The 2015 season will run from the 14th March to the 8th November.
Tours take place every day of the week except Tuesdays. Private Tours are available all year round by arrangement.
All our tours are in English as standard but Private Tours are available in other languages.
(2 ½ hours – starting at 10:30am - approximately 4miles)
This is a great tour if you’re really pushed for time. It covers the majority of the sights and follows a squiggly line taking in Midsummer Common, Stourbridge Common, Eights Rowing, College Boat Houses, Jesus Green, Round Church (one of only four in the UK), Front of St. Johns College, Trinity Great Gate, Trinity Great Court (subject to side door being open), The Wren Library (subject to time), Garrett Hostel Bridge, Cambridge University Real Tennis Club, The Backs, The Best Spot to take that iconic photo of Kings College Chapel, Senate House, Kings Parade, Corpus Christi Clock, The Eagle Pub, and St. Benets Church.
We start under the lamp in the middle of Parker’s Piece just to the south of the City Centre at 10:30am. If you’re running a bit late don’t worry ... come straight to our office at No.6 Elm Street where we will be fitting bikes.
The tour will finish at No.6 Elm Street at around 1pm but the Full Day Tour guests have a lunch break on the river in town.
Price: £20 per person inclusive of bike hire (Discounts Available to Students, Families and
Groups - email for details).
(2 ½ hours – starting at 1:30pm - approximately 4miles)
Perhaps you’ve done the city and want to get out and about for the afternoon ... well this is just the thing. Meeting under the lamp in the middle of Parker’s Piece to the south of the City Centre at 1:30pm we walk over to the office to pick up our bikes and get cracking.
We head out of the city through the fens towards the village of Grantchester to enjoy the river, The Orchard Tea Gardens, The Old Vicarage (previously the home of the poet Rupert Brooke and now the home of the author Jeffrey Archer). Then we sit down for either a cream tea or a pint in a very local British Pub, where we play the oldest recorded pub game called ‘ringing the bull’ (your drink could be free if you manage to beat the tour guide at this game). You never know you might be sitting next to a Nobel Prize winner as Grantchester has the highest concentration of them in the world.
If you’re daring enough you could bring your swimwear and cool off in the river Cam.
There’s a free Rupert Brooke museum we pop into before we head back into the city, finishing at about 4pm.
Price: £20 per person inclusive of bike hire (Discounts available to students, families and groups - just email for details).
(5 ½ hours – starting
at 10:30am - approx.
8 miles ... but at a leisurely pace)
This tour combines both the City and Grantchester Tours as detailed above; however we also stop for lunch by the river as a group.
Once you’ve done this tour you’ve really seen Cambridge!
Price: £33 per person inclusive of bike hire (Discounts available to students, families and groups - just email for details)
(5 hours - starting at 10:30am)
We have designed a terrific day out that we feel encompasses all the best things you can do in Cambridge within a day.
A City Bike Tour in the morning (as above), a discount voucher for lunch at The Free Press pub www.freepresspub.com and a 1hr shared punting tour of The Backs in the afternoon.
Price: £35 per person inclusive of bike hire, helmets, tour guide, map, lunch discount voucher and shared punting experience (Discounts available to students, families and groups - just email for details).
*if you’d prefer a private punting tour please contact us for a quote.
(6 hours – starting at 10.30 am – approx. 18miles – reasonable fitness required)
This tour follows the river out to Ely with a stop for lunch at a pub on the way. There will then be time to enjoy Ely before we all take the train back to Cambridge as a group.
Please note: Unlike all other tours, which run every day except Tuesday this tour to Ely goes EVERY TWO WEEKS or so on a Saturday. These dates are as follows:- 18th April, 2nd May, 23rd May, 20th June, 4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 1st Aug, 8th Aug, 15th Aug, 22nd Aug, 29th Aug, 5th Sept, 12th Sept, 26th Sept.
Price: £38 per person inclusive of bike hire and return train ticket (Discounts available to students, families and groups - just email for details). Unlike other tours full payment is require in advance through PayPal to secure your booking as we need to arrange train tickets for you.
If you are a group, corporate organisation wanting a networking or team building event, hen party or even just a couple wanting something more exclusive we are able to tailor make a bespoke tour just for you.
Naturally we can take you on one of our standard tours exclusively just for yourselves or create something totally different all at a time that suits your busy schedule. Some popular tours we’ve designed in the past include The American Cemetery (home of nearly 4,000 Italian marble headstones for the missing of WWII), River Pubs, Coton Orchard, Madingley, Newmarket, Ely, Anglesey Abbey and even just some of our beautiful surrounding villages.
We have also been known to arrange Bike, Punt, River Pub and Walking Tour packages so just ask for details if this is of interest.
Price: by arrangement
Please note that no food or drinks are provided on our tours, however there are plenty of opportunities to pick up refreshments along the way.
Bikes are included in the price of all tours. However if you would like one of our electric bikes there is an additional £10 charge.
To book and avoid disappointment just drop us an email to let us know you’re coming, reserve an antique or electric bike or make any special arrangements. We really do want to do anything we can to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible. If you’ve not booked come along anyway and we’ll try and fit you in. Please appreciate that if you have not booked it is quite possible that the tour you are thinking of going on could get cancelled because we don’t know of your interest.
We do require more than one person for a tour to take place so in the unlikely event that you are the only person booked, we can provide you with a bike, helmet, lock and map for the discounted rate of £5 for the day.
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone any tour for any reason at no notice upon the decision of the tour operator.
Further terms include if a ticket is bought through the visitcambridge website or the Tourist Information Centre or any other site these suppliers are considered to be agents and Cambridge Bike Tours Ltd., are not obliged to undertake any tour or activity due to the commitments made by an agent. Cambridge Bike Tours Ltd., have complete discretion over all aspects of the tour.