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Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Tour

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Key Highlights

  • One of the most popular bike tours in Chicago
  • Great fun and perfect for kids!
  • Chicago′s lake-front is a biking paradise
  • Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the best views of downtown Chicago
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May – 30 Sep: Daily

    Duration

    2 - 3 hours

    Start time

    10:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue. (Please check schedule for departure times from each location).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Biking the Lake Michigan shore is one of the nicest things to do in Chicago and the best way to see and appreciate the beauty of the city.

    Cycle along the wonderful lake front trail and see the beaches, lagoons, gardens, and architecture. Enjoy the views and look at the incredible Millennium Park, the world’s’ largest roof-top garden. Say ‘Hi’ to the animals as you pedal past the Zoo. See the ever-popular Navy Pier with its Ferris wheel and all the activity at North Avenue Beach.

    This easy riding bike tour is fun for all the family.

    Itinerary

    The Lincoln Park Bike Tour – Chicago is a fun, family friendly bike tour round some of the most attractive parts of Chicago.

    You will be issued with your bike and safety helmet and will then set off with your English-speaking guide to explore the lovely Lake Michigan shoreline.

    You will follow the Lakefront Trail. The paved trail connects all of the city's beaches with the museums and parks. The going is easy and you can enjoy incredible views of the lake and the city’s magnificent architecture.

    You will pass the stunning Millennium Park, completed in 2004 and the world’s largest roof-top garden. The roof covers two parking garages, a transit center and an indoor performance center. It incorporates landscape art, full-size trees and a skating rink.

    You will see Navy Pier, Chicago’s top tourist attraction. Originally built to serve Lake Michigan freighters and provide transportation to other Great Lakes’ cities, the Pier is now a cultural and recreation center complete with Ferris wheel, musical carousel, miniature golf course, theater and much more.

    You will pass Lincoln Park Zoo, (free admission) one of the oldest zoos in the US and home to 1200 animals, and see the beautiful Victorian glass Conservatory (free admission) nearby.

    You will also see North Avenue Beach, Chicago’s most popular beach.

    The bike tour covers a distance of around 8 miles (13 km) and your tour ends back at starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Bike rental
    • Safety helmet
    • English-speaking guide

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drink
    • Rental for child seats and wagons (approx US$6 per hour or US$15 per day)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    For your safety, please wear a helmet while riding and obey the rules of the road at all times.

    Suitable for younger children as long as they can ride a bike safely.

    Tours may be cancelled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions. If your tour is cancelled you will get a refund or your tour will be re-scheduled.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveThe distance covered by the tour is 8 miles