€270 per group (cost can be split between riders)

Start the day with a group bike ride through central Paris to Gare du Nord train station, where you'll take your bike on a train to Villers-Cotterêts, birthplace of writer Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo) and where Francis I built a château and signed a decree proclaiming French to be the official language of the kingdom. From here, ride through medieval villages and past Roman ruins as you discover some of the hidden delights of Picardy. Return to Paris by train at the end of the ride. Additional costs: €25 train ticket and optional bike hire. Picnic lunch included.

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