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“Great way to learn the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cycle City Tours and Bike Rentals

Cycle City Tours and Bike Rentals
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Cycle City Tours is passionate about guiding visitors around Vancouver by bicycle. We offer small group tours with beautiful routes, interesting stories, and passionate guides who will show you the sights and hidden gems of the city. We travel at a relaxed pace so riders can take in the sights and smells of their environment, and choose flat routes so anyone with basic riding skills can come! Our two downtown rental shops offer high quality bicycle rentals and friendly advice. Come Ride With Us!
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Safety Harbor, Florida, United States
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“Great way to learn the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We took the Grand Tour on our first day in Vancouver to learn our way around the city and what a treat it was! Our tour guide, Iffany was outstanding to say the least. Her knowledge of the city history and inner workings is unbelievable. She went into great detail about the city's efforts and progress in becoming bike friendly and we found it so refreshing to learn that politicians listen in some places. The tour highlights Vancouver's Stanley Park, Graneville Island, Gastown, Chinatown and some of the better bike pathways throughout the downtown area. The stop in the market on Graneville Island was a particular treat to get to sample some of the excellent local food. The pace of the ride was very comfortable, the bikes were in excellent condition for rentals and we felt the tour was well worth the price. This is a must do in Vancouver!

Visited May 2014
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“Top rate experience top to bottom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

To anyone who was tried to navigate around Vancouver which can be quite congested to see all of the sights...take a cycle city tour instead. We did the Grand Adventure with our 11 yr old son who said it was the best thing he had done during our visit here and we couldn't agree more. Matt was our tour guide and was a truly complete source of historical and cultural information while leading us through beautiful Stanley Park and so many of the major sights and more importantly neighborhoods of this city you would NEVER do on your own ir in such a fun way-on bike! We even took our bikes on a water bus over to Granville Island Market for lunch. Can't recommend this experience enough.

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great way to spend a day and see Vancouver from a new perspective”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Don't be afraid of the tour durations. Next time I will do the larger combo tour offering.

The bikes that you get are sweet rides, comfortable and you stop off along the way to hear the guides commentary. I have always taken the sea wall and never really hit the trails through Stanley Park. After living here for 4 years - WHAT WAS I THINKING.

The guides that work for Cycle City care about their guests. They are also knowledgeable about the city, the backyard, and all you need to do is show up and have a great time. If you are coming into town for a wedding and looking for activity you all can do, hit this up. It's awesome.

Visited May 2014
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“Don't be scared to do the grand city tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

As a group 10 people 50+ in age, some were a little hesitant to cycle 20kms the day after arrival in vancouver. After the tour, They all agreed it was the best way to get orientated in the city. Nick was a fantastic host/ guide for our group of Australians. From the time we arrived at Spokes bikes, we knew we made the right decision. Quick, but thorough with bike set up to suit you. We rode to our limits and saw things we had not seen on two previous trips. It's flat cycling( except crossing highway on overpass where we walked the bikes). Thank you for a great day/ perfect weather and lots of memories. No hesitation from us to book again.

Visited May 2014
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“A Wonderful Experience for Entire Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful time with City Cycle Tours and I enthusiastically recommend their service.

Josh, our guide, brought a wealth of information to our five hour “Grand Tour.” We had the opportunity to cycle around and through Stanley Park, take the Aquabus to Granville Island, as well as cycle through Chinatown and the Gastown district. Josh did an outstanding job of mixing the right amount of informative commentary with nice stretches of very enjoyable bike riding at an easy/moderate pace. Josh was also very attentive to safety considerations throughout our ride.

The route was flat for the most part and not physically demanding. Our kids (early teen and pre-teen) had no trouble keeping up. Even Mom and Dad made it with no problems.

If you are unlucky enough to only have one day in Vancouver, do this. If you are staying for multiple days, make this your first activity.

I thought the experience was a great value and, without a doubt, one of the high points of our trip. I hope to ride with City Cycle Tours again!

Visited April 2014
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