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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.