Oxford Bike and Walking Tour

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Walking and Biking Tour of Oxford
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From $62.57

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Oxford’s highlights on foot and two wheels on this walking and bicycle tour. Set out by foot to visit the Bodleian Library, Christ Church, and other colleges as you learn about their history and former luminaries. Then, ride a bike to see the Radcliffe Camera, Magdalen College, places linked to Oxford’s literary heritage, and other sights. Includes entrance fees and bike usage during your tour.
  • Guided walking and bicycle tour in Oxford
  • Learn about Oxford’s 1,000-year-old history, university, and architecture
  • Set out on foot and visit the Bodleian Library and Divinity School (subject to availability)
  • Hop on a bike to see Radcliffe Square and the Radcliffe Camera
  • Pedal by Magdalen College, the Examinations Schools, and more
  • See the Eagle and Child pub, once frequented by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
  • Includes entrance fees and use of bike during your tour

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 15 Broad St
    15 Broad St, Oxford OX1, UK

    The meeting point is in front of the Oxford Tourist Information Centre

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in central Oxford and explore the medieval streets, uncovering the city’s and university’s history. If you’re interested in J.R.R. Tolkien or Harry Potter, inform your guide and they will aim to accommodate yours and your group’s interests.

Visit some of the city’s oldest university colleges, and head inside the 17th-century Bodleian Library. Then, depending on availability on the day, visit the Divinity School to view its spectacular rib-vaulted ceiling, and take in Christ Church before hopping on a bike and exploring on two wheels.

Cycle into Radcliffe Square to see the Radcliffe Camera and some unusual gargoyles, and view the ‘Narnia Door,’ said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Pedal to Magdalen College, where Lewis and Oscar Wilde studied, and after admiring views of the Botanic Gardens, pass the Examinations Schools as you learn about the university’s entrance exams.

Cycle to the Eagle and Child Pub, a former haunt of Tolkien, and coast around Jericho and Port Meadow, an area of common land dubbed ‘Oxford’s oldest monument.’

Your tour finishes in central Oxford, when you can choose to continue exploring at your own pace.

University of Oxford

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Radcliffe Camera

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Bodleian Library

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Balliol College

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Trinity College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Rhodes House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Pitt Rivers Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Eagle and Child

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St John's College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

All Souls College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Exeter College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Magdalen College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hertford College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Christ Church

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Blavatnik School of Government

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Port Meadow

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Footprints Tours Oxford

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of biking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bike is available during the tour only
  • Bike cannot be use by traveler after the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Sites, history, and fun on the bikes
Darryl_M, Apr 2022
This was an excellent trip. Free was knowledgeable, funny, and conversational. He answered all the questions and seemed to genuinely enjoy giving the tour. Seeing the sites was amazing and there were so many beautiful things along the way.
I can't praise the guide Spencer...
Patricia F, Aug 2017
I can't praise the guide Spencer enough. It was a pity Oxford decided to turn on the bad weather for the cycling and walking tour. But I must stress that the bike I was given didn't have gears nor a bell that worked. Nor was I given an helmet. Considering the traffic and tourists in the city centre, plus the rain I thought this foolhardy of the tour operators. The bike was terrible. Despite this Spencer was an interesting and informative guide and I thought the tour was worthwhile.
Very nice tour!!! Our tour guide was...
Vivian_F, Sep 2016
Very nice tour!!! Our tour guide was Tim, which was very nice, friendly, helpful and funny. He told us about History and also come cusiosities about Oxford. As he was borned and raised there, he knew a lot. It was a pitty that it was rainy. Good thing that we scheduled on Monday morning and only our group was there! So we had all his attention and had lots of fun! I recommend!
We enjoyed the sights and history...
Christi Z, Aug 2016
We enjoyed the sights and history very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and laid back. He was great to answer all of our questions along the way. My daughter had a new bike and I had an old cranky one, which was fine until the hill LOL. I recommend the guides give a summary of how he tour will go, including if there is a stop along the way to use the toilets and or get water. That way we could know what to expect. We would definitely do this again.
Even though it was raining, Tim our...
Philip H, Jun 2016
Even though it was raining, Tim our guide, made the tour interesting and satisfying. He was knowledgeable and amusing, giving lovely historical insights and anecdotes. Tim was able to get us into Magdalen College, his own college, for a tour of its beautiful buildings and grounds. We abandoned the cycling part of the tour because we were not dressed for the wet weather but I was still very satisfied with the tour. Highly recommended!

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