Paris is the city of romance and what could be more romantic to a cyclist than a ride through Paris, home of the final stage of the Tour de France? Even for recreational riders, there is much to be found in Paris, as it was just named one of The 20 most Bicycle-Friendly Cities of the World. While hardcore roadies may want to consider riding in the countryside, Paris has become a city very open to touring by bicycle.
Bike Hire Companies in Paris:
Velib – The city’s bike-share program boasts a large number of stations throughout the whole of Paris where you can pick up a bike using your credit card and use it for 30-minute periods for about EU2. These are city bikes with very basic mechanical setups, but have an artistic flair and can be fun for short jaunts. Please, do keep in mind there have been issues with Velib holding deposits for up to 15 days.
Bike About Tours – Simple city bikes for rent, usually in conjunction with a tour of the city, but also for individual exploration. Rent is EU10 for less than four hours and EU15 for more than four.
Paris Bike Company – This company specializes in high-end bikes with Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace components at a very reasonable price, although the Cannondale models on their website appear to be a few years old. This may be a good option for those interested in some serious road-riding in the countryside just outside Paris, as the business is located just south of the city.
Holiday Bikes – Offering MTB, hybrid, city, and electric bikes, Holiday Bikes has three locations in Paris to serve you. Bikes rent by the day for EU12-25 depending on the model and the company also rentals motor scooters.
Scooter Rental Paris – City bikes and tandems for rent by the half-day and up. A full day is between EU15-20 for a single bike. This company also rents motor-scooters from its two locations