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Versailles by Bike Day Tour

Highlights
  • Round-trip train tickets make traveling from Paris to Versailles simple
  • Bike to scenic corners of the palace grounds that most visitors miss
  • Learn the stories and scandals behind Versailles from your guide
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Versailles by Bike Day Tour
From US$116.90
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Versailles by Bike Day Tour
From US$116.89
Overview

See the splendors of Versailles, inside and out, on this full-day tour from Paris. Hop aboard an RER train with your guide and head straight to the historic home of the French monarchy. Take a bike tour of the palace grounds, discover spots most visitors miss, and enjoy a picnic lunch (own expense) next to the Grand Canal. Then venture inside the palace for an in-depth audio tour.

What to Expect

Meet your guide in central Paris and embark on a journey to Versailles: included round-trip train tickets make it easy to travel on the RER. Upon arrival in Versailles, pick up your bicycle and other equipment, and set off on an in-depth tour.

Begin at a bustling village market, where you can pick up a baguette, cheeses, and other traditional French nibbles (own expense) for lunch. Before you eat, work up an appetite biking around the palace’s sprawling grounds. See the Grand and Petit Trianons, visit Marie Antoinette’s Hameau, and discover other corners that on-foot visitors would miss. After your ride, enjoy your picnic lunch next to the Grand Canal.

The tour continues with guaranteed entrance to the palace. With an audio tour accompaniment, explore the Hall of Mirrors, King’s State Apartments, and King’s Chapel at your own pace, and learn more about Versailles’ (literally) rich history.

Your day in Versailles ends when you board an RER train bound for Paris.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Highlight of our Paris vacation!

The first question everyone asks when you return from a trip is "what was your favorite part?". Well the answer upon our return home from Paris was easy, our bike ride at Versailles! You start with a visit to the local farmers market to buy...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 5 days ago
Bucket list made better!

Ever since high school French, I've wanted to visit Versailles. Finally committing to spending a 4 night solo trip to Paris in late May (2018), I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Without knowing for sure what I had bought, I was happy to find one...More

Thank tk_az
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Friendly, Professional and Safe

We weren’t quite able to finish this tour (not due to the tour company), but it was lovely and I would recommend it to anybody. Our group met outside a train station and took the local rail to Versailles and the bike pickup. The bikes...More

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
We felt rushed the entire time...

The idea of biking the grounds of Versailles all day with a picnic lunch was very enticing to our active family. Unfortunately, the tour was average at best. We spent more time on foot than biking. That being said, the trip to the markets in...More

Thank cocoamom0316
Sadie S, General Manager at Fat Tire Tours Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Bonjour, and thanks for letting us know about your experience in Versailles. I'm sorry that you didn't feel like your Versailles trip with us was worth the cost. Would you mind getting in touch with me personally at sadie@fattiretours.com so that I can have a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful!!

I have not ridden a bike in YEARS, however, this bike ride was pretty easy, enjoyable and our guide Nick “Sir Nick” was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and just plain cool and fun! We wished we could hang out with him more. We went to 1...More

Thank Cristina O
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20 June 2018|
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Response from tk_az | Reviewed this property |
Their website FAQ has descriptions of the bikes. In there, it shows tandems for a child to ride with adult, but nothing about adult-adult tandems.
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Tracy K
13 June 2018|
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Response from Erin B | Reviewed this property |
On the bike tour you were able to go into Marie Antoinette's chateau and the lines weren't very long there. You also got to see her little country Hamill from the outside. The main Palace of Versailles was a separate tour... More
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she1212
12 June 2018|
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Response from Leslie Z | Reviewed this property |
The train strike is a hassle but is workable. The trains still have several lines running and will provide direction and help for travelers to find alternative routes to their destinations. The bicycles used are "mixtee... More
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