Discover the beauty and culture of historic Marseille on this family-friendly electric bike tour! Over three or four hours, accompany your guide and small group on a ride through Marseille’s ancient streets. Explore off-the-beaten-path corners of the city, picturesque ports and main attractions like Palais du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde, and cruise along the waterfront for gorgeous Mediterranean views. See more of France’s oldest city with ease!
- Marseille city and coastal tour by electric bike
- Admire the gorgeous views from Palais du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde
- Ride along the captivating Mediterranean coastline, stopping for spectacular photo ops at ports on your route
- Learn about Marseille’s culture, history and secrets from your insider guide, a native of the city
- Choice of 3-hour or 4-hour morning or afternoon tours, or 3-hour sunset evening tour
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures more personalized attention from your guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Traveling by electric bike allows you to see the city's most popular landmarks without getting tired. And your local guide takes you off the beaten track for a behind-the-scenes view of the real Marseille.
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What You Can Expect
Your morning or afternoon 3-hour tour of France’s oldest city departs from Marseille Vieux Port. Meet your local guide and get acquainted with the deluxe electric bike. Fit with a small motor and optional baby seats and trailers, this modern ride allows you and your family to cover a lot of ground with ease.
First, cruise to the Palais du Pharo (Napoleon's Palace), the 18th-century coastal mansion that stands like a sentinel on the entry to the Old Port. Admire the bustling waterway before heading inland to view Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic basilica that rises from Marseille’s highest point, and the Abbey of Saint Victor.
Continue toward Corniche du Président John F Kennedy (Corniche Kennedy) for a leisurely ride along the sun-kissed coastal boulevard. Along the way, pedal past scenes of French life such as locals playing pétanque – favorite game of balls – and fishermen working in the village of Vallon des Auffes and the quaint cove Anse de Malmousque. Stop to snap great photos, get insider tips and learn fascinating anecdotes about Marseille’s long history from your savvy guide. You’ll also have a chance to stop for some lunch or refreshments (own expense).
The 4-hour tour upgrade includes a trip through the ambient Le Panier neighborhood, the oldest quarter in Marseille. Coast through picturesque lanes and under terraced houses strung with clotheslines. Admire the striking façade of the Marseille Cathedral and the Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM), a strikingly modern accent on Marseille’s ancient waterfront.
Your leisurely electric bike tour concludes at its starting point in Vieux Port.
Fabulous way to see Marseille.
Riding the speed train from Barcelona to the Dali Museum and then Girona was awesome and a breeze. Our tour guide Jessica wonderful really knew the Town of Girona. She looked after our group and even though it rained we were able to see most of Girona. I would recommend this side trip.
Our guide was Eric who was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Driving through the city and sometimes in the narrow bylanes was awesome fun. The tour had a good mix of history and popular things. An experience of exploring Marseille not possible otherwise. I would definitely do this again!
My best day of the trip. This is the best of the best for a new adventure. Cecil and Mark was GREAT guides. The only negative is that no water was provided as stated and we had none to drink. We had a bike break down and waited 20 minutes for a replacement , but they made up the time for our tour .
GREAT experience and a great way to see the City, loved it . Would do it again and go back to Marseille it was a nice and beautiful tour .
Great way to see Marseille! Mia was a wonderful guide and this tour allowed us to see the best parts of Marseille in a day! Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting this beautiful city!
Excellent experience. This was our second trip through Marseille but now we feel like we know the city. Our tour guide William was top shelf -- friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. It was also our first experience with e-bikes and we loved them. Dial in whatever level of boost you prefer . . . but of course real men keep it set on minimum assistance :
Cecile, the guide, was knowledgable, friendly, flexible, professional and fun.
My girlfriend and I had a great time on the tour. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in seeing Marseille.
The personal touch provided on this tour was amazing. Was such an intimate way to explore a new city. Both guide and electric bikes were faultless.
Great way to see the city highly recommended