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Explore Islands & Harbor Bike Tour

history walk

Explore Islands & Harbor Bike Tour

10 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Explore Islands & Harbor Bike Tour

history walk

Explore Islands & Harbor Bike Tour

10 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This two hour Island Harbor Bike Tour is about getting off the beaten path & into areas where you wouldn’t typically find or see. We’ll follow the river’s edge to the Atlantic Ocean stopping at points of interest. We’ll begin at the John Paul Jones Historic House Museum. From here we will head to Prescott Park to hear about the famous Prescott sisters, the former waterfront neighborhood leading up to WWII, the Piscataqua River, and our Strawbery Banke Settlement. We’ll then proceed to Four Tree and Pierce Islands for a brief stop to hear about the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, & the Island’s history. From here we’ll pass through the historic south end of Portsmouth & make our way to New Castle Island. In New Castle, we’ll stop at the Great Island Common to tell stories of the Isle of Shoals, seven fort installations, two lighthouses & the area during WWII. We’ll proceed to the Wentworth by the Sea to talk about a brief history of the hotel in its grand Victorian days. We’ll proceed down this lovely country road to Fort Stark for a brief stop to hear stories of our first settlement in 1623 and about General John Stark’s famous quote “Live Free or Die.” From here, we’ll take the ride back into Portsmouth with a brief stop at the African Burying Ground Memorial. The tour is about the experience, enjoyment, and taking in the sites. We’ll be riding, stopping and traveling 8-11 miles

Your host

Learn more about Dawn

Dawn

I’ve been a cyclist my entire life, have been on bike tours around the world and want to bring you the best parts of my experience. I’m the founder of an amazing historic bike tour company in Portsmouth NH & the New Hampshire Seacoast. I love this city & want to bring you to our historic landmarks, homes and scenic areas by bike. For the last 5yrs, I’ve perfected our scripts, created easy routes so that we can bring you the best historic & scenic bike tours to create a memorable experience. We’re immersed in the community, historic preservation, Portsmouth history, volunteering with the Portsmouth Historical Society & the John Paul Jones Historic Museum. I’ve been a guide for six years, part of the historical society and consider my studies in Portsmouth history, an education in itself. Let a local show you the hard to find landmarks.

What's included

Equipment
21-speed comfort bicycle Helmet Water Professional guide

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Where you'll be

This tour is about exploring the islands and tucked away historic sites known by locals. Let's get off the beaten track like a local! The most intimate way to experience a new area is traveling by bike. Areas that we'll explore are Prescott Park, Four Tree & Pierce Islands & follow the river’s edge to New Castle Island. We’ll take a beautiful ride through a picture-perfect quintessential New England town where we’ll bring you to the best spots!

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Please let us know your height for a proper bike fitting. Guests should be able to ride bicycles and be comfortable on some off the beaten path streets.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This 2hr tour includes stops in Portsmouth & New Castle NH. We'll take you off the beaten path & main streets to see the historic sites. There will be opportunities for photos and storytelling along the way. We’ll ride into the historic parks, forts, gardens, landmarks, lighthouses, rivers & bi-way

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Dawn
Explore Islands & Harbor Bike Tour
10 reviews
$66/person
10 reviews
$66/person