Savannah City Bike Tour

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    Rider Level: Leisure
    5/5 (1)

    Rider Level: Leisure

    2 hours
    From $39 USD
    Savannah, GA

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    • Soak up Southern hospitality in Savannah

      Ride under Savannah’s stately Spanish moss-draped oaks as you uncover the city’s rich history and cultural heritage on a guided bike tour. You’ll discover Savannah's impressive squares, Forsyth Park with its iconic fountain, the main shopping and dining districts, the Savannah River and waterfront, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil sites, Savannah College of Art & Design sites, and numerous art and history museums, including many magnificent mansions open to the public.

      On this guided bike tour, you'll explore nine of the city's twenty two remarkable squares, tracing the city's evolving profile as it grew under the impressive wealth of cotton plantations during the Antebellum Era. Savannah owes its impressive density of squares to careful planning during the foundation of the city in 1733 as British philanthropist James Oglethorpe's utopian project to build a safe place for debtors and religious minorities to live freely. Pedaling through the city, your guide will draw your attention to the Victorian and Antebellum architecture that abounds, making Savanah one of the oldest and most beautiful American cities to cycle.

      Your e-bike tour continues to Forsyth Park, a picturesque oasis initially completed in 1858 and now encompassing thirty acres of lush parkland. You'll pedal towards the Parisian-inspired Forsyth Fountain before pausing at this impressive centerpiece of the park to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Cycling on, you’ll explore the best areas for dining and shopping in the downtown area with the added bonus of your local guide's recommendations that only a guided tour can deliver.

      This bicycle tour then takes you to the Savannah River and waterfront, once a vital trade route connecting Savannah to global markets. Today, meticulously restored 19th-century buildings have transformed the area into a vibrant waterfront destination, offering a multitude of dining and entertainment options. Throughout this immersive day tour, your guide will point out several sites that played a role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Published in 1994 by John Berendt, this gripping true crime account captivated readers worldwide, introducing them to a cast of eclectic characters against the backdrop of Savannah's intriguing southern charm.

      Pedaling on, you'll also stop at several sites associated with the esteemed Savannah College of Art & Design, an institution responsible for the restoration and preservation of many historic buildings in the city. These buildings have been transformed into classrooms and galleries, contributing to Savannah's thriving artistic community that welcomes students, professionals, and enthusiasts alike. Over the course of this family-friendly bike tour, your guide will also point out numerous museums, galleries, and historic homes open to the public, ensuring a stellar schedule for the rest of your city break.

      • Cathedral St. John the baptist, Savannah, Georgia. Diane Picchiottino@Unsplash
      • Colonial mansion, Savannah. Diane Picchiottino@Unsplash
      • Savannah, Georgia. Diane Picchiottino@Unsplash

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      Schedule

      Days Start Finish
      Daily · Jun 13, 2023–Dec 31, 2023 9:00 am ~11:00 am
      Daily · Jun 13, 2023–Dec 31, 2023 12:30 pm ~2:30 pm
      Daily · Jun 13, 2023–Dec 31, 2023 3:00 pm ~5:00 pm
      Friday & Saturday · Jun 16, 2023–Dec 30, 2023 6:00 pm ~8:00 pm

      Please arrive 15 mins early, so we can depart for the tour on time!

      Prices

      Rate USD
      Adult · Ages 12+ $39
      Child · Ages 11 and under $19
      Child - Bring Your Own Bike · Ages 11 and under $0

       

      Highlights

      Squares, Forsyth Park, Shopping and dining districts, Savannah River and waterfront, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil sites, Savannah College of Art & Design sites, Art and history museums


      What’s included

      • Bike
      • English-speaking local guide
      • Bottle of water

      Meeting place & directions

      Savannah Bike Tours - 502 East Broughton Street - on the NE corner of East Broughton Street and Price Street

    • Traveler photos

      • Biking through the squares of Savannah (photo by Janet Williams)
      • Janet Williams 5 months ago

        Interesting, fun ride through beautiful Savannah

        · Savannah City Bike Tour

        We thoroughly enjoyed this guided bike tour through Savannah. So much history and beauty.
        Had perfect weather and had a great guide, Sophie.

        • Biking through the squares of Savannah (photo by Janet Williams)
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from bozena_kusovac January 29, 2024

          Hello Janet! We appreciate your review, and we're delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your tour. There's truly nothing like exploring a new city on a bike, especially on a sunny day.


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