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Oxford Bike Tour with Student Guide

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Oxford Bike Tour with Student Guide
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Oxford’s historic town center and ivy-strewn university buildings on this bike tour. Cycle through the City of Dreaming Spires alongside a guide, and learn about the city’s history as you take in University of Oxford buildings where the likes of Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, and several British prime ministers have studied. This bike tour allows you to cover more ground than you would on a walking tour, as well as access pedestrianized areas inaccessible to tour buses.
  • Explore the famous university city on two wheels
  • Pedal to some of the university’s most famous college buildings
  • See pubs, parks, and other sites linked with some of the most famous writers and scholars of our time
  • Make use of the included full-day bike rental to explore more after the tour
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Guide
Full-day bike hire
5 Broad St , 5 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

In front of a shop called Fudge Kitchen.

This activity will end right where it started.
Choose between a morning or afternoon tour, and then make your way to the meeting point in central Oxford to join up with your guide and group. After listening to a short safety briefing, strap on your helmet and set off to explore the honey-hued city at a leisurely pace.

Pedal along Oxford’s bike-friendly streets toward some of the 38 beautiful colleges that make up the prestigious University of Oxford, considered the oldest university in the English-speaking world. As you cycle, admire the timeworn buildings that throng the narrow roads and gain insight into the city’s past and present from your guide.

In addition to the university buildings, you’ll also visit sites like Port Meadow, said to be the inspiration behind the Alice in Wonderland stories, and the Eagle and Child pub, where the Inklings writers' group, whose members included J. R. R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, often held meetings.

After your 2-hour tour concludes, you can make use of the included full-day bike rental to continue exploring at your own pace, should you wish.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
University of Oxford
Spanning nearly 800 years, with over 38 Colleges, Libraries and Faculty buildings - some of the best architecture in England is located here and world famous students spanning generations have also studied here
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
A world renowned Copyright Library, with a priceless collection of books and miles upon miles of shelving space.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Bridge of Sighs
Hertford Bridge is a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane in Oxford, England
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Radcliffe Camera
Built in 1748 and one of the most iconic buildings in Oxford - find out why.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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All Souls College
Home to the best traditions of any College at Oxford - and possibly the most academically prestigious institution in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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The Eagle and Child
Pub with a simple menu, best known for being a watering hole for CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Queen's College
Founded in 1341 in honour of Queen Philippa of Hainault (wife of King Edward III of England). It is distinguished by its neoclassical architecture, which includes buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Brasenose College
Founded in 1509, with the library and chapel added in the mid-17th century.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Hertford College
Known to be a progressive institution, this beautiful college also features the most photographed site in Oxford
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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University College
It has a claim to being the oldest college of the university, having been founded in 1249 by William of Durham.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Port Meadow
A large meadow of open common land beside the River Thames to the north and west of Oxford, England.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St John's College
Founded as a men's college in 1555, it has been set up to provide a source of educated Roman Catholic clerics to support the Counter-Reformation under Queen Mary.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Pitt Rivers Museum
A museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Magdalen College
Founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Magdalen College is the fourth wealthiest college of Oxford. Its large, square tower is an Oxford landmark, and it is a tradition, dating to the days of Henry VII, that the college choir sings from the top of it at 6 a.m. on May Morning.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Footprints Tours Oxford
Setup by students from Oxford - Footprints provides an authentic, fun and entertaining way to discover one of the most important cities in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    star-5
    A must when you visit Oxford
    Deborah_H
    , Aug 2021
    The tour was absolutely fantastic! Not only was it a lovely way to see Oxford, but we learnt so much about the university history, how things are today and life as a student. Our guide was charming and I think adapted his tales to suit the audience he had which made our experience just right for us. Oxford is flat, so riding is easy.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Thank you for your kind words Debora! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and found it informative. That's exactly what we aim to provide :)
    star-5
    Family friendly Oxford bike tour
    Kevin_D
    , Jul 2021
    Brilliant morning , very friendly and informative, tour of Oxfords best bits, interesting and quirky facts, thank you!
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you Kevin for choosing Footprints tours! We are happy you had a nice time on the tour :)
    star-5
    Loved this interesting and amusing...
    Christine G
    , Sep 2017
    Loved this interesting and amusing tour. The guide was charming and caring. We learnt so much and enjoyed all the best sights
    star-5
    Thoroughly enjoyable and Luke was...
    Annette D
    , Jan 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyable and Luke was particularly kind in helping us rearrange the tour.
    star-5
    Our guide, James, was great. Very...
    HRobert_H
    , Sep 2016
    Our guide, James, was great. Very informative,friendly, took good care of the group. Biking was a nice way to see a lot of things in a two-hour period
    star-4
    It was a nice experience. Our guide...
    Christine M
    , Aug 2016
    It was a nice experience. Our guide knew the place and the story of the colleges very well as he studied in Oxford. I highly recommend this bike tour. I learned a lot on the topic, and it is a nice place to visit, not too far from London.
    star-5
    Fabulous!!! Gerard was a delight and...
    Janette S
    , Jul 2016
    Fabulous!!! Gerard was a delight and interesting too! Great way to start our stay in London!! I can recommend this easy but interesting ride to anyone!

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