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Experience all Glasgow has to offer by bike and take in spectacular
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Visit Glasgow's iconic and famous sites...

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...via its hidden pathways.

Glasgow City Sightseeing Bike Tour

See Glasgow in style

The Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour

Setting off by bike from Glasgow’s city centre, surrounded by stunning modern and Victorian sandstone buildings, you will soon be cycling along waterways; past cultural highlights and reluctantly cycling past several of Glasgow’s thriving micro-breweries. You will cycle along the Clyde Water front with its magnificent old and new buildings;, through Kelvingrove park and Gallery; past Glasgow University and into the beautiful West End and the Botanic Gardens. A pedal along Scotland’s first canal towards Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis and finally back via Glasgow Green to Glasgow city centre, where bars, cafes and restaurants are not in short supply.

Sightseeing Bike Tour Hotspots

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • The Barrowlands. A renowned concert venue, also referred to as the “Barras”, was named after the market situated adjacent and has hosted international acts such as U2, Oasis, Simple Minds, The Stranglers, The Smiths and The Clash.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Do I need to book and what should I wear?

You don’t need to book, but you need to check that the tour is running. Places on the tours are limited to 14, so if you want to be sure to get on the tour of your choice then it is best to book.

Clothing is very much down to the individual, but a light pack-able waterproof is always a good idea in Glasgow, as the weather can be changeable.

Tour length:

Approximately 3 hours

Cost:

£3O per person, £15 per child*
Discounts: students £5 off; own bike £5 off.

Schedule:

Daily at 10.30am or 2pm. Booking essential.
Email us for evening tours, May to September.

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