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Marseille Grand E-Bike Tour : "le tour du Fada"

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  • 2 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the beauty and culture of historic Marseille on this family-friendly electric bike tour. Accompany your guide and a 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.
  • 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
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures more personalized attention from your guide

Why Travelers Choose 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's Included

  • Use of an electric bicycle
  • Helmet and yellow jacket
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 40 Rue Plan Fourmiguier
    40 Rue Plan Fourmiguier, 13007 Marseille, France

    Do not look for a shop, it's a garage door just in front of restaurant "l'alimentation générale"

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your morning or afternoon 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—a 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 also have a chance to stop for some lunch or refreshments (own expense).

Upgrade your tour to include 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.

Le Vieux Port

Daily fish market

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

The most emblematic monument of Marseille with a 360° view

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children from 1-3 years old can be carried in an infant seat attached to an adult's bike
  • Children from 4-9 years old can ride in a trailer attached to an adult's bike (under 77lbs / 35kg) or a rear baby seat
  • Children 10 years and over can ride their own bike (from 4.59 ft / 1.40m)
  • Children heavier than 77lbs / 35kg who doesn't know how to ride a bicycle cannot participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips


E bikes: you need them in this hilly city Inspiring trip!
To motorized bikes are quite zippy and made it easy to keep up and move easily up hills.
Perfect 90 minute tour to get to know the city and its history.
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Bike tour with Maria
Nick_M, Jan 2023
Maria gave an amazing tour and was joyful throughout. Youngest was 10 with lots of bike experience. No problem on tour.
Valuable
Patrick_M, Dec 2022
Manu was a top guy. Very friendly and very helpful 🙂 very knowledgeable about Marseille and it's history.
Fantastic bike tour
Leslie_S, Oct 2022
We had an absolutely wonderful tour. Our guide (Marine??) was terrific. We saw some Marseille sights that we wouldn’t have otherwise seen and learned some history. Thank you!
Lovely Day for a Bike Tour
MSshepherd, Oct 2022
I had taken an ebike tour of Marseille many years ago and went to different places. This tour was just the right length and I enjoyed the young girl that was the quite. She was from Marseille and loved her city and it showed in her enthusiasm. My husband and I both enjoyed the tour.
E bike tour
Dawn_S, Oct 2022
This e-Bike tourwas cancelled by Marie the night before. I could not book anything else. I was very disappointed.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much to leave a 1 star review because we canceled for bad weather reason. We always want the best experience for our guests, and it was not the good day for ourdoor activity. You were very disappointed maybe, but not fair for sure.
Well worth it!
Gabbie_P, Oct 2022
Stefan was so knowledgeable and the bike trip was amazing! The electric bikes were easy to manage, but the hill up to Notre Dame is still a bit of a challenge. We saw so much in such a short time!
Much more than the “postcard”
Steven_s, Sep 2022
Stephan was thorough, conscientious, and exuded his love for Marseille relaying the history to the group.
Awful experience - bad customer service
Leslie_M, Aug 2022
Arrived and got checked in. Then told my tour was cancelled as they overbooked. Wasted money to get to Tour and my one port day in Marseille. Awful customer service.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi we are sorry for that situation. First time in 2022, and we hope the last one.
Great way to see Marseille city.
claire_w, Aug 2022
The ride made seeing so much of Marseille city relatively easily. The meeting point was in the town centre which was a bit of a surprise as I was on a cruise ship and thought the meeting point was close by. It was a 25 euro taxi ride into town and then the same back to the ship. I also wasn't aware it was an E-bike tour from my booking but was so relieved it was as Marseille has some major hills. It did take a bit of time to get used to the bike though if you've never ridden one before. They have a range of E-bikes to suit all sizes, including kids. We used their helmets which they did sanitise when we gave them back but they didn't insist on helmets. As quite a bit of the ride is on roads, I would advise this as they were busy and you had to have your wits about you. The guide was good with reasonable English and he covered lots of ground. The only issue was the haphazard nature of the organisation at the start. We arrived 10 minutes early for a 90 minute ride. After much messing around with bikes and set up and seemingly waiting for another guide who didn't arrive, we set off 30 minutes late. The guide more than made up for this as we rode for nearly 2 hours but if you had a time pressure this would not have been great. We were given the option to carry on for another few hours and pay an additional 10 euros but we didn't take this up as we needed to head back to the ship. All in all, a good trip but I'd say you need to be reasonably confident on a bike.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very bad tour
Robert_M, Aug 2022
This bike tour was so bad. We have been on lots of bike tours and this on the worst. The leader did not know she lost us because we had to stop for traffic and she did not keep track of her people. Vary rushed trip
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello, your guide was perfect and tried to handle the situation with customers like you with real composure. You didn't stop during the tour complaining about the fact that we don't have a bottle of water for sale (sorry, we don't have water and that's why we ask you bring some), or because the guide wasn't expecting you when you stopped on the middle of the hill (one person of our staff still stayed with you to wait for the others to come down). You may have done a lot of rides in the past, but at some point, when you hit 83, and even a powerful e-bike isn't enough to get you up a hill, don't blame the guide, but understand that you are no longer able to practice this discipline anymore.
Great start to the day!
Natasha_D, Jul 2022
Fantastic experience having a local show you around Marseille. We had a wonderful morning with Emanuel.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Yes 8am electric bike tour in Marseille is really enjoyable : no cars, no tourists, no heat...
We thoroughly enjoyed...
Christina_E, Jul 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this bike ride and what made it superb was our guide and her obvious love for her city and the ability to communicate that to us. The bikes made it easy to navigate the city.
Would do it again!
Erin_S, Jun 2022
Stephane was a wonderful guide. He was very informative and fun to be around. Biking marseille was an awesome way to see so much of the city. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you !
Terrific way to see...
Jennifer_C, May 2022
Terrific way to see Marseilles - went to the top to see Notre Dame and a beautiful view as well as many neighborhoods & key sites!
Great guide, great city, great tour! I’d recommend it to anyone comfortable with urban biking.
Collin_R, Apr 2022
The first stop overlooking the beautiful harbor and the stop at Notre Dame were very memorable! Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us moving but gave us time to explore as well.
Response from Host, May 2022
great to read you loved our tour.
No refund
DAVID_G, Apr 2022
Cruise ship was late in docking taxi was also late , explained situation No refund or offer? Very disappointed with outcome
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We are sorry to hear this story. No show, no message from you before, no message from you after...just a refund request 5 hours after the end of the tour for "bad weather" reason. I checked port authorities, your vessel was on time. I think the real reason was the weather too cold for you. No refund, sorry.
the trip was amazing....
Oksana_D, Mar 2022
the trip was amazing. Stephan was really nice and explained everything. Great company and experience overall.
Great Experience
John_R, Sep 2021
Welcoming and knowledgeable host. Good cycling pace. Warning - main roads are used. Highly recommend
A Beautiful Ride in Marseille!
Tiffany_S, Aug 2021
Stefan was an amazing guide! We went down to the Vieux Port and biked along the coast to the Palais and Stefan told us all about the Napoleanic history behind a lot of the architecture. As we went further up the coast we learned about the unique history of Marseille and bouillabaisse and a lot about Marseille culture today. What a wonderful way to spend a morning when you’re just starting out in the city!
Awesome 90 electric bike tour of Marseille
Douglas_M, Jul 2021
Manu was great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect 90 minute tour to get to know the city and its history. I highly recommend Manu’s tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for your warm feedback.
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