Private bike tours outside Paris
Bike Tour to Giverny
We start in the medieval town of Vernon where we'll briefly explore its historic downtown and visit its iconic mill and dungeon.
After our visit to Vernon we'll pick up a bike trail to Monet's house and gardens at Giverny where you'll visit the house and gardens on your own.
After you have enjoyed the house and gardens we'll leave the tourist crowds behind and begin our journey into the tranquil and scenic countryside of the Epte river valley.
Not long into our journey we'll join a dedicated bike trail that we'll enjoy riding on for the rest of the day. Along the way the bike trail will take us through some small villages and hamlets and pass by the occasional château.
Along the way you'll have the option of leaving the bike trail to visit various sites and attractions that I'll make you aware of. The destination for our journey will be the medieval town of Gisors.
Gisors is a lovely and lively little town famous for its 11th to 12th century motte and bailey type stone fortress. We can stop for a café and/or pastry and admire its spectacular church and many ancient half-timbered buildings.
Starting the Day: We start the day meeting at the bike rental store and then ride through Paris to the Gare Saint-Lazare. We take the bikes on the train to Vernon and start the ride. At the end of the ride we take the train back from Gisors to Gare Saint-Lazare and then ride to the rental store to return the bikes.
Tour Cost: 270€ - This is the price for your group, not a per person cost. It includes my guiding fee and a picnic lunch for 3 participants (four including myself). I can't carry everything on my bike so we can stop along the way so additional participants can get picnic lunch supplies.
Additional Costs: Train Ticket – 26.00€pp Bike Rental – 20€ to 30€pp
Times: Below are the estimated times to ride from the rental store to the train and back at the end of the day. You'll also find the estimated train travel times (from and back to Paris) and the time spent touring. The train time includes time spent upon entry to the train station, waiting for the train and time spent on the train. The time spent touring is inclusive of breaks, lunch and time to visit any scheduled sites.
Ride from the rental store to the train station and back: 20 minutes
Train time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Touring Time: 5+- hours
Total Tour Time: 7+- hours (This does not include the visit to Monet's house and gardens)
Distance: 38km / 24 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy. The terrain on this ride is very flat. This is a great ride for families, novices and anyone who is looking for an easy (provided you can pedal the indicated distance) but very scenic bike ride.
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