Toronto Bike Tour: The Essentials

Tour Time: Everyday from 10:00-13:00

What You'll See: Downtown, Lakefront, University of Toronto, Kensington Market, Graffiti Alley, and a Brewery or Cafe


$65 CAD + tax & fee

($50 USD / 45€ + tax/fee)

Includes Guide, Bike, Helmet. BYO Water please!
Our Norco Scene Bikes are a dream to ride!
Minimum age is 13.
Sales taxes are 14.975%, Booking fee is $3 CAD per ticket.

**COVID-19 Update**

For your safety, all tours are suspended until July 1st. Please stay tuned for more updates and hope to see you post-COVID-19

Ride essential neighbourhoods, visit must-see Downtown sights, and get a feel for Toronto's world class multicultural success story.

  • Cover the areas you need to see first in Toronto all in one morning or afternoon in an active way.
  • Learn about Toronto's past, present, and future as Canada's capital of tech & finance, multiculturalism, and global food
  • Discover tucked away parks, laneways full of street art, and a booming ethnic food market
  • Ride laneways to see tons of street art including the famous Graffiti Alley!
  • Make The Essential Bike Tour your first activity in the city - learn the layout of the city, interact with its people, get ideas What to Do!

Departures at 10:00am everyday.

Guide, Bike, Helmet Included. BYO Water Bottle please!

This easy-going ride is 10 miles/16 km long and suitable for anyone who can ride a bike

Small groups provide a more intimate experience - 10 riders max

Available from April to November

All tours run rain or shine, we provide rain capes just in case!

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See more in less time
On this Toronto bike tour you’ll see half the city in only 3 hours in an active way.

A relaxed ride
Stops all along the tour to rest and take photos, while your guide tells stories of the city and introduces you to the lifestyle of the locals

Safety first
Most of the tour runs on Toronto’s network of protected bike lanes, quiet streets, and parks.

Friendly & knowledgable guides
Nothing better than seeing the city with one of our fun local experts.

Locals insight
We’ll show you our favourite parts of Toronto and after your ride we’ll give you the best recommendations to make the most of your stay!


Highlights of this tour

Lake Ontario Waterfront - views of Toronto Islands

See the CN Tower, Skydome, and Roundhouse Park

University of Toronto leafy campus right Downtown

Break time! We stop at a Brewery or Cafe - on us

Kensington Market - huge market with ethnic food

Street Art! Many murals and Graffiti Alley

The Annex and its charming homes and laneways

This tour departs from Bateman's Bicycle Company Spin Shack, located in the charming Annex neighbourhood.

- 5 minutes walk from BATHURST Subway Station.
- 10-15 minutes taxi ride from the downtown core

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Which tour should I choose?

All of them! No seriously, they are all quite different. We do recommend to do at least 2 of our tours – you will receive a discount if you book both together.  Here’s a quick breakdown:

Toronto Bike Tour – The Essentials – best for first-time visitors, or those that want to visit the core of the city.  It’s not all Downtown streets though, this tour also visits a residential neighbourhood, a big ethnic food market, and the beautiful University of Toronto campus. Includes a beer or coffee!

Toronto Bike Tour – Hoods & Hidden Gems-  best for those that want to dive a little deeper into the lifestyle and pulse of the city. This is the tour that will even impress locals as it visits both major sites (such as Ontario Place), but also some tucked-away spots like a cycle cafe and Dufferin Grove Park. Includes a beer in the park!

Toronto Islands Sunset Tour – our new tour for 2019 is very unique experience. A feel-like-you’re-out-of-the-city nature experience including a charter ferry ride, you will be blown away by the beauty of the 15 small islands and the stunning views of Lake Ontario and Downtown Toronto. When’s the last time you had a campfire on a beach? We’ll do just that, weather permitting.


What happens in case of rain?

All of our tours can run rain or shine. We even offer rain capes on bike tours to keep you dry! Only in extreme weather conditions shall a tour be cancelled.  This decision is always taken at the meeting point of the tour and never before the departing time.  In the rare event a tour is cancelled we will attempt to place you on another departure, or offer you a full refund.

Is the bike tour easy for everyone?

Yes! Ours tours run at a relaxed pace, and include plenty of breaks and informational stops along the way. Toronto is a truly bike friendly city. The tours stick mostly to bike lanes, although we occasionally run along quieter city streets. Also, riding in a group is helpful and we always provide tips for smart and safe riding at the beginning of each tour. If you’ve ridden a bike before, you’ll be more than fine!

What is the cancellation policy?

For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.

What if the tour is sold out on the date that I want to go?

If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

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"This was the best part of my trip. If you are debating on doing this, just do it. It was so much fun and gave me such an appreciation for the city that I would have never had without being able to ride around and see the many unique sites, neighborhoods, and landmarks."

Joshua, USA

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