Discovering Paris by bike is more fun
Published on 6 June 2018, dans Visit Paris
Paris reveals the best of its charm in the summer. That's why we invite you to discover the capital by bike as a fun way of experiencing the city’s most beautiful treasures. And you’ll not be the only ones crossing Paris by pedal power because the capital welcomes, as it does every year, the arrival of the Tour de France. Paris by bike is a great way to see the sights and enjoy a little light exercise at the same time. So, get in the saddle for some unforgettable two-wheeled tours during your stay at our hotel !
Our tips for visiting Paris by bike
The City of Light has an important network of bike paths that continues to grow. You can rent city bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes or e-bikes equipped with all the useful accessories.
Explore Paris by bike on your own or by taking guided tours through the iconic places of the capital led by experienced guides, or thematic tours. Want to pedal through ‘Eternal Paris’ or ‘Unusual Paris’ ? Then find out what companies such as Paris à Vélo c'est Sympa, Paris Bike Tour or even Cyclopolitain have to offer.
Beautiful routes for discovering the capital
The Hotel Marais Bastille is your guide to discovering the capital under your own power ! Ride the ‘Classic Paris’ route along the Seine to the forecourt of the superb Hôtel de Ville. Glide along the Canal Saint-Martin from the Port d'Arsenal to the Bassin de la Villette. A picturesque journey.
Or if you prefer the Left Bank, you can bike from the Bois de Vincennes to the Bois de Boulogne via the southern part of the capital.
From the district town halls, you can get the leaflet ‘Paris à Vélo, le Bon Plan’ (Paris by Bike, the Good Plan), listing all the trails and cycle routes in Paris. This map is also available at the Maison du Vélo at 37 Boulevard Bourdon 75004.
The Tour de France arrives in Paris on July 29th, 2018
Don’t miss the arrival of the world’s greatest bicycle race on the Champs Elysées on July 29th. The route of the 105th edition of the Tour de France is rich in innovations, starting with a stage in the boneshaking hell of the Roubaix cobblestones. This edition comprises a variety of stages and includes stretches of route that could well be decisive. After 3329 km of an unusual race that started in Noirmoutiers in the Vendée and mainly centred on the west/north-west and south/south-east of France, the Tour de France will climax in the beauty of the Basque Country before the last 115 km stage on Sunday, July 29th between Houilles and the most beautiful avenue in the world. Will Britain's Chris Froome win a 5th victory in this most challenging of events ? Will the Breton Warren Barguil keep the best climber jersey ? Answers in a few weeks on the Champs Elysees ...