We have been perfecting our Paris Day Bike Tour since 1999 and there’s no coincidence that the city is transforming several of its roads into bike lanes - cycling is a fabulous way to visit the ‘City of Light’! We’ll cover more ground and see more sites on this tour than you would on foot or via the metro or bus. Several of Paris’ landmark destinations are located along cycle-friendly paths within close proximity to one another, so it’s just a matter of having one of our local guides there to add the magic!
This tour is a relaxing and fun pedal through the beautiful capital city of France. Whether you’re a Paris rookie or a traveled veteran, our goal is not to overwhelm you with mind-bending dates and boring stories. Instead, we offer you the famous sites, a great orientation, an educational framework from which you can better appreciate the monuments, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo opportunities, a comfortable 3-speed bike and superb personal service from your guide and our staff. Our goal? To help you fall in love with Paris the way those of us who live here have, time and time again. And, you’ll have a great time doing it!
From our office located near the Eiffel Tower, we’ll navigate to some of the famous sites of the left-bank, going as far as the Louvre before circling back towards our starting point. For those wishing to take in all of the Parisian sites by bike, we highly recommend joining our Paris Night Bike Tour as well. This visit is a perfect complement to the day bike tour as it explores the Latin Quarter during the peak evening social hours.
The morning Paris Day Bike Tour includes a break at a fabulous café nestled among the trees of the Tuileries Gardens (cost not included). This is the best time to find out the latest Paris information from you guide and to get the know the rest of your group. Our afternoon tour follows the same itinerary, but focuses on seeing the highlights and finishes up just in time for French apèro.
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Your tour meets at the exit of the Dupleix metro station (line 6), but please note this station will be closed in July & August 2020. Please use the station La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 8 & 10) and walk to Dupleix. The street address is 63 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015, Paris. At the Dupleix station, exit right after the automatic gates.
Your guide will be across the street in front of the pharmacy with a big green cross above its entrance, and you will see a bike with a flag on it that says 'Fat Tire Tours' with our logo.
Your tour meets across the street from the exit of the Dupleix Métro station (line 6) outside the Pharmacy with a big green cross above its entrance. Look for your host with a bike and Fat Tire Tours Meeting Point sign. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure. The street address is 63 Blvd de Grenelle, 75015.
While all of our tours maintain a leisurely pace, we want our guests to have fun and be safe, so being able to ride a bike is paramount.
Our Paris Day Bike Tour is perfect for novice bike riders or those that haven't been on a bike in years. You should have average balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. We will be riding on bike lanes, through parks, and occasionally with traffic. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety.
If you're not sure how you'll fare, we invite you to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes.
No, the cost is not included for the lunch, snack or drink at the café. Please bring cash (preferred) in euros or a credit card on tour with you. You may bring your own lunch or snacks if you'd like!
You can view our bike options here.
Unfortunately, we do not have adult tricycles, adult tandems, or bikes with training wheels for adults or children that may be less confident in their riding ability
Yes! Our Paris Day Bike Tour is a wonderful way for kids to discover Paris. You can use this bike chart to help you reserve the appropriate bicycles for your little ones - you can reserve kids' equipment during the booking process. Please keep in mind that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.
In Paris adults are not obliged to wear a helmet, however they are mandatory for children under 12. We have helmets of all sizes available in our office, free of charge.
Yes! We have a cold water in our office, and all of our bikes come equipped with luggage racks so that you can take it with you on tour.
Unfortunately, 3.5 hours does not give us enough time to enter any of the sites that we see on our Day Bike Tour. This tour is designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective and come away with a greater understanding of its history and layout. After the tour, however, we have lots of information in our office in regards to museum opening times and the best way to see them. Your tour doesn't end when the biking is over; we are also a full-service English helpdesk ready to answer your questions!
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special requests like this on our public tours. Once the tour begins we ask that you stay with the guide and the group until the end. If you're interested in something shorter, please inquire about a private tour.
Our Paris Day Bike Tour covers approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km).
Fat Tire Tours is happy to offer 100% refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not issue refunds for tours cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.
Rescheduling Policy: Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability and tour guidelines.
Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available for purchase in our office for anyone that needs them. We will gladly buy the ponchos back if they are not used during your tour. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and to dress accordingly.
Many customers want to know the difference between our Paris Day Bike Tour and Paris Night Bike Tour. First, the routes and information provided are completely different.
The Paris Day Bike Tour is where you'll get the most information about Paris. We hear one of two comments most often after the Paris Day Bike Tour. Either, "Wow, I'm so glad I took this because now I know what I'm going to do the next few days while I'm in the city" or we hear, "I can't believe I'm leaving tonight because there's so much more in Paris that I didn't know about and I've missed it all."
The Paris Night Bike Tour is simply beautiful. There is more riding involved and slightly less information than the Paris Day Bike Tour, but the city at night is fantastic! This tour also includes a boat cruise on the Seine with free wine included.
Most of our customers take both of our tours by taking advantage of our Day & Night Bike Tours - €12 Off Combo. However, if you're not sure you want to take both, we suggest you take whichever one sounds most interesting to you, and then you can decide at that point if you enjoyed it enough to ride with us a second time. We think we know what your answer will be...
If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33 184.108.40.206.80.94 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.
If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].