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Versailles: Food and Palace Bike Tour

Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

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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.

What's Included

Skip the Line

All Versailles tickets: Château, inner gardens & fountains, Marie Antoinette's Estate & Trianon.

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The Best Guides

It's like being shown around by a friend, who is super qualified, guides inside, has epic stories & great insider tips!

All Travel

Meet in Paris & travel together to Versailles. Train tickets to & from Versailles included. Bikes located in Versailles.

Wine & Cheese

Because the best way to experience culture is through food - and our local market has some of the best.

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Small Group

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

Guided Château Tour

Because Versailles is nothing without its stories & audio guides just don't do it justice.

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.
  • We guide you inside the palace, we do not leave you with an audio guide with the crowds 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.

Wine & Cheese

Because the best way to experience culture is through food - and our local market has some of the best.

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Small Group

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

Equipment

It's not much of a bike tour without a bike! Choose your size, colour & style, and helmet if you please.

  • Adult: €134
  • Paris Museum Pass €115
  • Under 18: €97
  • Petit 2-4yrs: €37

When:  Tues, Fri, Sat , Sun

Start Times: 8am & 10am

Please arrive 15 minutes before, especially if you need coffee!

Book with Confidence: 

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded up to 24hrs before the experience starts.

Looking for a Private Tour?

We offer all our tours as private and are happy to customize them for you!

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

You'll Love

Floating past the long lines, with your own guide to chaperone you skillfully through the Château, sharing stories at every turn. Feeling like a local as you explore the town of Versailles, and it's award-winning market! Riding away from the crowds to explore the very best of Versailles.

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    5 star ratingBook this tour now! We had an absolutely incredible day in Versailles with Niki and Stu! They are Versailles and guide experts, making this the best tour we have ever experienced. On top of... read more

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    5 star ratingIncredible Team and Incredible Experience We love to travel. And we aren't passive travelers. This is our first time in Paris and after researching, we chose two tour with Boutique Bike Tours.

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  • 5 star ratingMust do! Loved this day trip!!! Must do. There is so much to see in Versailles and this bike tour allows you to see all the most important points and experience everything... read more

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

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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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  • 5 star ratingWorld-class, fantastic memory-making experience Our Tour of Versailles with Stu & Niki was quite possibly the best vacation day of our entire lives. Please ignore that one person who ridiculously gave the only four-star... read more

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    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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    positive review Fabulous, fabulous day spent with Stu and Nikki in Versailles. Highly recommend this tour. It is a must do if you want to not only see the Chateaux and... read more

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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.

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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 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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