Published by Lyn on 16 January 2015
Susanna wrote from Australia to ask about bike tours around Paris and Versailles.
Hi there Lyn
I’m not a seasoned traveller, but when I do I love to see a place by bike. I am an avid cyclist who rides and races both road and off road.
My daughter (not such an avid cyclist!) and I would like to visit Paris for a week during June/July and spend some of our time there doing a guided tour of the city and one of Versailles – maybe with an option to keep a bike handy for us to self-guide for the rest of our stay.
What and whom do you recommend for both affordable bicycling and a guiding hand with sightseeing and accommodation?
I wrote back:
Most of the Paris-based city tour companies will also offer Versailles, but group sizes will differ (though most will also offer private tours for a surcharge). A quick Google search will show up options, though I don't personally have first-hand experience of any that I can recommend.
Paris is actually becoming more and more friendly in terms of cycling, and it's easy enough these days to self-guide.
You can see my map for accommodation ideas.
I'll leave it with you - let me know how you get on as I'd love to hear.
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