Guided tour

Guided Cycling Tour of York

Activity provider: York Cycling Tours

Guided Cycling Tour of York

Activity provider: York Cycling Tours

From US$ 28.31 per person

This tour will take you off the beaten track to fascinating places you won’t see on a typical bus or walking tour. Traveling on cycle paths and designated lanes at a leisurely pace, you'll discover factual and good-humored facts about the history of York

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history with a good humoured look at the fascinating and often grisly past of York
  • Cycle along river paths, parks and quiet back streets of the city with frequent stops
  • Cycle to places that walking and bus tours don't take you at speeds of 1,000 years an hour
Full description
Explore the ancient city of York on a thoroughly modern bike with an entertaining and knowledgeable guide. This tour will take you off the beaten track to fascinating historic places you won’t see on a typical bus or walking tour. You will travel at a safe and leisurely pace, staying on cycle paths and designated lanes for most of the ride. York has always been a magnet for visitors. There were the Romans, of course, who first settled in the area in AD 71. In the 9th century, the Vikings dropped in for an eventful 200-year stay. The year 1068 saw the arrival of the besieging forces of William the Conqueror, and in the 17th century, York was a hotspot in the English Civil War.   Although today’s residents much more fun to be around, those of the past have all left their marks and their stories. Although factual, the cycle tours are designed as a good-humored look at the fascinating and often grisly past of York. The tours take about 2 hours, and our average traveling speed is 900 years an hour.
Includes
  • Guided 2 to 2.5 hours bike tour
  • Bike (with bell and mudguards)
  • Helmet
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Outside Brew York, Unit 6, Enterprise Park, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TT .

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Am I required to wear a helmet? No, but for safety’s sake, we strongly recommend it. A range of adjustable helmets available, or feel free to bring your own.
    • Is the tour suitable for children? The minimum age for riders is 12 years, and 12 to 16-year-olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sorry, no exceptions. It is also recommended that ‘soon-to-be-mums' avoid the tour as a precautionary measure.
    • What do I need to bring? Comfortable riding clothes to match the weather, closed shoes are recommended.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 88 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    We have been travelling for seven weeks and in several cities. We participate in a cycling tour in each city we visit. The York cycling tour has been a highlight due to Cecil’s superior knowledge of of the area. The standard of his bikes were excellent as he uses some classics that are designed and built in the UK. A must while one visits York if cycling is your passion.

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    July 27, 2022

    Our York cycling tour was fabulous. Cecil was a wonderful host and very informative. He connected easily with guests and the ride was always safe and suitable for all abilities. The bikes were well maintained, fit for purpose and a pleasure to ride. With the rich and interesting history of York, and it’s cycle friendly nature, I highly recommend York cycle tours.

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    July 27, 2022

    Great tour. Easy cycling and Cecil was a great guide. He took us to the main tourist attractions but also off the beaten track to some more quirky places. He gave us lots of historical info, and also lots of local stories and was very knowledgeable. Lovely cycling along the river - lots of fun - I would highly recommend this tour.

    July 9, 2022

    Product ID: 136355