Despite the drizzle we enjoyed our two hours with tour guide, Sam. He led us on an interesting tour of Portland and showed us the highlights that we followed up on the next few days.
Get off the tourist path and experience the City of Roses like a local on this guided urban bike tour, which allows you to avoid city traffic, get some exercise, and see attractions up close. Learn about local history and urban design as you cruise along Portland's urban bike paths, stopping to appreciate parks, scenic vistas, and well-known neighborhoods such as Chinatown and the bustling Pearl District.
Your tour starts downtown, where you meet your guide and select your bike. Then, pedal through China Town to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and stop at the Japanese American Historical Plaza, where you can learn about Portland's history and appreciate views of the city.
Next, see Portland's green spaces and towering trees as you cruise along the city's bike-friendly Greenways (designated bike boulevards), past viewpoints overlooking the city skyline.
Then cycle through South Park Blocks, a green corridor in the heart of the city, to appreciate the area's creative urban design and learn about the future of Portland's community spaces.
Complete your tour with a visit to the Pearl District, a foodie neighborhood full of craft breweries and different types of restaurants.
We did this on the spur of the moment and the friendly and helpful staff were able to accommodate us on a tour immediately despite meaning the guide taking more people than normal. This is a great introduction to Portland and certainly recommend it as...More
Really enjoyed going back and forth over the Willamette River on the bike. Very comfortable riding along the water on the floating bike/pedestrian path and learning about the city's history. Molly was very knowledgeable and cautious in navigating our group through the downtown neighborhoods. The...More
I really enjoyed the essential Portland bike tour. Our guide was knowledgable and did a great job guiding us around the city safely. We made a lot of tracks in just a few short hours, and we got to explore many districts throughout Portland. Great...More
I started my first full day in Portland with this tour, and I couldn't recommend it more. Cycling alongside an informed, friendly, and sociable guide is a wonderfully engaging and pleasant way to find your historical and geographic bearings in this beautiful city. I keep...More