If you are looking for a fun family activity in Paris, I highly recommend a Paris Bike Tour.
We took the Fat Tire Tours Paris when we went to Paris and the whole family loved it. We actually went on our Paris bike tour the day we arrived from the United States so to say we were all a bit jet-lagged is an understatement. My older daughter was begging for a nap before we left for the tour. Look at that face though, a bike tour was just what we needed.
I knew getting us all adjusted to the time change would be difficult so I booked a Fat Bike Tours Paris our first afternoon to keep us moving and it was a great decision. Not only was the fresh air and activity great for keeping us awake it also gave us a great primer for the city both in history and seeing many monuments. My daughters actually quoted our tour guide on several occasions throughout the rest of our week in Paris when we visited sites.
This Paris by bike tour was a perfect orientation to the city for our family. The biking is easy and flat during this Paris Bike Tour and my ten-year-old daughter had no trouble keeping up with the group. They had a smaller kid size bike that was perfect for her.
Fat Tire Tours Paris can provide bikes to match all levels of skill. They even have toddler seats, trailers or tandem attachments. There is no age minimum or maximum these bike tours Paris. It is suitable for everyone as long as you can ride a bike!
The Paris bike tour is a mix of biking and then stops where the guide provides educational information and fun stories. The bike seats are big and comfy and you bike for the most 20 minutes at a time before you stop. You also have fantastic photo opportunities throughout the Paris Fat Tour Bike Tour. Cycling along the banks of the Seine River is an amazing experience that none of us will soon forget.
My girls’ number one thing they wanted to see in Paris was, of course, the Eiffel Tour and we got views of it from many different angles and our tour guide even took a family photo for us.
Sites On Paris Bike Tour
On the tour, you will see the following sites
- Eiffel Tower
- Alexander III Bridge
- Tuileries Gardens
- Louvre Museum
- Les Invalides
- Napoléon’s Tomb
- Place de la Concorde
The tours depart at 10:30 am or 2:30 pm. We had enough time to get from the airport to our apartment, have some quick lunch and then get to the tour in the 15th arrondissement for our 2:30 pm tour. The tours are approximately 3 hours long and seemed the perfect length to keep everyone’s interest.
Our tour guide helped recommend a spot for a quick dinner after the tour and after that, we headed back to our holiday apartment to get some sleep. This really helped us get adjusted to the new time zone.
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How to book Bike Tours in Paris
You can book a bike tour Paris directly through the Fat Tire Website. They are also giving Everyday Savvy Readers 10% off with the coupon code EVERYDAYSAVVY. This code is good on the following tours: Paris Day Bike Tour, Paris Night Bike Tour, Versailles Bike Tour, Monet’s Garden Bike Tour, and the Best of Paris Bike Tour.
You can also book through Viator. Here is a direct link to the Fat Tire Paris Day Tour.
If you are considering any other tours in Paris, be sure to check out this page that has Paris tours and activities up to 40% off!
Disclosure: Our family experienced a Paris Day Bike Tour as guests of Fat Tire Tours, but as always, all opinions are our own.
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We looked at Fat Tire bike tours while we were in Paris, too, but decided to walk everywhere! Reading your review I wish we’d tried it! Hopefully next time. 🙂
We walked a lot too but this was fun for something different.
Mini Travellers says
That looks like such a great way to explore the city. I’d love that. Thanks for sharing with us on #MondayEscapes
Thanks! We had a great time and it kept us awake on our first day.
I love Paris (who doesn’t?) but I always find it so so difficult to navigate. This sounds like a brilliant way of taking in some of the key sites, but also figuring out how to get round Paris, and where everything is in relation to each other. I think half my problem is using the metro – you never get an idea of how it all fits together.
I agree. This really helps you get a feel for the city. I love the Metro but you are right that it makes it harder to get a real feel for how it fits together.
Judie T says
We did a Fat Tire Bike tour to Versailles–it was a highlight of our Paris trip! And I completely agree, the best antidote to jet lag and the incredible fatigue of an 11 hour plus flight is fresh air and movement!
Sounds like a great bike tour. I would love to try that one too.