Bike Tour to Vaux-le-Vicomte
The tour starts in the town of Melun, once a seat of power for the kings of France.
Leaving Melun we enter the countryside and pass through a charming small village on the way to the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
One of the most beautiful châteaux in France, the history of Vaux-le-Vicomte and its ill-fated owner is the stuff of Greek tragedy. Vaux-le-Vicomte is considered to be one of the most beautiful château in all of France. Louis XIV modeled the gardens at Versailles after those of this beautiful château.
Continuing on from our château visit we'll ride through more countryside and see a number of charming villages including one that has a medieval fortress complete with walls, towers and a dry moat.
We'll also bike through the vast agricultural plain of the Brie region between villages. This ride is a great combination of interesting sites, charming villages and pleasant, agricultural countryside.
Starting the Day: We start the day meeting at the bike rental store and then ride through Paris to the train station Gare de Lyon. We take the bikes on the train to Melun and start the ride. At the end of the ride we take the train back from Mormant to Gare de l'Est and then ride to the rental store to return the bikes..
Tour Cost: 265€ - This is the price for your group, not a per person cost.
Additional Costs: Train Ticket – 16.60€pp (unless you have a transportation pass covering zone 5) + Bike Rental – 30€pp
Total round trip train time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Touring Time: 4.5 to 5.5 hours
Total Tour Time: 5-3/4 to 6-3/4 hours
Distance: 40km / 25 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate. While most of the tour is on flat terrain, there are a few hills that will require some effort. This tour is best suited to those who are fit and ride regularly.