PBP Preparation: Bike Route from Paris to the Start


For those staying in Paris before PBP, here is a bike route from the Arc de Triomphe to the start in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines.
The route is easy to follow, yet it doesn’t see a lot of traffic. There is a nice bike path after you ride past the Chateau of Versailles. The only tricky turn is toward the end, the left onto the D129 “Rue Emile Zola,” which is a small street on a steep hill. The total distance is just under 25 km: A perfect warm-up for the big ride.

5 Responses to PBP Preparation: Bike Route from Paris to the Start

  1. Andrey August 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks,Jan. It is very helpful. I will be staying not far from the Arc de Triomphe and it will help me navigate to the start.

  2. joel August 15, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    thanks so much, we are going to ride there from Montmartre on saturday, for the bike inspection.

    • Taylor August 17, 2011 at 8:58 am #

      Joel,
      I am not sure when your inspection time is, but I will also be riding from Montmartre on Saturday morning. I if the times work out and we could organize I would love to ride over with someone. I’ve included my email in this comment, feel free to contact me if you would be open to this.

      • Taylor August 17, 2011 at 8:59 am #

        Didn’t realize email wasn’t visible. Mine is: tpkruse@gmail.com.

      • joel August 18, 2011 at 9:09 am #

        thanks, I emailed you. it would be great to ride over with another rider, I am traveling with my friends riding a tandem.
        joel