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Paris city-break: Discover Paris by bike

Visit Paris by bike in 4 days. Along the banks of the Seine admire the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacre Coeur and discover the picturesque quarters of the Marais, Montmartre and Bercy. Your biketour also takes you to the castle of Versailles through the gardens of Bois de Boulogne and the gardens of St. Cloud.

Reference PA0401
  • 4 days
  • Very easy
  • Every day
  • Minimum age 12 years
399€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Discover Paris by bike! At a slow pace, ride through the charming streets and impressive avenues and be seduced by the City of Love.
    In 4 days, enjoy the most beautiful monuments of Paris such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur and the must-visit Eiffeltower. Ride along the riverside of the Seine river and the Canal St Martin and discover the magnificent gardens where you take time to relax. One of the days is devoted to a bike tour to Versailles. Ride through the Bois de Boulogne to Versailles and visit the Château de Versailles and its French gardens designed by the famous landscape architect André Le Nôtre.

    Day 1

     
     

    Seine riverside - Marais district

    Bike
    24km
    This tour takes you to the most famous monuments of Paris. You follow the Seine river banks, from where you enjoy the best view on the magnificent Notre-Dame cathedral. Continue along the water and ride past all the legendary bridges of Paris. At some point, you are facing the Eiffel tower. Feel free to leave your bike and climb up at the top.
    From there, you cross the Seine river at the Trocadéro. On this side of the river, you pass the main museums of Paris, "le Grand Palais" first and then "le Musée du Louvre".
    On the last stretch back to your hotel, you ride through the historic district named "Le Marais" and stop at the well-known "Place des Vosges" with its beautiful houses from the 17th century.
       

    Conciergerie 1h

    Visit on your own
    8,50 € / adult

    Day 2

     
     

    Canal St Martin - Montmartre

    Bike
    24km
    Today you discover the north of Paris. You ride first to the peaceful "Père Lachaise" cemetery, where some famous people are buried like Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison or Frédéric Chopin. You keep on to the garden "Parc des Buttes Chaumont", one of the nicest Parisian parks. The garden features no less than a waterfall, a grotto and a suspended bridge.
    Then you ride along the canal of La Villette, a leisure pond, before going to Montmartre, the most romantic neighborhood of Paris. You can’t miss the legendary Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the "Place du Tertre", where cartoonists are perpetuating the artistic tradition of the neighborhood.
    Down the hill, your route takes you past the Moulin Rouge and then along the Saint-Martin canal. You can have a break there and sit at a "café" like a Parisian.
    You finish your tour passing by "La Bastille" where the modern opera house is standing, before cycling back to your hotel.

    Day 3

     
     

    Versailles

    Bike
    37km
    + train back to Paris
    You ride to the Versailles castle. Your start your tour by admiring the elegant Parisian architecture along the boulevards and riding up the Champs Elysées up to the "Arc de Triomphe". Then you arrive in one of the largest parks of Paris, the Bois de Boulogne before crossing the Seine and reaching the park of Saint-Cloud. The castle of Saint-Cloud was destroyed in the Prussian war of 1870, but a beautiful large park remains. Further you reach the forest, former hunting grounds of the kings of France.
    Finally you arrive in Versailles and discover the beautiful castle and the famous French-style gardens of André Le Nôtre.

    Day 4

     
     

    Paris left river bank: Pantheon, Luxembourg garden, catacombs and Bercy

    Bike
    25km
    Your bike tour takes you today on the left bank of the Seine. You ride past the Panthéon. Formerly a church, it is nowadays a memorial paying tribute to the most influencial French men and women. Just next to it, enjoy the Luxembourg garden and stop at the "Palais du Luxembourg" if you are interested in one of their art exhibitions. You ride further towards the Montsouris park. You can visit the famous Parisian catacombs on your way.
    You continue your bike tour passing by the "Butte aux Cailles" neighborhood, where one feels like in a village looking at the houses built in diverse architectural styles.
    Finally you cycle towards Bercy and enjoy a pleasant ride on a green cycle path built on a former railway line, before arriving at the hotel.
       

    Panthéon 1h

    Visit on your own
    8,50 € / adult
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You stay in hotels with ** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. This family hotel welcome you warmly. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.


    GPS tracks


    For this trip, we also provide the GPS tracks on demand in the .gpx format at no extra cost.



    Travel documents

    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents :
    • a detailed map (A4 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider
    • a step-by-step description of the itinerary giving the direction to follow at each intersection
    • a tourist leaflet containing a brief presentation and useful practical information (opening time, price, contact) about the points of interest along the way

    Example of a map and a step-by-step description


  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Paris
    • By train: To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    Parking

    If you drive to Paris, you can park your car in a secured car park located close to your hotel. The rate for 4 days is 71€. The location and contact details of the car park will be given in your travel documents.


    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.


     
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