While Paris is a walkable city, a bike tour has two advantages: you’re able to cover more ground than you can on foot and you get to experience the city like a local. Here’s what you should know for two-wheeled exploration inside the city and out.
Sightseeing Bike Tours
Typically two to four hours in length, a bike tour around Paris fits easily into your sightseeing schedule and provides a guided introduction to some of the city’s major landmarks and neighborhoods, making it an ideal activity for the beginning of your trip (plus, exercise helps with jet lag). General tours check off the top attractions, while tailored options, such as a night bike tour, electric bike tour, or a bike tour of specific areas of Paris, can suit your specific interests.
Day Trip Bike Tours
Bike tours are not limited to the city—you can experience some of Paris’ most popular day trip destinations by bike for a different perspective than you’d get on a standard tour. Enjoy convenient transportation from the city to smaller towns and villages, such as Giverny (the site of Claude Monet’s house and gardens), the Champagne region, and Versailles, and then start cycling to see more than you would by walking or in a car.