• Versailles Bike Tour

    “We did not have to stand in the 3 hour line to get into the Chateau!”

    Andrea, Canada

Versailles Bike Tour

Versailles Bike Tour

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Join the Versailles Bike Tour. 

Upon arrival in the town of Versailles, we will ride to the famous city market to shop for our picnic supplies (cost not included). Then, we'll cruise through the Chateau's enormous grounds along a network of fantastic trails and tree-lined paths to visit Marie Antoinette's Hamlet and both the Petit & Grand Trianons. Next, it's on to our picnic at the end of the Grand Canal where we'll settle down for a royal feast.

After lunch, we'll continue through the grounds and enter the chambers of the Chateau itself. Our bike tour offers you skip-the-line access to the Chateau to avoid the tremendously long lines. See the room where Marie Antionette's guards were killed as they protected her from the mob at the beginning of the Revolution. Walk through the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors where King Louis greeted guests, and centuries later the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I. Ride with us and you will explore exponentially more of the 2,000+ acres of royal property than you would ever be able to see on your own.

  • Approximately 8.5 hours
  • Day Tour
  • Leisurely
  • All Day
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Roundtrip transportation from Paris to Versailles
    • Guided tour of Royal Grounds
    • Access to Chateau
    • Access to Royal Gardens
    • Audio Guide inside Chateau
    • Ability to explore the Chateau and Royal Gardens on your own
    • Items purchased for picnic lunch
  • Adults 90.00€
    Students (ID needed) 75.00€
    Children (4-11) 75.00€
    Infants (babyseat required) 0.00€
    • Versailles Open Market

    • Grand & Petit Trianons

    • Grand Canal Picnic

    • Formal Chateau Gardens

    • The Chateau

    • Hall Of Mirrors

    • Queen's Hamlet

  • The tour meets at our office located at 24, rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris. The closest Métro station is Dupleix (line 6).

  • English
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    • The tour typically returns to Paris between 5pm & 6pm, but guests are welcome to stay in Versailles longer if they wish.
    • If possible, please bring a backpack to carry your food for our picnic lunch. We will visit the market upon our arrival to the town of Versailles (price of picnic supplies are not included in the tour price), and then stop for lunch several hours later. Please bring euro cash for market supplies as well.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets at our office located at 24, rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris. The closest Métro station is Dupleix (line 6).

     

  • Expand/Collapse I'm staying in Versailles, can I meet the tour here?

    Unfortunately, due to our large number of reservations this is not a request that we can accommodate. If you would like this type of custom tour, we recommend our Private Tours that can be found here.

     

     

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

    No, lunch is not included in the cost of this tour. You will have the chance to buy picnic supplies from numerous vendors at the market. Some vendors may accept credit cards, however we feel it is best to have cash in euros available as well.

     

     

  • Expand/Collapse Does the tour include transportation to Versailles?

    Yes! The tour price includes the RER train to Versailles and the return to Paris.

     

     

  • Expand/Collapse Do we have to take the bikes on the train?

    No! You will get the bikes when you arrive in Versailles.  We will then leave the bikes at our Versailles office at the end of the riding portion, giving you the freedom to choose exactly how long you would like to stay in Versailles.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children, and if so, what are your bike options?

    Absolutely! We have loads of families and we're a great family activity. We offer multiple bike options for children depending on their age, size, and riding ability. Please keep in mind that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. You can view our bikes here:

    • For children up to 12 years old or 45kg (100lbs) without good bike handling skills we offer 2-wheeled tandems that allow the passenger to pedal or coast, without having to maintain a high level of balance. All riders over 45kg (100lbs) must ride their own bicycle. 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 both hand brakes and pedal 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?

    Yes! Helmets are optional, but we have sizes for all ages available in our office.

     

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

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

     

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our Versailles Bike Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour.  We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.  

  • 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 long is the ride?

    Our Versailles Bike Tour covers approximately 10.1 miles (16.25 km).

     
  • 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 +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

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Versailles Bike Tour Reviews

Versailles Bike Tour is rated 4.8338 out of 5 by 692.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see Versailles I saw that the Fat Tire Tours had great reviews and I am so glad I listened. My husband, 2 teenagers and I all enjoyed thew whole experience of seeing Versailles on bike. An easy ride and we saw the cute town, market and grounds very well.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to approach Versailles! As with most experiences of this type, the guide makes all the difference. We had Josephine and she was great. So good it is worth requesting her tour specifically. Very friendly, very knowledgeable. She helped provide the important context about Versailles before going in. She was well prepared, took the time to check on each person, and was a great "bike domination" leader on the streets. Tres bien.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raining but we still had fun Unfortunately it was raining quite heavily on the day we went. It did not let up at all. Our guide Nick stayed positive and was full of great information. We loved the gardens and the ride even though we were all soaked. The markets had fabulous food and we were able to eat undercover in the warm. We met lovely people and would love to redo this trip on a nice day.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Day!!! We loved our day from the minute it began. We loved the market, grounds and all the information that we learned. Thank you Dan.
Date published: 2015-08-27
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