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Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

Skip The Line Full Day Max 12 Riders Palace Guided

Escape the Hustle & Bustle of the City

On our Versailles Bike Tour join us to ride, taste & explore on this truly memorable day trip. Escape the crowds, skip the line, explore the Château, gardens & discover secret places seen by few tourists and even unknown to Parisians. If you are looking for a unique experience, out of the city, away from hoards of tourists, and want to make the most of your time in Versailles- look no further than this day trip.

Skip the Line

All Versailles tickets: Château, inner gardens & fountains, Marie Antoinette's Estate & Trianon. You will not miss a thing.

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Certified Guides

Handpicked guides who are extremely qualified, enabling privileged access & guiding inside the Château.

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Small Groups

With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd. We can cover more ground & keep you safe.

All Travel included

Meet in Paris & travel together avoiding busy trains. Bikes located in Versailles.

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What to expect

Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can ride a bike & skip the line?

We take the train to Versailles, hop on bikes to explore our beautiful town & award winning food market to eat crêpes, wine taste & shop like a local for a French picnic lunch. We ride through the breath-taking Royal Gardens, admire Louis’ fountains, indulge in market treats whilst hearing all the gossip & scandalous tales of the French Royal Family.

There is no better place to picnic & relax in the sun!

Having worked up an appetite we lay out our authentic French picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. Post picnic we Skip the Line to explore the Château: State Rooms, King’s bedroom & Hall of Mirrors. We are proud to be one of the few tours licensed to guide inside.

If you are looking for a unique experience, out of the city, away from hoards of tourists, and want to make the most of your time in Versailles – look no further than this day trip.

The town of Versailles (our home!) to meet local market vendors & taste a range of cheeses & superb wines. We will then explore the Royal Gardens & Fountains, Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet, the Trianons & the King’s Château, home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century!

The stunning 2,000 acres of Versailles is far larger than most expect. Save your feet, see more with ease by bike and access places the crowds do not.

  • Meet in Central Paris & travel together to Versailles.
  • Bikes based in Versailles (no need to carry them on the train).
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike.
  • Moderate fitness level required, leisurely riding.
  • Fountains are turned on: some Tuesdays and all Saturdays & Sundays in summer.
  • Wine & cheese tastings included, picnic at guest’s cost.
  • Return to Paris by 6pm.

A few more reasons to ride with us: 

  • We guide you inside the palace, we do not leave you with an audio guide at the end of the day.
  • At the end of the day we cycle back to the train station so you do not need to walk back on your own.
  • All tickets Château, inner gardens, Marie Antoinette’s & musical fountain show (on set days), included in tour & tour price.
  • No need to carry your bike on the train from Paris our bikes are based in Versailles.
  • We live in Versailles.
  • Wine & Cheese tasting.
  • Small Groups: 12 riders max.
Adults (18+)€134.00    
 
Under 18 (5-17 yrs)€97.00    
 
Petit (2-4 yrs)€37.00  
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  • 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 more

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    Rebecca Geitgey

    positive review This was my favorite part of our trip! Did both the Paris night tour as well as the Versailles ... both tours have a different vibe, both are cool,... read more

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    Brandee Bickle

    positive review Tremendous day spent with Nikki and Stu! Highly recommend- they were lovely. We learned so much and enjoyed every moment!

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  • 5 star ratingExceptionally well organized tour with knowledgeable guides My girlfriend and I are from Washington and did the Versailles Food & Palace Bike Tour and had a wonderful time. We went on Sunday, met up with the tour... read more

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    LindaDwa

    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 more

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    Jason Sheppard

    positive review Best tour in Paris, 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Stu and Niki are so great from the beginning. Very kind, excited and happy to have us, they summarized our tour and got...
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    Christopher Kenneth Klein
  • Really great bike tour! Niki and Stu both were welcoming and provided detailed descriptions, plus the boat at the end was great. Would definitely repeat and looking forward to explore... read more

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    Flor Siegfried

    5 star ratingCOVID 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 more

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    Jennifer L

    5 star ratingOur absolute highlight!! 10/10!! I’d painstakingly researched- thoroughly (for years) - for family/children friendly tours of Paris and Versailles.

    Boutique Bike Tours was a definite stand out for me.

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  • positive review The Versailles bike tour guided by Stu and Nicki was our favorite excursion during the six wonderful days exploring Paris with our family of five (children ages 6, 8, 10).... read more

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    Christopher Dyke

    positive review 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 more

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    Frank Venturo

    During our family vacation to Paris this month, we took a bike tour of the Palace of Versailles with "Boutique Bike Tours". Stu and Niki we extremely knowledgeable and entertaining!... read more

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Meeting Point

Our Versailles Bike Tour meets at a café in Paris:

Le Paris Montparnasse
43 Avenue du Maine
Paris 75014

We recommend using the app City Mapper
to navigate your way around.

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Versailles Bike Tours FAQs

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 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.

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

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