Tucson

Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

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Historic Bike Tour in Tuscon
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Tucson's colorful history and discover fun facts about bank robbers and its early Spanish settlers on a guided bike tour through the city. The relaxed pace and varied terrain—from quiet avenues to bustling university bike lanes—offers plenty of opportunities to discover the area's unique architecture and colorful alleyways.
  • Small-group bike tour through Tucson including equipment
  • Ride over the 28-foot-long Rattlesnake Bridge
  • Cycle thrugh Barrio Viejo and see colorful adobe homes and fascinating shrines
  • Get a great view of the Santa Cruz River as you cruise through Barrio Kroger Lane
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • Use of bicycle & helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 215 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA

      We are located between 8th and 9th streets on Hoff Ave. Hoff is an ALLEY one block east of 4th Ave. We share a parking lot with Ermanos restaurant. The lot is small. Additional parking can usually be found along Ironhorse Park (10th st & Hoff, check signs) or the $1/hr pay lot on 9th st & 4th Ave.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Meet your group at the meeting point for either a morning or afternoon departure. Get a bicycle appropriate for your height and a helmet, and listen to a short safety orientation led by your guide.

    Your Tuscon adventure begins with a ride over to Rattlesnake Bridge, the 28-foot-long downtown bridge that was completed in 2002. The bridge is actually shaped like a real diamondback rattlesnake. Make sure to hold onto your handles as you bike through its body and your guide tells tales of bank robbers and outlaws that used to reside in the area.

    Then, explore the historical streets of Barrio Viejo, and see colorful adobe homes and fascinating shrines. Cruise down Barrio Kroger Lane and get a closer look at the Santa Cruz River.

    Then head back to the original departure point to conclude your tour.

    Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Pima County Courthouse

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    St. Augustine Cathedral

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    El Tiradito Shrine

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Mercado San Agustin

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Santa Cruz River Trail

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Riders must be 4'8" to 6'6" tall (142-198cm). 5' and over recommended. Max weight 260 lbs.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • No open toed shoes please
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.
    • 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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    Robert_L
    Lorraine, the tour guide leader is wonderful. We found our bike ride with her to be informative, relaxing and very doable.

    Reviews

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    Take the morning tour!
    Kevin_W, Apr 2024
    It'd been years since I was last in Tuscon. The tour was perfect to see how well the city has worked to make it eclectic, colorful, clean and inviting. We enjoyed the entire tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful of our safety on the road. Thank you
    Fun..beautiful..educational
    Jen_D, Apr 2024
    Our guide Loraine was awesome. Knew so much history and just made everything comfortable. My mom was nervous as she hadn't been on a bike for 20 years ..she is 76..Loraine washed all the nerves away and catered to us.
    Interesting bike ride around town
    Luise_T, Mar 2024
    Lorraine chose quiet routes for us to enjoy the ride and we stopped at old houses and important places where she told us about famous people and the town's history. tealky recommendable, I wouldn't have found this tour on my own.
    The ride was relaxing,...
    Rita_S, Mar 2024
    The ride was relaxing, and provided a great overview of Tucson history, architecture, and the beautiful murals and artists who painted them. Highly recommend!
    Great!
    Bryan_E, Mar 2024
    We so enjoyed riding through charming streets, seeing the courthouse, Cathedral and getting a real feel for the city by bike. Our guide was great and bikes easy to handle. The reservations were easy to make on line.
    Fun way to see the city.
    Jodi_P, Mar 2024
    Received the whole story of Tucson while biking around and being outdoors. Lorraine was very knowledgeable and super friendly.
    Fun and interesting
    Judith_K, Mar 2024
    I lived in Tucson for a year and never saw any of the sights we visited on the tour - it was so interesting! Lorraine was a great guide. The only negative is the parking situation. Please provide more guidance. I drove around for a half hour and ended up quite a distance away.
    Biking Tour
    Scott_H, Mar 2024
    Lorraine was our tour guide and she was great! She was very nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!
    Great way to get a "feel" for the soul of Tucson.
    Robert_L, Mar 2024
    Lorraine, the tour guide leader is wonderful. We found our bike ride with her to be informative, relaxing and very doable.
    I took the took as...
    Elizabeth_W, Mar 2024
    I took the took as someone who has lived in Tucson for 5 years now. I still learned so much and found new places I want to check out! Even though I was a little rusty with bike riding, I was able to keep up on the path taken. As a female solo rider, I also felt safe with the guide and with the other members of my tour group. I definitely recommend and I am considering taking the mural tour in the future!
    Great way to see Tucson.
    Elizabeth_W, Mar 2024
    Great way to see the city and learn the history. Stopped at a bakery that was delicious! Would highly recommend.
    The tour operator was...
    Maureen_T, Mar 2024
    The tour operator was very experienced and knowledgeable. Tour was fun and not rushed. Tucson is a bike friendly city. I look forward to returning and participate in other bike tours with this bike tour company.
    Saw some great murals,...
    Brad_Z, Feb 2024
    Saw some great murals, great architecture. Very knowledgeable guide! Was a great way to see the city, a little more up close.
    Great way to visit downtown tucson
    Regis_B, Feb 2024
    We really enjoyed our bike tour of Downtown Tucson. Lorraine was a great guide and gave us a lot of interesting stories and facts about the different neighbourhoods we visited. The bikes were easy to use, and Tuscon is a city where it feels very safe to ride.
    Great experience
    jpverheye, Nov 2023
    I really enjoyed seeing the different neighborhoods in the historic district and learning about the history of Tucson
    A great way to see Tucson with a great guide!
    Jacob_M, Apr 2023
    I had a great time on this tour! Jim was a great guide and the tour was super informative! Also, the other guests were very friendly and kind. Overall, this was an awesome way to see Tucson and get to know the city a bit better! It's a great fit for couples, solo travelers, families with older kids, and more!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    The tours are indeed for everyone. Thank you for your great review, much appreciated.
    Not only was our tour...
    Mark_P, Mar 2023
    Not only was our tour awesome but Jim our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. I recommend this tour to anybody who visits Tucson.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you Mark for this great review. Knowledge and fun are part of our plan.
    Fun for everyone!
    Cassie_N, Mar 2023
    We all had a great time- very fun and informative! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable:) ……. …….
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Very happy to hear all had a good time, a little education, exercise and fun.
    Enjoy the Sites While Getting a Little Exercise
    alahucik6, Mar 2023
    Great way to see the city! Jim was a very knowledgeable guide as we peddled through the historic sites of Tucson. Definitely recommend!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    It certainly is the best way to see the city and at a leisurely pace. Thank you for your great review.
    Fun for Everyone
    Monika_D, Mar 2023
    Great introduction to Tucson. Jim is knowledgeable and shared interesting facts, info and recommendations about the area. Fun, easy bike ride for all fitness levels. Definitely recommend.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you for the recommendation.
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