Paris on a bike, on skates or a Segway

An alternative to walking, driving and coach tours: bicycle, rollerblade or segway !

Everything runs smoothly in Paris! Discover the City of Light in a different way on a bicycle ride. Especially now that for safe cycling, the French capital today offers more than 1,000 kilometres of bike paths. Thanks to the City of Paris’s cycle-friendly policy, in the long run the capital will have 1,400 kilometres of bicycle lanes! So, on your bike!

4 self-guided cycle itineraries in Paris

And to vary the pleasure, why not try a Segway or rollerblades?

Self-service bike hire

Vélib Métropole - Balade, Paris © Alain LONGEAUD

With Vélib’ Métropole, the City of Paris self-service bicycle hire network, you can pedal in total freedom.

1,400 stations are at your disposal throughout the capital.

Guided bike tours

Paris Bike Tour - Secret tour © Paris Bike Tour

If you want to combine cycling and culture, opt for a guided bicycle tour: it's an original way to see the capital in a new light.

Paris à vélo offers atypical walks like ‘Paris Contrastes’, which combine the bucolic side of the city with modern architecture.

Paris Bike Tour enables you to see the top sights on its ‘Paris en Seine’ bicycle tours along the quaysides, or on its ‘Paris éternel’ bicycle tours around historic sites. And if you prefer assisted means of transport, try their electric bicycle tour: a gentle 3-hour discovery tour of the timeless charm of Paris with family or friends!

Hop on an electric bicycle and let Paris by Bike guide you on a tour taking in the numerous works of street art dotted through the city: it’s nothing short of an open-air museum.

You’ll ride down the Champs-Elysées, the last stage of the race, all the way to the finish line, and hear some great anecdotes and fun facts about the race from your guide along the route.

Bikes with a difference

Holland Bikes Tours and Rentals - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris © OTCP

If you are image conscious, choose a bike with style. Holland Bikes Tours and Rentals offer guided tours on Dutch bikes, the Rolls-Royce of the bicycle.

For a retro ride, Le Grand Huit has a line-up of vintage models (from the 1920s to the 1970s), with decoration and flowers, whilst Blue Fox Travel has you pedalling on one-of-a-kind blue bicycles. Byke&Co offers the chance to try an entertaining and unique tour: a group ride on a ‘bike-bus’ with 10 sets of pedals and a wooden countertop, so you can eat, drink and merry as you pedal your way through Paris.


Rollerblades, quayside road, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Enjoy rollerblading? there are plenty of roller-skating and rollerblading outings all year round in Paris.

Paris Roller has a meet-up every Friday at 9.45pm on Place Raoul-Dautry in front of the Gare Montparnasse, while the Rollers & Coquillages association organizes a rollerblading tour on Sunday afternoons starting from Place de la Bastille.

NB: Tours are suspended until further notice.

By segway or kick scooter

If you want to ride without having to pedal, try the Segway - a vehicle for one user, with two side-by-side wheels – or a kick scooter. They’re electric, hence eco-friendly, and fun and convenient to use.

Fat Tire Tours offers rides to discover the most beautiful attractions in the capital.

The electric kick scooter has taken over the streets of Paris in recent times. You can hire one from Alternative Bike.

Blue Fox Travel

Guided tours

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

Holland Bikes Tours and Rentals

Incentive activities | Guided tours

Discover Paris by bike during a 3-hour guided tour to see the most famous monuments of the capital in a different way: the Eiffel......

Paris Bike Tour

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Le Marais

Since 2002, Paris Bike Tour offers guided bicycle tours of Paris and the surrounding region led by multilingual professional......

Paris à Vélo

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Bastille

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


Vehicle hire
NC, Paris, 75

Visit Paris and the surrounding areas by hiring a Vélib'! Vélib' Métropole is a new generation self-service bicycle hire......

Pari Roller

Jeu et détente
Place Raoul Dautry, Paris, 75015

Pari Roller organize rollerblading tours every Friday night: departure at 10pm from Place Raoul Dautry in the 14th......

Rollers & Coquillages

Jeu et détente
Place de la Bastille, Paris, 75004

Every Sunday afternoon since 1997, the Rolllers & Coquillages association has organized the biggest rollerblading tour in the......


Incentive activities
  • Porte de Versailles - Commerce

It's a special bike that gather team spirit, great atmosphere and sport. Byke&Co adapt a tried and tested concept that already......

Paris by bike

Guided tours
  • République - Gares de l'Est et du Nord

Electric bike city tours. You can choose between different types of tours : gastronomy, street art, Paris by night, high fashion......

Fat Tire Tours

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......

Alternative Bike

Vehicle hire
8 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris, 75010

Alternative Bike propose la location de vélos à assistance électrique, de trottinettes et de skates électriques, ainsi que de......