Paris by bike; riding and sightseeing at your own pace
Publish on Sunday, 10 June 2018 in Visit Paris
Paris by bike is the best way to tour the French capital and discover it from another angle. Enjoy a sporty, healthy and fun ride as you visit the most attractive neighbourhoods and the most emblematic monuments, all at your own pace, and according to your own itinerary. All this can be yours when you stay at the Hotel Comète, and if your timing is right you can also catch the arrival of the Tour de France.
Soak up the Parisian ambience while cycling
Great efforts have been taken in recent years to make the streets of Paris pleasant and practicable for cyclists. Glide along the edge of the Seine, ride through the neighbourhoods of the historic centre and coast down narrow, winding streets. You will feel the ambience of Paris at every turn of the wheel ...
The southern part of Paris boasts a wide variety of districts and attractions. Head from the Montparnasse Tower to the Eiffel Tower and ride along the quays of the Seine’s Left Bank to the Esplanade des Invalides before taking the world-famous Boulevard Saint-Germain to the Pont de Sully. A pleasant journey of some 10 km!
Another circuit will introduce you to the north of Paris from the superb Parc Monceau to the Place de Stalingrad via the districts of Pigalle, Montmartre and Barbès.
Want to try a ride along the Seine? A route takes you 6.5 km along the majestic Seine quays by looping from the Place de la Concorde and the Île de la Cité.
Prefer a ride that’s closer to nature? Set off from the start of the Coulée Verte elevated linear park in the 12th. At about 5 km this route crosses a beautiful green landscape from the Jardin de Reuilly to Lake Dausmesnil and the Bois de Vincennes.
You can discover Paris by bike independently or supervised by experienced guides who will take you on thematic tours or to the capital's iconic locations.
Tour de France 2018; last spin on the Champs-Elysées
The Tour de France, the world’s greatest bicycle race, will reach its electrifying climax on July 29th as the competitors pedal to the finish line along the most beautiful avenue in the world, as has been the tradition since 1975.
The route of this 105th edition of the Tour certainly holds a few surprises, including a hellishly bone rattling run along the cobblestones of Roubaix. This year the Tour is shorter, but the various stages will prove brutally decisive.
Starting out on July 7th, 2018 from Noirmoutiers in the Vendée, the runners will complete a 3,329 km course focusing mainly on the west/north-west and south/south-east parts of the country. The action reaches a peak in more ways than one in the beautiful mountains of the Basque Country before the final stage of 115 km, which runs from Houilles to Paris and is scheduled for Sunday, July 29th.
This edition’s route harbours challenges for all riders, including Chris Froome, who is aiming for a 5th win. The cobbles and stages exposed to the winds are only two examples .... To attend the triumphal arrival after 21 stages and cheer on the world’s greatest sprinters, punches, rouleurs and climbers, be in Paris on July 29th.