You may have seen some already while walking around Paris. Hordes of roller bladers rolling around the capital, listening to music and having fun. We can see pros, couples helping each other, friends laughing uncontrollably and sometimes some clumsy ones who are yet motivated. Maybe are you one of these people who when seeing them blading past you say to themselves “I should try that some day”. And it’s time to move on from speech to action!
Let’s start with some good news, shall we? These urban rollerblading tours are free.
Yet, if you want to try your hands at this sport likely to become a habit, we recommend you become a member of a group to support the associations organizing these events. A yearly membership can cost about €25 to €30 according to organizes and there are some bonuses!
In Paris, we have two associations that you should know if you want to go on a rollerblading tour.
If you are pretty skilled, you can enjoy Pari Roller tours expecting you on Friday nights, starting at 9:30 p.m. Leaving from Montparnasse, you’ll go for a 2h30-tour paced by downs and paved stones. And to be honest if you are as comfortable as Bambi rollerblading, you better not take the risk.
But, if you rollerblade smoothly, we highly recommend it!
But may all the Bambis out there be rest assured, it’s not because you’re clumsy that you should say no to rollerblading tours.
On Sundays, the Rollers & Coquillages association organizes tours accessible to debutants who master at least the basics. This time, you’re expected at Bastille, from 2:30 p.m. for a tour covering about 20km, allow about 3 hours, break included, the whole in a very family-friendly atmosphere.
So, ready to go rollerblading and conquer Paris?