Private Versailles Bike Tour
Perfectly Crafted for You
The Private Versailles Bike Tour is all about you, and just as no two people are the same, we believe no two tours should be the same.
Travelling with children? Claiming our title of ‘better than Disneyland’ we guarantee fun, laughter and a full day of entertainment for your family.
Planning a romantic day for two? While the story of Versailles is a tragedy, there is no denying the romance of French history, gardens, cycling, wine & cheese. And as hopeless romantics, we may have arranged a proposal or two…
Hen’s do, family gatherings, college reunions, a getaway with friends, we will customize an unforgettable day just for you.
What to Expect
Together we will escape the crowds of Paris to discover the local town of Versailles, whose history has been beautifully preserved. A quintessential French town, with a bustling food market at the heart of it.
Explore the breath-taking gardens
We will cruise through the expansive, stunning grounds of Versailles and wander through the world famous Royal Gardens. Hidden in the far corner of the Versailles grounds we will explore Marie Antoinette’s hideaway – a life size doll house created for the most notorious Queen in French history. We will lay our picnic beside the Grand Canal, far from the crowds, where you can enjoy your spoils from the local market, and experience Versailles the French way.
Skip the line to visit the Château
And of course, the pièce de résistance, we will skip the notorious lines to Château. Your professional guide will then share with you the famous Hall of Mirrors, the King’s bedroom, the Queen’s Apartments and much more.
An awesome day spent with this tour group. Everything was smooth, these guys are amazing. You must book with them!!!Heather Lee Huffman-Yuellig
What a day we had with Stu (and Nikki)! Every detail was accounted for - from getting out to Versailles (and back), to skipping every headache-y line imaginable. Stu knows... read moreLaura Hipps
Versailles bike tour This is THE way to see and experience Versailles! We skipped the incredibly long lines and went right in to see the Château. Then we spent time at a local... read moremike m
Absolute only way to tour Versailles!! Went to front of line, market tour to get our lunch was FABULOUS, guides SO knowledgeable of history! Unbelievable tour!! A MUST!! Clean, newer,... read moreTerry Funk McGee
Highlight of our time here in Paris. Niki and Stu are phenomenal. We loved it so
much we booked their Paris at night for tomorrow!Alexis Lawler
COVID Impact Unfortunately, we had to cancel our tour because of the COVID impact, and we were unable to travel. The company has been great and very responsive as we worked... read moreJennifer L
WOW! What a great experience! It was the highlight of our trip to Paris. We had been to Versailles before, but did not get to see it... read moreShawn Lewis Lein
My wife, niece, my nieces best friend and I have been on a two week Europe trip with stops at the major tourist sites in London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona.... read moreDave Birt
Super Awesome! Was great to have a small group to tour with. Our guide Stu, was very knowledgeable. The bikes were new and in excellent condition plus easy to ride... read moreJason Sheppard
We we're in Paris for about 72 hours total and wanted to do Versailles one day. Seemed difficult to manage on our own so we found a bike tour. This... read moreRebecca Geitgey
Tremendous day spent with Nikki and Stu! Highly recommend- they were lovely. We learned so much and enjoyed every moment!Elizabeth Marchant Almodobar
the experience was incredible. my wife and I just ended our trip to Paris with the tour around the city. what I saw and learned is undescribable. Nikki, Stu and... read moreFrank Venturo
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!
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 some euros for your picnic lunch.
Yes, we include the inner gardens and fountain show as part of our tours. However, please note the fountains only turn on at set times, on set dates:
–Every Saturday and Sunday from April 4th to November 1st 2020, and some exceptional dates (May 8th and 21st, July 14th 2020).
-Every Tuesday from May 19th to June 23th 2020, and Friday April 10th 2020.
We still visit the inner gardens on days the fountains do not run as Versailles “was a garden before a castle, a feast before a garden, a night before a thousand suns. If you want to understand what Versailles, one must first walk through its gardens”.
No. All tickets, travel (including train tickets to and from Versailles), access to Versailles, the gardens, the Hamlet and the fountains are all included.