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Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour of Marseille by Electric Bike

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring with ease by electric bike on this half-day cycling tour. Spin through the city streets with a guide, and discover top attractions such as Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and the Palais du Pharo. Enjoy panoramic French Riviera views along the pretty Corniche Kennedy, and visit traditional ports including the Vallon des Auffes. Along the way, explore the ancient Panier neighborhood and new Joliette district, and gain insight into centuries of rich maritime history.
  • Electric bike tour of Marseille
  • Take in top Marseille attractions including Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and the Palais du Pharo
  • Spin with ease along the pretty Corniche Kennedy with a guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere in the historic Vallon des Auffes
  • Admire sweeping views over the French Riviera coastline
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Use of electric bike, helmet and safety vest
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No pick up from Toulon

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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

    If you are not on a cruise ship, please provide your hotel name or join us at meeting point into the city. Do not forget to contact us mob/whatsapp +33 782 007 347 if you do not need transportation.

Pickup point

  • Marseille cruise terminal

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please wait down your ship your guide will meet you there at the time specified. Meeting time may change, you will be informed 1 day earlier. IMPORTANT Last minute bookings (<24h) must call/txt whatsapp/mob number +33 782 007 347 to confirm availabilities. At the end, you will have choice to stay and spend time in the city then take a free shuttle back to ship or take our free shuttle van that will go back to the ship later in the afternoon (return time will be given at the end of the tour).

What To Expect

When your cruise ship docks in Marseille, meet your guide at the cruise terminal. Then, transfer to the Marseille port and hop onto your electric bicycle to begin your cycling tour.

Spin through the city streets and take in top attractions including the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the old port, and the Palais du Pharo—built in 1858 by Napoleon III. Explore the Vallon des Auffes—a traditional port outside the city—and listen as your guide sheds light on Marseille’s rich history.

Cycle along the Corniche Kennedy—widely considered among the most beautiful roads in Marseille—and stop along the way for panoramic coastal views. With your electric bike to help with the hills, you need much less peddle power to get around.

Visit the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and gaze out over the rooftops of Marseille from your vantage point on the high hillside. Then, delve into diverse neighborhoods including the historic Panier district and the newer Joliette district—once an industrial hub.

When your cycling tour comes to an end, drop your bike off and return to the cruise terminal to conclude your ride.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

The Panier (Pass By)

Oldest districy of Marseille

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

A 360° view make this experience great.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be met at the cruise terminal by a driver holding a sign "E-Bike Tours". Please don't walk, just wait near your ship. Exact meeting time will be sent to you 5-3 days before the tour.
  • You must know how to ride a bicycle as you need to pedal all the time (easily).
  • Riders must be more than 4,9ft (1m45) and less than 240lbs (120kg)
  • Children must be more than 12 years old to ride their own bicycle
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If children 10 years or younger are tall enough (4,9ft), they can ride a bicycle after their height is checked
  • Participants must not be afraid of riding on busy streets in close proximity with lots of cars
  • This tour operate only from Marseilles port
  • As we start many tours at different times in the morning, so if you want to ride grouped with other people, send us a message with names and order number you plan to ride with. We will do our maximum to make you happy.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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This bike excursion requires that you are fit and very comfortable navigating a bicycle moving at significant speed (with the help of your battery!
I recommend this tour for everyone who wants a different touring experience.
The bike tour was a little scary at first since you have to be careful with traffic, but it was definitely worth it since it’s was an amazing experience.
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Fantastic! Do it!
Kathie_A, Dec 2022
Our guide, Maree was fabulous! This excursion was the highlight of our trip! We were on a western Mediterranean cruise. We were picked up right in front of the ship, driven to where the bikes were. Then we toured Marseille learning the history, culture. We rode, stopped, rode some more. The E-bikes are fun, easy to handle, and much appreciated on the hilly roads. At the end of the tour they offered to take us back to the ship but we still had a lot of time left at port so decided to wander back on our own. The tour was amazing and our guide was the best part. She was informative, funny, wish we could've had this tour at evey port. I highly recommend!
E-Biking Around Marseille- FUN!
Laurene_N, Nov 2022
You got to see views of the city that wouldn’t be possible any other way. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the city. It was a great experience!
An adventurous outing.
lisa_P, Nov 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Hey knew a good deal about the area and the bicycles. We covered a lot of ground and even bicycled to the top of a hill with Norte-dame da la garde.
Biking Marseille
Lourdes_M, Nov 2022
We were picked up at the cruise terminal and transported to the city for the bike tour. This tour ended being one of our favorite activities we did while cruising through the Mediterranean. First time visiting this city and we loved it because with this tour we were able to bike all around the main city and even up to the Basilica. Streets were very crowded of people, cars, scooters, etc but our tour guide, Pier, were able to bring us to beautiful places around the city and bring us back to the ship with no issues. Recommended 100%.
Great e bikes
Barbara_P, Oct 2022
Tour guide wasn’t great. Didn’t find out too much. Very poor road skills and at times her cycling was dangerous
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are sorry the tour did not reached yours expectations. Others guests loved it.
We had an amazing time!
Bob_C, Oct 2022
We did a bus tour of Marseille in the morning and did the ebike tour in the afternoon. The ebike tour was far better. We saw so much more and learned more as well. Manu was a wonderful guide. He shared a lot of history and made the trip really fun. He even brought us chocolate tasting and our tour went an hour longer than scheduled. We definitely recommend this tour!
Check you bike before setting off.
Terence_P, Oct 2022
Be sure to check your bike before setting off. My bike was defective and I didn’t get the chance to change it as the guide had disappeared around the corner by the time I discovered the gears were slipping. Our tour was a mixed language group which I didn’t expect. This meant there was a lot of sitting around bored waiting for the guide to speak English. Groups should all speak the same language in my opinion. Also we were picked up late from the cruise terminal.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello you never complained to the guide you ride well like others as the guide did not report any issue from beginning to the end. you asked for a refund 1 day after without contacting us nor complaining on the spot. We said no refund because nobody complained during the tour so the guide should have find a solution. If you can behave like that with amazon, you cannot with a small family business that goes out of its way to satisfy its customers. It's not right, it's not fair. Next time please don't judge, TALK !
Great overview of Marseille
Arian_P, Oct 2022
Great way to get oriented to Marseille and to learn about spot you might not have considered visiting.
Highly recommend
Johanne_G, Sep 2022
The bike tour was exceptional. We got to see so many nice places and our guide was very knowledgeable. He picked us up right outside the terminal and dropped us off at the planned time. The bikes were well maintained and worked great, especially going up the hills!
Excellent Tour for Families!
Mae_D, Aug 2022
This tour was an excellent way to keep my tween engaged. Stephan is very knowledgeable, providing information about the city, the people, customs, and history. I was worried about the length of the tour and the time we were required to return to the cruise ship, but Marie made sure that we made it back with enough time. If you are looking for a tour that deviates from the typical excursion provided by your cruise line, this is a must do. Since I was traveling with a tween, we were able to traverse steeper streets. I wouldn’t have done the tour with my 72 year old mother, who lacks mobility issues. My concern would be her balance turning down narrow streets and cycling within close proximity to auto traffic. Thank you for the wonderful visit to Marseille!
Great time riding bikes in South of France
Leanne_V, Aug 2022
E-bikes were really fun. The ride to the bike garage with the owner was fun... he is a Marseille native and was able to show us some sights before we even set off on the bikes. We went on a HOT day, and it was uncomfortable in the sun during some parts of the tour. Otherwise we had a good time and give it a good rating (nothing anyone can do about the weather!).
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your nice message indeed, I had asked for the sun but set the temperature too high :-)
Lots if fun! Recommend!
Elizabeth_K, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time visiting Marseilles with Cindy as our guide! The driver met our cruise ship at the port and both the driver and biking guide were very friendly and informative. The e-bike was easy to use and got us to locations tour buses can’t go! Our guide really knows the city and we enjoyed our morning very much!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks you.
Super Fun Way to see Marseille!
dani_b, Jul 2022
Iris was our guide and she was terrific—extremely knowledgeable!! Gave us the whole history of Marseille! The e-bikes are a blast, but I would advise leaving plenty of distance between you and whoever you’re following—especially if the rider ahead is hesitant/non-athletic. Make time after the tour for the delicious seafood the city has to offer. We live on the Gulf Coast in the U.S. and have been fortunate to travel a good deal, but we think Marseille wins hands down for best seafood dishes!!
Best Day Ever… E-biking up the mountain and down to the sea with Marie
Glen_K, May 2022
WOW, this was one of the BEST tours my wife and i have been on. We were a little nervous since this was our first time on an electric bike. Our tour guide Marie was absolutely WONDERFUL. Marie is very knowledgeable, friendly and speaks english very well. Our French, not so good. Marie took us throughout the city visiting many memorable sites. We will be story telling with all our family and friends about the GREAT time we had on this tour. Marie, Thank You for an experience that will bring smiles to our faces every time we think about you.
Guide didn’t speak much English!
Michael_I, May 2022
We had a terrible experience. We signed up for a four hour ebike tour with an ENGLISH speaking guide
Response from Host, May 2022
hello all our guides are locals and speak english, sometimes with a strong french accent. If you don't like french accent, please do not travel to France. If you don't like foreign accents, do not travel at all.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Bike Tour 5 stars
Jane_W, May 2022
Our tour guide was Mary. She was wonderful. Our best guided tour to date. Enjoyed learning about the history and historical landmarks. And we ended with an incredible tasting!!!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Mary is incredible.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Amazing Day! Highly recommend
Wendy_K, Oct 2021
Wow! What a great day! We were picked up at our cruise ship right at the exit. Very easy! Drove to the bike pickup where we started our tour with Stephan. The bikes were easy to learn and so much fun. Stephan spoke perfect English and was very entertaining. Highly recommend FADA tours and Stephan our tour guide. Would not hesitate to book again! Thank you for an amazing day!
Outstanding day on bikes
Jean_B, Oct 2021
We were met at our cruise ship by a cheery fellow eager for us to have a good time. The ride was as promised and we saw so many sights not readily available to a casual walking tour. The bikes were in good condition. The guide, Stephan was delightful. It was exciting, pleasant, just active enough, and the e-bike made it easy to visit sites on the hills, and navigate narrow winding streets. Biking is not particularly easy, but the community gives way and with care the ride is worth the effort.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic tour and amazing tour guide
amylkennedy2020, Jan 2020
This tour was amazing. If you can ride a bike you will love it. Learn about Marseille from a beautiful local. You get to see the whole city and learn about the history of this spectacular port. Highly recommended.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great day in Marseille!
michael_j, Nov 2019
Despite a little confusion as to the pick up point at the cruise dock, we managed to meet our guide for the day, Valentino. After getting to our starting point, having a safety review and a quick lesson in operating the bikes we were off. Valentino took us to some amazing locations where he gave us local histories and time to view the surroundings and take photos. One stop was at Vallon des Auffes, a great little fishing port. We stopped for lunch at a very nice seaside café prior to the climb to the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica where we watched military helicopters do training over the port. Valentino is a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Marseille, Very friendly, patient, kind, with some great stories. Thank you Valentino for a great day.
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