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About Fat Tire Tours

Fat Tire Tours was established in 1999 with the goal of being a bridge between the English-speaking traveler and Paris. 

Today, with locations across Europe and the United States including Barcelona, Berlin, Chicago, Florence, London, Milan, Munich, New Orleans, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington DC, the mission remains to provide safe, fun, and unforgettable experiences through superior customer service that creates memories and smiles that last a lifetime. Fat Tire Tours is the world’s leading city bicycle tour company, and also offers Segway tours, walking tours, and skip-the-line experiences to their guests.

Get in Touch

How to work with us

Email our Marketing Team at [email protected] to explore our options together.

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AWARDS

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

  • Fat Tire Tours Berlin: 2011 - 2018
  • Fat Tire Tours London: 2011 - 2018
  • Fat Tire Tours New Orleans: 2015 - 2018
  • Fat Tire Tours Paris: 2011 - 2018
  • Fat Tire Tours Washington DC: 2012 - 2017
  • City Segway Tours Chicago: 2011, 2013 - 2018
  • City Segwy Tours Munich: 2012 - 2018
  • City Segway Tours New Orleans: 2014 - 2018
  • City Segway Tours San Francisco: 2011, 2013- 2018
  • City Segway Tours Washington DC: 2013 - 2018

 

2019

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice #3 Experience in France: Paris Segway Tour

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice #7 Experience in France: Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice #9 Experience in Spain: Barcelona City Bike Tour

 

2018

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice #2 Experience in the World: Berlin City Bike Tour

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice #11 Experience in the World: Barcelona City Bike Tour

 

Travel and Hospitality Awards: Bicycle Tour Company of the Year (Fat Tire Tours Berlin)

 

2017

Expatriates Magazine Best Tour in Paris (Fat Tire Tours Paris)

 

  • "There's something here for everyone. If a segway isn't your thing,
    try their bicycle tours. If a bike isn't your thing,
    take their skip-the-line tours."

    PAIGE DONNER, USA TODAY

  • "The bike outings are what put Fat Tire on the map
    and make it Paris’s most favorited traveler experience
    on sites like TripAdvisor."

    DAVID HOCHMAN, FORBES

  • ""I can't say enough good things about my experiences with Fat Tire Tours.
    Not only are the bike tours really fun and quite informative, but the staff
    provided me with so many tips for my time in Paris! Thanks to their
    guidance, I was able to see more of the city and really live like a local which
    is what I love to do when traveling!"

    ANNA BARZIN, PHOTOGRAPHER

  • "I'm usually not one for tours or group activities on vacation, but the bike
    tour that Fat Tire Tours puts on was so informative and incredible. The right
    amount of history and information, along with fun riding through the city
    and seeing so many incredible spots in one day."

    JENNA RAINEY, INSTRUCTOR at FAT TIRE RENDEZVOUS | @JENNARAINEY

  • "Fat Tire Tours provided me with some of my favorite moments during my
    time in Paris. Not only is seeing the city from a bike such a fun and neat
    perspective, the tours also offer fantastic information and history from
    engaging, knowledgable guides."

    lauren essl, INSTRUCTOR at Fat Tire Rendezvous | @laurenessl

Multimedia

 

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PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

Playlist: Barcelona

Playlist: Berlin

Playlist: London

Playlist: Paris

Playlist: Paris Travel Tips

Playlist: Tour Menu

Playlist: Fat Tire Tours Fan Feedback

How to Work with Us

  • Expand/Collapse OUR DIGITAL PRESENCE
    • Expand/Collapse CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS

      ANNUAL CONTEST

      Since 2012, we've hosted an annual Win a Trip to Paris Contest in the Fall, where thousands compete for the chance to win an all-expense paid vacation for two to Paris, France. Each year draws a ton of excitement and offers robust opportunites for partnerships and collaborations. We host the contest on our website as well as across our social media platforms, and see a huge boost in engagement during the contest. 

      A look at the numbers over the years...

      • 2017: 32,483 entries
      • 2016: 133,423 entries
      • 2015: 85,481 entries
      • 2014: 20,961 entries

      In the past we've teamed up with great partners including Fodor's, AFAR, Flytographer, eBags, Wine Awesomeness, and much more. We look for great partners each year to bring something unique to the contest!

      SEASONAL GIVEAWAYS

      We love the opportunity to reward our guests and online followers with the occasional giveaway on social media. In the past we've gifted everything from Fat Tire Tours t-shirts, travel books, travel-inspired prints, wine, and even bicycles! Have a great product you think our fans would be interested in? Giveaways are a great opportunity to collaborate with our digital team! 

    • Expand/Collapse LIVE WEBINARS

      In May and August of 2018 we hosted one-hour webinars with the theme of "How to Plan the Perfect Paris Vacation". Our Marketing Director Crissa covered topics ranging from Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and What to Do while in the City of Light. Each webinar featured a slideshow with visuals as well as a Q&A feature that our team answered live in addition to Crissa answering a handful of questions in between categories during the webinar.

      Click here for a replay of the May webinar

      • This webinar had 235 registrants

      Click here for a replay of the August webinar 

      • This webinar had 379 registrants 
    • Expand/Collapse THE FAT TIRE TOURS BLOG

      The Fat Tire Tours blog can be found by clicking here. Topics on the blog cover a bit of everything for each of our cities across Europe and the US, but we focus our articles into three main categories.

      • Inside Fat Tire Tours: Fan Features, interviews with local tour guides, and company announcements.
      • Budget Friendly: Traveling doesn't have to be expensive. This category features cheap eats, free museums and activities, and ways to save money while visiting our cities.
      • Local Knowledge: Insider information on the cities we love by those that know them best! This category ranges from lists of favorite restaurants, how to navigate public transport, and much more.
    • Expand/Collapse MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

      Our fully GDPR-compliant marketing mailing list has over 4,000 subscribers (as of September 2018) and an average open rate of 43.3%. Our subscribers are primarily from the United States, followed by Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and France.

      In fall of 2018 we introduced our monthly Fat Tire Tours Newsletter, designed to feature interesting and relevant information about each of our cities in an easily digestable format.

      View our August 2018 Newsletter here

      • This newsletter had a 38.4% open rate, compared to the industry average of 18.7%
    • Expand/Collapse ONLINE TRAVEL COMMUNITIES

      In addition to our primary company Facebook page, we host individual Travel Communities for each of our cities in private groups, monitored by our team. These online communities offer a fantastic opportunity for guests to connect with fellow travelers and get advice or begin discussions with a diverse group of people.

      By making these groups private, we allow our guests more confidence in sharing details or questions about their upcoming trips as well as seasoned veterans being free to answer questions.

    • Expand/Collapse TRAVEL BEHAVIOR SURVEY

      Fat Tire Tours ran a July 2018 study of 1,607 people worldwide who have traveled anywhere for leisure in the past 2 years. We wanted to learn how travelers prefer to use social media during their vacations, from what features they found exciting to use to what types of attractions they found the most picture-worthy.

      Get in touch with us for a more comprehensive analysis of the gathered data and exclusive statistics.

      Examples of the data we've complied

      • 79% of travelers used social media to plan their vacations
      • 21% of travelers said they use social media to plan vacations to get influencer recommendations and reviews
        • Travelers who were heavily impacted by influencers were 300% more likely to be Milliennials
      • The top 3 most popular platforms used at least once per day during vacation:
        • Facebook: 62% of travelers
        • Instagram: 46% of travelers
        • YouTube: 33% of travelers
  • Expand/Collapse CONTACT US
    • Expand/Collapse MARKETING TEAM

      Please email our Marketing Team at [email protected] for inquiries about how you can get involved with the Fat Tire Tours Blog, social media, contests, newsletters, and more. 

    • Expand/Collapse PRESS INQUIRIES

      Please email our Public Relations team at [email protected] for setting up media interviews or other press needs.

Our mission is to provide safe, fun and unforgettable experiences through superior customer service that creates memories and smiles that last a lifetime.