Paris by bike, an exciting and unique experience
Published on 5 June 2018 in Visit Paris
Paris has long endured bad press from fans of the 'petite reine' or bicycle, as it's more commonly known abroad. However, the city has managed to recover, and its roads now offer smooth travel for both locals and visitors. Discover Paris in a new way during your stay at the Platine Hotel before cheering on the professionals at the Tour de France !
Paris by bike – how to get started
There are more than 700 km of cycle paths in Paris with a target of 1,400 km by the end of 2020. You will be spoiled for choice when devising itineraries; should you stick to the main monuments and sights, or should you wander off the beaten path to explore small shops and restaurants? Thanks to the "Vélib" rental system, there is always a bike to rent nearby whatever the time of day or night. There are 1,800 stations located all over Paris so, if you get tired, you can simply leave your bike and return to the hotel by taxi!
A mythical event
Paris by bike also means the mythical arrival of the Tour de France. The most famous avenue in Paris is taken over for a day that is dedicated to yellow, green, white, and polka dot jerseys. On the 29th of July, you will be able to see the riders who finally finish the Grande Boucle and share their moment of glory on the Champs-Élysées. You will admire their sporting prowess and you'll love the warm friendly atmosphere that the event is known for. It's enough to make you want to jump in the saddle for the trip back to your comfortable room at the Platine Hotel!
Experience a unique feeling of freedom while cycling through Paris! Easy to organise with the "Vélib " rental system, you can adapt your itineraries according to your current interests. And, of course, you can change your mind whenever you want. Time to jump in the saddle !