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Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour

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New York, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore the beautiful sights of Central Park on this leisurely bike tour. Follow your local guide along the park’s scenic and bike-friendly paths as you cruise by famous attractions like Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Needle, and the Bethesda Fountain. Learn about the history of this green oasis in the center of Manhattan on an easy ride. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your sightseeing schedule.
  • Bike tour of New York's famous Central Park
  • Ride at a leisurely pace on a hybrid bike with a friendly, local guide
  • See sights like Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Belvedere Castle
  • Pass The Dakota, where singer John Lennon once lived
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon ride
Professional guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Use of bicycle
Helmet
Bike Bag/ Basket
Bicycle Lock
Illustrated Map
Gratuities

Departure Point

56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
New York City’s Central Park spans 843 acres (341 hectares) of lovely gardens, lakes, bridges, and unique monuments. To explore this iconic oasis, meet your friendly local guide a few blocks south from the park, where you’re fitted for a hybrid bike and receive a helmet and free park map. Choose a morning or afternoon departure for the tour. 

Enjoy an easy ride along the park’s many bike-friendly paths and trails as you peddle by landmarks like Sheep Meadow and the Jackie Onassis Reservoir. Your guide narrates the tour through a speaker so everyone can hear historical info and fun facts about passing attractions. Learn about the park’s connection to The Beatles as you pass by the Strawberry Fields memorial and see the apartment building where John Lennon once lived.

Admire the unexpected turrets of Belvedere Castle and the Egyptian obelisk of Cleopatra’s Needle. Visit the fragrant Shakespeare Garden, filled with plants and flowers mentioned in the Bard’s plays, and hear about the unique history of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. Enjoy frequent stops to take photos along the picturesque ride.

Your tour concludes back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Central Park
Meet your guide just a couple of blocks south of Central Park on West 56th Street for your morning or afternoon bike tour. Select a hybrid bike, appropriate for your skill and experience level, as well as a helmet and map of the park.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Belvedere Castle
Then, peddle along at a leisurely pace on both paved roads and unpaved trails as your guide talks about the park's history and its many famous attractions. Your guide broadcasts his narration to group through a speaker, so you won't miss any details.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
See the tribute to the Beatle John Lennon at Strawberry Fields.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shakespeare Garden
Delight in views of Belvedere Castle, smell the flowers in Shakespeare Garden, and ride by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre where one of the last public marionette companies in the US operates.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bethesda Fountain
Admire popular landmarks including ornate Bethesda Fountain, the ancient Egyptian obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle, the massive green space of the Sheep Meadow, and the lovely Jackie Onassis Reservoir in the northern part of the park.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Dakota
The Dakota, the New York City apartment building where the singer John Lennon once lived.
Stop At:  
Central Park Sightseeing
Pause for photos and replenish with bottled water (own expense) as you travel 7 miles (11.2 km) through the lush and lively park. Your leisurely 2-hour Central Park bike tour ends back where it began, just south of the park.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cleopatra's Needle
See the ancient Egyptian obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Baby seats and child trailers are available to rent onsite
  • No customer under the age of 18 will be given a bike without an adult over the age of 18 present
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour.

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star-5
Really enjoyed the tour. Sun shone...
Alastair p
, Feb 2018
Really enjoyed the tour. Sun shone. Great guide. Got some good exercise
star-5
A great way to see Central Park - would...
Becca
, Dec 2017
A great way to see Central Park - would highly recommend
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Extremely poor!!! We would not...
Cliffy
, Nov 2017
Extremely poor!!! We would not recommend this tour to anyone!!!! Look at other options!!! My partner had gear trouble with her bike and the tour guide rushed off leaving us with no idea where we were in the park after the first stop!! We eventually found our way back to the shop and they were not helpful at all.
star-5
Our guide was exceptional, so...
Cate
, Oct 2017
Our guide was exceptional, so informative. And really funny.
star-5
A lot of fun and a great way to...
Scott J
, Oct 2017
A lot of fun and a great way to explore Central Park. We had beautiful weather. Our guide was funny and kept us entertained and all together. We walk but that's the extent of our every day physical activity, and it wasn't too difficult for us. One of my favorite tours, I highly recommend it.
star-5
Such a great tour. Our guide Garrett...
RICHARD F
, Aug 2017
Such a great tour. Our guide Garrett was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable. The cycling was fun and pretty easy. If we hadn't been on bikes and with a guide, there's no way we would have got to see so much of Central Park
star-5
Great way to see Central Park! You'll...
Crystal L
, Aug 2017
Great way to see Central Park! You'll many interesting facts about the park and the city.
star-5
Good way to see most of the...
Carol Ann P
, Jun 2017
Good way to see most of the highlights of the park. It was a fun experience to bike around the park.
star-5
tour guide was great, the trip...
timber
, Apr 2017
tour guide was great, the trip through Central Park was one of the high lights of our trip to New York City
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Great place but the guide seemed...
A O P
, Oct 2016
Great place but the guide seemed blissfully unaware of people not within earshot of her. We were good because we kept close but others were not so lucky.

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