bicycle

Philadelphia is a magnificent city to explore by bicycle. From the river to the Revolution-era landmarks, there’s a lot worth cruising to. Join a fifteen-person pedicycle tour, take a more classic bike outing, or plan your own excursion on one of these beloved Philly bike tours.

Big Red Pedal Tours

One of the most interesting bike tours in Philadelphia, the Big Red Pedicycle is a 15-guest bike, shaped like an open-air “tour bus.” Everyone on board works to pedal the vehicle around the city to see historic sites, popular attractions, and more. The Pedicycle also hosts team-building events, school trips, pub crawls, bachelorette and bachelor parties, company outings, birthday parties, and charity events.

The reviews of these experiences are phenomenal. On the Big Red website for example, Karen Easton from Libertyville, Illinois said, “Pedaling through the most historic square mile in America gave my family a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Check out their website, which has discount codes, and links to a wide variety of fun, cycling excursions.

Philly Bike Tour Co.

This comprehensive Philadelphia bike tour company covers a variety of ground with different, focused tours. Newcomers might like the City Highlights Tour, which hits can’t-miss spots like the Rocky Steps, Liberty Bell, and Rittenhouse Square. Romantic travelers might prefer the Hidden River Sunset Tour, which explores lower Fairmount Park.

Plan Your Own Bike Tour

Stop by Breakaway Bikes, just a half-mile from the Independent Hotel, rent yourself a bicycle and set out to explore the city’s most need-to-see sights. A little overwhelmed by the breadth of what you can choose from? No worries, you can check out the Independent Hotel Blog for a wide variety of insights into local attractions, places to eat, events, and so much more. Also, check out our Neighborhood Guide for our more central recommendations.

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