Best Cycling Trails in Paris

Paris City Tours

Best Cycling Trails

Paris was redesigned in recent years to fit in the cycling enthusiasts among travelers. More than 700 kilometers of cycling paths have been added and the whole system of cycling revamped to accommodate and promote more cycling in the French Capital. The Vélib’ rental scheme has completed more than a decade of successful operation and has about 20,000 bikes, 1,200 stations, and 90,000 everyday users. Below is a discussion regarding the best cycling paths in the city that you can use on your Paris city tours.

Parc De Bercy to Noisiel (25.1km)

This trail starts at Parc de Bercy, which is abundant with wildlife in the middle of the cosmopolitan city. After this, you navigate the curves along the Bois de Vincennes, which has an interesting organic farm, if you would like a quick stopover. The trail then travels through the city’s second, mostly-overlooked river, Marne. This then drifts through the Saint-Maurice, which is close to the river and culminates in Noisiel.

Stalingrad to Bois De Vincennes (12.4km)

This trail begins at Canal Saint-Martin district, which is a glitzy location in itself. You can stop over at some of the attractive restaurants and bars here before resuming your journey. Then you will find exotic gardens and canals along the path after which you go underground. Once you emerge outside at Bastille, things may get a little crowded and you may have to dismount here.

After the roundabout, you begin a climb to the Promenade Plantée, which is a railway viaduct from the 19th century. This is covered with trees and you will eventually get to Bois de Vincennes. Finally, the Lac des Minimes concludes the journey beautifully.

Trocadéro Gardens to Bois De Boulogne (9.8km)

This route is ideal if you want to get rid of the traffic while enjoying the views of the city. The trail starts at Trocadéro Gardens and gets you through the legs of the Eiffel Tower. Then, you venture into the Champ de Mars. You turn to the Île aux Cygnes, which is a secret island of the city before heading back to the Bois de Boulogne, which spans 850-hectare.

Place De La République to Parc Des Buttes-Chaumont (5.1km)

This is a comparatively short trail but it will get you through the highest point of Paris. If you are up to the task, get top the pedals at Place de la République and ride eastwards to the Parmentier metro station. Take a left towards the Oberkampf and then the ascent to the Télégraphe metro station begins. The 485-foot summit offers a great view of the city as well as a rewarding descent to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.