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Cycling in New York

Apparently, after the Franco have joined the cycling as their new sport, it’s amazing how bikes have become part of our travels. This began in the Atacama, on a tour of the Devil’s Throat and now in the United States, where the tour bike was present in our scripts by the three cities we visited between September and October 2013: Miami, Washington and New York.

In these last two cities, we use the same company, Bike and Roll. The difference was that in the US capital only to rent and New York, we made a most special tour. And this post will be to tell a little about this tour, we now recommend for sure.

The company, Bike and Roll is one of the best recommended for those in order to conduct a guided tour, go through important points and have access to explanations that will make you better know the city. It is even one of the first companies that appear on Google when it comes to be “typed”, is this.

Plus you have the option to rent a bike and make your ride on their own, the Bike and Roll offers 7 different guided tours:

Inside Central Park Tour (2h – 9,7Km)

Guided tour through Central Park, visit important points as Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, building Dakota, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Shakespeare Garden, Swedish Theatre of Marionettes, Sheep Meadow (lawn where, on sunny days, it is common to find people in clothing bath) and the obelisk Cleopatra’s Needle (Cleopatra’s needle).

Hudson River & Brooklyn Bridge Tour (3h – 22.5 km)

This tour also takes you to pedal on the bike path along the Hudson River, but this time in regard to the Brooklyn Bridge, through the Hudson River Park, Battery Park, Wall Street, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and finally go the farthest suspension bridge in the world.

9/11 Memorial Tour (3h – 8km)

Departing from Pier 84 the tour continues its course towards south along the Hudson. You can go through interesting areas such as Chelsea, Meatpacking District and Battery Park City, where bicycles will be left.

Then, visitors are taken to the 9/11 Memorial and take about 30 minutes to know the memorial. After the visit, return the bikes for a tour of Battery Park and Lower Manhattan.

New York at Night Tour (2: 30h – 11,3Km)

A tour of Central Park and other parts of the city at night to find that this city can also compete for the title of city light.

Bike & Boat Guided Tour (3h – 14,5Km)

The tour starts at Battery Park along the bike path Hudson, runs through Manhattan, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge, arrives at the Brooklyn Promenade and then, you take a water taxi to see the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, finishing so in Midtown. Again on two wheels, walking the High Line, Meatpacking and return to Battery Park.

Brooklyn Bridge and Beyond (3h – 19,3Km)

A bike ride around Manhattan and Brooklyn, starting at the bottom and crossing a part of the island and the Brooklyn Bridge, watching your main points. Passing through DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights historic part. And finally, stop at the Promenade to view the Manhattan skyline.

Greennway & Central Park Tour (3h – 14,5Km)

This was the tour we choose to do. We left the Pier 84 and follow the Greenway, a kind of bike path that borders the Hudson River where you can see some skyscrapers in the island of Manhattan and New Jersey across the river. The path is very beautiful and along it we can see many people walking and playing sports.

Then cross the city by the Upper West Side neighborhood, where we observed the calls Brownstones houses (made of big brown stones) and then, we come to Central Park.

Once in the park, we switch our tour with some parts biking and other off the bike, visiting places like Belvedere Castle, Dakota Building (where Lennon was assassinated), Strawberry Fields, Obelisk of Cleopatra and Bethesda Fountain.

Arriving in Bathesda Fountain, we went down the stairs to the fountain and the lake where many people walked quietly in small boats. So we resumed our bikes and headed to our last stopping point, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Here ended our tour.

After the last stop, we return by the same bike path along the Hudson and returned to the Pier 84, where began our tour.

It is a tour that we recommend to anyone who wants to have a more panoramic view of the park, its main points, then choose where to sit to make your picnic, rs. We love it!

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