What do a New York pizza joint, artisan coffee roaster and underground speakeasy have in common? They’re just a few of the stops you’ll make on this leisurely bike tour of Lower Manhattan. Starting in Chelsea, ride with a knowledgeable guide through neighborhoods south of 14th Street, including Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, South Street Seaport, Tribeca, SoHo and more. This comprehensive small-group tour is limited to eight for a more personalized experience.
Start your 5-hour bike tour in Chelsea, where you'll receive a walkie-talkie and headset so you can hear directions and insightful commentary from your guide. Riding with your group mostly in the bike lanes of city streets, make your way south of 14th Street through multiple Lower Manhattan neighborhoods that showcase New York’s parks, bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightlife. Along the way, hear about local culture and NYC history.
Pedal with your guide on the Hudson River Greenway, a bike path that runs along the West Side to Battery Park. Pass by Chelsea Market and the High Line — an elevated public park built on a historic freight rail line — before reaching the West Village. Then explore landmark Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, learn about the fate of Minetta Creek and ride through the nightclub district of Bleecker Street.
Other neighborhoods you'll ride through include the East Village, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Tribeca and SoHo. While you ride, catch glimpses of Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower — aka One World Trade Center — the tallest building in the US.
In addition to approximately three hours of riding, you’ll make four stops. Around midday, step into Joe's Pizza for an authentic New York slice at this Greenwich Village institution. Then slip back in time at the Backroom Bar, an underground speakeasy.
When you need a caffeine boost, enjoy a snack and cup of organic, shade-grown coffee at Jack's Stir Brew, an artisan roaster in South Street Seaport. And before returning to your starting point, take a tour of the Fraunces
Tavern Museum, a historic tavern in the Financial District (FiDi) that
harbored Patriot sympathizers during the American Revolution. (All food and drinks are at your own expense.)