Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Stu & Niki

  1. 10 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Stu & Niki's rated 5 stars by 97% of guests.

What you'll do

Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can ride a bike & skip the line?

Join us to ride, taste & explore on this truly memorable day trip. Escape the crowds, explore the Château, gardens & discover secret places seen by few tourists and even unknown to Parisians!

We take the train to Versailles, hop on bikes to explore our beautiful town & award winning food market to & 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.

Having worked up an appetite we lay out our authentic French picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. There is no better place to picnic & relax in the sun! 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.

Be prepared to taste local food & picnic like a royal in the sun!

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.

GOOD TO KNOW:
-Group Size: limited to 12 Riders.
-Total Cost 130€: 100€ online to secure you spot, 30€ on the day for entry tickets.
-We adjust our entry time to the Château to best avoid crowds.
Other things to note
-We Skip the Line & Guide Inside the Château: we do not abandon you with an audio guide.
-Max 12 per group.
-30€ entry tickets to be paid on the day (cash).
-Full Food Market: Tues, Fri, Sun.
-Fountains: Sat & Sun.
-Wine & cheese tastings included, picnic at guest's cost
-Moderate Fitness.
Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can ride a bike & skip the line?

Join us to ride, taste & explore on this truly memorable day trip. Escape the crowds, explore the Château, gardens & discover secret places seen by few tourists and even unknown to Parisians!

We take the train to Versailles, hop on bikes to explore our beautiful town & award winning food market to & shop like a local for a French picnic lunch…

What's included

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  • Drinks
    Wine at lunch
  • Tickets
    -Skip the Line Access & Pro Guiding Inside.
    -30€ to be paid on the day...
  • Transportation
    -Return Train Ticket: From the meeting point in Paris to Versailles and bac...
  • Equipment
    -Helmets (optional)
    -Rain jackets & good humor if the worst were to ha...

Meet your Host, Stu & Niki

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Local to Versailles for 20 years & deeply passionate about France, travel, history, food & cycling. Following years as a Historian & official State Licensed Guide I founded Boutique Bike Tours to offer fun, bespoke off the beaten path experiences ideal for foodies, inquisitive adventurers & story lovers. We escape the crowds, skip the long lines & show off the very best hidden gems. We are excited to share with you our hometown, local knowledge & recommendations.

Versailles has a way of capturing the hearts of all who visit, we love it so much that we moved here & we hope you’ll love it too!

We pride ourselves in providing a personalised experience in small groups (max 12) with the best guides. More often than not we are fully booked. If this is the case please contact us at www.boutiquebiketours.com we may be able to accommodate you.
Local to Versailles for 20 years & deeply passionate about France, travel, history, food & cycling. Following years as a Historian & official State Licensed Guide I founded Boutique Bike Tours to offer fun, bespoke off the beaten path experiences ideal for foodies, inquisitive adventurers & story lovers. We escape the crowds, skip the long lines & show off the very best hidden gems. We are excited to share with you our hometown, local knowledge & recommendations.

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From $118/ person

Private groups only
From $737 per group
Private groups only
From $737 per group
Private groups only
From $737 per group

Where you'll be

The town of Versailles (our home!) to meet local market vendors & taste a range of cheeses & superb wines. We will then explore the Royal Gardens & Fountains, Marie Antoinette's Hamlet, the Trianons & the King's Château, home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century!

The stunning 2,000 acres of Versailles is far larger than most expect. Save your feet, see more with ease by bike and access places the crowds do not.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 1,563 reviews.

Ernesto
November 2021
This tour was AMAZING! We truly recommend it to those who want to experience the palace in a much different view than all tourist do. Nicola was such a good guide, we honestly went above and beyond to make sure our experience was perfect. 👍👍👍
Quinn
November 2021
My boyfriend and I did the biking tour of Versailles, which includes not just the chateaux but also the town, its incredible farmer's market, and the grounds beyond just the garden area. Our guide was Nico and he was super friendly and fun. Only downside was that it rained a lot of the day and was super cold and windy. They had ponchos and gloves for us, but make sure to dress warmly! I wished I'd had leggings under my jeans.
Mikhail
November 2021
This was a great excursion. Riding our bikes through the gardens was fantastic even in the rain! Clara did a great job leading the group and making this a fun experience!
Vivian
November 2021
Nicholas was an excellent tour guide! His passion for the history and genuine interest in making sure we had a. A great time was unsurpassed. As one of my son's said, his smile contagious. Even though it was chilly and rainy, we had a great time and learned so much. Highly recommend!
Mark
November 2021
Fun way to explore the city! Always nice to have someone who is familiar with the area and the history guiding you along and providing you insight.
Nicole
November 2021
This experience was fantastic and Nico was a great tour guide! Although it was a little chilly (it was November), the sun was out, which made for the most magical picnic by the water with new friends! I highly recommend this experience, especially for solo travelers like myself. :)

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    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    From $737 per group
  • Sun, Dec 19
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    From $737 per group
  • Tue, Dec 21
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Tue, Dec 28
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    From $737 per group

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.

What to bring

30€ for entry tickets (cash or card).
An appetite & a camera are essential for this experience
Money for food at the market voted the 'Most Beautiful' in France
Comfortable clothes, appropriate for casual cycling.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.