The Full Bhuna Bike Tour
The “see-it-all” full-day bike tour
The full bhuna (Glasgow rhyming slang for “everything”) starts at 10.30am and takes you through lunch and on to 4pm, when you will feel like you have seen all that Glasgow has to offer…but will leave you wanting more.
During the Full Bhuna, you will visit all the famous sights covered in the Glasgow City Tour, but you will also get to see some rare treats like the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace; Maryhill Locks on the Forth and Clyde canal; some of Glasgow’s stunning murals, including “St Mungo”; have a mouth watering lunch at one of Glasgow’s best micro-breweries (not on us, I’m afraid) and then if you are still in the mood, finish the tour with a whisky (not included) and a “blether” (definitely included!). The word “shoogly” among others will also be demonstrated and explained, giving a fullness to your Glasgow education. You can also opt to have your tour exclusively for your party if you have concerns over social distancing.
Sightseeing Bike Tour Hotspots
- The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Located in Glasgow Green, life in Glasgow can be traced between the 1800s and present day.
- The Clyde Auditorium. Locally known as the Armadillo, this building is one of the most recognisable structures on the river Clyde and was built to increase the capacity of the SECC.
- The Finnieston Crane. One of the most iconic structures on the Glasgow skyline, is retained as a testament to the tradition of engineering on the Clyde river.
- The Clydeside Distillery. Glasgow’s latest whisky making addition. In the Victorian building formerly known as the Pump House, this is well worth a pit-stop.
- The West End. Glasgow’s world renowned “chic” centre.
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Located on the banks of the Kelvin river, this is a breathtaking building and is the most visited free to enter tourist attraction in Scotland. A must see for any visitor.
- Glasgow University. As the 2nd oldest university in Scotland, Glasgow University is linked to Glasgow Cathedral in that its early teachings started there and the university eventually being given papal approval in 1451. Another fantastic and impressive building.
- The Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace. Originally known as “The Kibble Crystal Art Palace”, this fantastic glass structure is now housed in Glasgow’s Botanic Garden. The site was formally taken on by Glasgow City Council in 1891.
- Maryhill Locks on the Forth and Clyde canal. This impressive array of canal locks allows boats to step down the 17 metres into the Kelvin basin, as they make their way to sea.
- MacKintosh Church, Queen’s Cross. Situated in Maryhill, this is the only Church to have been designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh and is an excellent example of his work.
- Glasgow Cathedral and Provand’s Lordship. Constructed around 1471 and 1ocated in the centre of Glasgow, next to the Royal Infirmary, these represent 2 of the last examples of medieval buildings in Glasgow. The Cathedral is linked to St Mungo, whose name is synonymous with Glasgow.
- Glasgow Necropolis. This is a classic example of Victorian cemeteries, unusually built on a low hill and has been describe as “literally a city of the dead” and is home to some 50,000 graves.
A reminder about Glasgow’s weather
Glasgow is lovely in any weather, whether it’s gloriously sunny or ingloriously dreich (a Scottish word for drizzly, cold, and cloudy). Our guides are happy to go out in all weathers, so don’t panic or assume the tour is off if it rains. Just remember to bring a waterproof!