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Guided Bike Tour in York

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 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
  • Your guide details York’s rich Roman and Viking history on route
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Use of bicycle
Cycle helmets
None of these are applicable

Departure Point

Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, UK

We are located to the rear of the Gillygate Pub on Gillygate. Proceed through the gate to the right hand side of the pub and through the beer garden at the back. Your guide and bikes will be waiting for you there.

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • 12 to 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. No infants.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY York Cycling Tours Ltd.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Thoroughly enjoyable & educational!
, Jan 2022
Myself and a friend went on the guided bike tour today. Cecil was absolutely amazing, considerate and extremely knowledgeable about the history of York. Would 10/10 recommend to others, and if I was to return to York would consider doing the tour again.
York Cycle Tours
, Sep 2021
Huge thanks to Cecil for leading our group of 6 safely through the streets of York, and to share his extensive knowledge and insight. We had a lovely cycle tour and would recommend this guided bike tour without hesitation. Thank you Cecil for an enjoyable morning.
Excellent guided bike tour. 5 + stars
, Sep 2021
Excellent way to see York city. Very well maintained bicycles. Our guide was outstanding. Highly recommend.
Great way of seeing the highlights
, Sep 2021
2 adults, a 16 year old and a 10 year old and we all had a great time. Cecil and Claire very knowledgeable and great hosts.
Fun, facts and fresh air.
, Sep 2021
Cycling for a few hours was a great way to see areas of York we otherwise wouldn’t have seen. Cecil is full of facts, information and stories from when the city first began to develop to how it is now. The route couldn’t avoid a small distance on the busier road but was safe, flat and followed a mixture of quiet roads, cycle routes and a lovely stretch along the riverside. We loved seeing the contrasting architecture of the buildings and the classic views of the Minster. A great way to discover York and great value for money.
Enjoyable experience
, Aug 2021
Great tour guide, Cecil, he had lots of knowledgable things to say. Bikes were in good condition and the tour locations were good.
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Excellent cycling tour of York
, Aug 2021
Cecil, our guide, was astonishingly good. He’s so knowledgeable about York’s history and told us many details about local landmarks. Also he was was extremely funny! And he took great care to ensure our safety - not easy when dealing with a group of 10 cyclists. It was a very relaxed and unique way to learn about York. Highly recommended.
Excellent fun bike tour.
, Aug 2021
Cecil was the most memorable part! Very nice man. To the point and light hearted tour. Very good knowledge if York.
A fun little bike tour that anyone in York should experience
, Aug 2021
Cecil was really informative and the bike tour was honestly the best part of our day. You can learn about York and have fun at the same time. We was only in York for the day and managed to see everything we wanted to.. thanks to the bike tour! Great experience and highly recommend
, Jul 2021
Would highly recommend the cycle tour. Cecil was an excellent guide with great stories about york and it’s rich history.

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