Highlights / General details
Upon arrival in the town of Versailles, we will ride to the famous city market to shop for our picnic supplies (cost not included). Then, we'll cruise through the Chateau's enormous grounds along a network of fantastic trails and tree-lined paths to visit Marie Antoinette's Hamlet and both the Petit & Grand Trianons. Next, it's on to our picnic at the end of the Grand Canal where we'll settle down for a royal feast. After lunch, we'll continue through the grounds and enter the chambers of the Chateau itself. Our bike tour offers you skip-the-line access to the Chateau to avoid the tremendously long lines. See the room where Marie Antionette's guards were killed as they protected her from the mob at the beginning of the Revolution. Walk through the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors where King Louis greeted guests, and centuries later the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I. Ride with us and you will explore exponentially more of the 2,000+ acres of royal property than you would ever be able to see on your own.
Transportation to and from Versailles; Bicycle; Helmet (provided but optional); Guided tour of Royal Grounds; Access to Chateau; Access to Royal Gardens; Audio Guide inside Chateau; Ability to explore the Chateau and Royal Gardens on your own.
Hours of operation
Available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from 1 March - 16 March and 29 October - 30 November; Tuesday - Sunday from 17 March - 28 October. Tour departs at 9:00am. Please meet 15 minutes prior to tour departure. No tour departures on May 1, December-January.
Approximately 8.5 hours. The tour typically returns to Paris between 5:00pm & 6:00pm, but guests are welcome to stay in Versailles longer if they wish.
Distance: 10.1 miles or 16.25 km.
Our tour meets at our office located at 24, rue Edgar Faure, Paris 75015; you will see a lot of bikes parked in front. The closest Metro station is Dupleix (line 6).
If you are able, please bring a backpack to carry your food for our picnic lunch. We will visit the market upon arrival (price of picnic supplies not included in tour price) to the town of Versailles and then stop for lunch several hours later. Please bring Euro cash for market supplies as well.
All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike.
All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cancellation: 3 days prior 100% penalty. No show always 100% penalty.
Reservations are required for the Versailles Tour.
All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our shop. We will make every effort to minimize disruption to our tours caused by striking train, museum or other third-party employees. We are not responsible for any loss associated with events out of our immediate control.
Please specify at the time of booking if children need special equipment:
*Tandems reserved for guests less than 70lbs/32kg.
*Trailers have a 2 child capacity with a combined maximum weight of 88lbs/40kg.
*Babyseats have a maximum weight limit of 48lbs/22kg.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**