Bicycle hire in Paris

Discover Paris at your own rhythm by bicycle along adapted routes or on organized tours

 

Randonnée à bicyclette, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Thanks to the policy of the Paris City Council, the bicycle is gaining ground: today 700 kilometres of bike paths are available to cyclists. With its ‘Bike Plan’, Paris is developing 200 kilometres of new bike paths in 2017; by the end of 2020, it aims to have a total of 1,400 kilometres of bike paths.

Near to the main train stations and the principal tourist routes, you’ll find companies renting bicycles for a day, a weekend or a week. (cf. list below)

Regularly serviced, sometimes equipped with baskets or with child seats, bicycles can be hired at one agency and returned to another in the same chain.  Be careful though, Paris is not like Amsterdam and some thoroughfares are not exclusively reserved for bicycles. 

Cycling routes and rules

‘Paris breathes!’ The Parc Rives de Seine, opened in 2017, is a new haven of peace for pedestrians and cyclists, who can now venture along the car-free riverbanks. On Sunday and public holidays, some parts of Paris are also pedestrianized, like the Canal Saint-Martin district, and the La Roquette and Luxembourg districts.

However, if you want to breeze along happily, make sure you keep in mind the highway code (fines are always possible), and don’t forget the necessary equipment: bell, 2 brakes, sidelights and insurance. The wearing of helmets is strongly recommended. And get yourself a good anti-theft device.

 Map of bicycle lanes in Paris

Paris bike tour Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Le Marais
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Since 2002, Paris Bike Tour offers guided bicycle tours of Paris and the surrounding region led by multilingual professional......

Paris à vélo c'est sympa Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours

Forget about daily traffic, stress and worries: 'Paris à vélo c'est sympa' is here to take you on an extraordinary tour of the......

Fat Tire Tours Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Tour Eiffel - Invalides

Visit Paris by bike, Segway, on foot or skip the line at a famous museum with Fat Tire Tours! We are the original Paris bike......

Blue Fox Travel Adhérent

Guided tours
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Blue Fox Travel offers magnificent and comfortable visits by blue bikes! Just follow our guides, who love Paris and its history,......

Cyclopolitain Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

Take a seat in one of our 100% ecological and comfortable electric CycloTaxis where your driver will tell you all you need to......

Holland Bikes Tours and Rentals Adhérent

Guided tours
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Discover Paris in a different way on a 3hr bike tour. These tours are available for the whole family (12 years+), with French,......

Authentic Tours Adhérent

Guided tours

Guided tours in Paris for individuals, groups and families with children. Trips to Versailles, the Louvre, the Orsay Museum.......

Paris Rando Vélo

Guided tours
  • Le Marais

Paris Rando vélo organizes free bike rides every Friday night, and on the 3rd Sunday of each month. . The bike tours last 2 hrs......