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 eat crêpes, wine taste & 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.
Stu & Niki
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.
-Wine & cheese tasting at our local market.
-Skip the Line Access & Pro Guiding Inside. -30€ to be paid on the day for entry tickets. -We are amongst the few licensed…
-Return Train Ticket: From the meeting point in Paris to Versailles and back after the experience. We avoid busy trains full…
-Helmets (optional) -Rain jackets & good humor if the worst were to happen.
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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.
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Up to 36 guests ages 5 and up can attend. -Guests MUST be able to ride a bike! Best way to see as much of the town and grounds as possible! -Easy riding, moderate fitness required. -There is also a fair amount of walking as we cannot ride inside the…
-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 or card). -Full Food Market: Tues, Fri, Sun. -Fountains: Sat & Sun. -Wine & cheese tastings included, picnic at guest's cost -Moderate Fitness.
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Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour