Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2012 London Olympics: Bike Tour of Olympic Park and East London. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Awesome tour at must do. You get to see a lot of the standard tourist sites like St Paul´s but you get off the beaten track and find canals and inlets you´d nver see otherwise. A full day´s riding but in reality not very hard and it is mostly flat. Guide was excellent. Try to go on Sunday as then Brick Lane will have it´s market on.
Enjoy the tour good way of getting around London, some of the lanes and alleys are a bit uneven so you need to be careful.
We were blessed with excellent weather and the party was only four in number.
Our guide was helpful and informative and was always happy to try and meet our requirements.
A great day out - and good value, too.
It was excellent and the highlight of my stay in London. We went at a leisurely pace along the canals and through parts of London I have never seen . The guide was very knowledgeable.
Have to say it was the best way to see London. Went on tour a few days before the Games started so couldn't get intonthe Olympic site but really didn't matter the trip out along the canels was brillant. Also as a communtiy wlefare worker enjoyed riding back throught he housing estates of East London would not have seen this side of london if I had not done this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, hospitable and good fun. He also paced the ride to suit all competencies. It is an easy to moderate ride. Mostly flat. You would want some road experience - but not heaps so don't let this stop you. Highlight recommend this tour. Marg from OZ.
A very enjoyable tour,our guide informed us on all the points of interest through out the tour.I would recommend,this tour , to any one who can ride a bike
Excellent tour, well chosen route and knowledgable guide. He, Alec, would have been easier to follow when it got busy if he had something distincive on... A bright baseball hot?
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, even though it rained all day, it did not dampen our spirits. In fact we are looking forward to doing the evening bike tour.
This trip is very interesting and rewarding. The olympic site is exciting to see, but most of all this ride takes you through a wide variation of cenral and east London areas and markets. Highly recommended! Thanks!
Loved riding along the canal banks and especially the transformation occurring with the Olympic site. Strongly recommend the tour.
Really enjoyable trip. Morning trip to the Olympic park (Westfield shopping centre) was full of sights. Not quite matched by the return leg with some obscure routes but that was still enjoyable.
Tour guide excellent. Very good venues. Two points of dissatisfaction: 1) Too many people on the tour for such a busy part of London - recommend max of 10 people; 2) Viator should have checked cycle parking at Stratford during Olympics ! Had to find our own space for 15 cycles - very awkward and stressful.
Very interesting tour, covering Tower Bridge, the City, the Olympic Park, the Docklands, St Paul's Cathedral and several markets, hidden quays and canals. Alec, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, but as you are 7 hours in the saddle I recommend bringing a gel saddle cover!
Fun way to see London life and the Olympic Village. Biking more challenging than expected as far as narrow canals, surfaces and busy roads but would recommend! Our guide was a great guide!
The directions to the shop are a bit iffy, so plan ahead and map out your route before heading out in the morning. The tour itself is great, covering a ton of interesting historical sites in London, as well as the Olympic Park. Our tour guide was Alec, and he was both charming and well versed in English history. He led us through quite a few sites that were off the beaten path, and it was a fantastic experience. Be forewarned though, the ride is a bit on the technical side, leading you through back roads and canals (with no railings). Be sure that you are both comfortable on a bike and comfortable riding in city traffic before booking. You will have an excellent time if you are prepared for this, however.
Definitely worth doing but I thought we'd get more in depth information about the Olympics and the impact to London. It's really more of a London tour with a stop at the Olympic Park.
Our guides were great, but I would have preferred to have the majority of the trip away from city streets. The canals of London were cool, and the parks. Also, a drawback was we could not get too close to Olympic venue.
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Honestly I was disappointed in this tour. I was under the impression (as was the people in the group) that we would be touring Olympic Park and not riding around the outside of it. The tour seemed very scattered and had no rhyme or reason. I was able to see parts of London I wouldn't have seen which is why I gave it two stars. Otherwise it was a let down.