1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Le Marais

Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Product ID: 46331
Explore the charming neighborhoods of Paris on a 4-hour bike tour, and get insider info about the lesser-known sights of the Marais, Latin Quarter, and more. Stop for a savory crepe or cup of coffee in a typical café, and experience the city like a local.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Pedal the charming streets of the Latin Quarter in Paris
  • Experience Paris like a local and get insider tips on what to see and do
  • Visit the charming neighborhoods of St. Germain, Le Marais, and Mouffetard
  • Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena
  • Stop at a typical café for a crepe and a coffee
  • See more than you would on a walking tour
Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Place Saint-Michel

  • Shakespeare & Company (visit)

  • 10 minutes
  • Latin Quarter

  • 10 minutes
  • Saint-Germain-des-Pres

  • 10 minutes
  • Pantheon, Paris

  • Lunch

  • 10 minutes
  • Le Marais

  • Place Saint-Michel

Meeting point
Other stop
Full description
Explore the historic neighborhoods of Central Paris from the saddle of a comfortable, lightweight aluminium bike on a half-day small group tour of the Jewish Marais, Latin Quarter, and more.

Ideal for those who want to see and experience Paris from a different perspective, your knowledgable guide will take you to where the locals go, revealing hidden courtyards, ancient ruins, and other surprises off the usual tourist path.

Groups are limited to no more than 12 people for a more immersive and intimate experience, and the route is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena, pedal down the Rue Mouffetard in one of the city’s oldest and liveliest areas, and experience the intellectual exuberance of St. Germain.
Includes
  • Comfortable, lightweight aluminium framed bike
  • Stylish helmet
  • Local guide
  • Insider info on all the monuments
  • High quality rain gear (in case of rain)
  • Warm gloves and scarves on cold days
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and/or snacks
  • Water and any other drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Saint-Michel Fountain at Place Saint-Michel. The closest metro stop is Saint-Michel on line 4, and the closest RER stop is Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame on the B and C lines.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress according to the weather forecast. Caps, sunscreen, and light clothing are ideal in summer. Gloves, scarves, and warm clothes are recommended in winter
• This tour includes a snack break in a traditional Parisian neighborhood, where you will have 30 minutes to try out a fantastic savory crepe or sit in a café and sip a cold drink
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Paris: invaders?! small head sculptures coming out of buildings?!

Our lovely guide, Nina, took us all around the common and uncommon places of Paris. We got to know about the history of the fountains, the invaders and the sculptures on the buildings. We also got into the crowded and famous streets for falafels and bakery in the Jewish quarter. Pantheon, the second largest church after Notre Dame, the roman amphitheater, Luxembourg gardens and more were beautiful connected by biking through the side streets of the city. We also got a map of the tour at the end.

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September 3, 2018

This tour was amazing, so peaceful, fun and informative, wonderful!

My son and I enjoyed this tour and our guide Nicola (spelling?) immensely. It was such a great way to easily explore the back streets of the center of Paris. We learned so much from Nicola and had a blast doing it. I'd highly recommend both the tour and Nicola to anyone!

June 24, 2018

Great way to explore the hidden gems of Paris!

The tour was good fun and our guide, Benjamin, was great! He was friendly and gave us good information about the history of Paris (infused with humor). I especially liked the fact that he was constantly mindful of the biking capability of different group members, and paced the ride accordingly. As a person who has not biked around on busy streets, and is unaware of traffic rules in Paris, I felt very comfortable riding in the city, as Benjamin gave us clear instructions and asked each of us every few minutes, if we were comfortable and alright! Apart from that, the route followed was very good. The main tourist places known to all were avoided, rather we went to some of the more authentic places - e.g. Shakespeare and Co. (one of the oldest book stores in the city), the oldest cafe in Paris, etc.). The guide gave us good tips on what tourist traps to avoid and where to get the most of authentic experiences (food, shopping, etc.) instead. All in all, a great way to explore the city!

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May 6, 2018

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Blue Fox Travel

Product ID: 46331