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- See the city sights from a unique perspective: aboard a bike!
- Visit Singapore’s most iconic sites, seen from vantage points where big buses can’t take you.
- Learn about the history and heritage of Singapore, from the oldest neighbourhood to the modern Marina Bay.
- Stretch your legs as you refuel with local snacks and drinks.
Bicycle Tour of Singapore
Hop aboard two wheels and take in all the iconic sites of Singapore on this ultimate intro to the city! Pedal through the city’s oldest neighbourhood, biggest cultural hub, and along the famed Marina Bay as you zip in and out of Singapore’s nooks and crannies.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bike and helmet rental, mineral water, poncho, snacks as specified in the itinerary.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Meeting point: 1 North Bridge Road, High Street Centre. Basement 1, Unit number 29. Singapore 179094 (opposite the Parliament House, along north boat quay). Look for Singapore Urban Adventures sign.
- Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///frogs.moving.woke
- Starting time: 9.00 AM
- Ending point: North Bridge Road
This Singapore bike tour shows you the best of the city’s sights, all aboard two wheels! Zip through the city via the biggest cultural enclave, where new and old converge. Experience the oldest residential zone, where British-era buildings still stand. Ride along the beautiful and historical Singapore River and learn how it was the heart of the city’s commercial development. We’ve crammed it all into this epic ride!
Along the way, we’ll take a break to stretch our legs, and you’ll have the option of sipping some local coffee, or cooling off with a glass of refreshing calamansi juice (a local treat similar to lemonade). We’ll also refuel with a delectable local snack such as kaya toast (bread or crackers topped with a mix of coconut milk, butter, and sugar).
Our biking adventure will include a visit to the cultural enclave of Kampong Glam, a historic district where Malays and Arabs once settled. We’ll zip through the nooks and crannies, where rows of boutique shops and Middle Eastern cafés beckon locals. You’ll have lots of opportunities to stop and snap photos, and you’ll hear intriguing stories (with a bit of trivia!) from your local expert guide. From there, we’ll explore Bussorah Street, often referred to as Little Istanbul. Here, you’ll find many Turkish diners and shops selling souvenirs.
As the morning heat builds up, we’ll take a respite from the sun by cooling off at the Malay Heritage Centre. Here we can top up our water bottles with ice-cold water from the cooler provided.
Our bike tour will continue along Beach Road, which was once the coastline of the city but has since been pushed inland to accommodate land being reclaimed for buildings and businesses. Imagine, almost 13,000 football fields’ worth of land has been reclaimed since the 1960s!
As we cycle, we can marvel over the architecture along the coastline, where many of the buildings were built based on Chinese feng shui. We’ll eventually reach the famous Raffles Hotel, which is the jewel in the crown of our hotels in Singapore. It’s also home to the beloved Singapore sling — a pineapple cocktail made with gin. This 128-year-old building was once a bungalow by the beach, visited by many famous people, including Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Jackson.
We’ll finish up our Singapore tour with a visit to the colonial district, where you can see buildings that remind you of the old British rule. For the grand finale, we’ll catch a glimpse of the beautiful waterfront at Marina Bay, including the spectacular Marina Bay Sands — a resort that cost a whopping USD $5.7 billion to build.
Dress standard: Please dress light and wear shorts and sports shoes comfortable for biking. Bring sunscreen.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: We will need to know the height and weight of all the travellers on your booking, in order to determine your bike sizes. Please indicate this in the “Additional request” box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].
Child Policy: Travellers under 10 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
Ms. Sharyn S. from Australia travelled on 19 Apr 2019:
Thank you I had a great time.
Ms. Laura H. from USA travelled on 08 Nov 2018:
Rene is funny, engaging, and very flexible.
Mr. Claude L. from USA travelled on 01 Aug 2018:
Tour was great! Renee took his time to explain the rich history of each of the spots that we stopped at. We even got to sample some great Malay food. Will recommend to everyone. even non bikers.
Ms. Lisa S. from Myanmar (Burma) travelled on 04 Apr 2018:
This was a great way to see the ‘real’ Singapore – our guide had a lot of knowledge about how Singaporeans live and was keen to share all that he knew. We really got a great understanding of the country, and got to see lots of parts of the city I had never been to before despite having spent a week in Singapore previously. It was a really fun and interesting tour and I would definitely recommend it to those wanting to understand the country. Also, the sweets half way through were delicious!
Ms. Michelle W. from Australia travelled on 26 Mar 2017:
This is a really great trip for getting a feel of the city. Travelling on a bike means you can cover a large area in a small amount of time. Rene’s knowledge was excellent.
Mr. Cameron E. from Australia travelled on 06 Jan 2017:
Everything was wonderful. Great guide of the city.
Mr. Thomas W. from Australia travelled on 06 Jan 2017:
It could be a bit longer, but it was the best trip in this area with many hidden sights, locale food, many stops and no stress. I can highly recommand this tour!
Mrs. kathryn s. from New Zealand travelled on 19 Oct 2016:
The bikes were great and our guides knowledge was awesome. i will recommend. Theo nyl thing was the office was quite difficult to fine. Maybe some more signage.