Versailles Bike Tour with Market, Gardens & Guided Palace Tour

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From $163.05

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See various parts of Versailles and its palace grounds on this day trip from Paris via a high-speed train. When you arrive, cruise around town and the grounds of the palace on a bike. Then, skip the long lines of the palace and enjoy a guided tour where you walk through the famous gardens and see the fountains. You also stop at the farmers market, visit Marie Antoinette's hamlet, and enjoy a picnic lunch by the Grand Canal with views of the palace.
  • Skip long lines with easy access to Versailles
  • Bike through the town and enjoy a picnic by the canal
  • Licensed bilingual guides are experts in French history
  • Round-trip train tickets from Paris included

What's Included

  • Guide Conférencier (State Registered Professional Licensed Guide, able to skip lines & guide inside monuments)
  • Small Group Personal Tour (We limit our group sizes)
  • Bikes (Comfortable Quality Bikes,, Vintage Look, Modern Spec) Helmets & Child seats available upon request (no charge)
  • Wet weather jackets & good humor, if the worst were to happen!
  • Earpiece to hear your guide inside the Château.
  • Skip the Line Entry & All Versailles Access
  • Food & Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 17 Bd de Vaugirard
    17 Bd de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France

    Please meet us at the top level of the Montparnasse train station, 10 minutes before the experience start time, under the Platform 20 & 21 sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Palace of Versailles

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Place du Marche Notre-Dame

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Le Hameau de la Reine

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Grand Canal

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

The Hall of Mirrors

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Easy Ride, all fitness levels welcome
  • Children Bikes & Tandem Bikes available
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
This tour was truly a highlight of our trip! Riding a bike is the best way to see a majority of the grounds. Nico, our tour guide was excellent! He was personable, funny, and knowledgeable. We loved stopping at the market and buying food and drinks for our picnic. The setting for the picnic was perfect and it was nice to enjoy the day and take it easy. I highly recommend this tour if you are going to Versailles! It’s great for first timers and people like me who have been there before, but didn’t get to see it all. Everything was fantastic!


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Amazing tour!
Jayna_H, Jun 2023
Joe was our guide and he did an excellent job explaining the history of Versailles and guiding us through the town. The stop at the markets was really fun- we found some amazing strawberries and charcuterie and had a lovely picnic by the gardens. Really fun day! I recommend this to anyone who wants to see the best of Versailles!
Best way to tour Versailles!
Lauren_Y, Jun 2023
This tour was a 10/10! Our guide Eleanor was knowledgeable, engaging and all around fun. Touring the palace, the grounds and the town of Versailles on bikes was perfect. Our visit to the Queen’s Hamlet (which only 2% of Versailles visitors see) was the end of a wonderful day. Tips: bring water!!! Bring a bag for your visit to the market for the picnic lunch!! The bike ride is pretty easy for all levels of riders. Amazing day!
Paris Must Do!!!!
Donald_H, Apr 2023
Everyone that comes to Paris needs to book the Versailles bike tour!! It is a great way to see the city, explore one of the most iconic places in history, and have a beautiful Parisian lunch in the Versailles gardens from a fresh local market. I’ve done this tour twice now because it is so amazing, and I highly highly recommend everyone do it! If you book the tour, ask for Emily, who is incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and made the experience unforgettable!
Daniel was a great tour...
Carol_W, Apr 2023
Daniel was a great tour guide. We had rain so we were not able to purchase food at the market and picnic as originally planned but we still went to the market for the experience and then ate on our own at a restaurant. Riding a bike around the neighborhood and Versaille made the experience a lot of fun coupled with the viewing of the gardens, etc. (not experienced by most on a Versaille tour). Bikes were in great order and safety was addressed. All in all I'd say our tour was a 4 out of 5 only due to rain and not having our picnic by the canal (not Daniel). Cheese tasting was a disappointment due to the small amount of tasting only. Highly recommend this tour. Cheers
Must do if planning on going to Versailles!
Krista_G, Mar 2023
It was a wonderful day. Antoine was our guide and his passion for history was obvious. He shared his knowledge with us to help us learn about the people, places and events. The picnic and biking make this trip even more special. A must do.
Amazing and excellent service.
Ivett_C, Mar 2023
Amazing tour. Excellent tour guides. This was the highlight of my trip. Loved it. When in Paris please make sure to take advantage of this tour.
Amazing Views and Guide
Keronda_R, Nov 2022
This was one of our favorite tours while in Paris. Versailles is breathtakingly beautiful. Our guide Marijje was amazing. She was full of so much information and history for the city. She was very accommodating on the bikes and did a great job managing 12 people on bikes. Would 10 out of 10 recommend this trip. The company emailed me as soon as I booked with information. They also sent an email prior to my tour.
Versailles Bike Trip
Alex_J, Nov 2022
We had a great time at Versailles. Thank you Marie the whole trip was well thought out. The market stop for us to explore and buy food for the picnic was a great start of the day. Once at Versailles you were so knowledgeable.
Versailles Bike & Food
Lois_N, Oct 2022
First I must say that we had the most awesome guide… Niko. Who is a walking encyclopedia of French history. He provided detailed explanations in each room of the palace then we toured the grounds. The Tour was a combination of biking, walking and eating. We biked 7 miles, walked 3.5 miles. We biked into town and went to a market where everyone bought their lunch. Biked back to the palace grounds where had a very nice picnic lunch along the fountain pools on the grounds…Train ride back to Paris👍🏻
Perfect Sunday Afternoon
Donald_B, Oct 2022
The best parts were…. all of it! Loved the bike ride through the gardens, the guided tour of the palace, and Marie Antoinette’s gardens. The trip through the market and the picnic by the Grand Canal were additional bonuses. Claudio was a wonderful guide, and gave enough information to keep us wondering what palace intrigue he would explain next! Very easygoing, fun, and a delight to spend the afternoon with.
Perfect Mix of History and Adventure
Jennifer_F, Oct 2022
Absolutely loved this tour! Wonderful guide that helped make it a wonderful day. Perfect mix of history and adventure by visiting the Versailles Market! Perfect Day!
Palace tour
Debra_H, Sep 2022
The entire tour was wonderful. Dina our tour guide was great. She was informative, patient and fun. I would recommend this tour to others.
Best Tour Guide on our Trip
Nathan_C, Sep 2022
Nicholas was the best tour guide we had on our entire trip! He was exceptionally funny and told a fully engaging story of Versailles. When we make our way back to France we will definitely re-book this trip. Thanks from Nate and Kate :)
Great tour guide and worth it!
jayan, Aug 2022
Niko was the best guide ever! Generally shy away from Guided tours but this was so well worth it. He was super knowledgeable about the history but has a great sense of humor and made the whole trip fantastic. Everything was very well organized - meetup at the train station, quick train ride on a fast train, pick up bikes at the Versailles train station and off we went. Long day but the picnic lunch was wonderful. Highly recommend this!
Great way to see Versailles
Michelle_L, Aug 2022
Great tour! Fiona was our guide. She was wonderful (knowledgeable, friendly), anticipated all our needs, and brought history to life. We loved Versailles, the biking, market, and picnic. We highly recommend Fiona and this tour!
Our best activity in France!
Deborah_H, Aug 2022
This was the best activity I arranged for my family while in Paris. Fiona, our guide, was amazing. She was tres cool, informative and made the experience so fun. I would totally recommend to all families looking to make memories together in France.
Amazing tour with Nico!
ann_i, Jul 2022
This tour was truly a highlight of our trip! Riding a bike is the best way to see a majority of the grounds. Nico, our tour guide was excellent! He was personable, funny, and knowledgeable. We loved stopping at the market and buying food and drinks for our picnic. The setting for the picnic was perfect and it was nice to enjoy the day and take it easy. I highly recommend this tour if you are going to Versailles! It’s great for first timers and people like me who have been there before, but didn’t get to see it all. Everything was fantastic!
Memorable trip
James_D, Jul 2022
Nico was an amazing guide who made this one of the best excursions I have taken in a long time. He provided excellent information and very amusing antidotes. He personalized the trip to meet the needs of all the guests. The trip to the market and the picnic was a highlight!
Even if you have been to Versailles before!
Tim_D, Jul 2022
The whole organization is fantastic. Claudio our guide was exceptional, interesting, excitable and incredibly well organized. We covered so much ground, so many sites, and explored history and never ever felt rushed. We took advantage of the Tuesday open market and shopped for our picnic along the Versailles Grand Canal. What an amazing experience!
Great trip!
Kevin_P, Jun 2022
What a FABULOUS experience! Dina was our guide and she was engaging and fun. We are a family of four and our 16 yr old daughter was a little less confident biking through the main part of town and Dina did a great job of helping her. It was drizzly most of the day (the weather was really not great) and we had some reservations about a bike trip and a picnic in the rain but somehow despite all that it was one of our highlights on our trip to Paris! So fun! There was plenty of time for relaxation yet we covered a lot of territory. Would highly recommend this tour!!
Claudio is a great tour...
ArtieLynn_S, Jun 2022
Claudio is a great tour guide, he is knowledgeable and engaging. The trip to the market to sample and assemble food for our picnic was fun. Overall, wonderful day!
Wonderful experience, great way to explore all Versailles has to offer!
Jason_C, May 2022
Wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this unique way to explore the town & market of Versailles & the Versailles palace, canal & gardens to anyone who is able to ride a bicycle. Alice was our guide for the day & she was very friendly, fun, courteous & extremely knowledgeable. The picnic lunch on the banks of the canal, with the food we bought at the Versailles market earlier in the day, was a great touch & an added bonus. After all, it’s not everyday you get to sit & have your lunch at Versailles while admiring Louis XIV’s grand creation in person.
Versailles Magic
Jennifer_N, May 2022
Alice was extremely knowledgeable, fun, and just all around lovely. We could not have asked for a better experience, and the trip and tour exceeded our expectations. Would recommend to anyone except those with mobility issues due to the nature of the old cobblestone paths.
Great tour...with humor.
Brian_H, Mar 2022
Amazing time and I enjoyed the back and forth between the from France and the other from Italy.
I recommended Boutique Bike Tour!
SharonLin_K, Mar 2022
The BBT might be a little more expensive, it was worth it. The entire Versailles experience was very memorable, thanks to a great guide Nico. Mentioned by other reviews as well. He is helpful, funny and friendly and he made the French history easy to understand and be appreciated. What could be improved on would be the bike seats, it’s hard and uncomfortable after a while.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Bonjour Sharon, Thank you for your lovely review and recommending our tours - we are delighted to hear your day in Versailles was so memorable! We are happy to hear you agree that Nico is a fantastic guide and that the slightly higher price is worth it. The reason for this is that we are the only bike tour in Versailles where our guides are professional licensed guides - this means that they can guide you throughout all of Versailles including inside the Château, as well as skipping the lines using a separate dedicated guide’s entrance. Finally, we believe another big difference is our group size, which is a maximum of 12 guests, rather than 15-25. Thank you for your feedback on the bike seat which is useful to us, we are actually now in the process of replacing our current seats with comfort saddles for full comfort - a good excuse to join us again back in Paris in the future! We hope to see you in Paris again and do not hesitate to reach out for any assistance when planning your next trip to Europe. À bientôt, Boutique Bike Tours
Fantastic way to see Versailles!
Jane_E, Sep 2021
Iryna was an incredible guide, with so much enthusiasm and knowledge of the history. It was a perfect way to experience Versailles!
Beyond amazing service
Eloise_J, Sep 2021
The team that runs this tour is hands down, the best group. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, personable, and truly love the job they do. I experienced an air bnb crisis in the middle of the tour and the team worked with me and my bnb host to resolve the issue, provided me with multiple options, and I was able to return to the tour! Lola, Stu, and Nikki are the best and when I return to Paris, I will look for more of their tours!!
Best tour ever!
Jonathan_R, Aug 2021
The best tour if you want a complete day at Palace of Versailles, having fun with the bikes, a lot of pertinent information. The guides are a great couple, very organized, excellent attitude. We didn't have to pass through any lines, they know the exact times for avoiding heavily touristy "time zones", but still get to see everything in the palace. And the cherry on top... the picnic, with a great view of the Palace. Definitively recommended.
An experience of a lifetime!
Seana_M, Aug 2021
I don't even know where to begin… what a wonderful, magical, fun, lifetime experience. We are not ones that normally venture out and do "Group activities" or tours with groups. However, we were traveling with some friends and decided this could be "interesting.".... Humbly reminded every day that we know nothing!!!! This was more than interesting… We are so grateful to have the wonderful tour guide that we had. She was passionate and filled with such a beautiful life! Her personality was infectious. It was an honor to share space with her on this 10-hour tour! Yes, we worked for this experience… But it was worth every second! We will never forget the store. Thank you so much for the experience!
Memorable day in Versailles
Reiko_M, Jul 2021
Niki and Stu are super fun and organized and tech have the tour down to a science. Stu has extensive knowledge of French history and we leaned so much. Biking around the town of Versailles was fun! You feel like the locals shopping at the market for the picnic. Biking is a great way to cover the garden of Versailles as it is huge! What a nice day it was and it will be one of the best memorable days we spent in France!

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