Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Emerald Necklace bike tour is an amazing way to see Bostons most famous green spaces in a green way - you may forget you are in the heart of the city! Discover Frederick Law Olmsteds famous system of parks on this bicycle tour of the historic Emerald Necklace. From the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue to the popular shores of Jamaica pond to the winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum, this route is a fabulous way to experience Boston's park system. The route is a favorite among locals! The parks are gorgeous any time of the year, but the foliage peaks in color between mid October and early November.
This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance. This ride covers many hidden gems in Boston.


Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Seasonal Offer

Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance. This ride covers many hidden gems in Boston, including:

Follow your guide through the streets and along picturesque lanes while soaking up the autumn scenery. Tours start and end in Boston's North End.


    Professional guide

    Use of bicycle

    Use of helmet

    Entry/Admission - Urban AdvenTours



    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

    This tour is up to 4 hours long and covers at least 15 miles, with several hills. Riders must be comfortable spending that much time on a bike and covering that distance.

    There is street riding on this ride

    Not wheelchair accessible

    Service animals allowed

    Near public transportation

    Infant seats available

    No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

    Tours rebooked within 48 hours of your tour time are subject to a $20 rebooking fee (per person)

    You MUST be at least 16 years old and at least 5 feet tall to ride an E-bike.

    Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

    This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

    Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

    Gear/equipment sanitized between use

    Guides required to regularly wash hands

    Traveler Reviews

    • 23-Oct-2022

      While this is a great mode of exercise, the tour wasn't really all that informative. We stopped just a few times in the 4 hours, so we passed by a lot of sites but didn't learn anything about them. We were quite disappointed in the value offered. We would have been better off just renting a bike for the day if all we wanted was some exercise.

    • 22-Oct-2021

      What a beautiful way to experience Boston for the first time! Pell, our guide, knew all kinds of information and history about the many places we rode by. Our pace was comfortable and very friendly for wide-eyed tourists like me. The Emerald Necklace route took us through many different areas of the city, from the Back Bay and the Harbor to Jamaica Pond and the Arboretum. We biked through many beautiful parks and greenways. Highly recommend this for anyone going to Boston for the first time! There were only a couple of spots where we biked uphill, and they were pretty mild and brief. You don't have to be a Tour de France athlete to enjoy this ride. I didn't even drink half of my water bottle.

    • 13-Oct-2021

      Great overview of Boston. It was good to have a guide who grew up in Boston and knew a lot about the city and its history.

    • 05-Sep-2021

      Bob was an incredible tour-guide! Personable, safety-minded and articulate--As a native Bostonian, he had numerous anecdotes to offer throughout the ride. (We are local and got so much out of it!) The ride itself is "slow but substantial," and the scenery was beautiful. We saw corners of the city we had never seen before. In terms of terrain covered, please know that there is only one (long slow) hill (at the Arboretum), which Bob made optional for the group. We went yesterday, and I have already recommended this ride to others! Looking forward to taking another tour in the future!

    • 14-Nov-2020

      Greg - our guide was the best part! He gave good information on the way and made it easy on me to ride the city! Completely and totally recommend this tour!,!!! Roll Tide!

    • 06-Oct-2019

      Charles river bike path give you magical view of Boston and Cambridge. From the path you can see the magnificent building of MIT, Harvard Business School, Harvard and the skyline of Boston from Prudential to the financial district. do not miss this experience !

    • 16-Jun-2019

      On our tour, it just so happened that all 8 of the participants were from Boston or a nearby suburb. All of us signed up for the tour because we wanted to learn more about the Emerald Necklace and have a chance to tour the entire length of it. We LOVED the experience! En route to and from various segments of the Emerald Necklace, our guides, Greg and Michelle, led us through the city on un-congested bike routes. Aside from experiencing the beauty of the Emerald Necklace, we also explored neighborhoods that were new to most of us (back streets of JP, new development in Forest Hills). The return route on along the Southwest corridor gave us a taste of how Boston has done a wonderful job developing safe bike routes for commuters. If you are a local who wants to learn more about your city, I can't recommend this tour enough!

    • 30-Oct-2018

      I had an excellent time riding the Emerald Necklace with Urban Adventours. Staff at the shop were very helpful in getting the bike set up and ready, and everyhing was well organized. The weather didn't start out too friendly, but our guide took care to find spots for our stops that were a bit out of the wind. Fall foliage at the parks was beautiful, and we even got to see a very cool art installation with vapor creating a mysterious atmosphere over one of the lakes. Because this was one of the longer tours, we were able to cover quite a long distance, with enough time for stops and background from our knowledgeable guide.

    • 22-Oct-2018

      I didn't like biking through so much traffic. It was supposed to be a Fall Foliage Bike ride but we had to ask Pell to stop a few times so that we could take pictures, which he did. Also, one of the bikes got a flat tire and it took 40 minutes to fix. That seemed like a long time, but I was glad that he was finally able to do it. The ride through the arboretum and the ride back to the north end was pleasant when we weren't in the traffic. I am sure that is hard to avoid in Boston but maybe a different route would have been better. I am glad that we all survived and we did see some beautiful trees that we would not have seen otherwise.

    • 18-Sep-2018

      Mooie fietstocht, uitstekende fietsen en een aardige zeer onderhoudende gids. Voor het mooie waren we iets te vroeg om de kleuren van de indian summer te kunnen bewonderen