Day trip

From Paris: Bike Tour to Versailles with Timed Palace Entry

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88 reviews

Activity provider: Bike About Tours
Day trip

From Paris: Bike Tour to Versailles with Timed Palace Entry

Activity provider: Bike About Tours
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From US$ 117.39 per person

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Explore the Palace of Versailles and its gardens by bike of on a day tour from Paris. Travel by train to Versailles and pedal through the royal forest. See Marie Antoinette’s private hamlet, enjoy a picnic by the Grand Canal, and wander in opulent rooms.

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Duration 8 hours
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Limited to 14 participants


  • Bike the royal grounds of the Palace of Versailles
  • Cycle to the Queen's Hamlet where Marie Antoinette would flee court life
  • Go to the food market in Versailles village
  • Hear anecdotes and history not found in the guide books
  • Explore the tree-lined paths of the gardens of Versailles
Full description

Before meeting your guide at Le Peloton Café in Paris, take time to grab a coffee to begin your day. Take the train with your guide and group together to Versailles. Upon arrival, the first stop will be at the Versailles farmer's market, one of the best in France. Get all the best recommendations on what to buy from your guide.

After the market, you'll ride into the amazing royal grounds and experience the legendary gardens of Versailles. Walk through the often-missed peasant village created for Marie Antoinette, and the Petit Trianon, which was her personal castle and residence. Stop next for a picnic through the gardens along the Grand Canal. Set your bike aside and sit in the grass to enjoy the view of the swans and castle. You'll later have free time to explore the Palace of Versailles at your own pace with an audio guide before returning to Paris by train.

  • Round-trip train tickets to Versailles
  • Time entry ticket to the castle, gardens, and Marie Antoinette's hamlet
  • Guide
  • Bike
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for your guide

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Meeting point

Meet at 8:15 AM for check-in at Le Peloton Café. Le Peloton Café is located in the Marais at 17 rue du Pont Louis Philippe. The nearest metros are either Hotel de Ville (line 1) or Pont Marie (line 7).

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Important information

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  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Tour require a minimum of 4 participants to operate. If the minimum number is not met, you'll be offered a refund or a new date
  • You will have free time to explore the Chateau at your own pace at the end of the guided tour
  • You must be able to ride a bike to participate in this tour
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 88 reviews

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Meeting point was at 8:45 am. We were at the market at 10:15 am. We had time to do our shopping for lunch until 10:50 am. A walk past the castle and we finally got to the bikes. These were nothing special, probably similar to the other companies. Unfortunately, there were only 3 bicycle baskets for everyone :-(. My girlfriend is a beginner by bicycle, unfortunately the first part of the ride took place outside the park, to the side entrance of the park. We then left the group without our bikes. We wanted to go with them follow the park train but it runs the lap right into the other lap. The train was lousy: noisy, slow and uncomfortable. Also, it's boring without a guide. So I would definitely recommend a bike tour. Is this tour better than that? I hardly believe the others, but they start later and were easier for us to reach, so we had to get up later.

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August 5, 2021

Great tour - watch out for birds.

Great tour. Joshua was a great guide and the palace was amazing. Overall we had a great time - biking is the way to go. Warning - DO NOT leave food in your bicycle basket, even if it’s covered and tied up - the birds will eat your lunch in its entirety.

May 11, 2019

The best way to see Versailles!

I highly recommend this trip. You will see more of the city, chateau and grounds than is possible visiting by foot. Our guide, Mark, was exceptional. He created a fun, relaxing, and informative environment. My personal favorite part was shopping in the market and the picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. Take advantage of this opportunity to take a trip back in time at Versailles.

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June 12, 2018

Product ID: 50995