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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour

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On this popular 5-hour bike tour of Vancouver, ride on dedicated cycling lanes for most of the easygoing route, and stop to hear tales of the city from a knowledgeable guide. Without traffic to worry about, focus on the sights: Stanley Park’s rain forest and wildlife, an oasis in Chinatown named one of the world’s top city gardens, and the city’s historical center of Gastown. Cycle on seawalls for magnificent views of the skyline, North Shore Mountains and False Creek. Riders of all levels will enjoy this small-group tour limited to 12 people.
Highlights
  • See Vancouver area highlights like Chinatown, Granville Island, and Gastown 
  • This bike tour covers more ground than walking tours in the same time frame 
  • Dedicated bike lanes and safety-first guides ensure a comfortable ride 
  • Use of bicycle, helmet, and lock included, with optional e-bike upgrade
What to Expect
Begin your bike tour in central Vancouver; meet your guide, and go through a safety briefing before setting off on a city ride.
First, cruise to the West End, a historic waterfront neighborhood known for its grand homes. Continue to the 1,000-acre (405-hectares) Stanley Park and take in views of the North Shore Mountains and city skyline—see as far as Mount Baker on a clear day.
Next, bring your bike onto the ferry for a quick ride to Granville Island. Stop just long enough to stroll through the Public Market and grab lunch in an idyllic locale before heading through Olympic Village and Chinatown to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, dubbed the "world’s top city garden" by National Geographic.
Conclude your tour with a spin through Gastown, a historic logging outpost turned chic entertainment and shopping district. Arrive back at the bike rental shop by mid-afternoon.
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I really enjoyed the cycle city tour with Joana Bettocchi. In spite of consistent rain, she provided us with ponchos and a very insightful tour of Vancouver. When we first came into town, the cab took us through skid row...that diminished our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

if you are in moderately OK shape, just do it. this is the best way to enjoy the scenery of Vancouver. the tour takes you along beautiful parks and views. our guide Oliver is really an asset to the touring company. he always attended to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank solidvu2002
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wish we had done this on day 1 of our trip. Knowledgeable guide Paulo took us around the local neighbourhoods explaining much more than any guidebook. It’s fun, interesting and keeps you fit at the same time. Great tour including some areas off the normal...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gareth N
Reviewed 2 days ago

This last week my girlfriend and I experienced Vancouver for the first time ever. We started our vacation with the grand tour at cycle city and little did we know it was gonna be the perfect start to getting a feel for our now favorite...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 5102nolanh
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took the $90 5+ hour Grand Tour bike excursion with Oliver and it was the best activity of my visit to Vancouver. It was so fun I actually wanted to go back the next day and do it again but foolishly I'd left this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Voyager51226680491
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Response from guildf0rd | Reviewed this property |
We left luggage there. No problem at all
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In fact, you actually stop and get off the bikes. The tour guide keeps an eye on them while you tour the garden. You only tour the free portion of the garden but the view from the free portion is amazing.
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Response from Voodoo148 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you get to go into the Chinese garden but not for long, but if you had a burning desire to stay there longer i'm sure could.
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