• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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The gardens of Versailles span an impressive 1,976 acres. Rather than exploring the sprawling grounds on foot, pedal your way around with an informative guide on this full-day Versailles bike tour from Paris. Discover a leisurely 10 miles of garden trails and tree-lined paths behind the palace, and reach parts of the grounds that visitors on foot do not frequent, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. Stop by the Grand Canal for a picnic lunch before heading inside 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

What You Can Expect

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

The Palace of Versailles, France

Meet your guide at a central location in Paris and take the RER train together for the 20-minute ride to Versailles. After picking up your bike a short distance from the Palace of Versailles, continue to a nearby village market to purchase baguettes, cheese, ham, wine and whatever else you’d like to feast on (own expense) for your picnic later on in the day.

The gardens and forests of Versailles span 1,976 acres (800 hectares), and are crisscrossed by a network of picturesque trails and tree-lined paths. Follow your guide and leave behind the pedestrians as you explore parts of the grounds that few venture out to, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You’ll cover about 10 miles (16 km) at a relaxed pace.

Arrive at a lovely secluded section of the Grand Canal that only those on bicycles can reach easily, and settle in for your picnic lunch. Get a kick out of the fact that you are sitting on the same spot where Louis XIV, XV and XVI enjoyed their meals when they wished to admire their spectacular palace from the outside.

Then, cycle back toward the palace and spend about 1.5 hours inside. With your provided audio-guide, learn about the lives of the French monarchy before their removal from power by the 1798 Revolution. See the King's State Apartments and Chapel, and walk through the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending WWI was signed.

Your Versailles bike tour ends with a return to Paris via RER train.

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Customer Reviews

Sahil P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

we had fun, and really liked the freedom to end the tour and head on train back to paris when we felt like the time is right

Scott J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was on my bucket list, and I'm glad the weather cooperated. The market was so much fun - loved getting to pick out our food for lunch. We got a good workout, but there was a 6 year old on our tour, so I would say it was good for a wide range of ages. Probably prettier in spring/summer, but if you happen to be in Paris off season, still do it. You will not regret it!

Austin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Absolutely one of the best tours we have taken on any trip, would recommend to anyone!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excelente paseo! Nunca lo olvidaré. Hacía mucho frío pero la bicicleta nos hizo despertar y nos encantó disfrutar el lunch que compramos en el pueblo sentados en el pasto. Increíbles vistas de Versailles y además la visita al Castillo. Este viaje es un MUST.

Joon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the best tours I have ever done. Everyone should do this when they go to Paris

Thomas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Wow!!! Our best day, and best tour, of 3 weeks in France ! From the minute we arrived at Fat Tire Tours near the Eiffel Tower until we stepped off the RER back from Versailles our guide, from Wyoming, was with us. Amazing.
When we arrived in the town of Versailles we picked up our bikes and headed to the market. Our guide explained how the market was laid out, the best shops for bread, sweets, cheese, fruits, et al....and gave us 1 hour to shop. I thought, well I can do this in 15 minutes. Was I wrong. The shopping itself was an enjoyable adventure...and we used the entire hour.
The Bike Tour: Spectacular. We lover every minute of our ride, and the stops with background stories at the Grand Trianon, the The Petite Trianon, the grand lake and the Village made this special. By the time we stopped for lunch, we had bicycled thru sun and April showers -- but our guide brought plastic sheeting fro us to sit on while we ate by the garden lake.
Oh, yes, we did tour the Palace on our own. Full of gold, mirrors, paintings. All that we imagined. But the highlight of the day was still riding bikes around the grounds. I would recommend this for all. Note: our group covered ages 10 to 68, and all felt welcome.
Next time in Paris, I may do this again...to catch what I missed the first time.

Serra T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

LOVED this day excursion - even with the rain! This is a great way to see the grounds of Versailles. I was ready to go again the next day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing guide! Great way to see the grounds of Versailles! Picnic was amazing. Would do this again!

Triny J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This is very great experience. Definitely recommend! Our guide, Nat, is really professional and funny. Seriously, if not join this tour, there's lots of parts that we would miss out. Versailles is really too big for just by walking. Having picnic lunch with everyone was very enjoyable.

Tiffiny F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

There was so much to see on this tour and it didn’t disappoint. Our guide, a funny British guy, gave great recommendations at the local market to pick up food for our picnic lunch. He shared an interesting history of the palace and grounds throughout the ride. A Lovely day!

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