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Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour provided by Urban AdvenTours

Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour

Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour
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The Emerald Necklace bike tour is an amazing way to see Boston’s most famous green spaces in a ‘green’ way - you may forget you are in the heart of the city! Discover Frederick Law Olmsted’s famous system of parks on this bicycle tour of the historic Emerald Necklace. From the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue to the popular shores of Jamaica Pond to the winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum, this route is a fabulous way to experience Boston's park system. The route is a favorite among locals! The parks are gorgeous any time of the year, but the foliage peaks in color between mid October and early November. This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance. This ride covers many hidden gems in Boston.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5151P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Entry/Admission - Urban AdvenTours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance.
  • There is street riding on this ride
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tours rebooked within 48 hours of your tour time are subject to a $20 rebooking fee (per person)
  • You MUST be at least 16 years old and at least 5 feet tall to ride an E-bike.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Entry/Admission - Urban AdvenTours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance.
  • There is street riding on this ride
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tours rebooked within 48 hours of your tour time are subject to a $20 rebooking fee (per person)
  • You MUST be at least 16 years old and at least 5 feet tall to ride an E-bike.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jul. 2020
A note from Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour
We are currently checking-in guests outside and we will remain outside throughout the duration of the tour. Hand sanitizer is available for purchase.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Urban AdvenTours
    103 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
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  • 1
    Urban AdvenTours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    North End
    Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
    TD Garden
    Beacon Hill
  • 2
    Louisburg Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Charles River Esplanade
    Back Bay
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • 3
    Emerald Necklace
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Jamaica Pond
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Arnold Arboretum
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    South End
  • 6
    Copley Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Trinity Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    John Hancock Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 9
    Boston Public Library
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Commonwealth Avenue Mall
    Boston Public Garden
  • 10
    Boston Common
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Downtown Crossing
    Freedom Trail
    Old South Meeting House
    Rose Kennedy Greenway
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Maggie J
1 contribution
Wonderful Introduction to Boston!
Oct. 2021
What a beautiful way to experience Boston for the first time! Pell, our guide, knew all kinds of information and history about the many places we rode by. Our pace was comfortable and very friendly for wide-eyed tourists like me. The Emerald Necklace route took us through many different areas of the city, from the Back Bay and the Harbor to Jamaica Pond and the Arboretum. We biked through many beautiful parks and greenways. Highly recommend this for anyone going to Boston for the first time!

There were only a couple of spots where we biked uphill, and they were pretty mild and brief. You don't have to be a Tour de France athlete to enjoy this ride. I didn't even drink half of my water bottle.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oksana V
1 contribution
Great experience
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Great overview of Boston. It was good to have a guide who grew up in Boston and knew a lot about the city and its history.
Written 13 October 2021
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CatPear9399
So glad that you were able to join us, Oksana! We appreciate that you took the time to write us a review - thank you for five stars!
Written 15 October 2021
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Brooke
North Andover, MA1 contribution
Can't wait to take another tour!
Sep. 2021
Bob was an incredible tour-guide! Personable, safety-minded and articulate--As a native Bostonian, he had numerous anecdotes to offer throughout the ride. (We are local and got so much out of it!) The ride itself is "slow but substantial," and the scenery was beautiful. We saw corners of the city we had never seen before. In terms of terrain covered, please know that there is only one (long slow) hill (at the Arboretum), which Bob made optional for the group. We went yesterday, and I have already recommended this ride to others! Looking forward to taking another tour in the future!
Written 5 September 2021
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CatPear9399
Thanks so much for recommending us to friends! We love when locals join our tour and I'm thrilled to hear that we took you to a few spots you'd not been. We hope to see you again soon
Written 16 September 2021
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courtneylund
Birmingham, AL28 contributions
Awesome experience
Nov. 2020
Greg - our guide was the best part! He gave good information on the way and made it easy on me to ride the city! Completely and totally recommend this tour!,!!!

Roll Tide!
Written 14 November 2020
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Hi Courtney - Thanks for coming on tour with us. Glad you had fun exploring the Emerald Necklace with "Uncle" Greg!
Written 2 December 2020
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Trek818527
4 contributions
CHARLES RIVER BIKE PATH IS A MUST
Oct. 2019
Charles river bike path give you magical view of Boston and Cambridge. From the path you can see the magnificent building of MIT, Harvard Business School, Harvard and the skyline of Boston from Prudential to the financial district. do not miss this experience !
Written 6 October 2019
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atgme
boston, ma4 contributions
Even locals will love this tour!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
On our tour, it just so happened that all 8 of the participants were from Boston or a nearby suburb. All of us signed up for the tour because we wanted to learn more about the Emerald Necklace and have a chance to tour the entire length of it. We LOVED the experience! En route to and from various segments of the Emerald Necklace, our guides, Greg and Michelle, led us through the city on un-congested bike routes. Aside from experiencing the beauty of the Emerald Necklace, we also explored neighborhoods that were new to most of us (back streets of JP, new development in Forest Hills). The return route on along the Southwest corridor gave us a taste of how Boston has done a wonderful job developing safe bike routes for commuters.

If you are a local who wants to learn more about your city, I can't recommend this tour enough!
Written 16 June 2019
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urbanadventours
Thank you for the review! Happy to hear that our tour is both great for tourists and locals
Written 19 June 2019
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sibylle
x9 contributions
Beautiful Boston Fall Colors
Oct. 2018 • Solo
I had an excellent time riding the Emerald Necklace with Urban Adventours. Staff at the shop were very helpful in getting the bike set up and ready, and everyhing was well organized. The weather didn't start out too friendly, but our guide took care to find spots for our stops that were a bit out of the wind. Fall foliage at the parks was beautiful, and we even got to see a very cool art installation with vapor creating a mysterious atmosphere over one of the lakes. Because this was one of the longer tours, we were able to cover quite a long distance, with enough time for stops and background from our knowledgeable guide.
Written 30 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Jet537089
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Bike Tour
The stops throughout the tour were incredible. The guides took the group to most of the must see places in Boston -
BenAndCindyHill
BenAndCindyHill
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intimate Introduction To Boston
A guided bike tour is the absolute best way to get to know a new city. This one was no exception. Our tour was le
Jada A
Jada A
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Thank you!
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Bob! He went as slow or as fast as we wanted him to. Loved the intimacy of the tou
MrsSciammas
MrsSciammas
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Biking plus fun facts equals great tour
Great bike tour of Boston! Pell and Andrew were wonderful tour guides- informative, knowledgeable and fun! We cover
Amy T
Amy T
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Highly recommended
I really appreciated the time the gentleman took with me to get my seat at the correct height. They also were able
P5857LRmarkh
P5857LRmarkh
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Second time!
This is my second time with Urban Adventours, can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the outing! I brought my 13
pauletteb898
pauletteb898
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Unforgettable!
A culinary tour of the North End. The guide, Sulley, was excellent - plenty of stories about the history of the ne
966damient
966damient
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Best decision
We were really happy we chose this tour. It was a perfect day in Boston, the group was great, the guides were fun a
JeffSpitzley
JeffSpitzley
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Awesome place !
Awesome tour. Highly recommend this place. Very well staffed, courteous, safe and super fun. Mike and Pell were ama
Ambassador755996
Ambassador755996
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Must do tour!
One of the best tours we’ve ever been on! Very informative guides with both the old and new history of Boston. Got
juliawZ736CN
juliawZ736CN
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A great way to experience Boston
Great way to see Boston! Guides were knowledgeable but not long winded and made sure we were safe from traffic. I h
mgv_0012
mgv_0012
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Loved this tour!
This was such a cool thing to do on our first day in the city. You get to see at least a bit of each neighborhood,
101braxtonr
101braxtonr
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Do not make reservations with this company
Do not make reservations with this company. Our friend reserved 7 bikes for a group of friends. My wife ended up ge
lagerstein1
lagerstein1
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Guided bike tour Boston
This is a great bike tour and you get to see lots of the city. Charles and Michelle were great guides and we're ve
StlouisLou
StlouisLou
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So glad we took tour!!!
We had a great tour with Bob and Charles. Pace was good. They provided interesting information and stories So
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