Cycling might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Paris, but maybe it should be. After all, with a resurgence of interest and a continued push by city officials to improve cycling infrastructure, bike rentals are quickly becoming the simplest and most enjoyable way to tour the city (from April – November, anyway). They also come with the added bonus of letting you explore areas well off the beaten path while avoiding tourist pitfalls like crowded metro lines and, even worse, obnoxious tour buses.
If you’re ready to take to the streets and explore Paris like a local, here are Spinlister’s top 11 mapped bike routes to help get you going.
1.) PARIS BEST OF BIKE TOUR
2.) PARIS HIDDEN GEMS OF THE RIGHT BANK BIKE TOUR
Find the Perfect Ride for all your Paris Bike Tours:
3.) PARIS HIDDEN GEMS OF THE LEFT BANK BIKE TOUR
Take a spin to some of the lesser known sights of the Left Bank, including a hidden flowery village, a beautiful mosque and tea house, and the biggest China Town in Europe. Click to go to map or read more.
4.) PARIS WOODS: VINCENNES TO BOULOGNE BIKE TOUR
5.) PARIS SECRET PASSAGES BIKE TOUR
6.) PARIS STREET FOOD BIKE TOUR
7.) PARIS LA COULEE VERTE BIKE TOUR
“Go south, young man.” No, seriously – hop on Paris’ la Coulee Verte and take a ride south of the city to check out some beautiful suburban scenes rarely visited by tourists. Click to go to map or read more.
8.) PARIS CEMETERIES BIKE TOUR
9.) PARIS NIGHT OUT ON THE RIGHT BANK BIKE TOUR
If a classic Parisian night on the town is what you’re after, the Right Bank won’t disappoint. Take a ride to some of the most delicious and entertaining districts the city has to offer. Click to go to map or read more.
10.) PARIS NIGHT OUT ON THE LEFT BANK BIKE TOUR
For a taste of Parisian entertainment away from (most of) the tourists, head south of the Seine and pedal your way to some of the coolest districts the Left Bank has to offer. Click to go to map or read more.
11.) PARIS CAFES BIKE TOUR
Throughout the French capital, roasteries and artisan cafes have been popping up with more and more regularity. Come see what all the delicious, black, drip brew fuss is about. Click to go to map or read more.