Bike & Brunch: The Best of Versailles

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Stu & Niki

  1. 6.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can bike, brunch & skip the line? Designed with the efficient traveller in mind, join us to ride, taste & hear the scandalous tales of the French Royal Family on this truly memorable trip.

We take the train to Versailles where we are licensed to guide inside and Skip the infamous Line to explore the Château & iconic Hall of Mirrors.

We ride through the town & breath-taking Royal Grounds. The stunning 2,000 acres of Versailles are far larger than most expect. You can save your feet, escape the crowds & discover secret places seen by few tourists & unknown to Parisians. Our bikes enable us to access places others cannot, the ride is leisurely, far from the Tour de France!

Having worked up an appetite we lay out our French picnic brunch by the Grand Canal. In France we take picnics very seriously: great company, baguettes, wine, cheese, local charcuterie, we will share with you our favorites. 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, & want to make the most of your time in Versailles- look no further than this trip!

GOOD TO KNOW:
-Group Size: limited to 12 Riders.
-Total Cost 115€: 95€ online to secure you spot, 20€ on the day for entry tickets.
-We adjust our entry time to the Château to best avoid crowds.
Other things to note
-We Skip the Line & Guide Inside the Château, we do not leave you with an audio guide

-Vegetarian, Vegan & Special Dietary Options available upon request

-In winter we do not ride bikes, contact us to find out more!
Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can bike, brunch & skip the line? Designed with the efficient traveller in mind, join us to ride, taste & hear the scandalous tales of the French Royal Family on this truly memorable trip.

We take the train to Versailles where we are licensed to guide inside and Skip the infamous Line to explore the Château & iconic Hall of Mirrors.

We ride through the town & breath-taking R…

What's included

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  • Food
    Brunch French Style: We provide a selection of our French favorites from ou...
  • Tickets
    -Skip the Line Access & Pro Guiding Inside the Château. -20€ to be paid on...
  • Transportation
    -Return Train Ticket. From the meeting point in Paris to Versailles and bac...
  • Equipment
    -Bike Helmet (optional)
    --Rain jackets & good humor if the worst were...

Meet your Host, Stu & Niki

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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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.
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.

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Where you'll be

The town of Versailles (our home!) to explore the King's Château, Bedroom, State Rooms, Hall of Mirrors & gardens, previously home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 250 reviews.

Lisa
October 2021
Fantastic tour! Clara was an excellent guide and made the tour so interesting with stories of King Louis (14th, 15th and 16th), Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution. Lunch was delicious sitting by the canal under clear blue skies. And bike riding is the perfect way to explore the gardens and the town. The 11 minute train ride to get there and back is easy. This tour was the highlight of our week in Paris, we highly recommend it.
Susan
October 2021
We wanted a less 'touristy' experience that allowed us to still understand Versailles and all its histories, and this experience was just that! The picnic at the Grand Canal was amazing! The food that the hosts brought for us from the local market was delicious and the view was beautiful. A perfect and relaxing way to absorb Versailles grounds! Clara was super knowledgeable and we learned so much about Versailles and the history of Versailles from her that we would never have known if we were to pay the tickets to visit on our own. I never knew how big the Versailles grounds are, so biking was truly the best way to discover it, such an amazing idea! We had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much for showing us around Stu, Niki and most importantly Clara!
Mike
October 2021
Everything about this tour was perfect! From the beginning, Stu and Niki were very thoughtful with their directions and even getting the train tickets in advance for us. Clara was a wonderful tour guide with great stories about life at Versailles and an even better picnic. The bike was also the best way to see the gardens of Versailles, which allow you to see so much more given the massive size. Couldn't recommend this tour enough!
Megan
October 2021
What an amazing experience! We loved biking through the gardens. Our picnic was delicious. It was so special to learn more about Versailles from an expert. We couldn’t recommend more.
Anna
October 2021
One of our favorite experiences in Paris! Niko was a great guide, super knowledgeable, fun and made the group feel like friends. This is a great experience to spend a day in Versailles like no other! I would highly recommend this to friends!
Marcos
October 2021
The bike tour and brunch was fantastic. Niki offered some great insightIto the history but also was highly entertaining throughout with his story telling and wit. highly recommend this experience!

Choose from available dates

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  • Thu, Oct 28
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $111 per person
  • Wed, Nov 3
    1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $111 per person
  • Thu, Nov 25
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $111 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.

What to bring

20€ for entry tickets (cash or card).
Comfortable shoes, we cannot ride bikes inside the Hall of Mirrors or inner gardens, we tried!
A Camera

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.