Guided tour

Guided Cycling Tour of York

Activity provider: York Cycling Tours

Guided Cycling Tour of York

Activity provider: York Cycling Tours

From US$ 31.39 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
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.
  • Guided 2 to 2.5 hours bike tour
  • Bike (with bell and mudguards)
  • Helmet
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years

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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 95 reviews

    Review summary

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    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.

    November 10, 2022

    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.

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    October 11, 2022

    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!

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    October 3, 2022

    Product ID: 136355