This 1/2 day bike tour of Versailles exceeded my expectations!! My friend and I did this together on our last day while visiting Paris and I am so glad we did. It was such a highlight of our trip!!
We met our wonderful tour guide, Claudio at the train station at 8am and then took a train to Versailles where we picked up bikes. After 10-15 minutes biking we arrived at Versailles and then toured the palace. There was a little bit of a hold up with getting in but this gave us ample time for pictures. The palace was stunning but Claudio's entertaining history really made it! After the place, we went back to our bikes where another member of fat tire tours' team had filled our bike bags and baskets with delicious fresh food from the local market. We rode another 20-30 minutes around the beautiful gardens before finding the perfect lunch spot. It was truly a feast with croissants, baguettes, cheeses, meats, fruit, veggies, a lentil salad, crackers, and both red and white wine options. I am vegetarian and my friend is gluten free and both of these food restrictions were amply accommodated (they even bought her a GF loaf). After lunch we enjoyed another 20-30 minutes bike ride back to the fat tires bike pick up/drop off and took the train back to Paris. I absolutely loved this trip and felt like it was a very good price for what was included! I would say to be cautious with timing because our half day lasted 8am-4pm and we ended up missing a reservation back in Paris, But overall an incredible day with Claudio and I would highly recommend him and this tour!!