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Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour

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Central Park Bike Tour

From $48.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the beautiful sights of Central Park on this leisurely bike tour. Follow your local guide along the park’s scenic and bike-friendly paths as you cruise by famous attractions like Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Needle, and the Bethesda Fountain. Learn about the history of this green oasis in the center of Manhattan on an easy ride. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your sightseeing schedule.
  • Bike tour of New York's famous Central Park
  • Ride at a leisurely pace on a hybrid bike with a friendly, local guide
  • See sights like Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Belvedere Castle
  • Pass The Dakota, where singer John Lennon once lived
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon ride

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Use of bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bike Bag/ Basket
  • Bicycle Lock
  • Illustrated Map
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 56 W 56th St
    56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Departure Point: Two blocks from Central Park South between 5th and 6th Avenue Address: Unlimited Biking 56 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point Please check in at the front desk

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

New York City’s Central Park spans 843 acres (341 hectares) of lovely gardens, lakes, bridges, and unique monuments. To explore this iconic oasis, meet your friendly local guide a few blocks south from the park, where you’re fitted for a hybrid bike and receive a helmet and free park map. Choose a morning or afternoon departure for the tour. 

Enjoy an easy ride along the park’s many bike-friendly paths and trails as you peddle by landmarks like Sheep Meadow and the Jackie Onassis Reservoir. Your guide narrates the tour through a speaker so everyone can hear historical info and fun facts about passing attractions. Learn about the park’s connection to The Beatles as you pass by the Strawberry Fields memorial and see the apartment building where John Lennon once lived.

Admire the unexpected turrets of Belvedere Castle and the Egyptian obelisk of Cleopatra’s Needle. Visit the fragrant Shakespeare Garden, filled with plants and flowers mentioned in the Bard’s plays, and hear about the unique history of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. Enjoy frequent stops to take photos along the picturesque ride.

Your tour concludes back at the original departure point.

Central Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Belvedere Castle

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Shakespeare Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bethesda Fountain

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Dakota

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park Sightseeing

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cleopatra's Needle

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

New York City Center

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Central Park's Literary Walk

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tag-a-longs and child trailers are not available for this tour
  • No customer under the age of 18 will be given a bike without an adult over the age of 18 present
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Dan was a really great guide! We had a group of 15 and he was funny and engaging with both the adults and kids. I would recommend this tour for all age groups.


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Highly recommend
Angela_S, Sep 2023
Dan was Great!! Went on the bike tour solo & would highly recommend!! Central Park is gorgeous & worth a ride!
Great bike tour
Pam_s, Sep 2023
We really enjoyed our tour guide Alex. He was very informative. We had a fantastic day exploring Central Park
My new favorite thing to do in NYC
KimS, Sep 2023
What a wonderful way to spend the morning Great overview of the park and our guide Chuck taught a few things along the way loved hearing from a lifelong New Yorker Now will be comfortable exploring the park on our own
Check their definition of small group.
Nathalie_G, Sep 2023
I paid a separate higher price for a small group experience. I guess we did not have the same definition of small group. We were the largest group that left at that time. Also as my husband was the tallest person in the group, he was asked to anchor. The guide was leading ahead and my husband was left to handle the person who could not handle the hill on the bike ride. That was not his responsibility. I understand that the guide was stuck, but then if you have a large group (AND WE PAID FOR A SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE) add a helper at the end. Not a difficult ride, but not everyone has the same fitness level. Again, the guide was ahead when a member of the group fell of his bike and participant had to help the rider. Thank goodness the park is beautiful.
Great bike ride in Central Park
MarionGayle_M, Aug 2023
Paul gave us a really great bike tour of Central Park. He was very knowledgeable about the park and the history. The bikes are well maintained and we enjoyed using the e-bike. We saw all the hi lights of the park and would recommend the tour. He even took group pictures along the way and shared them with us.
Excellent tour!
Poornima_K, Aug 2023
John was an excellent tour guide, he conscientious of the needs and interests of everyone on his tour. Loved that he added some personal stories into the tour. Thank you!
Central Park bike tour
Ann_B, Aug 2023
John did a great job showing and telling us about Central Park. It was easy to follow his lead on the bike and I appreciated that we were able to get off the bike and spend a little time walking.
Where does this tour begin and how’d we know? So much to know before and no info as to what and where to start!
Paul_H, Aug 2023
We couldn’t find where we were to join our small group, so we joined another which wasn’t it. The guide Dan was super. But the info to where was not to be found! That part is very bad!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hello Paul, I am so sorry you had trouble finding our start location. This tour departs from Unlimited Biking at 56 W 56th street. This location is available on the website and in your confirmation email, but I do understand there is a lot of information in that confirmation and Manhattan is not the easiest city to navigate. I am glad you were still able to enjoy your tour with Dan and hope we can ride with you again in the future!
It was a good tour, Issac...
Ankit_J, Jul 2023
It was a good tour, Issac happily answered all queries. Good, quick tour of Central park covering major spots.
We were guided around the...
Fiona_T, Jul 2023
We were guided around the park by Alex, who was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable. The tour was carried out at a good pace, with several stops to take in the sights. Bikes were good. Staff at the shop were very efficient, under a lot of pressure with the volume of people coming in/out in the extreme heat.
Best way to spend an aftn in NYC
Richard_R, Jul 2023
Celebrity residents pointed out and satisfaction of having biked through most of the park! Great sense of accomplishment when finished!
Dan the Man!
Geeta_P, Jul 2023
Dan was a really great guide! We had a group of 15 and he was funny and engaging with both the adults and kids. I would recommend this tour for all age groups.
Had a great time with...
Tami_T, Jul 2023
Had a great time with tour guy, John. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. I would highly recommend this trip.
Dan is great!
dlcberns, Jun 2023
We had a great time! We covered a lot of ground and saw so much of the park. Our guide, Dan, was terrific!! Fun, very informative and patient. We highly recommend this bike ride.
Very basic, disorganized tour.
Kristin_N, Jun 2023
Guide was friendly, but information regarding the park was quite limited. Very basic. Did not stop to see many spots. I have gone in bike tours with headsets where the leader is storytelling the entire time. Multiple people had bike issues and towards the end the guide gave us directions to head back while she stayed with the disabled bike. The directions were confusing. Not a great experience.
Delighted by Central Park 2 hour tour
Dana_B, May 2023
Peter allowed the group to be comfortable with their bikes and rules that need to be followed. He is so kind and knowledgeable! He made gorgeous to know us, which made us comfortable together.
Very Good tour/Prepare for additional fee
Minas_R, May 2023
Tour was very good. Tour guide was upbeat and knowledgeable. Pace/format was excellent. Various ages and abilities were part of the group and pace kept steady and suited for all riders. Once heads up is that in addition to the viator cost, the bicycle company will push an added cost for insurance. They do explain that if you have a flat tire, broken chain, any damage etc, you are liable whether it is tied to a maintenance issue or not. The insurance will only cover up to $500 also. Just be prepared for paying additional fee above the initial cost. This extra (optional) fee was not explicitly disclosed in the initial booking with viator.
A great ride through the park
Michael_M, May 2023
This bike ride was very memorable. I learnt a lot about the history of Central Park that I did not know before.
Bill_M, Apr 2023
Dan was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable! He was on top of the group. He spokes with every person in the group.
Biking the Park with Michael
Albert_A, Apr 2023
Michael was excellent. His unaired were invaluable. Definitely recommend a guide! Wonderful day. Company easily accessible to the park and many interesting sites!

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