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Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

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From $73.00

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  • 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

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
      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

    Historic Southern-Pacific train station

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

    Heart of El Presidio neighborhood.

    5 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.

    about cancellations.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Bike Tour in Tucson?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

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    Traveler Tips


    If you have two legs and can ride a bicycle you must include this in your itinerary.
    It might be a little hard for little ones or non-bikers.
    Reviews
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    Historic Tucson Bike tour is great!
    Sandra_K, Mar 2022
    Even though I live in Tucson I had not seen many of the places we visited on our bike tour. Our guide did a good job of keeping us safe in traffic and managing eight people of all ages from 80 - 10 years old. It was fun and I would recommend it to visitors or people who live here.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Hi Sandra, happy to have been able to show you parts of Tucson you hadn't seen. Fun and a sate time is always a winner.
    We visited Tucson for a...
    Laurene_M, Mar 2022
    We visited Tucson for a couple of days. This tour was a great way to see the many neighborhoods and historic places in Tucson.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thanks for the review Lauren, always appreciated.
    Fun and interesting!
    Rochelle_A, Mar 2022
    Wisconsin friends looking for a fun, interesting activity and we definitely found one! Learned lots and Rob, our tour guide, was great, excellent crowd management skills. Will highly recommend to visitors and locals , alike. Two members of our group, who have been coming to Tucson for years learned new things.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Big up to the Wisconsin crew. Thank you for the fantastic review. You helped me make the tour as fun for me as it sounds like it was for you. I love groups like this. You lot are welcome back anytime, well most of you any way. lol
    Great way to get introduced to Tucson
    Richard_W, Dec 2021
    This was a really nice tour. Jimmy, our guide, was very personable and informative. Stopping at the bakery and providing treats for the riders was a really nice added touch. The ride itself was very moderate in terms of effort - pretty much all flat with a couple of minor exceptions. The bikes were comfortable and well maintained. Overall it was a very nice way to see the downtown area, and get a general introduction to Tucson.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Nice summary. Thanks!
    An enjoyable meander by...
    Jane_K, Oct 2022
    An enjoyable meander by bicycle through Tucson centre. Suitable for any fitness level. A great morning.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Enjoyable meander, loving that. It does help the city is so flat. Glad to hear you had a great morning.
    Great First Day in Tucson
    Dalia_B, Mar 2022
    This was a great introduction and orientation to Tucson. The guide was knowledgeable about many subjects, and gave good recommendations. He was friendly and safety oriented.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for the great review Dalia, very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour.
    Awesome Tucson bike tour
    Tina_C, Mar 2022
    Excellent tour all throughout downtown Tucson. Guide was knowledgeable and thorough. Bikes were excellent and we even were given a pastry treat at a bathroom stop halfway through the tour. Biking was mostly flat and very doable. Just make sure you are comfortable riding along side some auto traffic. Nothing terrible on the 9am tour but still present.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Hi Tina, thank you for the review. We do try to make riding on the busier roads to an absolute minimum but will of course take your comment on board. Glad you enjoyed the empanada and the tour.
    Fun Activity
    Seema_R, Mar 2022
    Good group of riders; friendly. Jim was both knowledgable and fun guide. It was a wonderful way to learn about the history of Tucson and its various old and new neighborhoods!
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the tour.
    A must Tucson tour
    MaryAlice_K, Mar 2022
    Wonderful tour with a knowledgeable guide. Jim was very personable and very loyal to the historic attributes of Tucson. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and Tucson.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for the great review Mary. Very glad you enjoyed the tour ,and Jim of course.
    Must do bike tour.
    Manuel_L, Mar 2022
    Tour guide was GREAT. Knowledgeable, funny, nice guy. Saw very old and new architecture. Anyone going to Tucson must put on their list.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for the GREAT comment Manuel. It was lovely to meet both yourself and Carol, great couple, and very happy that I met your expectations.
    Great downtown tour!
    Mary_B, Feb 2022
    Rob was a perfect tour guide—super organized and attentive, he made sure everyone in the group was engaged and comfortable. We learned a ton about Tucson through his stories.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for your wonderful comments Mary. I am always grateful for these. Fun, safety and knowledge is what I strive for.
    Great way to start a vacation!
    Stephanie_Y, Feb 2022
    I went solo on this trip. It was super fun. Everyone was friendly, Rob had just the right amount of information to hold my attention and bring Tucson to life! I’m glad I did it at the beginning of the trip. I now have a week of ideas. Had drinks after with a few folks and happily felt fulfilled with my adventure. Grateful!
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for your review Stephanie, happy to hear I held your attention and that you enjoyed drinks with a few of the group after. Always nice to make new friends.
    Great, family-friendly activity!
    Jim_Y, Dec 2021
    Great to get on a bike in nice weather. Jimmy, the owner and our tour guide, was knowledgeable about Tucson and funny. The kids enjoyed the entire experience and the tour gave us a good overview of the city for later exploring.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Cool. Yes, one of the goals of the tour is to give an overview of central Tucson for later excursions.
    Nice Bike Tour
    Conrad_B, May 2021
    An easy ride. Very informative and interesting- took us to see parts of town that we would not have discovered on our own.
    Response from Host, May 2021
    Great to hear, I try to show folks parts of Tucson they normally would have missed.
    Bicycling Tucson
    MICHAEL_M, Mar 2021
    Hands down the most informative way to get to know Tucson in under 2 hours. If you have two legs and can ride a bicycle you must include this in your itinerary.
    Response from Host, Mar 2021
    That’s an interesting review. Thanks!
    Great tour!
    Char_M, Mar 2021
    Loved this tour! It was a great way to see the city. It might be a little hard for little ones or non-bikers.
    Response from Host, Mar 2021
    The 9am tour is generally the best bet for less experienced riders (min height 4’8”, 5’ recommended).
    Jimmy is the man!
    Jason_M, Mar 2021
    What a great way to see the town, get a feel for it’s history and find places to explore a bit more! Jimmy was wonderful and I highly recommend the excursion.
    Response from Host, Mar 2021
    Thank you for not replacing the with da.
    Worth the trip!
    Peter_C, Nov 2020
    This was a fun way to see Old Tucson and the University of Arizona campus. The ride was not difficult and the bikes were comfortable. There was not a lot of traffic which made the trip pleasant. It is a great way to learn some history of Tucson, see some historic sites and get a little exercise at the same time.
    Response from Host, Dec 2020
    Thanks for the review. I think you nailed it: learn a bit about Tucson while having a pleasant bike ride.
    Fun way to exercise and learn history
    Faith_B, Feb 2020
    Fun way to explore and learn history of downtown Tucson. Tour is well equipped and the leader congenial and knowledgeable. So much to see and appreciate in the hidden streets of downtown. I've done this tour twice and will do it again. I learn something every time. Thank you, Jimmy, for a fun ride.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Good, that will force me to keep learning about Tucson. There are so many different rabbit holes to go down.
    A fun and informative ride ..great way...
    Chrysanthie_V, Jan 2017
    A fun and informative ride ..great way for newcomers to see Tucson.

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