PortCity Bike Tours
The health of our guests, tour guides, and community is a top priority here at PortCity Bike Tours. We continue to follow CDC & NH health protocols and guidelines. Our business continues to conduct operations outside of our shop in the John Paul Jones Garden! All of our bicycles and equipment are sanitized before and after each tour. Our waiver process is online and contactless. We have hand sanitizer and masks on hand at all times. All of our guides and staff have been vaccinated and continue to keep socially distanced.
Islands & Harbor Visit The "Must See" Historic Sites Bike Tour
Our most popular tour! Enjoy the pristine views of the NH Seacoast. Come see and hear about the best of Portsmouth and New Castle Village as we stop at several historic landmarks along the way. Tours are led by an experienced guide who can point out all of the highlights and history. Join us on our flagship tour! Come and experience why this is our favorite tour! Six to eight guests. 10-12 Miles.
On this extensive coastal tour of the NH coastline, we'll see and bike through the picturesque coastline, the small quaint seaside villages and mansions! Your experienced tour guide will take you along the beautiful seacoast stopping at a few main historic points of interest along the way. This is a tour for a moderate-experienced rider! Up to six guests. 20-25 Miles.
Pedal your way through the breathtaking Portsmouth and New Castle NH landscape – no tour guide necessary! Our self-guided tour is $48 for 3-hours and is the perfect way to see the sites, stop for pictures, take in lunch or coffee at the beach and make it back to the shop in enough time. We also have a daily self-guided tour/rental at $96, please call. Our self-guided tour includes a fitted bicycle, helmet, water, cell phone holder, bike bag and we plan a route for you based on your interests and activity levels.
The Historic and Cultural bike tour is our comprehensive tour of the area's rich history. Once one of the nation's busiest ports and shipbuilding cities, Portsmouth expressed its wealth in fine architecture and has significant examples of Colonial, Georgian, and Federal style houses, some of which are now museums. This historic and cultural tour will take you through the most beautiful and interesting characteristics, architecture, and historic significant aspects of the city. We'll top to see the historic landmarks and house museums and hear about the history that makes up our delightful and highly admired historic landscape. Up to six guests. 10+ Miles.
Come and join us as we discover the nooks and crannies in each neighborhood by bicycle. On this tour, your expert guide will tell you about the revitalization of each neighborhood of Portsmouth and the new cheeky "new Brooklyn" West End. You'll discover the unique character, vibe, and charm of each historic community stopping along the way. This family-friendly tour offers a ride through the four historic and distinctive neighborhoods and districts of Portsmouth, NH. Up to six guests. 6-8 Miles.
A bike tour is a great option for families, small groups, and small team gatherings. A private bike tour is a perfect way to make your NH Seacoast experience even more memorable! Our private tours are small, intimate and in two hours, we can provide you and your group with a memorable experience. Four to ten guests, and private. See our weekend edition private small group tours! Two to ten riders. 6+ Miles.
Barbara O wrote a review Oct
My husband and I took this bike tour and absolutely loved it. I was a little nervous initially because I am not in great shape and was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up. Happy to report I had nothing to worry about. As long as you know how to ride a bike you are good to go. A little strenuous in spots, but very doable. Our tour guide Dawn was super friendly and very knowledgeable of the area. We saw places we would never have seen if left on our own. Beautiful scenery, water views, and lovely homes. Highly recommend and if you get a beautiful day like we had, even better! Thank you Port City Bike Tours!"
KMango wrote a review Aug
Excellent tour of Portsmouth and New Castle
The bikes provided are well-maintained and the guide provided reflective vests and water bottles. The tour took place on beautiful, paved roads along country roads and harbor towns. We were given great directions and a safe route. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
Nick A wrote a review July
We had a tremendous time on our Bike tour. Our group consisted of 4 adults and one toddler (2.5 years old). Our tour guide, Dawn, had everything lined up and ready for us as soon as we arrived. Dawn was extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history; clearly passionate about her job. That passion radiated throughout the tour and made for an outstanding day!
Holly R a review Sept
We had a wonderful day learning about the history and seeing the sights of Portsmouth and New Castle on bikes. Dawn is a wonderful storyteller, filling each stop with historical accounts of the forts, houses, parks and sights along the way. The bikes were great and easy to ride. It's a wonderful way to get your bearings in Portsmouth and the 3 hours are filled with historical accounts of this incredible area of New England!
jenj70 wrote a review Jul
This was the perfect way to see the most beautiful parts of the area and learn about the history of Portsmouth. Our guide was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable and very conscientious while riding in a line for those of us were uncomfortable on the times we were on city streets. We went along the coast line and over a short bridge onto the beautiful tiny island of New Castle, which is a a gorgeous postcard town. The bikes and helmets seemed new, super clean, comfortable, easy to ride and they even stick your bike with a big bottled water that is attached right to your bike. If you are in Portsmouth, take the time to see the area on one of these tours, you will NOT regret it!
hdubs68 wrote a rewiew
Must do tour!
Review of: PortCity Bike Tours
Portsmouth is a hidden gem and the bike tour is a wonderful way to see it! Dawn is knowledgeable and fun! We rode 10 ish miles and covered lots of history, landmarks, including Rye Island and Newcastle.
Things You Should Know About Our Bike Tours
We're starting our sixth year of bike tours and are still thrilled each and every time we take a group of riders out on a tour. We all have a passion and a love of the area and its rich history. Our small team of tour guides live locally and are experienced riders with a deep love of New Hampshire's history and historic preservation. I'm sure when you take one of our tours, you'll experience the enthusiasm and excitement as we turn each corner!
All of our bicycles, helmets and vests are sanitized before and after each use.
Our tour guides and equipment are compliant with all CDC recommendations.
We have a contactless business, all of our stops are outdoors, and we are the only visitors in the immediate area.
We offer daily tours, but not every tour is offered every day. Check our calendar for availability.
Tours are all-inclusive! You only need to bring yourself, some comfortable clothing, and we do the rest!
Tours run rain or shine unless the weather is too dangerous to ride in. If that happens, we’ll call you with rescheduling options.
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Looking for something unique or extra-special? We also do Private and Group Tours! Click or call to find out more.
What is Provided
Expert tour guide
21-speed high-end hybrid bicycle
Safety equipment (helmet & vest)
Water for Purchase
Optional electric bike tour upgrade available for an additional $45 (limited supply)
Refund & Rescheduling Policy (revised)
We will contact you if there is an issue with your reservation.
Due to limited seating, if you cancel there will be a $5 per person ticketing fee.
If you cancel within a 48 hour period, you will not receive a refund, but you can request a gift certificate.
Reservations made within 48 hours of a scheduled event are final and cannot be changed. You have the option to request a gift certificate that's transferrable.
Reservations may be rescheduled only once and are subject to availability.
Rescheduling requests are processed at the sole discretion of the employee making the transaction.
Failure to arrive 30 minutes before your tour departure time may result in your space on the tour being given away. You will not receive a refund or credit for your tour.
Late arrivals will not be able to catch up to the tour.
Inclement Weather Policy
Our tours run rain or shine., but not when it's pouring. In Portsmouth, the weather can change within a few hours. In the event of extreme weather conditions such as lightning, hail, torrential rain, 20+ mph wind, etc. In some circumstances, tours may be canceled up to an hour before the start time of the event. The decision to cancel the tour is up to the sole discretion of PortCity Bike Tours and will be determined by the safety of the riders. If we do cancel the tour or event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or we'll refund the ticket.
Sanitization of Equipment
All equipment, including bicycles and helmets, is sanitized between tours by our staff using disinfectant spray and wipes.
All guests must sign a waiver and release form.