Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Any information on bike rentals at Fontainebleau or Versailles?

Any information on bike rentals at Fontainebleau or Versailles?

Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:26 PM
  #1  
Alice
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Any information on bike rentals at Fontainebleau or Versailles?

Does anyone know of a place to rent bikes by Fontainebleau or Versailles chateaux? Are you permitted to ride them on the grounds? Would prefer to rent 'hourly' rather than some kind of organized biking tour. Thanks for any info you may have.
 
Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:32 PM
  #2  
David
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
There is a place on the grounds of Versailles where you can rent bikes by the hour and ride around in the park there. It looked like a lot of fun

The rental stand was next to the restaurant that's near the big fountains, on the park side of the palace.
 
Apr 2nd, 2002, 02:43 PM
  #3  
Alice
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks, David...sounds just right...
 
Apr 2nd, 2002, 02:52 PM
  #4  
Howard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
From the research I've done, the rate in 2001 was around $4-5 an hour.
 
Apr 3rd, 2002, 07:19 AM
  #5  
Veronica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I just returned from Paris and did cycling in Versailles. It was the most wonderful part of the trip. I rented a bike and tour around tha Canel. It took me an hour to circle around with time for photo taking and rest. It costed EUR5 an hour.
 
Apr 3rd, 2002, 10:26 AM
  #6  
Alice
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks, everyone... appreciate the input.
 
Apr 3rd, 2002, 12:27 PM
  #7  
danna
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Verionica -

What type of bikes were available? Were they racing-type road bikes or something else? Do you think this would be a suitable location for some fairly intense biking? any hills? It's killing my husband not to be able to "train" for a few days while we are in Paris Thanks for the help.
 
Apr 5th, 2002, 05:56 AM
  #8  
Veronica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I am afraid that all are leisure type but not racing type. The roads are straght and plain, but no hills at all.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:49 AM.