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York Cycling Tours

  • See the best of York with ease by bicycle
  • Take in famous sites of interest such as York Minster
  • Follow quiet cycle routes inside and outside the historic city walls
York Cycling Tours
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With beautiful architecture and medieval history, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but pounding the sidewalks on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, hop into the saddle and spin through the city streets by bicycle, and hit top attractions like York Minster with ease. Follow safe routes inside and outside the ancient city walls, with your guide bringing York’s colorful Roman and Viking history to life.
What to Expect
We start at the Gillygate pub (rear of), which is a city centre pub and an easy location to find.  From here we kit you out with a suitable bike and helmet, introduction to the safety features and the route.  We set off at a gentle pace and the first of our 8 to 10 stops is in the most historic part of the city.  From here, after a short stretch on the road we travel on mainly riverside paths and gardens and looping back into the old part of town.  We touch on tales of villains and heroes and the rise and fall of both.  The tours start at 10.30 daily with additional tours at 2pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from 6th April 2018.  Full directions and map can be seen at this link:  http://www.yorkcyclingtours.com/map
Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic history tour

Fantastic way to learn some of the history of York. Cecil is enthusiastic and knows so much of the history of the areas we cycled. There was no rush and Cecil was happy to take the time to answer all questions. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bike were comfortable and in great order. We saw parts of York we wouldn’t of seen otherwise, tour guide was excellent at explaining history of the area. Really enjoyable and highly recommended

1  Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Forget the sightseeing bus. This is the only way to tour york. Cecil is very nice and will take you to see the backstreets, parks, and all the postcard sights of he city.

1  Thank ricardovfgomes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Superb tour

Superb tour of York today, we have done bike tours all around the world and this was up there with the best. Biking is easily the best way to take in as much of York as you can in a short time frame. Get it...More

2  Thank clairec12345
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile
Fabulous Afternoon in York

My boyfriend and I came to York mid August this year and used one of our afternoons to go on York Cycling Tour. This was a fantastic way to see York, Cecil had loads of interesting and fun facts about the beautiful city, as well...More

1  Thank Ismay20
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2 May 2018|
Response from Martin O | Reviewed this property |
In March we booked a night or two before and had no problems. I guess it depends on the month and your desire for definitely doing it. Light rain is fine. Wind and heavy rain are not nice, but less likely now.