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“A great day with an excellent guide” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of French Mystique Bike Tours

French Mystique Bike Tours
Ranked #39 of 134 Outdoor Activities in Paris
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Owner description: We are the only bike tour company in Paris offering biking day trips into the countryside near Paris. Get off the beaten path on a biking day trip from Paris to see beautiful chateaux and medieval towns, biking on quiet country roads through the rural French countryside and passing through charming, unknown centuries old villages. You can see major destinations such as Chartres, Provins and Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny among other destinations while also experiencing completely off the beaten path places that no other tourist (and many French people, including my wife) have ever seen. This is a totally unique biking experience. We also offer biking tours in Paris and all our Paris tours are custom tailored to our client's needs. There are no planned itineraries for our Paris tours so they are always unique. See the main tourist sites and attractions or go on an off the beaten path adventure and visit sites no other tourist sees. You can also do a mix of major sites and off the beaten path exploring. Whatever you choose your bike tour with us will be one of your most memorable experiences of your trip to Paris.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
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“A great day with an excellent guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Bruce was professional, flexible, knowledgable and a general great guy. Bruce was very flexible after my husband came down sick and my mum came so we had to change the ride. He is very conscious about making sure you enjoy the ride and it matches your skill level. We had so much fun. The food for lunch was wonderful and so french! Thanks again Bruce for a great day will do it again next time we are in France. I would recommend this tour to anyone, fit, not so fit, yound and old. My mum had not ridden for plus years and was well looked after.

Visited August 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“A definite highlight of our trip - a fun, relaxing day cycling outside Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our family of 5 (3 teenagers) enjoyed a fabulous day July 31'12 cycling with Bruce on the Marne River ride. We agree wholeheartedly with all of the excellent reviews that have been provided. We were really impressed that Bruce greeted us all by name when we met at the bike rental shop. He expertly led us on our bikes to the train station & coached us on getting our bikes on to the train. Throughout the ride, Bruce arranged as many rest-stop opportunities as we needed, provided a fabulous picnic lunch and shared interesting stories about various places along the way. Most of all, he made us all feel very comfortable and provided us with a really wonderful day. This was the perfect activity in the middle of a week in Paris. We all agree that this was a highlight of our trip. We would certainly take another tour with Bruce if we are ever back in Paris and would recommend it to anyone.

Visited July 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Wonderful day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

My boyfriend and I took the Moret-sur-Loing bike tour and had one of the most wonderful days. Bruce is very personable, easy going and helpful. We were both very comfortable with him right away. He knows the area well and is always looking to improve the ride in all ways. He gives you the history of the sites and was always willing to stop for photo's. We had lunch along a canal, and the food was delicious. Bruce truly tailors the ride for his client's. There is so many wonderful things to write about that day but what I really want to express is that Bruce makes the ride. You can tell that he is doing what he loves and it shows. Thank you again Bruce for such wonderful memories.

Visited July 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Enjoyable day ride from Paris suburbs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Today (July 2012) I had an enjoyable 60 klm ride with Bruce from his house in the suburbs. Being alone, Bruce fitted me in amongst his bookings from groups, and of course offered a reduced total price (ie E100, including use of a perfectly acceptable flat bar bike with triple chain ring).
Bruce was happy to commit to doing the ride a couple of days in advance, once his group bookings were clear. Also he would have deferred if it had rained, but we had perfect weather.
Bruce's route was fine for me (keen social rider), and could be adjusted to make it less onerous. Absolutely no problem with the one 'hill' - if u have walked Paris metro steps u won't have a problem with the ride. The ride itself was a mix of suburbs and semi-rural (more of the latter), with very lfew busy roads.
As others have commented, Bruce knows the history and local sights, and is happy to stop for photos etc.
Thoroughly recommended if u are looking for an out of Paris experience.
For your information, we saw some 'roadies' riding, but Bruce is not offering that sort of experience.
Regards Bruce (no relation).

Visited July 2012
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Palmetto, Florida
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“Lovely way to spend a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

My family did the Marne River ride with Bruce June 23, 2012. It was lovely to see the neighborhoods just outside of Paris. Bruce was very capable of leading us through the busy streets, the RER , and had many interesting information to share. He arranged a delicious picnic lunch to have on the bank of the river. He was good with my son, patient with me, and provided some needed male bonding for husband after 2 weeks touring various parts in France. It was a remarkable way to end our vacation. 100% recommended.

Also if you want to see what the Marne River Ride is like you can check out our vacation video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgdUC_3ma1o

Visited June 2012
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