See the sights of downtown Vancouver on bike, while indulging in some of the best food & drink in the city.
See Vancouver's sights the right way, allowing our stomachs to guide us around this wonderful city! We'll be taking in the scenery (and burning calories!) while cycling between coffee shops, food markets, breweries, bars, restaurants & more with optional, non food related, activities available too!
You'll get a great feel for the city while exploring some local favourite spots to eat, drink, shop and stroll. Sample life in one of Vancouver's famous beach neighbourhoods, hop off your bike and experience the delights of local food and craft market Granville Island, fill your lungs with air and enjoy the unique skyline and mountain backdrop of Vancouver as we cycle around False Creek' and make some timely stops for refreshments and hidden gems.
We'll start with a short walk to pick up our rental bikes for the day. From here the fun begins! We can grab coffee & a pastry to get things moving, then head over Burrard bridge to Kitsilano, one of the famous beach neighbourhoods of Vancouver. Here we can wander along the beach and grab a scenic drink looking out over the water. Optional activities include a swim in Kits 137m Outdoor Pool (May-Sept) & a visit to the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Next we will jump onto the Sea Wall and cycle around 'False Creek' taking in Granville Island food market, a brewery / distillery, lunch at a restaurant of your choice, then sample some more local craft beers / wines / desserts, coffees, a Chinese Garden (optional) and cocktails in Gastown before dropping our bikes off at 6:30pm & parting ways. Dinner suggestions / reservations can be made for you if desired.
Ideally it will be sunny but this tour can be conducted in all but snow and ice. Public transport could be switched for bikes in the event of very bad weather.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at the Waterfront Station downtown where cruise ships, the sky train, buses and Seabus all stop. Hotel or alternate meeting points may be possible upon request.
End location: Same as start location or as previously agreed.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
This is the maximum duration, if you'd like it to be shorter or would like fewer stops then this can be accommodated.
Mainly by bike, some walking. Public transportation can be substituted for bikes in the event of bad weather, cost must be met by the client.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 Canadian Dollar (CAD) - Most other costs will be food & beverage related, all of which are optional and dependent on your appetite!
Optional extras include Chinese Garden ($12 adult $10 senior), Granville Island Brewery guided tour ($9.75 + tax), Kits Pool Swim ($6.10 or less - summer only), Vancouver Maritime Museum ($13.50 or less).
I do not currently have a Canadian commercial driver's license so am unable to drive you myself but can arrange for transport for us.
I do not currently offer "shore excursions" as a result.