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!
And to vary the pleasure, why not try a Segway or rollerblades?
Self-service bike hire
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
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.
Bikes with a difference
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.
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.