Once a deposit has been made to reserve a specific tour date I will provide you with my cell phone number.
Bike Store Name, Website and Location
For most of my tours (except for the ''3 Hour Marne River and Bois de Vincennes Tour'', ''The Marne River Tour'' and the ''3 Hour Paris's Nearby Countryside Tour'') we meet at the bike rental store to get the rental bikes. The bike store is located in the 2nd arrondissement at the corner of rue Beauregard and rue Poissonnière. The specific address is 2 rue Beauregard and the name of the store is Allo Vélo (www.allovelo.com). You can click on the link below to see a map of the location of the bike rental store:
Tour participants will be given directions/instructions to take the métro/RER from wherever they are staying to the bike store.
Meeting Location for the ''3 Hour Marne River and Bois de Vincennes Tour'', ''The Marne River Tour'' and the ''3 Hour Paris's Nearby Countryside Tour''
For these 3 tours we will meet in my town of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (located in a suburb just outside of Paris) at the RER A train station called Le Parc de Saint-Maur. Tour participants will be given directions/instructions to take the métro/RER from wherever they are staying to Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.
Bikes and Equipment
If you click on the link below you can see a photo and get the specs for the bikes you'll be riding on your tour:
For shorter riders/kids the touring bikes may be too large and if that is the case then you will be riding mountain bikes suitably sized for shorter riders.
Each rider will be provided with a helmet (if desired) and each bike will have a water bottle rack and water bottle as well as a small saddle bag on the handlebars to store small personal items (cell phone, camera, wallet, etc.). At least one bike per tour group will also be equipped with saddle bags on the rear rack to store larger items (jackets, clothing and your picnic lunch supplies). If there is the possibility of precipitation on our tour date then lightweight rain ponchos will also be provided (sufficient for light rain).
Food / Lunch
For our tours (with the exception of the 3 Hour Tours) we'll stop somewhere along our journey for a picnic lunch (tour participants pay for their own picnic lunch supplies). To purchase picnic lunch supplies we usually stop at a boulangerie (bakery store) to buy sandwiches, quiche, pizza (or whatever lunch items are on offer) as well as pastries/snacks and drinks. Depending on the tour there is usually the option to buy picnic lunch items in a supermarket if items on offer in a boulangerie are not your desired food choices. For those who have special dietary requirements it is recommended to bring your own food items as there is no guarantee that you'll be able to find/purchase such items on our tour.