Great fun, great stories and a great day out.
Cover the city, more of the river and get off the beaten track on an antique British bike. Your guide takes you around the city and out into the countryside at a leisurely pace to really soak up the atmosphere.
Morning City Tour
(2 ½ hours – starting at 10:30am - approximately 4miles)
This is a great tour if you’re really pushed for time. It covers the majority of the sights and follows a squiggly line taking in Midsummer Common, Stourbridge Common, Eights Rowing, College Boat Houses, Jesus Green, Round Church (one of only four in the UK), Front of St. Johns College, Trinity Great Gate, Trinity Great Court (subject to side door being open), The Wren Library (subject to time), Garrett Hostel Bridge, Cambridge University Real Tennis Club, The Backs, The Best Spot to take that iconic photo of Kings College Chapel, Senate House, Kings Parade, Corpus Christi Clock, The Eagle Pub, St. Benets Church and Mill Pond.
We start under the lamp in the middle of Parker’s Piece just to the south of the City Centre at 10:30am. If you’re running a bit late don’t worry ... come straight to our office at No.6 Elm Street where we will be fitting bikes.
The tour will finish at the Mill Pond at around 1pm before returning the bikes. (When you watch the main tour group go off for the afternoon you’ll be wishing you were with them!)
Price: £20 per person inclusive of bike hire (Discounts Available to Students, Families and
Afternoon Grantchester Tour
(2 ½ hours – starting at 1:30pm - approximately 4miles)
Perhaps you’ve done the city and want to get out and about for the afternoon ... well this is just the thing. Meeting under the lamp in the middle of Parker’s Piece to the south of the City Centre at 1:30pm we walk over to the office to pick up our bikes and get cracking.
We head out of the city through the fens towards the village of Grantchester to enjoy the river, The Orchard Tea Gardens, The Old Vicarage (previously the home of the poet Rupert Brooke and now the home of the author Jeffrey Archer). Then we sit down for either a cream tea or a pint in a very local British Pub, where we play the oldest recorded pub game called ‘ringing the bull’ (your drink could be free if you manage to beat the tour guide at this game). You never know you might be sitting next to a Nobel Prize winner as Grantchester has the highest concentration of them in the world. There’s a very entertaining local chap in the pub called Peter who takes particular delight in meeting people from all over the world.
If you’re daring enough you could bring your swimwear and cool off in the river Cam.
There’s a free Rupert Brooke museum we pop into before we head back into the city, finishing at about 4pm.
Price: £20 per person inclusive of bike hire (Discounts available to students, families and groups).
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Cambridge is the UK's Cycling City and to fully experience its special atmosphere, any visit should include a cycling trip. That could mean using a bike to get around the immediate city or, for the more adventurous, taking advantage of the various cycle ways and minor road network to explore the surrounding area.
And what better way to do that than on a 'bicycle made for two'. A tandem offers a fun, shared and safe experience for couples and for families with children. It also means that any differences in experience or strength can be evened out.
Blue Yonder Tandem Hire and Tours is run by Cambridge people who enjoy cycling, and see a tandem excursion or multi day tour as the perfect way for a couple, family, or friends to explore this beautiful city and outlying area. We offer day or period hires, with local knowledge, riding tuition, route and itinerary advice and support.