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Get off the tourist path and experience the City of Roses like a local on this guided urban bike tour, which allows you to avoid city traffic, get some exercise, and see attractions up close. Learn about local history and urban design as you cruise along Portland's urban bike paths, stopping to appreciate parks, scenic vistas, and well-known neighborhoods such as Chinatown and the bustling Pearl District. 
  • Get off the tourist path and experience Portland like a local on this guided bike tour
  • Enjoy a bit of exercise while you see city attractions up close
  • Avoid city traffic and cycle through Old Town, China Town, and past the Willamette River
  • Hassle-free bike, helmet, and rain gear rentals are included 
What to Expect
Your tour starts downtown, where you meet your guide and select your bike. Then, pedal through China Town to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and stop at the Japanese American Historical Plaza, where you can learn about Portland's history and appreciate views of the city. Next, see Portland's green spaces and towering trees as you cruise along the city's bike-friendly Greenways (designated bike boulevards), past viewpoints overlooking the city skyline.   Then cycle through South Park Blocks, a green corridor in the heart of the city, to appreciate the area's creative urban design and learn about the future of Portland's community spaces.  Complete your tour with a visit to the Pearl District, a foodie neighborhood full of craft breweries and different types of restaurants. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
117 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Bike and helmet
  • Rain gear (if raining)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Minimum height of 4'11" to participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I enjoy biking tours in most major cities. But Portland is a very bike oriented city, so a bike tour is a priority. The company maintains their bikes well and the tour guide did a great job. The ride was physically easy and covered a reasonable amount of downtown highlights.
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I'm an avid urban cyclist and, while this wasn't a super athletic ride, the route and commentary made for a really enjoyable time. This absolutely feels like the way to explore Portland. They were kind enough to indulge my singlespeed fetish on an otherwise geared-bike tour,
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Response from Evan R, Manager at Essential Portland Bike Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the review! Happy that you enjoyed the tour, and glad to hear that we were able to set you up on your preferred bike! -Sam
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This tour was just way too slow for me and my adult daughter. We did it on a Saturday and there was so much time waiting for others that lagged behind. I get that this isn't probably a tour for an avid bicyclist, but maybe they should consider different levels. This tour
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Response from Evan R, Manager at Essential Portland Bike Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Marie, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and joining us on the Essential Portland Bike Tour. Here at Cycle Portland we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver tours to people of all biking abilities. On our website we outline all the locations we visit as well as provide descriptions of the tours. When our participants sign up for, “7-8 Miles easy paced riding with multiple stops providing insight and info into Portland’s vibrant culture,” that’s exactly what they get! Although it would be great to curate tours toward the needs and abilities of each individual rider, it’s important that we make sure everybody biking feels safe and secure. Cycle Portland staff encourage folks to ask questions throughout tours to provide participants with as much information as possible. The best way to enjoy a ride to your specifications is to create one yourself. We encourage visitors to rent bikes to take in the city at their own pace. Rentals include maps of the city and directions. Our 5 star rated staff here love to share recommendations to help guests make the most of their experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We actively work to improve based on your feedback, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we can do better. Jesse
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I enjoyed the 2 hour bike tour. It was nice to see some part of Portland city and hear some history. Our guide Sam was knowledge and friendly. He made sure everyone was not left behind and safe. The route was pretty easy and enjoyable experience.
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Response from Evan R, Manager at Essential Portland Bike Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your ride with Cycle Portland. -Jesse
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Ben was a fun and personable tour guide who showed us around Portland on our bikes. The bikes from Cycle PDX are great, for the record -- internal 8 speed city bikes that conquer any up and down hills you might do on the trip. The trip itself was a fairly easy affair, with stops
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Response from Evan R, Manager at Essential Portland Bike Tour
Responded 1 week ago
We're so glad you enjoyed! We love to give visitors recommendations of our favorite eateries. Thanks for the review! - Jesse
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