Set out to conquer Canal de l'Ourcq in an original way ! Discover the canal differently this summer: bicycle paths on the banks of the Ourcq canal make it possible to enjoy long bicycle rides !
This year, non-motorized traffic is being honored. On the occasion of COP21, the Ourcq Canal summer festival focuses on bicycle activities in the north-east of Paris: cycle-cruises, bike rides to Parc de la Poudrerie and bicycle promenades from Bobigny to la Villette; temporary bike etc repair shops will be on site also.
Another way to indulge in the pleasures of water: paddle boats. During summer time, enjoy the appealing interactive entertainment of the canal from the docks of the marina at La Villette.
Rent a city bike, a VTC, a tandem or a bicycle for children in Paris
From Tuesday to Sunday, rendez-vous at AICV (Animation Insertion et Culture Vélo), located in Paris to rent your bicycle and enjoy the Ourcq bike trail along the forty kilometers of cycle paths along the canal banks.
Parents and children will be able to rent their mountain bikes (VTC), city bicycles, tandems, as well as all the necessary accessories for safety measures, for a few hours or for a day with AICV.
Once you are equipped, discover the canal for a trip from Paris to London on the "green lane" or via one of our cycling routes along the Ourcq Canal.
For those who wish to perfect their cycling skills, the AICV Company proposes workshops and classes all year round to learn how to cycle in urban areas and learn about all the safety rules of cycling.
Rent a VTC: 1 hour = 4 euros ; Half-day = 10 euros ; 1 day = 15 euros
Rent a bicycle for children: Half-day = 7 euros ; 1 day = 10 euros
Rent a tandem: 1h = 6 euros, Half-day = 15 euros ; 1 day = 25 euros
Rent a baby carrier: 2 euros per day
Rent a trailer: 5 / 10 euros
This summer the temporary-base bike rental is located in the park of la Bergère in Bobigny
AICV company continues its bicycle rental development along the Canal de l'Ourcq. After Paris, the association will propose a bicycle rental base within Parc de la Bergère at Bobigny from the fifth of July 2015.
Saturdays and Sundays from July, 5th to 24th August from 2pm to 7pm.
Rates for bike rental this summer
2 euros one hour / 6 euros half day.
From the RER at Vert Galant station, it is now possible to rent bicycles and thus discover the picturesque landscape of the Canal and the beautiful forest-parc of la Poudrerie.
Bike rental is possible from Monday to Sunday from 7a.m to 8:00 p.m. at the station Gare Vert Galant, Place de la Gare 93420 Villepinte. Rendez-vous directly at the RER station to check schedules and prices. But you can also make a pre reservation by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone : 0148657914.
Do not forget to take your identity card as well as proof of your home address and a printed copy of the rental contract that you will find on the website.
Short rentals: 1h = 1¤, 1 half day = 3¤, 1 day = 5 ¤, 2 days = 8¤
Long rentals : 1 week = 10¤, 1 month = 20 ¤, 3 month = 45 ¤, 12 month = 130¤
On the 5th of July, discover the lesser-known canal Saint-Denis. Two free bike rides are offered on the banks of canal Saint-Denis: one departure tour from Saint-Denis and another from Aubervilliers.
Embark on paddle boats to enjoy the canal in a different way! The harbour masters office offers paddle boat rentals for a relaxing time on the canal.
To rent a paddle boat, you must be over 16 and present and ID as a deposit. The rental of paddle boats is possible also at the marina in La Villette, from Wednesday to Sunday from twelve o’clock to seven p.m. from the month of May to September.
Prices of paddle boat rental
30 min = 10 euros; 1 hour = 15 euros
See you soon on the bicycle tracks or on water!