Bike ride on the trail of the Olympic Games: urban metamorphoses

Discover the Olympic and Paralympic venues by bike!

Discover how the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are accelerating the transformation of an area marked by its industrial past.

The athletes' village will welcome its residents in July. Private tours will be available until 12 July.

  • Location : From Parc de la Villette to Gare de Saint-Denis
  • Minimal Age : 18 years old
  • Duration : 2.5 hr
  • Access by Public Transport : Metro line 5, stop Porte de Pantin
  • Language : English

Bike ride on the trail of the Olympic Games: urban metamorphoses
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From the Parc de la Villette, you'll be following the two strategic axes of the Saint-Denis Canal and the Seine, at the heart of the Paris 2024 Games.

Pedal along the water's edge on a bikeway designed entirely for these games, while admiring spectacular works of Street-Art as part of the Street-Art Avenue project.

From celebration sites to existing competition venues such as the Stade de France, and sites under construction such as the Olympic Aquatic Centre, you'll understand the local issues involved in hosting this internationally renowned event.

After a few zigzags, it's an exceptional walk through the Athletes' Village that awaits you. Its 52 hectares stretch over the 3 towns of Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen and L'Ile-Saint-Denis and will give rise to a brand new urban district by 2025.

A revitalised canal, new bridges and footbridges, upgraded banks of the Seine, renovated sports facilities and a brand new district: this is the famous legacy that will be left to the residents after the Olympic Games.

Thanks to the strength of your calves, after 2.5 hr and 13km ride, you'll know all about the local issues involved in hosting this sporting event.


Bring your own bike. Wearing a helmet is recommended. If you wish, the AICV, which organises the bike rides, can lend you a helmet.

- If you don't have your own bike, there are Velib stations nearby.

- For tours in April and May, you can rent a bike from AICV - 38bis quai de la Marne - 75019 PARIS - 01 43 43 40 74. The AICV is only open on Sundays from April.

- This route ends 7km from the starting point, near Saint-Denis station (Lines D and H). 

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Find out more about the program of guided tours of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 in English:

-            Time travel: from the 1998 Stade de France to the 2025 Olympic village

-            Urban stroll around the Olympic village

-            Journey through Olympic history in the heart of Paris


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