Paris Cycling Guide


Think like a Parisian and you’ll do well here: Start rides at your local bistro (likely on the ground floor of a Haussmanian building), race out the Paris Basin into the calm and charming countryside, stop at boulangeries as needed, then go straight home and resume your day, as if this exceptional cycling city is completely normal.

  • 7,206 Rides per Week
  • 160,947 Miles per Week
Paris Running Guide

Top Cycling Routes in Paris

  1. Boucle Ouest Parisienne

    • 55.4 mi Distance
    • 3,965 ft Elevation

    This route's got it all. Flat, hilly, forests, rivers — anything you need to enjoy a great ride without to going too far from Paris.

    • 58 Tour Eiffel
    • Bicycle store
    • and 3 more
  2. Crochet de Thoiry par la forêt de Marly-le-Roi

    • 86.5 mi Distance
    • 5,850 ft Elevation

    Test your legs on some challenging climbs on your way out of the Parisian basin and enjoying the crossing of the Marly-le-Roi forest on your way to Thoiry. Afterward, enjoy the ...

    • 58 Tour Eiffel
    • Cafe Panis
    • and 2 more
  3. Anneau de Longchamp

    • 10.6 mi Distance
    • 813 ft Elevation

    Longchamp is the place to go if you don't have time to get too far outside of the city. The loop is under 4 kilometers long and can be used for intense training sessions. Be pre...

    • La Grande Cascade
  4. Polygone de Vincennes

    • 11.0 mi Distance
    • 622 ft Elevation

    The Polygone in Vincennes is the slightly shorter and narrower eastern version of the Longchamp ring in the west of Paris. It's a great place for focused training and group rides.

    • Circuit cycliste de Vincennes
    • Lac de Saint-Mandé
    • and 2 more
  5. Paris - Fontainebleau - Paris

    • 104.9 mi Distance
    • 4,851 ft Elevation

    Here's a challenging quest for green in the Île-de-France area. You will cross various well known forests, the biggest of them all being the one of Fontainebleau.

    • Jardins de l'Arsenal
    • La Boulangerie Tolbiac
    • and 2 more
  6. Longue chevreuse

    • 118.4 mi Distance
    • 7,669 ft Elevation

    This is a pretty tough one, so keep your effort under control and pack plenty of calories before you set out. This ride will take right into the forest of Rambouillet, through V...

    • Café La Chaumière
    • L'Ermitage
    • and 2 more
  7. La vallée de L'Oise

    • 113.4 mi Distance
    • 6,079 ft Elevation

    The goal of this ride is to through the Oise Regional Nature Reserve. It's a long one, but well worth the investment — you'll by historic chateaus and through picturesque French...

  8. Vallée de Chevreuse

    • 87.8 mi Distance
    • 6,378 ft Elevation

    This route out of Paris and to the southwest is a treat for the eyes and a challenge for the legs.

    • Café de la Poste
    • Café La Chaumière
    • and 3 more
  9. Entre Seine et Marne

    • 37.9 mi Distance
    • 2,038 ft Elevation

    Enjoy a long cruise along the Seine River, and then along the Marne river. Things will get a bit more serious once you reach Chennevières-sur-Marne; you'll climb the rue Casenav...

    • Giant
    • La Bicyclette
    • La Boulangerie Tolbiac
  10. Introduction au Vexin

    • 71.8 mi Distance
    • 5,507 ft Elevation

    This is an introduction to the Vexin Regional Nature Reserve. The ride will lead you out of the capital city without getting too far in the Vexin but enough for a first experien...

    • L'échappée belle