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Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entrance

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  • Full-day train and bike tour to Versailles from Paris
  • Ride the train from the capital to the famous royal suburb with included round-trip fare
  • Pedal along tree-lined paths and canals to reach outlying areas many visitors miss
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Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entrance
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Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entrance
US$173.46
Overview
Explore the unmatched opulence of Versailles in down-to-earth style on a full-day bike tour from Paris. Ride the train from the capital with a guide, then take a two-wheeled tour among canals and leafy boulevards to see outlying attractions many visitors miss, including the Queen’s Hamlet and Petite Trianon. Enjoy a French-style picnic in the famous gardens, and skip the line at the grand palace to access exclusive sections of King Louis XIV’s apartments, plus decadent highlights like the Hall of Mirrors and Marie Antoinette’s chambers.
What to Expect
Connect with your guide at Paris’s Dupleix Métro station in the morning, and together hop on a Versailles-bound train with included round-trip tickets. After arrival in the famous leafy suburbs, pick up your rental bike and helmet and pedal to a renowned market for French picnic provisions (own expense). Bike through some of the town’s more than 2,000 acres of tree-lined paths to reach the Queen’s Hamlet, a private rural retreat built for Marie Antoinette. See the replica farm where the queen once frolicked as a faux shepherdess, as well as her Trianon and Petite Trianon residences.

Take a break for a picnic in the sprawling, elaborately manicured gardens of Versailles near the end of the Grand Canal, where you can enjoy fantastic views of ponds, fountains, and statuary. In the afternoon, skip the lines with reserved entry to the UNESCO-listed chateau, and begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of King Louis XIV’s apartments, including a section that is not open to the general public.

Afterward, explore other areas of the opulent palace at your leisure, including the resplendent Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette’s bedrooms, and other royal apartments. Walk in blue-blooded footsteps on a stroll through the formal gardens before reconnecting with your guide for the return train ride to Paris, where the 8- to 9-hour tour concludes in the early evening back at the Métro station.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Only way to see Versailles

Dave was wonderful, out of his way accommodating to all skill levels! We really recommend him. The biking and walking it’s self was so pretty, beautiful views and wonderful stories! Over all I really recommend this tour and Dave the tour guide.

Thank carlandjessica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The only way to see Versailles

Hello Fat Tire Tours. Just a quick note to tell you about what a wonderful and fun day on our recent VIP tour of Versailles in August, 2018 (the skip the lines version). Our guide (Cam', from Australia) was a riot, who knows how to...More

Thank Timmerbikes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
**Highly** recommend!!

We were two families - one grandparent, three parents and two second graders - and this tour was absolutely **perfect** for us. Fat Tire accommodated all our bike needs, including one solo kid bike and one tandem hitch. The pace was perfect (kids and grandparent...More

Thank motogirlm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Bike tour of Versailles

The tour starts from a central location in Paris, where you are sorted into your group for the day and board a very packed train to Versailles. After getting bikes, you ride to an outdoor market to purchase picnic provisions. From there, you bike the...More

Thank pamela-atx
Sadie S, General Manager at Fat Tire Tours Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour Pamela, Thank you for joining us on our Versailles bike tour! We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to improve our tours. We're looking at ways to better divide our groups to keep families together and allow older riders to enjoy a more...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Highlight of Paris trip- Paris night cycling tour and Versailles cycling tour

We are a family of 4 with two teens. We had a fantastic day cycling around Versailles with Eddy our guide. He was good humoured and exceedingly helpful. He advised us of the best spots in the market to buy picnic fare and we all...More

1  Thank Vicmel71
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Response from Timmerbikes | Reviewed this property |
I think our group was about sixteen people. It's a long and full day, to be sure, but the cycling portion of the day is really chill. Such a worthwhile trip. You'll have a great time and for the most part, you'll skip the... More
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