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Discover our destinations The surroundings of Paris

In a few words... The surroundings of Paris

Season

from Easter to Halloween

Difficulty

from easy to moderate

Themes

historical patrimony, gastronomy, arts and crafts, family

Escape from Paris by bike

Escape from Paris and discover superb forests, enchanting natural sites and the jewels of our historical heritage within easy cycling distance: this is the programme that awaits you.

Over just two or three days, you can easily explore one of the four destinations we offer. Less than an hour from Paris, you can ride through a majestic state-owned forest or along the Seine River on a small, easy road.

You will enjoy the cycling paths in the forests of Rambouillet or Compiègne, unless you prefer a more challenging route in the Chevreuse Valley.

Whatever the case, you are spoiled for choice: a village of artists, a castle or an abbey steeped in history, a superb panorama on the Seine to admire at a bend in the road...

So don't wait any longer to take a breath of fresh air and discover sites that will charm you! For more inspiration, check out the examples of routes around Paris that we have put together.

Examples of indicative prices:

Circuit for 2 persons: 3 days and 2 nights half-board: € 350/per person
Circuit for 4 persons: 3 days and 2 nights with breakfast: € 250/per person

The Lubéron and the Alpilles
The surroundings of Paris
Bordeaux and its region
The Cathar Country
The Périgord and the Lot
The Provençal Drôme

Recharge your batteries in an unexpected natural surrounding

Fontainebleau region

Fontainebleau is naturally known for its imperial castle and its French gardens, as is Vaux-le-Vicomte, located not far from there. Also, enjoy escaping into the heart of nature deep in an enchanting forest, home to a multitude of animal and plant species. Around it, you will find many charming villages, cradles of Impressionism. Follow in the painters' footsteps through museums, galleries, artists' houses... and dive into their sources of inspiration.

Rambouillet and the Valley of the Chevreuse

Welcome to the Chevreuse Valley, a land of bucolic, cultural and sporting discoveries. Within this natural regional park, you can enjoy the fresh air of the Rambouillet forest: 30,000 hectares dotted with ponds, oaks, pines and a refuge for countless wild animals. This rich heritage will plunge you right into the heart of the history of the Kingdom of France. Follow in the footsteps of the Sun King by visiting the castles of Dampierre and Breteuil or go from one discovery to another in the gardens of the Château de Rambouillet.

Chantilly and its surroundings

By staying in the Chantilly area, you will experience a thousand adventures with your family. Here again, natural surroundings abound in the forests of Chantilly, Compiègne or Ermenonville. The castles (Lamorlaye, Compiègne, Pierrefonds...), abbeys (Royaumont, Chaalis...) and cathedrals (Senlis, Pontoise) bear witness to a land deeply marked by the Middle Ages. The 7,800 hectares of the Domaine de Chantilly with the château and its Musée Condé, the gardens designed by Le Nôtre and the Grandes Écuries are a must. And, to delight young and old alike, there are two amusement parks nearby: the Asterix Park and the Mer de Sable.

The Bends of the Seine from Mantes-la-Jolie to Honfleur

Along the Bends of the Seine, you will come across charming towns and villages and admire the landscapes that have inspired so many artists. Giverny will invite you to Claude Monet's gardens and its many art galleries. You will continue your artistic journey by visiting the Nicolas Poussin Museum in Andelys where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the river and its valley from the Château de La Roche-Guyon or Château-Gaillard. Beyond the beautiful city of Rouen, you can wander along the bends of Duclair, Jumièges or Villequier, taking in   superb abbeys and getting on and off the ferry to change banks. You could even end up in Honfleur if you add a few kilometers to the counter!

Prepare my trip

5 good reasons to choose Évasion à vélo

accessible tailor-made solution

The accessible tailor-made solution

Simple and direct access to customized products at an affordable price

For all profiles

For all profiles

Whether you go alone, with a partner or with friends, our trips are suitable for everyone, whatever the age and level.

Authentic regions

Authentic regions

You will discover the authenticity and originality of the regions proposed on carefully chosen small roads

Modular services

Modular services

You benefit from real flexibility in your choice of services: duration, accommodation, activities...

The choice of themes

The choice of themes

You focus your circuit around the themes that truly interest you: historical heritage, viticulture, gastronomy, arts and crafts

Some examples of trips

Cycling holidays as a couple in the Cathar Country

A sporty couple would like to discover the Cathar Country by bike. Évasion à vélo developed a tailor-made one-week stay around the most beautiful Cathar castles.

Family bike trip in the Paris region: around Chantilly

A couple would like to take a bike tour around Paris with their two children aged 10 and 12. Évasion à vélo created a 3-day itinerary that combines all the family's wishes: heritage, nature and theme park are on the program.

Family cycling holidays in the Medoc and the Arcachon bay area

A couple would like to spend a cycling holiday with their two children aged 4 and 12. Évasion à vélo created a fully customized 8-day trip for this family, balancing fun activities around the Arcachon Bay and discovery of the wines of Médoc.