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Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

€134/rider
Skip The Line Full Day Max 12 Riders Palace Guided

Escape the hustle & bustle of the city

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 Entry

All Versailles tickets & Skip the Line access to the Château, inner gardens & fountains, Marie Antoinette's Estate & Trianon.

Professional Guide

Our guides are Guide Conférencier. This is special, as in France it is a pretty long & difficult process to guide inside monuments.

Fully Narrated Tour

Licensed to guide you inside the Château, not abandon you with an audio guide. We use earpieces so you don't miss a thing!

All Travel Included

Meet in Paris & travel together avoiding busy trains. Bikes located in Versailles, we accompany you to station post tour.

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.
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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    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 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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    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 more

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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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  • 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 more

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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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    positive review 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 more

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    This was an amazing day. I cannot imagine a better way to appreciate and enjoy the scope and scale of Versailles. Stu was fantastic; passionate and knowledgeable about all aspects... read more

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    positive review 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 more

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Tour Itinerary

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! 

Meet in Central Paris & travel to Versailles
We meet in Central Paris, split into small groups and grab a coffee before taking the train to Versailles. Once in Versailles we saddle up on our beautiful, classic and handbuilt bicycles. Choose a bike to match your size & style (basket & helmet optional) and comfortable sprung saddle. Your guide will make final adjustments before you set off on a leisurely ride.
Award winning market
Riding along dedicated bike lanes and quaint local streets we visit our local farmers market, voted the best market in France. Opportunity to explore, practice your French, shop for picnic supplies & taste the best France has to offer.
Inner Gardens & Royal Domain of Versailles
We ride into the Royal Grounds to explore the 2,000 acre property. We park up to walk through the inner gardens. This is where the fountains & Musical Fountain show run on set days at set times. Plenty of time for photos & stories along the way.
Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
We ride to Marie-Antoinette’s private estate, a hidden gem missed by most who visit Versailles. The most famous French Queen’s Estate is where she would go to escape the hustle & bustle of the Château & where we go to escape the crowds.
Picnic Lunch
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!
Guided Tour of the Château
We skip the long lines to guide you through the Château’s State Rooms, King’s Bedroom & Hall of Mirrors. We guide you inside & mic up so you do not miss a thing. Versailles was home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century, if you’re going to visit one Château, this is the one!
Return to Paris
Your guide will ride back to the train station with you, return your bikes, escort you all the way to the platform & provide plenty of tips & local recommendations to fuel the rest of your time in Paris. Estimated return time to Paris 6pm.

Meeting Point

Our Versailles Bike Tour meets at a café in Paris:

Le Paris Montparnasse
43 Avenue du Maine
Paris 75014

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