QUICK DETAILS

  • Duration: 3 Hours

  • Tour Time:  2 pm

  • $72 Per Rider

  • Distance: 8-10 miles

  • Easy to Moderate

Historic and Cultural
Sites Bike Tour

 

Overview

There is so much to see when visiting the NH Seacoast, with so many sculptures, monuments, memorials and museums! Ride with history and experience Portsmouth and New Castle's culture by bike. You'll have an opportunity to see and learn about the major historic sites around the area. Our knowledgeable guides are there to answer any questions and give you the best inside tips and secrets that most tourists do not know. This guided tour takes about 3 hours, including various stops near essential attractions while our guides provide in-depth narration and stop for photo opportunities at famous sights and hidden gems throughout the tour.

The Historic and Cultural bike tour is our comprehensive tour of the area's rich history. Your guide will take you to the most significant and interesting preserved historic houses and landmarks.  Stop en route to hear interesting facts about each site you visit. From the bustling streets of downtown to the serene byways along the River, this tour truly brings you to most of the historic sites. Over the course of three hours, we’ll take you through the most beautiful and interesting historic spots of the area to learn about its rich history and see the incredible preserved architecture. All of our bike tours include an individually-fitted bike, helmet, and, of course, a friendly and knowledgeable guide who leads you on your travels.
 

Highlights of this Historic and Cultural Bike Tour:

  • South Street Cemetery

  • Former North End / Italian 

  • Wentworth Coolidge Mansion

  • Fort Constitution

  • Fort Stark

  • Wentworth by the Sea

  • Great Island Common

  • Prescott Park

  • Four Tree Island

  • Moffatt Ladd House

  • Haven Park - Major Fitz John Porter

  • African Burying Memorial

 

What to Expect:

  • $72 Adult

  • 3-hours

  • 8 -14 miles

  • Easy going with some small hills 

  • At your selected departure time, meet your local guide and get fitted for a 21-speed hybrid comfort bike.

  • Stops in both Portsmouth and New Castle NH at landmarks, monuments, and memorials.

  • While we will have water for purchase, you might consider bringing a sports drink or snack.

  • In the summer months, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended! 

  • Our tours depart ON TIME. You must arrive at our shop 30 minutes prior to the tour start time to check in and be fitted for your bike. Late arrivals will not be caught up or refunded.

Tour Includes:

• Expert guide, high-end 21-speed city bike, and helmet & vest.

Additional Information:

  • This tour is not recommended for those who are uncomfortable cycling on city streets.

  • We welcome families with children who are comfortable cyclists and at least 14 years old.

  • Younger riders and those less comfortable on two wheels are encouraged to take our Hidden Neighborhood Tour.

  • The tour is roughly 30% in parks and paths and 70% in street riding.

  • You might consider bringing water or a sports drink and a snack.  

 

Can’t make the tour? You’re welcome to rent a bike and follow the route on your own.