Discover Bucharest in the easiest way possible! Join us for our Bucharest half-day bike tour and enjoy visiting a slice from each side of the city: the famous Gypsy neighborhood, communist Bucharest, the Old City and other hidden uncommon attractions!
The tour will start in the Old City center with a story about the birth of Bucharest and Romanian civilization. We will visit five-six highlights that will allow you to better understand the history of this fascinating city. We will then continue on to the Old City where we'll explore the history of communism here. During communist period, the Old City of Bucharest was decimated and split by grandiose urban projects. Today, it is one of the poorest areas in the city and mostly inhabited by gypsies. Your local guide will explain this transition and point out the areas that have influenced the culture shift over the years.
We will then cycle on to Parliament Palace, The People’s House. Here we will discuss Ceasescu’s regime and learn what life was like in Bucharest during this time. You will be able to step back in history to the 19th and 20th centuries; the golden ages of its Bucharest's existence. Throughout the tour, you will discover the highlights of the city, their stories, and adopt a new appreciation for this eclectic capital city.
|• Old town and city birth
|• Most famous Caravanserai
|• Gipsy Neighborhood and heritage
|• Megalomania - Socialist Victory Boulevard
|• The impressive Unirii fountains
|• The Modern State and the first Parliament
|• The Relocated Antim's Monastery
|• The North Korea visit and Parliament Palace
|• City Hall
|• Cismigiu Gardens
|• Little Paris - Victory Avenue
|• Royal Palace and Romanian Monarchy
|• A Dictator's last speech - Revolution Square
|• 90's and the road to Capitalism
This tour departs from Bike the City, located at Street Operetei 12, Just across from the restaurant Hanu Berarilor(Casa Oprea Soare).
This tour departs from Strada Operetei 12, București 030167, Romania, just across from the restaurant Hanu Berarilor (Casa Oprea Soare).
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour departure. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Our equipment is disinfected after each use, and masks are currently not required.
In case of snow or heavy rain, we tend to postpone/reschedule the tour. If neither of those options are possible, we are happy to issue full refunds. We will continue with the tour in the event of light rain, so please be prepared!
We use comfortable city-style bikes with either 6 or 21 gears.
No, but they are available free of charge.
We unfortunately won't have time to allow the group to enter the buildings that we see on our, but we'll equip you with plenty of information to return to the sites you enjoyed the most after the tour. Whenever there are opportunities to let the group explore the interior yard of the Manuc's Caravanserai, the Saint Anthony Monastery, the Patriarchal Monastery or other sites that we may see on this tour, we will certainly allow time to do so. We never know what private events may be happening at these places, so we cannot guarantee entry anywhere.
The tour is about four hours long and covers a distance of just over 7.5 miles/12 kilometers.
If you have other plans, please contact us in advance so that we can arrange for you to finish the tour early, and so that it doesn't disturb the rest of the group.
This is a casual ride, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.