Cycle and Sightsee with PortCity Bike Tours in Portsmouth, NH

Here’s a fun way for tourists (and locals too) to explore the charming and historic town that is Portsmouth, New Hampshire, while getting some exercise.

Tourist season is upon us and foreigners from all over the world love to explore New England and its landscapes, history and coastal towns that give the region its charm and character. Many tourists and locals don’t consider the many ways they can explore the area. As you will see, it doesn’t have to be on foot.

PortCity bike tours is based in Portsmouth and offers five types of public guided bike tours of Portsmouth and New Castle, according to their website.

The Islands and Harbor Bike Tour is a 2-hour tour that is the most popular of PortCity’s offerings. Stop highlights include Fort Stark, Wentworth By the Sea, Prescott Park, and Four Tree Island.

The Coastal and Beach Villages Bike Tour takes approximately 3.5 hours and focuses on “the Piscataqua River, beaches and seaside villages of the Atlantic Ocean”. Stops include Wentworth by the Sea, Great Island Common, Prescott Park, and the African Burying Memorial.

The 1.5-hour Hidden Neighborhoods of Portsmouth – City Bike Tour focuses on the uniqueness and transformation of many of Portsmouth’s neighborhoods. Stops include South End and Prescott Park, Strawbery Banke, Wentworth Coolidge Mansion and Frank Jones Brewery.

Do you have an appreciation for history? The 3-hour Historic and Cultural Landmarks Bike Tour will give you the opportunity to learn about some of the historic sites in the area, including South Street Cemetery, Fort Constitution, Moffatt Ladd House and the Memorial of African burial.

Finally, for nature lovers, the 2-hour nature and wildlife bike tour allows you to enjoy “the peace and quiet of the outdoors”. This relaxing ride will take you on a route through the woods and near marshes, where you may spot herons, deer, and other wildlife.

The website also states that PortCity offers private small-group and family bike tours, if these are faster.

Whether you are a tourist or a resident, you cannot go wrong with these tours. For the uninitiated, it’s a fun and memorable way to explore and learn about the Seacoast. But, if you’re a local, this could be a fun chance to experience where you live in a whole new way.

For more information on PortCity Bike Tours, click here.

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