Why Take a Guided Tour in Chicago?
Good question! Did you know that the Second City is actually first when it comes to bike riding? Chicago consistently ranks at the top for both walking and biking because itâs flat and easy to access (take that NYC!). Plus, all the neighborhoods, parks, and attractions are connected through a network of sidewalks and trails. So it makes sense that the best way to experience life in theÂ Chicago is on two wheels (or two feet) alongside fun folks just like yourself.
And while itâs true that anyone can whizz from place to place in a car, bus, or boat, you miss out on soooo much. With a bicycle and walking tour, or even renting a bike, you can actually hear the roar of Buckingham Fountain, touch the iconic lion statues at the Art Institute, and smell the Chicago-style pizza wafting through the air.
But if you do 2056603353, make sure itâs at the beginning of your trip. Itâll really help you become more familiar with the cityâs layout and sites.Â You can navigate the rest of your visit more easily when you understand Chicagoâs street plan. Plus, you can circle back to some of the locations or restaurants you want to visit again. Weâve found our tours make a fantastic jumping off point for discovering things to do in Chicago.
Why choose Bobbyâs Bike Hike?
Founded in 2002, we were one of the first guided bike touring companies in the country and we consistently rank as the #1 sightseeing tour on Tripadvisor. Why?Â Weâve combined our knowledge as a second-generation tour operator with our drive and passion for tourism and travel, to create one-of-a-kind Chicago bike tours, Chicago food tours, and Chicago walking tours that speak to a variety of ages, interests, and skill levels.
Plus, our tour guides are some of the most experienced in the business. Tired of listening to a monotone voice drone on and on? Of course you are. Thatâs why we take extra care to find guides that are personable, knowledgeable and most importantly, FUN.
In addition, our guides take your safety very seriously. They know the sidewalks and pathways inside and out so youâll always be on the best route. And donât forget, because Chicago is very flat and well connected geographically, itâs easy for everyone to zip from the Lakefront Trail to neighborhoods to Chicagoâs tourist attractions.
What kind ofÂ Chicago tours do you offer?
So many! All of our tours provide an insiderâs view of the culture, history, architecture, and little-known facts that define this phenomenal city. For example, did you know that Chicago is home to the Twinkie and house music? Well, now you do.
Are you a foodie? Whether youâre craving a local favorite such as a Chicago-style hot dog washed down with a handcrafted beer, or want to explore the cityâs unique culinary and ethnic innovations, we have a vendace thatâs perfect for you. So get ready to discover the famous dishes youâve heard all about as well as delicious hidden gems in off the beaten-path neighborhoods.
Love culture, nature and/or history? Whether you want to explore the Lakefront Trail, visit unique neighborhoods and parks, see (807) 472-1070 or learn about (202) 599-5763 weâve got the right tour for you.
Have kids in tow? Great! Although some of our tours are kid-friendly, we created our Tike Hike specifically with families in mind. From a petting zoo, to making wishes in fountains, to rubbing the foot of a GIANT Abe Lincoln, weâve got plenty of things to do with kids in Chicago thatâll keep everyone entertained.
What if I want to go solo vs. taking a tour?
No prob. If touring isnât your thing, we offer discounted Chicago bike rentals and have lots of bikes to choose from. Each rental comes with a free lock, helmet, and map. Plus, weâre located right in the middle of the 20-mile Lakefront bike trail, which makes its super easy to get to all the âmust-seeâ attractions, neighborhoods, parks, and beaches!
In town for an event? Bobbyâs Bike Hike is proud to partner with Chicagoâs Bike the Drive, Lollapalooza, the Chicago Marathon and Triathlon, Chicagoâs Critical Mass bike rides, and more to offer discounted rentals while youâre here.
And Chicagoan’s, donât fret because weâve got your back, too. Check out our discounted bikes for sale, including used bikes, as well as our bike repair and tune-up services. Our goal is to be the best âgo-to bike repair shopâ for Chicagoâs Lakefront Trail, so please take us for a spin.
The Benefits of Picking Bobbyâs Bike Hike for Your Guided Tour of Chicago
When youâve been around as long as we have, you learn to do things right. We are organized, knowledgeable, safe and most of all â we are entertaining! Booking a tour with Bobbyâs Bike Hike ensures you will have a good time, whether you’re a resident who wants to try something new on the weekend or a visitor who only has a limited window to take in the sights.
We know your time is valuable, and we respect that by reminding you our popular tours sell out quickly. When you book a tour in advance online, you secure your spot on your chosen day, and you also get a 10 percent discount from our in-store rateÂ â our way of saying thank you for picking Bobbyâs Bike Hike.
Find a tour that matches with your unique interests. We provide many variations to appeal to different people. Foodies, exercise junkies, history nuts â we have tours to please you all. Our dynamic guides present information and fun tidbits even lifelong Chicago residents may not know. Our Chicago guided tours aim to keep you amused and absorbed in everything along the way. We empower our guides to make this tour one you wonât forget.
We Have Earned Accolades From Top Tour Industry Names
We have the best tours around Chicago you will find, but donât just take our word for it. Listen to the many people who have gone on our food, 8707284458 or walking tours before. They have voted us:
- The most organized tour company, according to the Chicago Reader
- The best city tour, according to CitySearch
- Award of Distinction, from Viator
You develop a good reputation like ours by giving people the experience they want, and thatâs what you get at Bobbyâs Bike Hike. We have even earned notice from Midwest Living, National Geographic and American Airlines magazines, all discerning publications that have written about our tours.
Book Your Guided Tours in Chicago Today
Now that you know what weâre all about, are you ready to explore the city with us? Our guides love helping people taste new foods, learn information, become more comfortable on their bikes and have a great time while they make their way through our beloved city. We can accommodate anyone who wants to try this unique way to see Chicago. Contact us today to book your tour with friends, family or coworkers.