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Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour of Marseille by Electric Bike

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Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour of Marseille by Electric Bike

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring with ease by electric bike on this half-day cycling tour. Spin through the city streets with a guide, and discover top attractions such as Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and the Palais du Pharo. Enjoy panoramic French Riviera views along the pretty Corniche Kennedy, and visit traditional ports including the Vallon des Auffes. Along the way, explore the ancient Panier neighborhood and new Joliette district, and gain insight into centuries of rich maritime history.
  • Electric bike tour of Marseille
  • Take in top Marseille attractions including Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and the Palais du Pharo
  • Spin with ease along the pretty Corniche Kennedy with a guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere in the historic Vallon des Auffes
  • Admire sweeping views over the French Riviera coastline
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Local guide
Use of electric bike, helmet and safety vest
Port pickup and drop-off
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks
Gratuities
No pick up from Toulon
Marseille cruise terminal
Exact pick up time will be sent to you a least 3 days before tour. Please wait down your ship your guide will meet you there. At the end, you will have choice to stay and spend time in the city then take a free shuttle back to ship or take our free shuttle van that will go back to the ship later in the afternoon (return time will be given at the end of the tour).
When your cruise ship docks in Marseille, meet your guide at the cruise terminal. Then, transfer to the Marseille port and hop onto your electric bicycle to begin your cycling tour.

Spin through the city streets and take in top attractions including the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the old port, and the Palais du Pharo—built in 1858 by Napoleon III. Explore the Vallon des Auffes—a traditional port outside the city—and listen as your guide sheds light on Marseille’s rich history.

Cycle along the Corniche Kennedy—widely considered among the most beautiful roads in Marseille—and stop along the way for panoramic coastal views. With your electric bike to help with the hills, you need much less peddle power to get around.

Visit the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and gaze out over the rooftops of Marseille from your vantage point on the high hillside. Then, delve into diverse neighborhoods including the historic Panier district and the newer Joliette district—once an industrial hub.

When your cycling tour comes to an end, drop your bike off and return to the cruise terminal to conclude your ride.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
The Panier
Oldest districy of Marseille
Stop At:  
Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
A 360° view make this experience great.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palais du Pharo
A nice view of the old port
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vallon des Auffes
Beautiful tiny harbour
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
La corniche
A great bike lane in front of the sea
Pass By:  
Old Port of Marseille
Daily Fish market
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be met at the cruise terminal by a driver holding a sign "E-Bike Tours". Please don't walk, just wait near your ship. Exact meeting time will be sent to you 5-3 days before the tour.
  • You must know how to ride a bicycle as you need to pedal all the time (easily).
  • Riders must be more than 4,9ft (1m45) and less than 240lbs (120kg)
  • Children must be more than 12 years old to ride their own bicycle
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If children 10 years or younger are tall enough (4,9ft), they can ride a bicycle after their height is checked
  • Participants must not be afraid of riding on busy streets in close proximity with lots of cars
  • This tour operate only from Marseilles port
  • As we start many tours at different times in the morning, so if you want to ride grouped with other people, send us a message with names and order number you plan to ride with. We will do our maximum to make you happy.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EBTM Tours Marseille
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "This bike excursion requires that you are fit and very comfortable navigating a bicycle moving at significant speed (with the help of your battery!" See review
  • "I recommend this tour for everyone who wants a different touring experience." See review
  • "The bike tour was a little scary at first since you have to be careful with traffic, but it was definitely worth it since it’s was an amazing experience." See review

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star-5
Great time riding bikes in South of France
Leanne_V
, Aug 2022
E-bikes were really fun. The ride to the bike garage with the owner was fun... he is a Marseille native and was able to show us some sights before we even set off on the bikes. We went on a HOT day, and it was uncomfortable in the sun during some parts of the tour. Otherwise we had a good time and give it a good rating (nothing anyone can do about the weather!).
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your nice message indeed, I had asked for the sun but set the temperature too high :-)
star-5
Lots if fun! Recommend!
Elizabeth_K
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time visiting Marseilles with Cindy as our guide! The driver met our cruise ship at the port and both the driver and biking guide were very friendly and informative. The e-bike was easy to use and got us to locations tour buses can’t go! Our guide really knows the city and we enjoyed our morning very much!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks you.
star-5
Super Fun Way to see Marseille!
dani_b
, Jul 2022
Iris was our guide and she was terrific—extremely knowledgeable!! Gave us the whole history of Marseille! The e-bikes are a blast, but I would advise leaving plenty of distance between you and whoever you’re following—especially if the rider ahead is hesitant/non-athletic. Make time after the tour for the delicious seafood the city has to offer. We live on the Gulf Coast in the U.S. and have been fortunate to travel a good deal, but we think Marseille wins hands down for best seafood dishes!!
star-5
Best Day Ever… E-biking up the mountain and down to the sea with Marie
Glen_K
, May 2022
WOW, this was one of the BEST tours my wife and i have been on. We were a little nervous since this was our first time on an electric bike. Our tour guide Marie was absolutely WONDERFUL. Marie is very knowledgeable, friendly and speaks english very well. Our French, not so good. Marie took us throughout the city visiting many memorable sites. We will be story telling with all our family and friends about the GREAT time we had on this tour. Marie, Thank You for an experience that will bring smiles to our faces every time we think about you.
star-1
Guide didn’t speak much English!
Michael_I
, May 2022
We had a terrible experience. We signed up for a four hour ebike tour with an ENGLISH speaking guide
icon Response from Host , May 2022
hello all our guides are locals and speak english, sometimes with a strong french accent. If you don't like french accent, please do not travel to France. If you don't like foreign accents, do not travel at all.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Bike Tour 5 stars
Jane_W
, May 2022
Our tour guide was Mary. She was wonderful. Our best guided tour to date. Enjoyed learning about the history and historical landmarks. And we ended with an incredible tasting!!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Mary is incredible.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Day! Highly recommend
Wendy_K
, Oct 2021
Wow! What a great day! We were picked up at our cruise ship right at the exit. Very easy! Drove to the bike pickup where we started our tour with Stephan. The bikes were easy to learn and so much fun. Stephan spoke perfect English and was very entertaining. Highly recommend FADA tours and Stephan our tour guide. Would not hesitate to book again! Thank you for an amazing day!
star-5
Outstanding day on bikes
Jean_B
, Oct 2021
We were met at our cruise ship by a cheery fellow eager for us to have a good time. The ride was as promised and we saw so many sights not readily available to a casual walking tour. The bikes were in good condition. The guide, Stephan was delightful. It was exciting, pleasant, just active enough, and the e-bike made it easy to visit sites on the hills, and navigate narrow winding streets. Biking is not particularly easy, but the community gives way and with care the ride is worth the effort.
star-5
Fantastic tour and amazing tour guide
amylkennedy2020
, Jan 2020
This tour was amazing. If you can ride a bike you will love it. Learn about Marseille from a beautiful local. You get to see the whole city and learn about the history of this spectacular port. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day in Marseille!
michael_j
, Nov 2019
Despite a little confusion as to the pick up point at the cruise dock, we managed to meet our guide for the day, Valentino. After getting to our starting point, having a safety review and a quick lesson in operating the bikes we were off. Valentino took us to some amazing locations where he gave us local histories and time to view the surroundings and take photos. One stop was at Vallon des Auffes, a great little fishing port. We stopped for lunch at a very nice seaside café prior to the climb to the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica where we watched military helicopters do training over the port. Valentino is a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Marseille, Very friendly, patient, kind, with some great stories. Thank you Valentino for a great day.
star-5
Awesome electric bike tour for sure!
jandean405
, Oct 2019
Don't be afraid, just do it! Super nice family owned company with great guides. This was our first electric bike use and tour ever and it was awesome! We were on a cruise ship, I booked it thru Viator and they met us at our port and brought us to the bikes, gave us instructions, helmets and our small group of 8 followed our guide all over it was awesome!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very fun
Byron_K
, Oct 2019
Bikes were easy to use, and guide took us around various parts of the city. Only 4 of us on the tour, so it was pretty much private and customized.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for your review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your electric bike tour of Marseille with us. It is a great way to see the city with limited time (such as visiting on a cruise ship). Take care :)
star-5
Our best tour !!!
Travel690095
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Ezekiel, was fantastic. The intro to riding an e-bike was quick, and we headed off on a citywide 15 mile bike ride. Wow- the bikes were great for the hills, we saw wonderful beautiful sites, and had a great tour. Ezekiel was a fantastic guide. I recommend this tour for everyone who wants a different touring experience. Thanks Ezekiel !!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for an awesome review! Ezequiel will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Marseille by ebike with him. Hope to see you again, best wishes :)
star-5
Electric Bikes
debbielintern
, Sep 2019
We had so much fun biking around Marseille. This was one of the best things we did on our entire trip through southern France. Valentino out guide was fabulous!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you Debbie :) We are so pleased to hear you had such a nice time on tour with Valentino. Touring Marseille by electric bike is definitely the best way to explore our beautiful french city. Take care!
star-5
Fun way to see the city.
Livintilidie
, Sep 2019
Being on these electric bikes enabled us to see a large portion of the city in a small amount of time. The bikes were easy to ride and the guide was both informative and fun. With only one day to see the city I can't imagine a better way to do it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you ! We like to hear your guide was informative and fun. That's the way we want our tours to be !
star-5
Biking at it’s best!
Mark_M
, Aug 2019
Paul was a wonderful guide as we biked all over the city. He was passionate sharing information about his city. I would recommend this tour to all.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank-you! Paul and our other guides are all very passionate about our beautiful city of Marseille, and electric bikes really are the best way to see the sights. We appreciate your great review :)
star-5
A fun way to explore this beautiful city
Mary_Y
, Aug 2019
We were able to cover so much ground and see so much, including tucked away beaches and all the major sights. Our guide, Ian, did a good job keeping us all together and telling us history and background of the sights. Operating the bikes was simple and fun for all including our kids, 11 and 13. Getting started on a couple of the steep hills was a little challenging for our daughter but Ian was patient and helpful.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks for the review Mary! Glad that we were able to show you some of the hidden gems of our beautiful city of Marseille. Ian will love reading your kind words about your e-bike tour with him. Happy your kids enjoyed their time as well. Have a great day :)
star-5
Marseille family vacation
Diego R
, Aug 2019
Lucy was an excellent tour guide. She was energetic, sweet, and extreamly knowledgeable on the culture and history of Marseille. The bike tour was a little scary at first since you have to be careful with traffic, but it was definitely worth it since it’s was an amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks Diego! What a lovely review. Lucy will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed touring Marseille with her by e-bike.
star-5
An adventure!
CarolynC_L
, Aug 2019
This bike excursion requires that you are fit and very comfortable navigating a bicycle moving at significant speed (with the help of your battery!) around the city, up and down hills and along city roads. If you are, you will love it!! Wear your helmet that they provide. One of our favorite excursions!!
star-5
1/2 Day Bike Tour
cleal74
, Jul 2019
Wonderful... Absolutely Amazing... Emanuel was our leader... Could not ask for a better excursion in Marseille. My daughter is not much of a bike rider - in the end she loved it !!!! If you are in Marseille... this is a must do !!!! Thank you
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Happy to hear you and your daughter loved the tour! The e-bikes really are amazing and make it easy even for everyone! Emmanuel will smile so much when he reads this review! Thank-you for this review :)

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