• Paris Day Bike Tour

    "The Day Tour was a terrific way to get a feel for the geography of Paris and its main attractions."


  • Paris Day Bike Tour

    "The Day Tour was a terrific way to get a feel for the geography of Paris and its main attractions."


Paris Day Bike Tour

Paris Day Bike Tour

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Pedal Through Paris with the Day Bike Tour

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.

  • Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours
  • City Tour
  • Leisurely Cycling
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Stop for lunch at charming café (cost not included)
  • Adults $38.83
    Students (ID required) $36.55
    Children (4-11) $36.55
    Infants (0-3) $0.00
  • The tour meets at the exit of the Dupleix Métro station (line 6). Look for our 'Fat Tire Tours' sign.

  • English
    • Most guests choose to join our Paris Day Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Paris. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city. 
    • Make no mistake - this tour is 100% different from our Paris Night Bike Tour. Most of our customers take both and we hope you will, too.  
    • If you would like to join us on both our Day Bike and Night Bike Tour, enter the coupon code DAYNIGHTCOMBO at Checkout to receive €12 off your Day Bike Tour reservation. This discount only applies when booking both tours together.
    • Please note that the afternoon tour does not include a stop at the café, and we recommend eating lunch prior to your bike tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Alexander III Bridge
  • Tuileries Gardens
  • Louvre Museum
  • Les Invalides
  • Napoléon's Tomb
  • Place de la Concorde


  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets at the exit of the Dupleix Métro station (line 6). Look for our 'Fat Tire Tours' sign.

  • Expand/Collapse What cycling skill level do I need for this tour?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse Is the lunch in the Tuileries Gardens included in the tour price?

    No, the cost is not included for the lunch, snack or drink at the café. Please bring cash in euros or a credit card on tour with you.

    Please note that we only stop for lunch during the morning Day Bike Tour.


  • Expand/Collapse What are your bike options?

    You can view our bike options here.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    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. Please keep in mind that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

    • For children up to 10 years old or weighing under 32kg (70lbs), we have two-wheeled tag-along tandems. The child passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders weighing over 32kg (70lbs) must ride their own bicycle. This is not an option for adults or anyone over the weight or age limit.
    • We have various sized city bikes to accommodate just about every size of rider, from extra small 20 inch wheeled bikes for riders that are 3.3ft (100cm) to extra large for riders up to 6.5ft (198cm).
    • 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.
    • There is no additional charge for trailers, tandems or baby seats. Due to limited availability, please book baby seats, trailers, tandems, 20” and 24” wheeled bikes in advance. 
    • Please Note: All extra small 20 inch and small 24 inch bikes are equipped with hand brakes.
    • Our city tours are very casual, with only slight elevation changes on varying surfaces including smooth gravel and pavement. It is necessary, however, that any person participating in our bike tours have at least some bike riding experience, and should be comfortable riding in a group.


  • Expand/Collapse Is a helmet included?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse Can we buy water at your office?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can be scheduled in other languages.


  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    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!

  • Expand/Collapse Can I leave the tour early?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the ride?

    Our Paris Day Bike Tour covers approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km).


  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our Day Bike Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. Bookings of 10 or more passengers require seven days notice for cancellations or rescheduling.


    • Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability.
    • Fat Tire Tours will reschedule reservations free of charge for requests submitted at least 72 hours in advance. 
    • For requests submitted within 72 hours, the following fees will apply:
      • 15% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 48 to 72 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 25% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 to 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 50% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    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.


  • Expand/Collapse How does the Paris Day Bike Tour compare to the Paris Night Bike Tour?

    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!

    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... 

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at + and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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