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Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the magnificence of Versailles on a fun full-day bike tour, including round-trip transfers by train from Paris. Meet your guide on arrival and spend the day pedaling around the beautiful parks, royal gardens, and forest trails. Stop to explore Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, snap photos of the grandiose palace from unique viewpoints and enjoy a picnic (own expense) along the Versailles' Grand Canal.
  • Explore Versailles on a bike tour from Paris
  • Pedal along bike paths and through the grounds with your guide
  • Round-trip train fares, entrance tickets, and bike equipment included
  • Set your own pace to explore inside the palace
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Bike and helmet
Guide
Round trip train tickets
Entry tickets into the famous palace, royal gardens, Trianons, and Marie Antoinette's village
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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  • Le Peloton Café , 17 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Meet no later than 8:15 a.m. at Le Peloton Café in the Marais. The café is open from 8, so feel free to arrive earlier. Address: 17 rue du Pont Louis Philippe, Paris 75004 Directions: Closest metro: (Hotel de Ville, line 1) or (Pont Marie, line 7). Return point: Paris by train.

  • Versailles , 78000 Versailles, France

    If you are meeting us in Versailles, we will provide you with thorough instructions on how to meet us, and the rest of your group, at our bike shed in the town.

  • 8:15 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring photo ID with you
    • Tours operate rain or shine (ponchos are available)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Bike About Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Versailles Domain Guided Day Bike Tour with Palace Entrance from Paris by Train.

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    star-5
    Fabulous
    Daniel_M
    , May 2022
    Excellent! Superb! Highlight of our trip. Our guide was excellent! Most helpful. Highly recommend. Absolutely would do again.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    The BEST way To Tour Versailles
    Karim_R
    , May 2022
    Joshua was an amazing guide, he went through all the history of Versailles Palace, and was right on point with timing, all while engaging and making everyone laugh throughout the tour! Biking through was the easiest, most efficient, and most enjoyable way to see all of the Palace in a day. I HIGHLY recommend booking this tour, it was one of the best parts of our trip!
    star-5
    The meet-up at the cafe...
    Alan_J
    , May 2022
    The meet-up at the cafe was easy, our guide walked us to the Metro and rode with us to Versailles. There was a quick ride to the local market halls to pick up picnic food and then a bike tour of the fountains and gardens as well as the Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Queen’s fake peasant village. We had a picnic and then back to the Chateau for a self-guided tour so we could all go at our own pace. What really made our visit exceptional was our tour guide Joshua. His knowledge of French history and the context of the development of Versailles and the French Revolution was extraordinary, and his witty insights and perspective made the visit entertaining and educational.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great bike tour to Versailles from Paris!
    Shirley_P
    , Apr 2022
    We had a marvelous time thanks in large part to our guide, Marley, who met us in Paris and rode with us to Versailles on the train. After we got our bikes in Versailles, our first stop at a local market was very helpful for folks who did not have gloves as it was very cold. Then once in the HUGE gardens, it became very apparent that riding a bike was the best and most fun way to get around. Marley was a very experienced guide and did a wonderful job keeping our group of 13 people safe and together. We enjoyed listening to the information she provided and many incidental stories about being an American living in Paris. After riding through the gardens, we visited the Château Versailles on our own using the ticket Marley gave us. The free audio headsets provided by the entrance were helpful. By the time we headed back to Paris on the train, we were amaed how fast 8+ hours had flown by. We highly recommend this tour for folks who are comfortable riding a bike and would like to see key parts of both the Versailles gardens and the Château Versailles.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi Shirley - THANK YOU for this wonderful review! It warms our hearts that our guides are well loved and leaving clients with incredible experiences. We hope to see you again in the future, and really appreciate the time you took to write this detailed review.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    A wonderful was to see Versailles!
    Julia_M
    , Oct 2021
    My husband and I did this tour together and we enjoyed every minute of it! Josh was a wonderful tour guide – he was so knowledgeable and friendly that he made it a truly enjoyable experience. We felt like it had just the right mix of bicycling and walking, and we enjoyed getting to see so much of the grounds of Versailles. We also loved going to the outdoor market in the morning and having the picnic lunch on the banks of the grand Canal – a beautiful experience all around. We met friendly people from different places and that was just an added bonus. We also like to meeting at the coffee shop in the morning which was not too far from our hotel and that made the entire experience so much easier – we aren’t that familiar with the metro system here, so having our tickets purchased for us and a guide bringing us to the trains was extremely helpful. We also lucked out by having a beautiful, sunny, 70° day in mid October – couldn’t have asked for anything more!
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Hi Julia! We can't believe how many beautiful days there were so late into the season this year - and we're so glad you got to experience a warm October day! Thank you for your kind words, and we love Joshua too :) Hope to see you again! Emily
    star-1
    Would not recommend (Tourist Trap)
    Ryan_G
    , Oct 2019
    I would not recommend. You spend most of the day off of the bikes and are really only on them to commute from one side of the estate to the other. It’s also very inefficient. Large amounts of time spent chaining the bikes each time you get on and off. The biggest inconvenience was after lunch you have to leave Versailles and pedal back into the city to return your bike. ONLY once returned can you actually go into the palace of Versailles. By that time it was already 3:30pm and to top it off your tour guide doesn’t even accompany into the actual palace. Please don’t waste your money.
    4 travelers found this review helpful
    star-4
    Great day out
    Jenny291955
    , Oct 2019
    Great day out with Dan who was an excellent guide with good history and knowledge. A little cool but still thoroughly enjoyed our day.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Awesome bike tour!
    Phyo P
    , Sep 2019
    This tour was so much fun. Our guide, Dan, was very fun, knowledgeable and organized. I would definitely recommend this tour it was the highlight of my trip to Paris. I almost cancelled Bc I got lazy a few days before, but I’m really glad I went. I would definitely do this tour again next time I’m back in France.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Wonderful way to tour the grounds
    sylviacoyle
    , Aug 2019
    Our tour guide, Josh and his shadow, Charlie, were wonderful. They were both from England and were engaging an knowledgeable. They took care to keep us hydrated as it was a record setting day for heat in Paris and the surrounding areas. They shared that, by law, restaurants have to fill your water bottle on request and showed us where the refill stations were throughout our trip. They gave us the scoop on where to buy our picnic supplies. The metro trip over was quick - the information interesting and the scenery lovely. We never felt rushed. Ten out of ten recommend.
    star-3
    Not probably planned
    Yana_M
    , Jul 2019
    The excursion seems to be not probably planned and organised. First. you have to go all the way from the centre of Paris to Versaille in public transport. No use of centrally located meeting point then(((secondly, a lot of time is wasted on getting the bikes and taking them back. The market is a nice idea, although it' also seems to be a bit of waste of time. The picnic was nice, though. The bike route seems to be strange- we saw a lot of country side which is actually not exciting at all. The hamlet was the only nice part. What is important: the ticket doesn't give a right to priority pass. We got to the queue only at about, had to wait for about 40 minutes, so didn't get much time inside. Our guide Rachel was Ok, but a bit overtalkative as for me .. she also should have got us into the line - that would have been nice and suitable. The group was great, if you read it - thank you guys :-)
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Wonderful day!
    Betty_E
    , Jul 2019
    Loved that we could see more on a bike. Rachel was great and I loved the people who joined me that day. Didn’t know I had to shop for a snack (wine, cheese, bread and fruit) once we arrived at Versailles via metro, as shopping in an open market not knowing the language was a challenge for me, but it worked out and the picnic on the chateau grounds was a treat!
    star-5
    What a spectacular day. Seeing the...
    Denise J
    , Oct 2017
    What a spectacular day. Seeing the grounds by bike was definitely the way to go as they are so big! Our picnic on the canal with local produce was fantastic. We were extra lucky as it was a fountain day. I just loved it.
    star-5
    Mark was so knowledgeable and we...
    Laksman_P
    , Sep 2017
    Mark was so knowledgeable and we breezed through Versailles. Guys honestly DO THE BIKING TOUR! If you see how huge this place is you'll never be able to cover it walking. We were so relieved we picked this option!! The lunch was simply amazing. What an experience!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Excellent day out and great way to...
    Stephen G
    , Aug 2017
    Excellent day out and great way to see all the main areas of the palace and gardens. Cycling was enjoyable but to be honest I didn't enjoy the part through Versailles itself but that is partly because I am not used to riding a bike through traffic. Could also be slower paced. Was a bit too rushed for me. I was there to see the sights and enjoy the scenery, not to pretend I am Tour de France material. All in all a lovely day though. Any day at the palace of Versailles would be perfect. Also the little market where you pick up your lunch supplies is so lovely.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    even though it rained, we had lots...
    jay k
    , Nov 2016
    even though it rained, we had lots of fun. lunch with wine, bread, cheese and ham was amazing.
    star-4
    Great day spent. Our guide...
    Tony C
    , Sep 2016
    Great day spent. Our guide, Alexandrea, was very informative and entertaining!!! The small group made it easier to travel. Would have liked to have spent more time on the bikes on the grounds of the palace. Thanks
    star-5
    We had a perfect day at Versailles...
    Virginia S
    , Sep 2016
    We had a perfect day at Versailles with our tour guide Aly. Weather was great and no crowds!!! Amazing experience and totally worth it. We had already been there before, but this tour changed our prespective of the gardens. I would say biking is the best way to get to know them. We were able to ride all around the grand canal and enjoy the forest and beautiful views of the palace. The market, the gardens, the views and the picnic made this one of our favorite experiences of our trip.
    star-3
    Got to see quite a lot of...
    Pennie Z
    , Sep 2016
    Got to see quite a lot of Versailles. However, this trip did not meet expectations. Expected a leisurely ride through the gardens, got a MAJOR hike instead. And we're pushed to hustle along. MUST be in excellent physical condition to do this trip. Also, the inability to use the bathroom was an issue
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Our tour guide was amazing!! Aly was...
    Ryan G
    , Sep 2016
    Our tour guide was amazing!! Aly was very knowledgeable and helpful. We thought she was awesome, we would totally recommend it for anyone looking for an amazing Versailles/French experience. The picnic part was something that we probably would not have done on our own and will remember forever.
    star-3
    Gorgeous gardens and a very...
    Anne D
    , Sep 2016
    Gorgeous gardens and a very interesting guide, but ran out of time to have a good look inside

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