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Bike About Tours
Ranked #6 of 166 Outdoor Activities in Paris
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Owner description: Bike About Tours is a small, grassroots bike tour company with tours in Paris, Versailles, and the Champagne region. Our Paris bike tours focus on the charming back streets & local neighborhoods of the city- in small groups. Our Versailles bike tour explores the legendary city of Versailles through Versailles' many cycle paths & forest trails from the Chateau itself to the hamlet of Marie-Antoinette. After a short train ride from Paris, our Champagne bike tour takes you through vineyard trails, local cellars and some of France best Champagne. Paris, Versailles & Champagne have truly become biking cities, and tours follow carefully planned routes. The Bike About team is here to share their local secrets with you, so come see what everybody has been talking about!
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This bike tour of Versailles was fantastic thanks to our guide, Stu. He made the history of the place come alive with his entertaining and amazingly informative stories. Even my 12 year old was fascinated and remembers all the details - perhaps because Stu chose him as Louis 16 and the other boy on the tour as Napoleon to illustrate his stories. He was incredibly patient with my 70+ mum who had not ridden a bike for 50 years but managed to wobble her way around and had a great time. Our return home coincided with a tragic train derailment so many trains were delayed but Stu worked out the best train/metro route for each individual group and made sure each of us were on the right train. I would highly recommend Bike About Tours, and especially Stu - thanks so much.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We are a family of 5..booked a last minute biking trip to Versaille. We had been on other bike tours on previous Europe trips and enjoyed...we were pleasantly surprised to find out that our tour guide for today was STU! We met Stu on a tour de france bike trip in 2012. It was by a lucky twist of fate that he ended up being our guide today. We had a perfect day...Stu adds his personal touch to the trip by taking you to his favorite market, shopping with the local vendors, and adding his charm and wit to what could be very boring history to tween and teenage kids. We highly recommend this tour---for many reasons, the price is better, the guide is full of knowledge and experience and it makes Versailles a very interesting and fun destination!

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had a fantastic time on this tour! My mum and I booked this tour for June and we are so happy we did,; it was one of the highlights of the trip! Stu, our guide was AMAZING! He was funny and informative, knew all the history of France and Versailles. The best part of the tour was Marie-Antoinette's cottage and the Versailles Village Food Market! The quality of food you get to buy for your picnic is phenomenal!

We were also lucky enough to go on a Sunday when the fountains and music are playing around the grounds of Versaille. Be sure to bring a few layers as we experience a bit of rain and sun! Even if you have been to Versaille doing it by bike is the best way to see as much as possible. I cannot recommend this tour enough! Thanks again to Stu!

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Dropped by to check out the bike rental. What a nice greeting we got from a pleasant Kiwi fellow. He checked us out abd we were on our way. We also booked the all day Versailles tour. after we finished with the bikes - easy return to Hotel De Ville. all for 15 Euros... all day.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a great way to found out what to see in Paris.The guide was Amazing and very informative about Paris she friendly and entertaining .Well worth the money and time spent.From Australia.

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