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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover the beauty and culture of Vancouver on a small-group bike tour—great for riders of all levels. Accompany your guide on a leisurely ride along dedicated bike routes. Explore the city’s natural wonders like Stanley Park's rain forest and historic neighborhoods like Gastown and Chinatown. Cruise along the seawalls for gorgeous views of the North Shore Mountains, False Creek and more.
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver by bike
  • Make your way around the city on a laid-back route of mostly bicycle-dedicated lanes
  • Capture amazing city and mountain landscapes from Stanley Park and explore its nature trails
  • Pedal through the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Olympic Village, and Gastown
  • Enjoy lunch (own expense) at the food market on Granville Island
  • Learn about Vancouver history, architecture, and public art from an expert guide
  • This small-group tour limited to 12 people is perfect for all types of riding abilities
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Professional guide
Use of bike, helmet and lock
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
E-Bike Upgrade (an E-bike can be selected in-store for an additional charge of $25+tax)
648 Hornby St , 648 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G2, Canada

Check in at our downtown Vancouver bike shop centrally located within a short walk of most hotels

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Begin your bike tour in central Vancouver, where you meet your guide in the morning. After a quick safety briefing and a bike and helmet fitting, set off on an exciting city ride. Along the way, stop for great photo ops, get insider tips and learn fascinating anecdotes about Vancouver’s colorful history from your savvy guide.

Head to Stanley Park with your small group and wind through the remarkable 1,000-acre (405-hectare) green space, a wonderland of 500,000 cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. Enjoy splendid vistas of the city skyline, the North Shore Mountains and Mount Baker (on a clear day), and marvel at First Nation totem poles in Brockton Point. Learn about the native people that once inhabited the area, pedal into the rain forest and past Beaver Lake, and spot local wildlife like river otters, herons, and bald eagles. 

Next, wheel onto the ferry for a quick ride to Granville Island. Here, enjoy free time to stroll explore the Public Market—bursting with colorful produce and artisan goods—and grab lunch (own expense). Then head along False Creek, through Olympic Village to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, dubbed the 'world’s top city garden' by National Geographic.

Your half-day tour concludes with a trip through ambient Gastown, the city’s historic logging outpost turned chic shopping and entertainment district. Coast past fine restaurants and boutiques and on to Coal Harbour to watch seaplanes skirt along the Burrard Inlet waterfront. Arrive back at the bike rental shop in downtown by mid-afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cycle City Tours + Rentals
Meet your local-expert guide and get set up on your high quality city bike. When you're ready we'll enter the protected bike lane right outside the shop and begin our journey.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stanley Park
Stanley Park is a 1000 acre peninsula surrounded by a bike path and crisscrossed with forest trails. We ride the famous Seawall bike path and stop to check out the scenic views surrounding the park. We discover majestic totem poles and learn about our Coastal First Nation's heritage and history. Heading into the forest, we may get the chance to see some local wildlife, and discover some of the unique plants that grow in this environment - including giant 600 year old cedar trees!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
English Bay
See this beautiful neighbourhood and beaches with stunning coastal views
Stop At:  
Aquabus Ferries - Hornby Street Ferry Dock
Transfer to Granville Island
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Granville Island Public Market
Riders take a break to explore the Public Market and find their own tasty lunch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
False Creek
Ride along the Seawall checking out the modern neighbourhoods and marinas along the way.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Olympic Village
Learn about the worlds "greenest" neighbourhood and Vancouver's future development of leading edge green design.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Science World
See the geodesic dome of Science World as we ride past
Stop At:  
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Learn about Classical Chinese Gardens. We visit the public park next to the Classical Garden
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chinatown
Learn about Vancouver's rich Chinese cultural heritage and view the historic buildings here.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gastown
Learn about the founding of the town of Granville and Gassy Jack's famous pub, where the City of Vancouver got its start!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • For tours in the winter, spring and fall (Oct – May), we recommend wearing layers and gloves, as the weather can be unpredictable (rain ponchos available for use if needed); for tours in the summer, we recommend wearing shorts, T-shirts, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • We recommend bringing a light jacket in case of unexpected weather conditions, even in the summer months
  • Tour runs rain or shine; however, if it is raining 2 hours prior to your tour, you can choose to cancel your tour for a full refund, or reschedule for a later date
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cycle City Tours and Rentals
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour.

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  • "It's mostly an easy ride, but there are a few areas of uphill riding." See review
  • "We enjoy taking bike tours on most of our trips." See review

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star-5
The bike tour with Bob was a highlight of our visit to Vancouver. Thanks, Bob!!
Judith_S
, Oct 2021
Bob was an amazing guide--he is smart, funny, so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, industry, history, neighborhoods of Vancouver. We so appreciated his guiding so smoothly through the bike lanes and trails. The bikes were great, the tour was great, and Bob was the very best!!!
star-5
Highly recommended intro to Vancouver
M_C
, Oct 2021
We were slightly nervous about a 5 hour cycle ride but this was absolutely the best way to orientate to Vancouver and see some of the highlights - Stanley Park,Olympic Village,FalseCreek China Town, Granville Island, Kitsilano, the Lionsgate Bridge and more. All brought to life by our very knowledgable guide Paulo. A mainly flat route utilising cycle lanes for the most part. We had a really fun day out. (3 adults).
star-5
Touring beautiful Vancouver on a bike.
Janice_I
, Sep 2021
Our guide Bob, was very informative and interesting. He was very helpful. The guys in the shop were so helpful also. Loved it. The scenery is so beautiful in Vancouver.
star-5
Great way to see Vancouver
SELENA_W
, Sep 2021
Nick was a great guide. The tour was fun. You get to see a good portion of Vancouver on this tour. Biking was the only type of tour I've never done so now I can check it off my list.
star-3
Great Orientation
Terry_H
, Sep 2021
Great way to orient some one new to the area. Too much political bias & condescension Loved Granville; going back today
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Terry, thanks for your feedback. One of the great things about our small-group tours is the opportunity to discuss the challenges and successes in our city. Its an opportunity to hear points of view and ways of thinking that can be different from one's own. We will certainly discuss internally why this delivery could have felt condescending or biased. All the best.
star-5
Cycling through Stanley Park and Vancouver
Lois_V
, Sep 2021
This was an amazing trip. Paulo, our guide, made the trip. He was a wealth of knowledge and was a ton of fun. We experienced the rain forest off of the main pathways in Stanley Park, False Creek, Granville Island, and learned the history of Vancouver. Amazing. Ask for Paulo - he is the best!
star-5
Excellent bike tour!
Lynne_E
, Aug 2021
Paulo, our guide, was extremely informative and fun. In our 5 hour bike tour we learned a lot about the history of and present day Vancouver. Highly recommend taking one of these bike tours when you first visit Vancouver.
star-5
Faster than walking and better than in the back of a bus or car
Pieter_S
, Aug 2021
Just a fun way to discover the city, faster than walking and better than in the back of a bus or car! The guide was fun and knowledgeable. Must do! Great equipment!
star-5
Must Do with Paulo!!! (Bike Guide)
Natasha_G
, Aug 2021
Amazing tour August 18/2021 with Paulo - the tree hugging, free spirited, bike guide from Cycle City. Paulo's attention to detail about the city and his charismatic personality made this tour fascinating. He truly has a passionate for Vancouver living and all that the city has to offer. The tour itself was fantastic. The bike was comfortable, helmet and safety instructions provided. The group was small under 10 people and we rode at a good pace covering 24kms ( wow) in 4-5 hours. This tour was a great way to see the beauty that is Vancouver!!! Highly recommend with Paulo as your guide :) Toronto/Ontario native
star-5
Loved it!
Sophie_B
, Aug 2021
We loved it! Our guide Nick was so nice and we learned a lot about architecture, city history's, first nations, ecology and so on. It was a great introduction to the city. I highly recommend it!

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