August 28th. 2020.
From today everyone in Paris is required to wear a mask when they are out and about, in stores, cafes, restaurants etc. The directive states that face masks are not required when riding bikes, so we will leave it up to you if you want to wear a mask while riding a bike while on tour with us. However, as we do make a couple of stops on our tour where you can get off the bikes to walk around, don’t forget to have your mask handy so that you can wear it when required.
The weather should still be good in September, so it’s a great time to join us on a small group tour around the city and yes, we are still taking private tour bookings. See you soon!
July 29th. 2020.
Paris is very very quiet right now because of the global travel restrictions. However, we’ve been doing small group bike tours for a few weeks now and it’s been really wonderful to take small groups around our beautiful city.
All the major attractions are open, with restrictions in place, but this has created a really unique opportunity to see Paris in a very relaxed and uncrowded way. The summer weather is also being enjoyed as cafes and restaurants have created outdoor terraces for people to enjoy, giving the city a real Mediterranean vibe which many locals have expressed a desire to see extended, even after Covid19 is assigned to the history books.
Even if you don’t take a bike tour (though obviously we think you should) we think now would be a great time to visit Paris and enjoy seeing the city in the sun without the long lines and crowds everywhere.
We’re taking usual bookings and private tours too. Contact us about private tours, or book a tour using this website today.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
July 6th. 2020.
We’ve been delighted to welcome guests this month who have joined us on tours in Paris and Versailles. As we learn more about the virus it’s become clear that riding bikes and being outside is very safe indeed. Groups are smaller, due really to the travel restrictions, so most of our tours have been just a handful of people which is great for you, even if we’d be happier to see more people.
You can book tours on this website as usual and we’re excited to welcome you soon!
June 15th. 2020.
Europe’s borders reopened to on-continent travelers today. This means people from the European Union’s 27 nations, as well as those in the Schengen passport-free travel area, are now free to travel once more and as such we will re-start tours from now.
Announcing Monday’s reopening of borders and Paris restaurants, French President Emmanuel Macron said it’s time to “rediscover our taste for freedom” and, like all of you, we are ready to do just that!
You can book tours through our website from now and contact us about private tours also.
At this stage, Europe, as a continent, is still closed to Americans, Asians, and other international tourists, but we’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon if you’re from those places.
Being outside and observing social distance is the safest way to “rediscover your taste for freedom” and bike tours are perfect for this. Nonetheless, we’ve got hand sanitizer at the ready and will be cleaning the bikes after each tour to make sure we all remain safe and healthy.
We’re excited to get back on the road as soon as we can, and we look forward to seeing you!
April 29th. 2020.
After nearly two months of lockdown the city of Paris will gradually begin to re-open from May 11th. The emergence from lockdown will be gradual and we’re looking at how the various limits and restrictions affect us as the city comes back to life.
It will have been a long two months for sure, and we’re all keen to get back on our bikes as soon as we can. However, we want to make sure everything is done to ensure our staff and guests are safe so we’re going to work closely with the city to make sure that happens.
We’ll update this page as soon as there is more information. Until then thanks for your interest and support and we look forward to seeing you soon.
March 18th. 2020.
Bike About has currently suspended tours in response to COVID -19. We’re all self-isolating as per the government’s orders. We wish you well in your own quarantine! Don’t worry – when all of this is passed we’ll be hitting the ground running (biking).
Missing picnics during your quarantine? Our Versailles tour will be back in action as soon as possible. Ready to toast to good health and happiness when this is over? Our Champagne tours have got your back! Studying up on French history while you’re locked away? Great! See all of your new favorites come to life on our Paris Monuments or our Hidden Paris Tour. Maybe you’re missing the night life most of all? Our Paris Night Tour or our Wine and Cheese nights will fill you with joy and community.
Until then, rest up, be well, and remember that “après la pluie, le beau temps”
See you soon,
The Bike About Team