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Emerald Necklace Tour

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Tour is NOT recommended for children
Adult City Bike Ages 13+
Adult Electric Bike Must be 16 years or older to ride an e-bike

Bike Through Boston’s Green Spaces

The Emerald Necklace tour is an amazing way to see Boston’s most famous green spaces in a ‘green’ way. Experience New England’s fall foliage right in the heart of the city!

Discover Frederick Law Olmsted’s 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, come enjoy a route that’s a favorite among locals and the best way to see the green side of Boston.

The parks are gorgeous at any time of the year, but the foliage peaks in color between mid-October and early November.

This tour visits the Emerald Necklace, a series of parks designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, that snake through different neighborhoods of Boston.

All of our tours include an individually-fitted bicycle, helmet, and, of course, a friendly and knowledgeable guide who leads you on your travels. A variety of water bottles are available for purchase at the shop. Sports drinks are also available for purchase.

All tour bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE; although you may change your tour date for a $20 rebooking fee per rider. If you need to cancel, you will receive credit which is good for use towards rentals and tours.

Highlights of this bike tour in Boston include:

  • The Boston Common and Public Garden
  • The famous Charles River Esplanade
  • The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • The Rose Kennedy Greenway – Boston’s newest public park
  • The Arnold Arboretum
  • Jamaica Pond and Jamaica Plain
  • The Southwest Corridor Park
  • And many more exciting sights!

Interested in an extra boost? Upgrade to an E-bike for just $50. Please note you must be at least 16 years old and 5ft tall (152cm) to ride an electric bike.

Additional Information

This tour is not recommended for inexperienced or young riders. Participants must be comfortable riding 15+ miles over a time span of up to four hours. We do not allow tandem bikes, Burley trailers, or trail-a-bikes on this tour.

  • You might consider bringing a snack as well as sunglasses and sunscreen. Any luggage, large bags, or bulky jackets can be left at the shop during the tour.
  • This Boston cycling tour may be scheduled as a private tour at any time of the year. Please call us at 617-670-0637 for more information.
  • Our tours depart ON TIME. You must arrive to our shop 30 minutes prior to tour start time to check in and be fitted for your bike. Late arrivals will not be caught up, rescheduled, or refunded.

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