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  • Duration: 2-2.5 Hours 

  • Time: Daily at 10 AM & 2 PM

  • $65 Per Rider

  • Distance: 8-12 miles

  • 60% in Gardens and Parks - 40% on Side Roads

Explore the Islands and Harbor Bike Tour
Visit the "Must-See" Sites 

Islands & Harbor Bike Tour

Explore the charming islands off the Port and away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square. Pedal through gardens, lush parks, and reach New Castle Island to greet the vast Atlantic Ocean. Hear stories about the fishmongers, naval shipyard, and the transformations of a rundown waterfront into a beautiful park. Join us on our flagship bike tour to explore the "best of Portsmouth and New Castle Island."



  • Pedal along the Piscataqua River out to New Castle Island

  • Visit New Castle Island Village's downtown

  • Visit the Great Island Common to hear about the Isle of Shoals and lighthouses (great place for photos!)

  • Visit Fort Stark to hear about the father to our state motto "Live Free or Die"

  • Visit Four Tree and Pierce Islands to hear about the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (great place for photos!)

  • Visit Prescott Park to hear about Prescott Sister's transformation from the combat zone to a waterfront park. (great place for photos!)


What To Expect:

At your selected departure time, meet 30 minutes before your tour start time to get fitted for your bike.

  • Offered at 10 AM and 2 PM 

  • 2-2.5 Hours

  • 8-12 Miles

  • $65 Adult bicycle

  • Easy - some small hills

  • The tour is roughly 60% in gardens and parks and 40% city riding.

Tour Includes:

Tour Map



Greensboro, NC3 contributions

Gears of fun!

Sep 2023 • Couples

Tammy was a great tour guide! Lots of history and beautiful views. Good way to see Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Also lots of great tips on what else to do on our stay. Would definitely recommend!

Amy P Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Great experience! Sep 2023 • 

We truly enjoyed our harbor and island bike tour. The tour is an excellent way to see more of the area and learn about the history while getting a bit of exercise. An easy ride. Our guide, Dawn, was very knowledgeable and very safety conscious. Great experience! I highly recommend!

kelpi14 8 Sept 2023 Great Tour

What a great way to spend two hours! Really enjoyed the bike tour that included beautiful sites, interesting history & great exercise. Our tour guide, Steve, knew just when to stop to either point out something of interest or give us a break. We got to see some out of the way areas that you wouldn't normally see by car or foot. Well worth the time!

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