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“Great fun!”

Bright Angel Bike Rentals and Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: See the Grand Canyon by Bicycle! Escape the crowds on roads closed to public traffic and beautiful green ways featuring the canyon's most majestic view points. We offer bicycle, tricycle and trailer rentals. If you'd rather have us show you around we also offer 2-3 hour tours with seasoned Grand Canyon guides. There are routes suitable for all fitness levels and ages. If you visit the rim - this is the way to see it. It's green, it's fun and it's affordable! We are the canyon's ONLY rental facility and we're conveniently located at the visitors center. You can book your rental or tour ahead online as well.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Plano, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We rented four bikes, and they were all great. They provided helmets, though we brought our kids' helmets with us. We biked the 11 miles out to Hermit's rest - a great trip! There are a couple of steep parts, but not too bad. You can always walk your bike up a hill if you need to. We did not do a tour or a package, so we just used the Grand Canyon shuttle to get back from HR. It took about an hour to get back, so plan accordingly. Be aware, each shuttle can only hold 3 bikes.

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

My family and I took the shuttle and rented bikes for an amazing ride downhill (mostly) through The Grand Canyon. Our driver, Robert was very friendly, and informative. We did not purchase the tour, but did not feel like we missed out.

Visited June 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Get away from the crowds”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you're not a hiker and hate the crowds, bike rental is a great offbeat approach to exploring the Grand Canyon. My recommendation would be to reserve for 9am and get there early - the shop also doubles as a cafe, so you can grab breakfast and go. The staff took great care to explain the bikes, fit our helmets, and let us practice putting the bike into the bus bike rack. We rode to the Hermit bus transfer point and put our bikes on the bus up to Hopi Point. Rode to Hermit's Rest and then put the bikes back on the bus all the way back to the visitor center.

IMPORTANT note: Hermit's Rest is an important stop as it has a kiosk / bathroom / water, but it is the least interesting stop on that route. Spend more time at the other viewpoints.

Keep in mind that even those who are fit may struggle due to the elevation. The bikes have shocks on the seats. Bikes are well maintained, staff is pleasant, efficient and helpful. Definitely the best possible way to see the canyon if you're not a hiker.

Visited May 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great (relatively easy) scenic Hermit's Rest guided ride”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We took the morning guided ride to Hermit's Rest and it was wonderful. There are a few short moderate uphills, but 90% of it is downhill. We stopped at several lookouts and didn't feel rushed. I think that this is a nicer (although kind of expensive) way to see Hermit's Road than jumping on and off the bus.

Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“great fun”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Definitely the best way to view the canyon.

Long route out and back is about 40km and doable in about 2 hours at a fair pace.

This allows you to get away from the hoards of people and enjoy some incredible views.

Visited April 2014
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