Explore new territory on your bike, Forest of Senart

Here’s an idea to get out of town, hop on the train with your bike to get out of the city a little ways. Then pedal to another station to ride back to Paris. You can travel with your bike on the SNCF Transilien (suburban) trains on weekdays before 6:30, between 9:30 and 16:30 and after 19:30 and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, for no extra charge! And now that Navigo covers all zones there’s nothing to stop you.

To whet your appetite here’s a set of rides along the Seine and in the forest of Senart beginning and ending at RER C/D stations. 3 different lengths make them accessible for all riders.

  • The family – 6 km loop begin/end at Juvisy. Ride along the water’s edge of the «Port aux Cerises» recreation area.
  • Touring – 10 km begin at Evry Val de Seine, end at Juvisy. A ride along the Seine and ponds in the recreation area.
  • Longer – 13 km begin at Evry Val de Seine, end at Montgeron Crosne. Ride between the valleys of the Seine and the Yerres, then in the Senart forest known for Druids, the kings of France and huge multi-century oaks.
  • https://www.vivonsvelo.fr/parcours-mois-foret-de-senart/
  • http://www.sortirdeparisavelo.fr/psenartd.html

Print maps and see itineraries for Rambouillet, Fontainebleau, Versailles, Canal de l’Ourcq, Auvers-sur-Oise on https://www.francevelotourisme.com/base-1/etapes/rech_etapes_resultats?select-thematique=&select-grands-itineraires=&select-niveau=&b_start:int=0&select-regions=10.

Other parcs, gardens and forest to visit via public transportation.