Bike & Brunch: The Best of Versailles

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The Best of Versailles in Half a Day

Our Versailles Bike and Brunch tour is the most time efficient way to see the best of Versailles. Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can bike, brunch & skip the line?

Join us to ride, taste & hear the scandalous tales of the French Royal Family on this truly memorable half day trip.

What's Included

  • Adult: €117
  • Under 18: €94
  • Petit 2-4yrs: €37

When:  Weds & Thurs

Start Times: 8am & 10am

Book with Confidence: Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24hrs before the experience starts.

What to Expect

Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can bike, brunch & skip the line?

We take the train to Versailles where we are licensed to guide inside and Skip the infamous Line to explore the Château & iconic Hall of Mirrors. We ride through the town & breath-taking Royal Grounds. 

The stunning 2,000 acres of Versailles are far larger than most expect. You can save your feet, escape the crowds & discover secret places seen by few tourists & unknown to Parisians. Our bikes enable us to access places others cannot, the ride is leisurely, far from the Tour de France! 

Having worked up an appetite we lay out our French picnic brunch by the Grand Canal.

In France we take picnics very seriously: great company, baguettes, wine, cheese, local charcuterie, we will share with you our favorites. Be prepared to taste local food & picnic like a royal in the sun!

Good to Know

All adult guests must be ale to ride a bike. Leisurely riding on this tour – far from the Tour de France!

Prefer A Private Tour?

All of our tours are available as private experiences which are tailored just for you – Versailles at your pace with only your favourite people.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

* Please note that on our half day tour we do not visit the local market & the Queens’ Hamlet due to time restraints. If you would like to see these & the musical fountains show check out our Full Day Versailles Tour.
  • In my humble opinion, short of being some millionaire with unrestricted access, this is the ONLY way to go to Versailles. Our guide, Nicolai, was charming, funny, extremely knowledgeable, excited... read more

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    Gina

    This was such an amazing experience! Nicolas was such a fantastic tour guide and this day was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. His historical knowledge... read more

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    Jill S

    Stu and Niki have an amazing team of phenomenal guides who truly make the experience once in a lifetime. Iryna and Nicolas were so wonderful to be around, it... read more

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    Michael
  • This was a truly magical experience. We met up with Niki at the train in Paris, took a quick ride to Versailles and the bikes were waiting for us. Because... read more

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    Daniella

    This was a great experience for our whole family (including our 12 and 14 year olds). Definitely a highlight of our trip and the only way to see Versailles!

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    Kirsten

    Sooo glad we did this tour instead of going on our own! What a special day we’ll never forget! You get a lovely guided tour of the Palace of Versailles,... read more

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    Laura
  • My 14 year old daughter and myself LOVED this excursion.
    It is a packed day full of a bit of everything. Lots of biking,
    walking and learning. I wouldn’t hesitate to book...
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    Donnelle

    This has got to be THE way to go to Versailles. Being able to skip the line saved us a lot of time and the experience Stu & Niki created... read more

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    Alicia

    This was a wonderful guided trip at Versailles. Nicholas was knowledgeable, funny and warm. We enjoyed him immensely and I would do another guided tour with this group. Thank you... read more

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    Kelly
  • Hands down the best tour I have ever been on. Stu and Niki have a wealth of knowledge of the area and kept us away from the crowds the entire... read more

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    Ernesto Calderin

    This was a fantastic tour. The bikes were beautiful, comfortable, and I think they even match them to our outfits . Nicolas was knowable, personable, and fun. Versailles was never... read more

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    Katie

    This was a wonderful tour for our family of four with two teenagers.
    It was fun biking around Versailles, but the best part was learning about the history /...
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You'll Love

Skipping the lines into the Château, to see the famed Hall of Mirrors, while your guide shares insights and stories, bringing history to life.

Experiencing the best of French culture through food carefully chosen fresh from our local market, just for you. Riding away from the crowds into the beautiful grounds of Versailles.

Easy to find.

Our Versailles Bike Tour meets at a café in central Paris.

Le Paris Montparnasse 43 Avenue du Maine Paris 75014

We take the train to Versailles where bikes are ready & waiting. We recommend using the app City Mapper to navigate your way around.

Want to meet directly in Versailles? No problem, just let us know

Frequently Asked Questions

It is almost as if Versailles was designed with our bike tour in mind. The majority of our ride takes place within the Royal Gardens, where we can enjoy stress-free cycling, far from the traffic and crowds. Outside of the gardens, cycle paths weave their way throughout the town and are set on the footpaths, away from traffic.

We meet at a café in central Paris: Le Paris Montparnasse Café, 43 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris.

The café is across the road from Gare Montparnasse train station, which has excellent metro connections on lines 6, 12, 4 & 13. We recommend using the app CityMapper to best navigate the metro while you are in Paris, it is free to download & you can save journeys to use offline. Input the exact address to avoid any confusion – there are a few cafés with similar names! Do feel free to come earlier for a coffee & croissant to kick start your day.

Once in Versailles we saddle up on bikes that are stored at our base in Versailles.

Of course. All our tours of Versailles include a guided tour of the Palace with a fully licensed member of our team. We do not abandon you with an audio guide. We use earpieces so you can hear your guide, can ask questions & don’t miss a thing! If there is one Palace in the world to visit, this is the one!

We limit our group sizes to 12 riders per group in Versailles to keep you safe, cover more ground & offer a personalised experience.

Absolutely not, our bikes are located in Versailles. 

Yes, simply let us know in the notes section when you book and we will contact you with details of where and when to meet us in Versailles.

We provide all the essentials for your day in Versailles; all you need to remember is to pack your camera and comfortable clothes.

No. All tickets, travel (including train tickets to and from Versailles), access to Versailles, the gardens, and the gardens are all included.

Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

This is our most comprehensive tour of Versailles. It is a full day but not structured like a normal tour with plenty of time to relax, drink wine, ride a bike and explore. On this tour we visit:  

  • The town of Versailles
  • The award-winning farmers market
  • The Inner Gardens & Fountains (on set days)
  • Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet
  • Picnic by the Grand Canal
  • Guided Tour of the Château
  • Picnic lunch at guest’s cost, while exploring the local farmer’s market

Bike & Brunch: The Best of Versailles

This tour is designed for those travellers who wish to see as much of Versailles as possible in just half a day. On this tour we visit:  

  • The town of Versailles
  • The Inner Gardens  
  • Picnic by the Grand Canal
  • Guided Tour of the Château
  • Lunch provided

We frequently have children join our tours, and have a fleet of children’s bikes, tandems, child-seats and helmets for them – we love sharing the day with families and take great pride in entertaining and ensuring the safety of all ages throughout the day. 

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