Bike Tour to Giverny
We start in the medieval town of Vernon where we will buy our picnic supplies.
After Vernon we'll pick up a bike trail to Monet's house and gardens at Giverny where you'll have the opportunity to do a one-hour visit of the house and gardens on your own.
After you have enjoyed the house and gardens we'll leave the tourist crowds behind and begin our journey into the tranquil and scenic countryside of the Epte river valley. About 10km after leaving Giverny we'll stop to have our picnic lunch next to this beautiful 18th century mill on the banks of the Epte River.
After our picnic lunch we'll rejoin the dedicated bike trail that we'll enjoy riding on for the rest of the day. The bike trail will take us through a scenic valley and along the way we'll pass by small villages and hamlets.
We'll pass by lovely meadows and the occasional chateau.
The destination for our journey will be the medieval town of Gisors. Gisors is a lovely and lively little town famous for its 11th to 12th century motte and bailey type stone fortress.
Starting the Day: We start the day meeting at the bike rental store and then ride through Paris to the Gare Saint-Lazare. We take the bikes on the train to Vernon and start the ride. At the end of the ride we take the train back from Gisors to Gare Saint-Lazare and then ride to the rental store to return the bikes.
Tour Cost: 295€ - This is the price for your group, not a per person cost.
Additional Costs: Train Ticket – 28.70€pp, Bike Rental – 30€pp, Admission to Monet's house - 9.50€pp
Total round trip train time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Touring Time: 7 hours
Total Tour Time: 9-1/4 hours (This does not include the visit to Monet's house and gardens)
Distance: 43km / 27 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy. The terrain on this ride is very flat. This is a great ride for anyone who is looking for an easy but very scenic bike ride. However, due to the distance involved it is best that you be fit and are capable of riding 43km in distance.