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.

About Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

I love cycling and bicycles, especially those that take us off the beaten path. I edit Bicycle Quarterly magazine, and occasionally write for other publications. One of our companies, Bicycle Quarterly Press publishes cycling books, while Compass Bicycles Ltd. makes and distributes high-quality bicycle components for real-world riders.
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5 Responses to PBP Preparation: Bike Route from Paris to the Start

  1. Andrey says:

    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 says:

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

    • Taylor says:

      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.

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