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.
Having worked up an appetite we lay out our authentic French picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. There is no better place to picnic & relax in the sun! 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.
|Under 18 (5-17 yrs)||€97.00|
|Petit (2-4 yrs)||€37.00|
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
Do NOT attempt Versailles any other way. Stu was great! He has a way of telling the history in an interesting way as a story. We learned... read moreMark Koncurat
Really quality experience here! Stu and Nikki are super knowledgeable, they make this tour really fun without feeling like a traditional tour group. This is a must do if you're... read moreEmily Kozel
My parents & I took a tour with Stu last August & nearly a year later, I still think about it all the time! Not only was he extremely friendly,... read moreRachel Koncurat
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 moreBrandee Bickle
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
We are travelling through Paris as a family of four adults period I wanted to do something unique to leave a memory for my children that would last a lifetime... read moreLaura Hinkes
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 moreChristopher Dyke
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
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 moreGreg Smith
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
My wife Paula and I can't say enough good things about our experience with Stu and Niki on our bike tour in Versailles. Riding our bikes through town, getting food... read moreDavid Kornberg
Please note we may adjust the order of your day to best avoid crowds. We decide this on a day to day basis. We hate crowds as much as you do!
Our Versailles Bike Tour meets at a café in Paris:
Le Paris Montparnasse
43 Avenue du Maine
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