Guided Bike Tour in York

120 to 150 minutes
Free cancellation
2 - 10
Mobile ticket


Guided bike tour of York, inside and outside the city walls.  Starting at a central location in the city.  A 2 to 2.5 hour tour with multiple stops to hear the stories of the saints and sinners, the good and the evil, from Romans and Vikings to the sweetness of chocolate makers.  Although factual, your guide will tell the grisly tales in a lighthearted way.  The route is planned for safety and the best stopping view points and is mainly on quiet roads or designated cycle paths.


  • Guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Cycle helmets

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England

Overview of the history of the site.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clifford's Tower, Tower Street, York YO1 9SA England

Overview of the history people and places surrounding the tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Treasurer's House, Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL England

Learn about the history of the building and hear about York's most famous ghost story.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: York City Walls, York YO1 7HB England

See and hear about the walls at several locations around the city. Stopping at Micklegate Bar to hear about this Royal entrance.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York YO23 1JQ England

Cycle through this beautiful park and hear stories of York's most famous chocolate makers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St William's College, 5 College Street, York YO1 7JF England

Learn why the building was built in the 15th century and marvel at the great east window of York Minster.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

I haven't ridden a bike properly in a decade but this tour was more than fine - fantastic even! The benefit of a cycle tour is that you go to places not reached by tour buses or big walking groups. The tour is mostly along back streets and pedestrian areas, and secret residential parts. Our ...

April 2022

We really enjoyed our guided bike tour in York today! It was so much fun, really informative, friendly guide who made us feel welcome and comfortable straight away. Brilliant value for money. Really lovely way to see the city, very cycle friendly we felt very safe the whole time. Cecil was a bril...

April 2022

What a fabulous morning!! Theres so much to say about Cecil the guide. He was superb, friendly, fantastic local knowledge and provided us with really good quality tour bikes. We biked around the City and visited all the major landmarks with stops to learn on the way. What great way to understand ...

September 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...

August 2021

Great tour guide, Cecil, he had lots of knowledgable things to say. Bikes were in good condition and the tour locations were good.

September 2021

Had a great time with Cecil. If you are in Yorkshire this should be a must do, a pleasant gentle ride around historical sites, a real pleasure and interesting to boot, worth every penny.

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