A bicycle is a wonderful way to see France, whether it's the neighborhoods of Paris or the French countryside. The Tour de France's host nation, there is a reason cycling is so popular here, with the country's mix of mountains, seasides and lush wine country. Consult this list of the best bicycle tours of France. The tours typically include bicycle rental, but confirm that before you book.
If you aren't quite up to several days of cycling, start smaller with this fun 3-hour bicycle tour of Paris. This tour hits the Marais, les Halles, Le Louvre, the Seine River and the two Parisian islands, culminating at Notre-Dame Cathedral.
This 7-hour tour departs Paris via train for the village of Vernon and its produce market. From there, travel by bike to a park for a picnic lunch from your market finds, and then your bike three miles to Giverny. The tour includes entry to Monet's Garden, and a 1.5-hour bile tour of the lush grounds.
This bicycle tour of Paris provides a chance to see the side of Paris sadly missed by many tourists. This tour passes through the city's neighborhoods and outskirts in a three-hour afternoon ride. A nice bonus for couples is the option to get a tandem bicycle.
The Versailles Biking Tour is a unique way to experience and see the Chateau of Versailles, and the tour also passes through the hundreds of acres of gardens surrounding the chateau. The eight-hour tour includes roundtrip train tickets from Paris and entry to Versailles.