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Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour

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Central Park Bike Tour
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Use of bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bike Bag/ Basket
  • Bicycle Lock
  • Illustrated Map
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Departure Point: Two blocks from Central Park South between 5th and 6th Avenue Address: Unlimited Biking 56 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point Please check in at the front desk

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Central Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Belvedere Castle

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Shakespeare Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bethesda Fountain

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Dakota

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park Sightseeing

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cleopatra's Needle

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

New York City Center

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Central Park's Literary Walk

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tag-a-longs and child trailers are not available for this tour
  • No customer under the age of 18 will be given a bike without an adult over the age of 18 present
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Melissa_S
I love all the sights we got to see and the tour guide really seemed to know his stuff. I felt I got to see a lot more of Central Park then going it alone! I would do the tour again and recommend to people.

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Great way to see the park without exhausting one's legs!
Kim_G, Apr 2024
Fabulous tour with Dan. Lots of engagement, information and entertainment! Loved my ebike - as a 71 year old who walked 35000 steps the day before and thought her legs would never work again, it was a life saver! Dull weather, but it meant we had the park largely to ourselves and we made the most of it. Would happily do it all over again if I had the time.
Not small group
Ashley_W, Mar 2024
Too Many reservations. Too many ppl. They were overwhelmed. No directions. Not sure why there was miscommunication btw Viator n establishment cuz I saw many ppl had Viator voucher n I done think they knew to expect that many ppl. Guide was great tho. Not a small group tour. There was 16 ppl in our group
Tony was great!
Stuart_C, Mar 2024
Tony was wonderful. We had 2x more fun than expected! We saw parts of Central Park that we didn’t know existed!
It was a blast
Ellen_H, Dec 2023
Dan was an amazing guide. He made it so much fun and was very knowledgeable! I recommend this tour. We did it with our teens and they had a blast!
Great
Christophe_K, Nov 2023
Our guide Dan was amazing! Funny, witty, knowledgeable about all cultures. Also a musical genius and character
Fun tour, great value
Katie_L, Oct 2023
Our tour of Central Park was so fun! So glad we did it. Alex, our tour guide was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and fun.
Dan was a fantastic guide...
Margot_M, Oct 2023
Dan was a fantastic guide - he maneuvered us extremely well through the park, connected with all the tour guests from different countries and was very invested in our enjoyment while giving us knowledge. Bikes were in great shape and helmets fit well.
Awesome way to enjoy central park as a solo tourist
Shilpa_J, Oct 2023
It was a great tour !!! Dan ( our tourist guide) was caring, knowledgeable and good communicator. He gave enough time to enjoy the tour and gave a personalized attention to all tourist Thank you
AWSOME RIDE, AWSOME TOUR, AWSOME GUIDE
Nguyen_N, Oct 2023
My wife and I booked this tour several months before our cruise ship stopped at New York. We supposed to allow to disembark early to make our 10 am tour, but was delayed due to some technicality. I called the operator Unlimited Biking and they were able to change to the 1 pm tour. For cruisers, the distance is about 2.5 miles from Pier 88 to 56 W 56th St. Once we got there, we signed in, they charged $1 to run the credit card (I guess in case they have to charge if we damage the bike). Our guide is PAUL KELLY, and he is AWSOME. The course is about 6 miles starting from the east then round around the north then come down the south. There are about 3 or 4 gentle up hill (but long), just be prepared. The weather was 60+ degrees, sunny, light wind, a surprise for October 9, 2023. We stopped at a number of attractions and PAUL explained very well along the way, he also took pictures for us (he is in the middle in the attached). The whole tour is about 2.5 hours. In case of hunger, there are a few food trucks nearby as well as small Chinese, Korean, and Japanese restaurants right next door. NOTE: bring water bottle (not included).
Amazing tour….worth every penny!
Doug_R, Oct 2023
We highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Joel was outstanding. Very knowledgeable of Central Park and Manhattan. Shared many interesting stories and facts dating back to the American Revolution to current events.
Great ride!
Andy_M, Oct 2023
Excellent, fun ride through Central Park. Our guide,Carla was really informative and made the ride enjoyable. It’s not a difficult ride at all just a nice pleasurable journey.
Central Park family bike ride
Brian_G, Oct 2023
Alex was a friendly informative guide, great fun and all at a great pace. Lovely to see Central Park in the Autumn,
Do this!
Jean_S, Oct 2023
Our guide, Dan, was FANTASTIC! We had fun and learned a lot. The bikes were in good condition. The ride was easy and only challenging in a few places.
Fantastic Cental Park Tour
Susan_B, Sep 2023
Fantastic tour of Central Park with Dan. Very informative and made it great fun. Would do it again in a heartbeat especially with a Rolling Stones accompaniment!!!
Highly recommend
Angela_S, Sep 2023
Dan was Great!! Went on the bike tour solo & would highly recommend!! Central Park is gorgeous & worth a ride!
Great bike tour
Pam_s, Sep 2023
We really enjoyed our tour guide Alex. He was very informative. We had a fantastic day exploring Central Park
My new favorite thing to do in NYC
KimS, Sep 2023
What a wonderful way to spend the morning Great overview of the park and our guide Chuck taught a few things along the way loved hearing from a lifelong New Yorker Now will be comfortable exploring the park on our own
Check their definition of small group.
Nathalie_G, Sep 2023
I paid a separate higher price for a small group experience. I guess we did not have the same definition of small group. We were the largest group that left at that time. Also as my husband was the tallest person in the group, he was asked to anchor. The guide was leading ahead and my husband was left to handle the person who could not handle the hill on the bike ride. That was not his responsibility. I understand that the guide was stuck, but then if you have a large group (AND WE PAID FOR A SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE) add a helper at the end. Not a difficult ride, but not everyone has the same fitness level. Again, the guide was ahead when a member of the group fell of his bike and participant had to help the rider. Thank goodness the park is beautiful.
Great bike ride in Central Park
MarionGayle_M, Aug 2023
Paul gave us a really great bike tour of Central Park. He was very knowledgeable about the park and the history. The bikes are well maintained and we enjoyed using the e-bike. We saw all the hi lights of the park and would recommend the tour. He even took group pictures along the way and shared them with us.
Excellent tour!
Poornima_K, Aug 2023
John was an excellent tour guide, he conscientious of the needs and interests of everyone on his tour. Loved that he added some personal stories into the tour. Thank you!
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