THE GRAND TOUR2024-01-02T11:57:14-08:00

The Grand Bike Tour

The Ultimate Vancouver Bike Tour!

Join us for a journey around one of the most beautiful cities in the world! We’ll cycle through Stanley Park, visit bustling Granville Island Market, and learn about Vancouver’s roots in Chinatown and Gastown. The best way to orient yourself and learn about the city is on this popular Vancouver bike tour which is easy enough for riders of basic fitness. Frequent stops, photo ops, and flat trails make this an enjoyable ride and our most popular tour!

The Grand Tour Itinerary

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We begin with a tour of world-famous Stanley Park, riding trails through old-growth forest and taking in the spectacular sights of the seawall.


After riding through English Bay past some of the hottest beaches in the city, we hop over False Creek to Granville Island, known city-wide for its arts and culture scene as well as its great food and shopping. Guests enjoy a break from riding to find lunch at the Public Market, with dozens of vendors to choose from.

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Next, we follow the seawall along the south side of False Creek, taking in beautiful views of Vancouver’s modern architecture framed by the North Shore Mountains. We pass the Olympic Village complex and Science World, learning about Expo ’86 and the 2010 Winter Olympics.


Finally, we go back in time to check out Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown including a stop next to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden and the Sam Kee Building. Nearby is historic Gastown, Vancouver’s first downtown core, where we’ll learn about Gassy Jack’s first pub as well as the city’s humble beginnings as a logging outpost.

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We once again join the seawall and make our way towards home through beautiful Coal Harbour, riding along the waterfront and checking out the marinas and the seaplane port.

What customers are saying about The Grand Tour

Andy O2/15/2024
5 star rating
A great way to see Vancouver! Excellent tour. Knowledgeable guides. Good equipment & interesting route through the city and off the beaten track. A great way to get orientated with Vancouver.
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Anna C11/30/2023
5 star rating
Foggy but fun! We had the foggiest day in Vancouver history but I still felt like we saw all the sights thanks to Greg’s entertaining commentary! An excellent way to take in the city. Highly recommend.
Madeleine S11/05/2023
5 star rating
Vancouver’s heart and soul This was a wonderful tour, Greg was a super engaging and interesting tour guide! I was only in town for a couple days and it was a fantastic way to get to see some Vancouver highlights and learn about the heart and soul of the city. Highly recommend!
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Bike Tour FAQs

Should I tip my bike tour guide?2023-06-29T09:06:47-07:00

While not mandatory, tipping is appropriate and our guides certainly appreciate it for a job well done! As in other service-based industries, tipping encourages the outstanding service that our guides continue to provide. Please consider this when planning your monetary needs on the tour.

What time should I arrive for the tour? What if I’m late?2023-06-29T09:10:27-07:00

Please arrive no less than 15 minutes in advance of your tour departure so that you have time to sign a waiver form and be fitted for bike and helmet.

Tours start promptly at the time stated. We cannot wait for late guests as this affects the experience of other riders. If you are late, please try calling as we may be able to help you catch up to the group.

Where do the bike tours start and end?2023-06-29T09:13:15-07:00

All Cycle City bike tours depart from and return to our shop at 648 Hornby Street.

Do I have to book a bike tour in advance?2023-06-29T09:03:25-07:00

Yes, please book a bike tour in advance as space is limited. You can book your desired tour and departure time on our bookings page. If you’d like to join a tour departing in the next 24 hours, please contact us directly to see if we can find you a place.

What if it rains on the day of my bike tour?2023-06-29T09:09:46-07:00

Our city is located in a Temperate Coastal Rainforest climate, so it does rain here regularly. As Vancouverites, we don’t let “liquid sunshine” keep us from riding and our tours depart rain or shine. You can still have an amazing tour if dressed for the weather, and we provide light ponchos for your use.

Our 24 hour cancellation policy allows you to cancel the day before if the forecast looks bad.  Tour guests can now also pay an additional 7% fee to extend the cancellation policy to 1 Hr before departure for those that prefer to make a last minute decision.

Please Note: June, July, August and September are typically the driest months of the year, but it is wise to bring along an extra layer just in case the forecast indicates a chance of rain (local forecast).

What is your cancellation policy?2023-06-29T09:20:50-07:00

You can cancel your booking for a full refund with minimum 24 hours notice before your departure time. Due to limited space on our public tours, no refund is possible within 24 hours of tour departure. Read our cancellation policy for more details.

Please Note: We may be able to reschedule your booking if unforeseen circumstances arise. This is based on tour availability.

Still not sure if this tour is right for you?


  • 3 hours
  • 12 km / 7 mi
  • Easy – suitable for all levels of riding! A few small hills.
  • Great for familes and people with only a half day to see the sights!
  • A perfect mixture of both trail riding and seawall cruising in one of the most beautiful parks in the world. Learn about the abundance of hidden treasures and stories the park has accum-ulated over its 125-year history.


  • 5 hours
  • 20 km / 12.5 mi
  • Easy to moderate flat riding on 99% AAA bike paths.
  • Complete city tour including Stanley Park,World Famous Seawall, Granville Island, Chinatown & Gastown.
  • Cycle through Stanley Park, visit bustling Granville Island Market, and learn about Vancouver’s roots in Chinatown and Gastown. The best way to orient yourself and learn about the city is on our most popular Vancouver bike tour!


  • 4 hours
  • 21 km / 13 mi
  • For riders 16+, moderate difficulty
  • Complete city tour via e-bike, including Stanley Park, Prospect Point, Chinatown and Gastown.
  • Cycle through Stanley Park on the world famous Seawall, cruise effortlessly uphill to Prospect Point, bike around gorgeous False Creek and see the vibrant urban neighborhoods of Downtown Vancouver.
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