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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

Take a tour of Versailles with a difference - by bicycle! It's the only way to see Versailles' expansive gardens plus you'll get to see highlights of Versailles that most visitors miss, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You'll also enjoy a picnic by the Grand Canal then take a tour of the Palace of Versailles.


  • Versailles bike day tour
  • Tour Versailles' gardens by bicycles and see far more than visitors on foot
  • Marie Antoinette's farm-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon
  • Visit to Versailles' market to shop for delicious picnic provisions
  • Picnic lunch by the Grand Canal

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Have the freedom to explore the gardens of the Palace of Versailles to the full on two wheels and enjoy a typically French picnic lunch, before heading into the Palace itself.

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What You Can Expect

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

The Palace of Versailles, France

Together with your guide, you'll walk to the RER train station to make the 20-minute trip by train to Versailles. Once in Versailles, you will pick up your bike at at an office just 5 minutes from the Palace of Versailles. The first of many highlights on this active day out is a visit to Versailles' village market to buy baguettes, cheese, ham, wine and whatever else you desire for your delicious picnic lunch in Versailles' gardens. These picnic provisions are purchased at your own expense.

The next highlight today is a bike ride through the gardens behind Versailles palace. You'll leave foot visitors behind on your tour of the palace by bicycle, as visitors on foot can visit only a small fraction of the palace gardens. Versailles' gardens and forests are crisscrossed by a network of fantastic trails and tree-lined paths, so bring your camera for picture-perfect views in every direction.

Arriving at the far end of the Grand Canal, you'll settle down for a picnic in the exact spot where Louis XIV, XV and XVI ate in order to marvel at their palace. Relax on the grass in peace where only your cycling group will be able to easily reach this end of the Grand Canal.

After lunch, pedal back towards the palace itself for an unforgettable view into the lives of the French monarchy before their removal from power by the Revolution in 1789. You'll visit the Hall of Mirrors (site of the treaty ending World War I), the King's State Apartments and the amazing King's Chapel (audio guide available). After your visit to Versailles you'll return to Paris via RER train.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What an amazing day!!! The weather was absolutely perfect! It was sunny with a cool breeze blowing. We met up at the Bike Shop and they navigated us to the bike pick-up area. We then rode to the farmer's market and chose delicious pastries, wine, cheese, and fruit for our picnic later in the day. Touring the grounds on bikes was amazing and something you would never have time to do on foot. Versailles itself is unbelievable...so ornate and gorgeous! We ended the day lying in the grass watching the fountains. Thank you, Viator and the Bike company, for an amazing Parisian experience. I would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I think this might be the only way to see Versailes. Wonderful guide. Plenty of knowledge. Not too much, and given at the right time. All round a good experience. Now I'm going to have to come back to Paris and do the Monet tour. What a shame that is...not.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was our first bike tour in Europe and it's OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD. The grounds of Versailles were huge and with brilliant scenic. We were delighted to have Daniele as our guide as he was funny, knowledgeable and 'thumb up' on the way he shared with us story pertaining to the famous 3 French kings :- Louis XIV, XV and XVI - its' captivating :o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We absolutely loved this tour. Johnny, our tour guide, was funny and very knowledgeable. If I return with my family, I will definitely take this tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Daniel was a fabulous guide with great stories to bring the tour to life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Bikes, route, stopping points and guide were all excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great guide awesome place

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

One of the best ways to see the grounds of Versailles before going to see the palace. I enjoyed biking around the Grand Canal and having a picnic with all the goodies purchased at the market. Daniele was a great guide giving us history but making it interesting at the same time and his recommendations of where to buy food at the market was spot on. I would have liked to go into the Petit Trianon and other buildings but time didn't permit this so another reason to come back one day. Thanks, local Bike tours for another great bike tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Daniele provided the perfect mix of commentary and companionship on this Tour. The bike tour company runs a really great system here where you meet at the Bike Shop then get onto the Metro to get into it. No wasting time here, as Daniele gave us plenty of forward notice of where to be and what to do in the event anyone was separated. We were able to experience the Shopping in the markets to buy our produce for Lunch. All levels of fitness are catered for with the bikes as well ! We felt like we were from Versailles as rode throughout the Area adjacent to Marie Antoinette's village creation, then took our time for lunch adjacent to the boats on the canal and finally into the Palace and the Gardens. Thoroughly recommended to get a real local flavour of the day. If you can do it, Do it !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We loved this tour from start to finish.

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