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

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.

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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!

Rentabike Paris will take you on a 3-hour guided tour of the heart of the city of Light, taking in the must-sees: the Montorgueil district, Place de la Concorde, the Lutèces arenas, Ile Saint Louis... All adapted to the level of adults and children.

L'Equipier Vélo, accompanied and led by a former sports journalist, Claude Droussent, will take you on a guided tour in the footsteps of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (arenas, major stadiums, emblematic sites, themed exhibitions, etc.).

The French Way offers tours by electric Solex to discover the Paris Left Bank (the history of Paris: from the Middle Ages, via Notre-Dame, the Sorbonne, the Pantheon etc) or the Paris Right Bank (from Les Halles, to Place Vendôme, the Berges, for the Paris of the party).

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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.

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

Pari Roller has a meet-up every Friday at 9.00pm for a departure at 9:30pm on Place Raoul-Dautry in front of the Gare Montparnasse.

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 or SIXT SHARE e-scooter rental or by downloading the Dott app and scan the QR code on the vehicule, after creating your account.

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