Paris Bike Rentals

 

Bike Rentals in Paris

 

Whizz through the city and work off all those pastries, or cruise around town taking in the sites and stop to pick up more pastries along the way - the choice is up to you!  Riding bikes in Paris couldn't be easier, and our comfy, upright city bikes make getting from one museum to the next part of the experience.  

There are plenty of bike lanes in Paris, and our friendly staff will point you in the right direction should you wish to conquer the city on your own.  You will be equipped with a u-lock, a luggage rack for securing small bags, and bike lights.  You can pick up your rental at any time during the day, but do know that our morning tours leave between 10am-10:30am, so our office will be quite busy during that time! 

Travelling with kids?  We have plenty of options for them, including smaller bikes and attachments which you can see here.  All of our bikes have 3 gears and are made of aluminum frames with adjustable seat heights.  We have red bikes with sloping cross bars that make it easy to swing your leg over to get on and dismount the bike. We also have blue bikes with higher crossbars that look more like mountain bikes, but the handlebars come up to meet you so that you won’t be bent over.  There is no need to decide up front which bike you’d like; you can try out both models at our office.  Paris is a relatively flat city, and these bikes are easy to maneuver, lighter than many bike shares, and sturdy enough to withstand the cobblestoned streets.

We recommend having ridden a bike in the last year to ensure that you feel comfortable cycling throughout Paris.  While it’s a safe city for bike-riders, we want you to feel confident putting your foot down at a red light and using your hand signals to indicate turns.  Paris is full of cyclists of varying degrees, so you’ll need to be aware of those sharing the bike lanes with you.

Our staff is happy to assist getting you sized for your bike so that you can enjoy the City of Light just like a local! 

Things to See

  • Eiffel Tower
  • The River Seine
  • Alexander III Bridge
  • Ile de la Cité
  • Tuileries Gardens
  • Louvre Museum
  • Les Invalides
  • The Marais
  • Napoléon's Tomb
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Musée d'Orsay
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided for all but optional)
    • Lock
    • Lights
    • We highly recommend reserving your rental in advance - once your reservation is confirmed, you will be certain to have a bike for the day!
    • You can choose to hold onto your bike for longer and just pay the difference when you return.  Just be sure to note our seasonal opening hours and get in contact with us if you want to arrange a specific drop-off time. 
    • We have plenty of kid's bike options - check them out here.  You can reserve any type of bike you'd like online.  Note that if we don't have a certain kid's bike or peice of equipment available, it's probably already been reserved for the day, or it's being used on one of our tours.    
    • Your 24 hour rental covers you until the same time the next day, and you can pick up your bike from 9:30am onwards.  This means that if you start your rental at 11am, you can bring it back the next day at 11am.  Or 11:05am if you bring us a croissant. 
    • Paris is mostly flat!  There are bikes lanes all along the river that give you access to the most famous monuments.  Some neighborhoods, like Montmartre, may be better explored on foot, but our staff is happy to help with directions.
    • If you're keeping your bike overnight, we highly reccommend an inner courtyard or secure place to lock your bike.  Unfortunately, bike thefts are all too common in Paris.
    • Our Paris Day Bike Tour is a great way to get oriented with the city, and you are welcome to hold onto your bikes after touring with us to continue exploring on your own.
  • You can pick up your bikes directly at our office, located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015.  The closest metro station is Dupleix (line 6), but please note this station will be closed in July & August 2020. You can use the station La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 8 & 10) if line 6 is closed during your stay. 

    Our office is easy to spot from the street - you will see 'Bike Tours' & 'Segway Tours' signs in our windows.  If you are following an online map, be aware that there is also an apartment building with the same street address as our office.  If you end up there, simply walk up and around the corner against the direction of traffic (it's a one-way street) and you'll see our office in about 30 seconds. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse What kind of bikes do you have?

    We have 3-speed city bikes, so you'll be upright and able to look around and enjoy the city.  They of course come with fat tires so that you can take on the cobbelstone streets in the old parts of town, and a luggage rack on the back where you can securlely fasten small bags. 

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required to rent a bike?

    Reservations are highly recommended in the summer months - our first priority is our tours, and then we will rent any extra bikes.  If you don't see the ability to reserve online, it's probably because all of our bikes are being used on our tours.  Reservations are necessary for kid's bikes & equipment.

  • Expand/Collapse What if I decide that I'd like to keep the bike longer?

    If you've rented a regular, adult bike from us, you are welcome to keep it a bit longer.  However we will ask that any kid's bikes & equipement be brought back at the agreed upon time, as these items are in high demand for our tours.  You can settle up for your renal once you bring your bike back, just note our seasonal opening times so that you don't miss us!

  • Expand/Collapse Should I bring my spandex?

    You certainly can if that's your style, however our bikes are equipped with chain guards, comfy seats, and handlebars that come up to meet you.  Regular clothing is perfectly fine. 

  • Expand/Collapse Will I have a basket?

    We've found that baskets aren't always the safest accessory when riding around the Paris - we've seen bags taken out of them when guests are stopped at traffic lights, or bounce out on rough terrain.  Our bikes have luggage racks on the back with bungee cordes, and our team will help you secure your day pack so that it's safe and thief-proof.  

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a deposit or insurance?

    There is a deposit that we will take via credit card, although we will not communicate with your bank or deposit any money from it for the duration of your rental.  We'll also hold onto an ID card (passport, driver's license, military id, etc.), and we'll cancel your deposit and return your card when you return your bike.

  • Expand/Collapse Where can I lock the bike?

    We'll make sure that you have 1 u-lock per bike.  Paris is filled with public bike parking, or you can use a fence or a tall poll (please don't lock your bike to a short pole!).  If you're keeping your bike overnight, we recommend locking it inside of a courtyard or garage or other secure location - Paris is unfortunately known for bike theft.  Our team will show you the best ways to lock your bike when you pick it up.

  • Expand/Collapse What if I get a flat tire?

    Our tires are, well, fat, and quite resistant to punctures, but they still do happen.  If you get a flat tire during your rental period, just give us a call at +33182888096 or +18666146218 and we'll be happy to help however we can.

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