Bike Tour Overview
Take this bike tour to discover Bucharest, the city where Turkish aroma meets French flavor! Here, the communist past makes room for new ideas, as green hip gardens pop up between the dark buildings of a red past.
Bike with us in this dynamic, in-depth sensory tour. Together we’ll feel what Bucharest is all about: smell the gardens, see the (street)art, listen to the sounds of Revolution, taste the market goodies and touch the cold beers. Feel Bucharest!
Booking is necessary!
- Starting time :11:30 Mo-Fr / 10:00 Sa-Su, only on request (limited spots).
- Duration: approx. 4 hours
- Costs covered: Bike, guide, bottle of water, mici at the market, snack and drink at the summer garden for only 45 euro.
- Meeting place: Charles de Gaulle Sq, at the entrance in Herastrau park, in front of Charles de Gaulle statue.
Look for our distinctive green outfit.
PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE US WITH ANY OF THE NEARBY BIKE RENTALS!
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|Herastrau Park||House of the People||Arch of Triumph|
|Tineretului Park||Victoriei Sq.||Heroes Mausoleum|
|Carol Park||Revolution Square|
Bike Tour Itinerary
We start our bike tour in one of the most loved parks of Bucharest – Herastrau, recently renamed King Michael I Park. Here we’ll take advantage of the shade and the breeze, and our guide will give you an overview of the tour and introduce you into Romania’s background.
From the park we’ll bike south to the very parisian Arch of Triumph. A relaxing ride on the green Kiseleff “Embassy Road” will lead us in the vicinity of a most contentious place – the Palace of the Government in Victory Square. Here we will look at the many layers of recent history overlapping and we will explore the soundscape of recent uprisings.
Crossing Victory Square we’ll head into a small neighborhood currently undergoing gentrification: Matache – Grivita. Here we will taste and smell a local market (including famous mici sausages!), look at the impressive street art and maybe even take part in a crafts activity.
Moving on towards the Palace of Parliament, we take a quick detour to enjoy a very French snack and drink right next to the Athenaeum. We need this energy refill because our next stop is in the “shadow” of a White Elephant – the Palace of the Parliament formerly known as The House of the People, the culmination of our communist dictator’s ambitions of grandeur.
Close to the end of the bike tour we’ll have the biggest “challenge” of the day – go up the hill to find the Heroes Monument in Carol Park. Downhill to the finish and, after about 4h and 20 km of biking and taking in the city through all your senses, we hope you’ll have gotten a proper feel of our beloved Bucharest.