Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
Discovering the the inside of Marie Antoinette’s private farm and fantasy village, the Grand and Petit Trianon summer homes, and enjoy skip-the-line access into the Palace itself with its famous Hall of Mirrors .
On a bike you'll be able to see it all in comfort as you cruise effortlessly from one picturesque spot to another. The guide will share stories and pictures that will help you learn about the life, legends, and scandals of the Sun King , Marie-Antoinette, and the French Revolution . Touring Versailles on a bike is fun and interactive for all ages!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR :
- Skip-the-line access into the Palace of Versailles
- The Hall of Mirrors
- Visiting Marie-Antoinette’s Private Domaine
- Cycling in the Royal Grounds
- Visiting the interior of the Grand Trianon
- Visiting the interior of the Petit Trianon
- Admiring French Gardens
- Visiting the local outdoor market
- Picnicking along the Kings lake
- Learning about the French Revolution
- Local guide
- Helmet and bike
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
- Entry/Admission - The Trianons & The Hamlet
- Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
- Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please bring an ID for travelers under 18 years old
- Infant seats are available if advised at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
A bit miserable if raining - but I can see would be fun if you got a lovely sunny day Note the gardens beyond the palace ( the best bit of the visit) are NOT included in the price and if you follow this tour schedule you won’t have time to even walk through them at fast pace. You don’t even start the main palace tour ( self audio) until 4.15 pm !
Our guide, Robin, made this a highlight of our Paris visit. She got to know all 12 in the group on the train ride from Paris. She was a wealth of information and had excellent timing with riding/stopping on the bikes!
A big Thank you to our tour guide Cecelia, her knowledge and stories made this place come alive. She was great. This is a wonderful way to get b the most out of your visit to Versailles, visit the local market , gentle riding, picnic lunch then free to do your own thing in your own time at the palace. We stayed on into the evening and explored the gardens before heading back to Paris on the train using the tickets supplied by Cecelia. Thanks again for a great day out. Kevin (King Louie) and Cath
An outstanding tour. All went as described. Our excellent guide Julie explained our day together when we met. The train ride was pleasant, cute sables where our bikes were stored, shopping in an open market for lunch items. The grand pathways were amazing on our bikes. We learned much of the history of grounds and the kings. Marie Antoinette hamlet was cute, Temple Amor wasnnice. the Grand Palace was overwhelming in its grandoiur and number of people there
Biking the gardens is the way to go - saw quite a lot we would have never made it to walking. Fun picnic - consider bringing your lunch with you from Paris - lines can be very long at shops in town. Our guide was great! Palace audio tour is informative but huge crowds make it difficult to enjoy this time of year.
Julie was an incredible guide! Her historical stories were engaging and interesting and brought so much fun to the tour. The bikes were easy to ride. They all had different names such as foods or people which was fun. Buying the picnic lunch in the market was an adventure of itself and eating in the gorgeous gardens of Versailles was incredible. I highly recommend this tour. Beautiful village. Lovely and unique way to see a historical masterpiece.
This trip was incredible. Despite having literally everything go wrong that could including the train track being blocked, a flat tire and a kid falling off a bike this was one of the best tours we’ve taken. Cecilia was amazing- she handled every set back all of which could have been a disaster with skill, humor and grace. She is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and managed to keep our 9 and 11 year old girls interested and engaged for 8 hours. I can’t say enough about how great of an experience we had.
Guide Pauline was great! Weather was great! Tour was too long. Everyone in our group was exhausted by the time we got to the grand palace.
I can't say enough good things about this tour and our tour guide, Ash! Definitely the best way to experience Versailles. We did the tour with our 2 teenage girls, who loved it! Ash was fun, knowledgable, and personable. Our only regret is that we didn't get to do the other bike tours that he does with Blue Fox.
I can’t say enough about this tour. We had so much fun and learned so much with our tour guide Nicholas. It was an excellent way to experience and explore Versailles. First a train ride from Paris, then shopping through the marketplace for lunch items (plenty of storage area on the bikes), and onto a bike ride all over the property with plenty of stops for water and rest. It was particularly warm on our tour day and Nicholas was very mindful of keeping us in the shade as best possible. Only 12 in the group so it was easy to ask questions and stay together. I felt very safe as well. This truly was the highlight of our trip to Paris!
Highly recommend seeing Versailles on bicycle. It was a great way to break up the sightseeing in Paris and take in some nature as well as a few palaces!
If you have any doubts...don't, just do it! I can't recommend this tour enough. We had a fantastic time and will do it again next time we are in Versailles. Pablo was amazing. Don't worry it's all flat except a small section at the end and you ride a bit then rest in the shade a bit to hear stories of the Palace. Most of the ride is just cruising and having the time of your life feeling like royalty
Such a great experience! Pablo was our tour guide and he was excellent. He took us around the market in the town of Versailles and then we picked up our bikes. The ride through the gardens was absolutely beautiful - and we were lucky with great weather. Got the visit the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, and the Queens Gardens. After that we returned the bikes and took a tour of the palace at our own pace. Before we took the train back to Paris we picked up some sandwiches for the ride. All in all it was a wonderful excursion that I would recommend to anyone!
Wonderful tour, Robin was an awesome tour guide. We had a lot of fun. The bike ride is not hard and lunch in Versailles gardens is so gorgeous. After the bike ride and the picnic you explore Versailles at your own pace.
We had a terrific time thank you Michol. Everything was well organised and our guide was very patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend
There was no better way to spend our Sunday bike riding around Versailles. Olivia, the tour guide, was not only knowledgeable of the history of Versailles, but also made sure we were all safe and having a great time! I would absolutely recommend doing this tour if you can!
As a skeptical New Yorker, I am always wary of 'tours'. This one, a day long bike tour of Versailles and visits to the Palace and other houses, surprised me in that it was (a) unbelievably informative, (b) easily manageable for the over-50 set (us), and (c) incredibly worth the value/cost. Our tour guide was Nicola, who was conversant in several languages (English for us), a font of historical information despite his relatively young age (26), and the most pleasant young man you could hope to meet. The tour consists of a train ride to Versailles, and then a pretty leisurely bicycle ride through the 200 acres or so that constitute the Palace grounds. The bicycle ride is punctuated by stops along the way where you tour various houses and the Palace, picnic (or, in the event of rain, eat at a restaurant), and listen to the guide tell you about what you are seeing. We went with our 20 year old daughter and had the best time. I would strongly recommend this for anyone who may not want just another museum visit.
This was a highlight of our trip! Our guide, Nina, was so much fun and very knowledgeable. She lead us through the market to get our lunch, put us on our bikes and lead us through the grounds of Versailles. We took plenty of breaks to learn some of the history and some fun stories. Our picnic lunch was very relaxing. After we returned our bikes we walked back to the palace to explore on our own. Loved this day!!!
Loved it! This was a fun experience. My family and I enjoyed riding our bikes around the garden and learning about its history. The lunch time picnic was a nice break. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning some of the history of Versailles and/or wanting to visit the palace.