Exploring Paris on a bike, tips
Visiting Paris on a bike makes this experience even more special. Follow these tips and find out why!
Whether you are an experienced biker or not, Paris is rich in itineraries to follow on a bike! Here are some tips.
Like many other European cities, Paris offers the possibility to take advantage of a bike-sharing service as well. Once you have rented your bike in Paris, you are ready to follow the best itineraries.
Cycling in Paris, tips
One of the most beautiful bike paths in Paris is the one along the Seine, the river in the very heart of the city.
The bike path is about 10 km long. It goes from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, including the Île de la Cité, and then goes back on the other side of the river to Trocadéro, the monumental area in the proximities of the Eiffel Tower. This itinerary allows you to discover the heart of Paris by bicycle! Another real plus is that it is suitable for everyone, even for children or for those who are less trained since it is almost on flat roads.
If you don’t feel sure about riding a bike alone in Paris, you can take part in bike tours! In Paris, there are lots of bike tours organized by individuals, organizations, and associations that allow you to discover the city with other travelers. There are different types of tours, based on the duration and on the difficulty.
One more way to explore Paris on your bike is to go bike cafes.
In addition to the traditional cafès in Paris, you can also find some really special ones, the bike cafes! These places, entirely decorated inspired by the world of cycling, are perfect for a stop between one ride and another. You can even buy themed souvenirs, new equipment, or accessories!