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Guided Cycling Tour of York

1. Guided Cycling Tour of York

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.

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5.0 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Myself & my fiancé went on this bike tour of York as a birthday present & it was thoroughly enjoyable. We was met by Cecil the tour guide on our arrival having got the bikes ready for us and helped us adjust the seat height and asked if we wanted to use Helmets which we did as neither of us had ridden a bike in at least 20 years!! This tour caters for all riding abilities & Cecil is brilliant as a tour guide with his amazing knowledge of York & his engaging personality. You get to see places that you wouldn’t normally get to see on a walking or bus tour, would thoroughly recommend it.

I’m glad I took this your over the Bus or Walking tour as it goes wider and inner than either. My guide cecil was very knowledgeable of the city and took to a lot of wonderful hidden areas only locals would know and gave the inner scoop of things that helped me connect to the place really well. Bicycles were in super condition and geared and loved riding it. I would recommend no other way of exploring York and besides riding is fun!

I could not recommend this experience highly enough! Truly the best way to learn about the history from a local, who is clearly passionate about the city. Cecil was a fantastic guide, knowledgable friendly and with a great sense of humour. The bikes were in excellent condition, easy to ride and the route always felt safe and relaxed.

It was awesome Cecil was amazing. He was engaging and made everyone feel welcome from the moment you arrived. He introduced everyone to each other before the start and always referred to everyone by their names the whole way round. Didn’t feel uncomfortable at any point.

Just book this! You won't regret it. This was the best activity we did. Cecil was great. Made us relaxed (I am not the best cyclist!) We learnt so much!