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Paris Day Bike Tour

Approximately 3.5 hours

From €34

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Pedal Through Paris with the Day Bike Tour

Please note that we have a minimum group size of 4 guests for all tours in 2022.  If your party is less than 4, you are still welcome to reserve, but we may reach out to modify your tour date or cancel your 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!

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional for those over 12)
  • Stop for lunch at charming café (cost not included)
Good to Know
  • 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.
  • We guarantee a contactless check-in!  Simply let us know the name of your booking, or show us your voucher on a mobile device.
  • Please note that the afternoon tour does not include a stop at the café, and we recommend eating lunch prior to your bike tour.
  • All tours run rain or shine!
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos for sale in our office.
  • Valid ID required in order to qualify for the discounted student rate.
  • Booking for children? Review our bike options here to help you reserve the correct equipment. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and carry proof of age documentation.
    • Tandems must be reserved and are for children less than 70lbs/32kg
    • Trailers must be reserved and have a 2 child capacity with a combined maximum weight limit of 88lbs/40kg.
    • Babyseats must be reserved and have a maximum weight limit of 48lbs/22kg.
    • All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike

Highlights

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1Eiffel Tower
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2Alexandre III Bridge
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3Tuileries Gardens
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4Louvre Museum
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5Les Invalides
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6Napoléon's Tomb
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7Place de la Concorde
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8Musée d'Orsay
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9Champs-Élysées
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10Stop for lunch at a French café
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11Live Guide

Meeting Point

Your tour meets directly at our office, located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015.  The closest metro station is Dupleix (line 6).  The station La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 6, 8 & 10) is also quite close and provides more connection possibilities.

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

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Paris

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.

All of our bike tours are 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.

What are your bike options?

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

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Yes! This 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.

  • 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).
  • 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.

Is a helmet included?

In France, 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.

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour meeting point?

Your tour meets directly at our office, located at 24 rue Edgar Faure, 75015. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

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 (preferred) in euros or a credit card on tour with you. You may bring your own lunch or snacks if you’d like!  The café has gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.

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

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.

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

Unfortunately, the tour duration does not give us enough time to enter any of the sites that we see on 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.

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.

How long is the ride?

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

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

*See restrictions here

What is your weather policy?

All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase (fully refunded if not used).

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! 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 – and you can save €12 when booking them together! 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… 

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 +33 1.82.88.80.94 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

Other Questions

Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

Do you organize private tours for groups?

Yes! Some of our private tours can be reserved directly online, but if you’re looking for something unique or have questions about a private group, simply send us an email at [email protected] to learn more about our options and prices.

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