• 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 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

  • Your 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 you are able, please bring a backpack to carry your food for our picnic lunch. We will visit the market upon our arrival (price of picnic supplies are not included in tour price) to the town of Versailles 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?

    We meet at our office (24, rue Edgar Faure, Paris 75015).  You will find directions to this location on your confirmation email.

     

  • 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 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. But please note that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. We offer multiple bike options for children depending on their age, size, and riding ability. 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” 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 have balancing issues, or that may be less confident in their riding ability.
    • Trailers and Tandems are the same price as bikes, where as baby-seats are free. 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 24inch bikes are equipped with both hand brakes and pedal brakes.
    • Our city tours are very casual, with only slight elevation gains, on varying surfaces from smooth gravel to pavement. It is necessary however that any person planning on taking our bike tours to have at least some experience riding, 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 regular 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?

    No, our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for anyone that needs them. We will gladly buy the ponchos back from you if they are not used during your tour. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the ride?

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

     

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Versailles Bike Tour Reviews

Versailles Bike Tour is rated 4.8469 out of 5 by 196.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to see Versailles What a wonderful day. Definitely one of the highlights of our France adventure. Biking is a great way to make your way around Versailles and see all the sights in 1 day. Our guide Dan was awesome. It was really fun taking the train from Paris, packing up a lunch in the village and taking in the beautiful countryside of Versailles.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most perfect day at Versailles! We found this tour through Viator, and after reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews, we knew we had to go for it! We were not disappointed AT ALL. This truly is the ONLY way to see Versailles. The (easy) bike tour through the grounds, stopping several times for a little history lesson by our amazing guide, Jeff, was thoroughly entertaining. Had the lovliest picnic lunch supplied by the town's open air market. Then on to the palace, where we wandered around for hours, mouths agape. Trust me when I say you want to book this tour. It was wonderful from start to finish.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versailles Bike Tour - Best. Idea. Ever. My parents and I did a tour of Versailles and had an INCREDIBLE experience. It was my 3rd time to Versailles, but the first on bike and it was my parents first time at Versailles. Given all the walking we were doing in Paris, seeing the museums and churches, etc., going on bike was a great way to mix things up and see the palace/gardens from a different perspective. We had a lovely picnic lunch away from the crowds where you feel like you own the place. Ben was our tour guide, an Aussie, who was entertaining, knowledgeable and super helpful. I'm definitely going to do Fat Tire Bike tours in the future.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tours! My partner and I have recently traveled all over Europe and had different tours with obviously different tour guides but overall we think that the Fat Bike Tours were the best value for money. We did two tours; one in Versaille and with our tour guide Dan; and the other in Giverny with our tour guide Kitt. Both amazing tours on bikes with great scenery and plenty of time to explore. Our guides were both very informative, helpful and enthusiastic. My partner and I will have lasting memories we learnt so much about French history, french food and took lots of photos.
Date published: 2014-10-16
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