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

  • Adult: €130
  • Under 18: €97
  • Petit 2-4yrs: €37

When:  Tues, Fri, Sat , Sun

Start Times: 8am & 10am

Book with Confidence: Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24hrs before the experience starts.

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 the Palace.

Good to Know

All adult guests must be ale to ride a bike. Leisurely riding on this tour – far from the Tour de France!

Prefer A Private Tour?

All of our tours are available as private experiences which are tailored just for you – Versailles at your pace with only your favourite people.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • This is the way to do Versailles! Stu, Niki and Lola were friendly, knowledgeable, patient and eager to share their deep knowledge of Versailles, the monarchy and the French Revolution... read more

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    Michael

    By far the best way to enjoy Versailles! The hosts are fantastic, the food is great, and the bikes are much better than any other bike tour!

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    Nick

    Can’t say enough good things about this experience. Stu, Nikki, and Irina were all great! They are so knowledgeable and really gave our group a thorough understanding of the Palace... read more

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    Jillian
  • There is no other way to explore Versailles! This tour was amazing and our guide Iryna was so knowledgeable and kept our attention through the entire tour. By far my... read more

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    Kerese

    This is a fabulous experience for anyone that wishes to see Versailles. Nico was our guide, and he did a fantastic job coordinating the entire day and making sure everything... read more

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    Elizabeth

    This was a wonderful day, probably our favourite experience in Paris. We had Irena and she was an absolute delight and shared some amazing history, she was very knowledgeable in... read more

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    Alysha
  • 5 star ratingWe did a lot of research so you don't have to. Book now! Book this tour for a lovely day spent with wonderful people. Very organized tour from start finish. Great communication prior, during and all the way back to our final destination.... read more

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    marleneg927

    Book this tour! My tour guide Pasquale was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and you could tell he was passionate about and fascinated with the subject matter. The tour was... read more

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    Kelly

    SO brilliant - loved this day with Niki and Stu - they really hosted the best tour of Versailles. Its incredible the knowledge and detail they impart with guests in... read more

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    Jen
  • This is truly the VIP Way to see Versailles! Skipping the line was worth the price but the best was having easy bicycle access to the massive and beautiful gardens.

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    Kathleen

    This bike tour was one of our favorite experiences from our trip to Paris. Both Niki and Stu were enthusiastic, kind, helpful, funny, and extremely knowledgable about Versailles and... read more

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    Stephanie

    This was such an amazing experience. Seeing Versailles by bike was MUCH better than it would've been by foot. The experience was expertly crafted and organized, I highly... read more

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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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

We frequently have children join our tours, and have a fleet of children’s bikes, tandems, child-seats and helmets for them – we love sharing the day with families and take great pride in entertaining and ensuring the safety of all ages throughout the day. 

*Whenever possible we try to group families together which can great when the children are of similar ages.

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 & Sunday in the summer.

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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