Bicycling season is well and truly here, lets us guide you as to where you can rent bikes and have some information on Bike tours around the city, we really believe that cycling around will get you up close and personal among the stunning scenery that Vancouver has to offer.
English Bay Bike Rentals.
without a doubt we feel that this company has nailed the bike rental industry. With many different styles and shapes of bikes to choose from you get to find the bike that will suit you most for the maximum amount of comfort. If for some reason you have your own bike with you they also do full Bike repairs on site too.
We have vouchers for you to use when you head down there so you can save a few small bucks off their regular price – every little helps in the long term so make sure you come by the front desk to pick up the vouchers.
Cycling the Sea Wall
The Downtown Vancouver peninsula is adjoined to Stanley Park and the majority of the outer perimeter of the park and city is lined by the famous Seawall. The wall was constructed way back in 1917 but it was not until 1980 that the sea wall as we know it today was fully completed, the sea wall as it stands is 22km long and from the downtown core begins at Coal harbour near where the Cruise ships dock and winds it way all around Stanley Park, close to the Sunset Inn and Suites at Sunset Beach all along the north and south side of False Creek, Science World towards Granville Island and finally finishing at the Kitsilano district and beach.
Full Map of the Seawall bike path. https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/Seawall-Printable-Map3.pdf
Vancouver Bike Tours.
In conjunction with English Bay Bike Rentals you should check out the Vancouver Bike Tours – these guys will organise a tour around the gorgeous Stanley Park and if you want to check out the town, they also have a city tour that gets you to ride around the oldest and most popular areas of the downtown core which includes the popular areas that are Gastown and Chinatown to name but a few.
Towers & Totems Tour – 9.30am
From the financial towers of Downtown Vancouver, to the towering cedar trees in Stanley Park, this tour offers a glimpse of Vancouver’s modern architecture, green-city planning and a ride around one of the world’s finest urban parks. Learn about the Coast Salish natives at the totem display, take panoramic photos of the Vancouver skyline and step inside a temperate rainforest – This is an excellent introduction to the city, suitable for all riders.
Price: $65 – Length: 3 Hours – Distance: 18 Km
Dragons & Steam – 2:00pm
Pedal back in time with this historic tour of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. Ride under the dragon lamps in Chinatown to the DR Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Hear the tale of ‘Gassy Jack’ and marvel at the machinery of the Gastown steamclock. Stroll the markets of Granville Island to discover local and imported treasures. With stops at Yaletown Roundhouse and the Olympic Athlete Village, this tour has all the pieces for constructing a complete view of Terminal City.
Price $65 – Length: 3 Hours – Distance: 18 Km
To book a tour please come to the Front Desk for further details and have a Credit card on hand to secure the reservation.
Your tour guide will collect payment for the tour on the day of the ride. They accept Visa, MasterCard and cash payments.