QUICK DETAILS

  • Duration: 2-hrs.

  • Tour Time: Daily at 10 am & 2 pm 

  • $54 Per Rider

  • Distance: 5-8 miles

  • Easy

City View Tour -  Historic Neighborhoods of Portsmouth

Overview

Come and join us as we discover the uniqueness and character of each of the neighborhoods and districts by bicycle. On this tour, your tour guide will share with you the transformation of each of the neighborhoods in Portsmouth, from the revitalization of the former Italian North End "Little Italy" to the Strawbery Banke's historic homes of the former "Puddle Dock" neighborhood to the new cheeky West End's "Brooklyn" neighborhood. This area was once touted as the #1 brewery in the country by the former Frank Jones Brewery. We'll make our way through the former working-class are of the Creek Neighborhood or "Christian Shore".  From here, we don't want to miss the Atlantic Heights neighborhood, once a government-owned shipbuilding site and former government housing.  You'll discover the real Portsmouth; a unique, eclectic, vibrant, magnetic, working-class city that you will want to visit again. Meet your guide at the Historic John Paul Jones House to get outfitted with a 21-speed bike, helmet, and safety vest. You’ll hear a short briefing about the rules of the road, bike safety, and bike operation. Children and families are most welcome!

Highlights of the City View Tour - Neighborhoods of Portsmouth Bike Tour:

  • Former North End / Italian "Little Italy"

  • The Hill (buildings moved from Little Italy)

  • Moffatt Ladd House

  • Prescott Park

  • Strawbery Banke

  • Wentworth Coolidge Mansion - Little Harbor

  • Frank Jones Brewery - West End

  • Creek Neighborhood - Christian Shore

  • Atlantic Heights
     

What to Expect:

  • Monday - Friday and Sunday

  • 2 - hours

  • 5-8 miles

  • $54 Adult and Children 24 or 20-inch bicycle

  • $34 Children Tag-a-long 

  • $34 Infant Seat

 

Tour Includes:

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

Additional Information:

  • 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.

  • We welcome families with children who are comfortable cyclists and at least 7 years old. Younger riders and those less comfortable on two wheels are encouraged to rent a tag-a-long. 

  • The tour is roughly 35% on parks and paths and 65% on side roads and off the beaten path.