Tour buses and may not be the ideal way to explore a city when trying to social distance, and often cities are too large to walk around. So, for your next sightseeing trip to Bristol, why not explore the city on two wheels? Bike Tours in Bristol are becoming more popular every year. The city is easy to navigate, either with or without a guide and cycling is much better exercise than sitting on a cramped bus. Here are our recommendations of how to plan a bike tour in Bristol this year, including the best bike-friendly accommodation in the city, PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Bristol.
Why travel by bike
Despite the challenging hills dotted throughout, cycling is one of the best ways to not only explore Bristol City but adventuring the beautiful natural surrounds too. Biking in wider Bristol offers some truly excellent sights from the rolling countryside to the stunning coastline. The city is dedicated to becoming one of the biggest and best cycling destinations in the UK so improvements are constantly being made to cycle lanes and routes. While a basic level of fitness and experience is required, you don’t need to be a professional to enjoy bike tours in Bristol.
Sightseeing by Bike
You are very welcome to bring your own bike to explore Bristol but if you can’t or don’t want to, there are plenty of bike hire companies that can help. There are so many options for hire, you could go for a traditional city bike, a more lightweight option or a mountain bike for trekking. If you’d prefer a more unusual choice, you could also hire a tandem bike or an electric bike to do the hard work for you. Do your research and find a company with a good reputation who specialise in high spec, easy to ride bikes with good safety records.
Webb’s cycle shop & Custom Bike Hire are a great all-rounder no matter what type of bike you need or Bristol Tandem Hire will help with tandem bikes. Most companies will help you to choose the bike that is right for you, offer group hire and discounts and deliver the bike for a small extra fee.
Sightseeing by bike
While you are of course free to explore Bristol by bike on your own or with your group, for a truly local and informative experience, we recommend joining an organised tour, many of whom include bike hire. Your guide will take you past some of the most exciting and fascinating parts of Bristol explaining the significance of each site and giving you some tips and tricks to get the most out of your stay. You can customise your tour depending what you want to see, and the guide can make it easier or more difficult to cycle depending on your level of fitness. Many tours opt for carefully chosen traffic-free routes, so you don’t need to worry about your safety.
If you’re looking for something a bit more adrenalin busting, the Avon Timberland cycling trail starting at Ashton Court is a great option for mountain bikers of all abilities.
Bike-friendly accommodation in Bristol
If you’re travelling with your bike, or want to keep it overnight, you’ll need safe, convenient storage. PREMIER SUITES serviced accommodation Bristol offers you safety, space and peace of mind so you don’t need to worry about locking it outside. Bring your bike to your spacious apartment where you can enjoy a true home from home feeling. With a separate bedroom, living & dining space and kitchen, you’ll feel right at home in our serviced apartment, leaving your bike in your private hallway for safekeeping. We are also ideally located for sightseeing, business or to start one of the many excellent cycle routes in the city.
When you’re booking your stay in PREMIER SUITES Bristol Cabot Circus, always remember the benefits of booking direct. You’re guaranteed our best available rates when you book on our official website and will have exclusive access to our special offers. We’ll also leave a complimentary bottle of wine in your room as an extra special thank you. If you find a lower price on another website, we’ll even give you £5 off your stay! Enjoy your bike tour in Bristol and don’t forget to let our staff know where you went.