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Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

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Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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
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Use of bicycle & helmet
Bottled water
Professional guide
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
Historic Southern-Pacific train station
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
Heart of El Presidio neighborhood.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pima County Courthouse
Perhaps the most beautiful building in Tucson
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Augustine Cathedral
The spiritual hub of town.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Tiradito Shrine
Barrio Viejo landmark
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercado San Agustin
Fun, outdoor space.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santa Cruz River Trail
Short ride on the 55 mile "the loop" bike path.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Tucson Bike Tours
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.

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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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  • "If you have two legs and can ride a bicycle you must include this in your itinerary." See review
  • "It might be a little hard for little ones or non-bikers." See review

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star-5
A mini tour de Tucson
William_H
, May 2022
Really fun activity cruising old streets and neighborhoods of downtown. Rob knows a lot about the area and communicates his knowledge with humor and verve. Safety on the busier streets handled well. Good equipment in good condition. Recommend this activity to anyone who can ride a bike safely.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review William. Safety, knowledge and humor., love it! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour of this beautiful city
star-5
So much fun!
Mary_H
, Apr 2022
We loved this tour! Lots of interesting facts and loads of laughs! Rob is a fun guide and makes the whole experience a blast.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the review Mary. Glad you loved the tour. Facts and laughs are a wonderful mix.
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the great review Dalia, very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour.
star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Worth while adventure
valerie_c
, Mar 2022
It was a pleasant tour of old town with the history lesson as well It was a lovely group of mixed age groups and of course the tour guide was excellent
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your great review Valerie..
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for the review Lauren, always appreciated.
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the great review Mary. Very glad you enjoyed the tour ,and Jim of course.
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
Getting to know Tucson on 2-wheels
Matthew_R
, Mar 2022
Great way to get the lay of the land in a low impact bike tour. The brrio neighborhoods were the best part. Rob was a great host/guide and added a lot of fun to the trip.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your great review and always brings a smile to my face when I hear I added fun to the experience.
star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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!
icon 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.
star-4
Easy Ride. Rob was a...
Joy_M
, Feb 2022
Easy Ride. Rob was a great tour guide. Sites seen were OK - but that was understandable for the type of ride.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for your review Joy and was really nice to meet you both.
star-5
Fun and educational
Carolyn_E
, Jan 2022
He was super smart, and I learned a ton and it was fun! I plan to do bike tours at every new place I visit.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
I’m glad I introduced you to city bike tours! They are indeed an ideal way to explore a new town.
star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Nice summary. Thanks!
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Great to hear, I try to show folks parts of Tucson they normally would have missed.
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
That’s an interesting review. Thanks!

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