Paris by bike
It may have taken longer than some European cities, but Paris has now really started cycling! Today, it’s a pleasure to explore the capital by pedal power at your own pace. The Chess Hotel team offers a freewheeling guide to making the most of the city’s cycling opportunities during your Parisian stay.
Discovering Paris on two wheels
Of course, you don’t need to bring your own bicycle if you want to discover the various districts of Paris under your own steam. The first thing to remember is that the whole capital is equipped with Vélib' stations where you can do self-service bike rental. Using this bike share scheme, you travel around the city freely or enjoy a fun ride back to your starting point. Would you prefer to take a guided cycling tour? See what Paris Bike Tour have to offer. This agency provides tours with a specialist guide on various themes in accordance with your interests, and can even include a tasting if you wish.
The greatest of cycling events; the arrival of the Tour de France
What would the month of July be without the famous Tour de France? Share the excitement with tens of thousands of Parisians on July 28th during the last leg of this year’s gruelling 3,460-kilometre clash between the world’s greatest competitive cyclists. Arrived at the end of three weeks of suffering and exploits, the riders gear up for a sprint finish on the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Élysées, to the cheers of the public. Our team will be able to tell you where to find the best vantage point for making the most of the spectacle.
For total freedom, autonomy, and tranquillity, discover Paris by bike. If you don’t feel up to the challenge, save yourself some effort by riding an electric bike. Get in the saddle!
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