Brew, View & Chocolate Bike Tour
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Saturdays - 10:15 AM
Explore the historical and ethnically enriched neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn with perfectly timed stops for the best "treats" you could ask for, beer and chocolate.
- Start in historic lower east side then peddle over the Williamsburg Bridge
- Visit the Brooklyn Brewery & Jacques Torres Chocolate Shop
- Finish with a ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to soak the amazing skyline
- See hidden nooks of these classic neighborhoods
This special tour starts with a ride through the historic Lower East Side. Once the most densely populated neighborhood in the world, it is now a very "in" section with a thriving nightlife, as well as an authentic Soviet era, larger than life, statue of Lenin!
We'll pass by a live poultry market that caters to new immigrants who back home just picked their chickens live off their small rural town streets and alleys.
Leaving Manhattan, we will pedal on the new Williamsburg Bridge bike path. We enter the "hip," artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg and head to the Big Apple's best micro-brewery, The Brooklyn Brewery. Its 1860's building has been beautifully restored to its bare brick and wood timbers. Here you can sample its top-rated beer, ale, or stout on tap.
Only a short ride away, yet centuries back in time, we enter a Hassidic "shtetl," like that made famous in Fiddler On The Roof. Here the orthodox Jewish population still tries to live as it did before the Holocaust. On this, the Jewish Sabbath, all the businesses are closed as the synagogue becomes the focal point of existence.
Another short pedal away, and we are back again in the 21st century. Now we are in Dumbo, another fascinating "in" neighborhood of Brooklyn. Here, you'll experience a classic "only-in-the-Big-Apple" panorama!
We head to Jacques Torres Chocolate Shop, run by a pastry chef extraordinaire. Here you can sample his pethiviers, featured recently in The New York Times - or get high on other chocolate delights.
We finally pedal over the Brooklyn Bridge, also on its own bike path. The high here is not merely provided by the altitude, but also by the incredible views of the New York skyline and harbor.
Great brews, Great views and Great chocolate - all make for a delightful afternoon in the Big Apple!
- Includes bike rental and helmet, drinks are extra.
- Guides are Safety Certified with the American Red Cross for CPR & First Aid, and members of the League of American Bicyclists.
- The tours are provided by a member of the NYC & Company Tourism Bureau.
- Please call for winter month availability.
- Gratuity for your tour guide is not included and is appreciated if you enjoyed your tour.
DurationThe total duration of this tour is 7 hours. You will bike for approximately 11 miles at a leisurely pace with several stops along the way.
Maximum ParticipantsTotal group size varies, with a maximum of 15 riders per tour.
SpectatorsThis is only for those on the tour.
Weather DependentThis experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To WearWear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes appropriate for weather conditions.
Booking InformationFor this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
Cancellation PolicyPrior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellation and rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
Can I bring my own bike?
Yes, of course you can bring your own bike.
What happens if I have a problem on the ride?
The staff have the tools and knowledge to repair a flat or fix a minor mechanical problem. If you cannot complete the ride, transportation will be arranged for you and the bike back to the starting location.
Do you have to be an athlete to enjoy the tour?
Not at all! You need only to feel comfortable on a bicycle and be in reasonable physical shape. Even if you have not ridden in years, or decades, bicycle riding is a skill you don't lose. Since we stop frequently for insights, questions, photos, bathroom breaks as well as snacks, are standard tours are easy paced averaging about 4 miles per hour!
What is the condition of the surfaces on which we will ride?
Except in rare instances where it is noted, all the surfaces are paved. There are very few if any "potholes" on the streets.
- Can I bring my own bike?