London's Best Kept Secret Bike Tour

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Stefan

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes transport and equipment

What you'll do

Are you ready to enter a peaceful world of lush greens and serenity? Only a short distance away from the busy centre of London a different world is waiting for you. I will welcome you at my 100 year old house before I provide you with a bicycle and we will go for a relaxed ride along a historic river, crossing beautiful parks along the way, completely traffic free. Find out how London was formed of little villages growing together and how this rural charm can still be experienced today. I will show you why this river, where people have been living and working for centuries, is still one of London's best kept secrets. We will cycle through one of South London's most historical area, where once a church stood as big as Westminster Abbey and a King was crowned. We will see London's only still functioning waterwheel set in a market next to the river and stop for drinks/food at an ancient pub at the ponds of a picturesque English village. I have designed this trip to be away from traffic so you can focus on the charming scenery of this fascinating part of London.
Other things to note
Contact me for dates not available on my calendar. The route is flat and should not cause difficulties for a healthy person that knows how to ride a bike.The overall distance is about 12 miles/20 km. For more information see Londoncycletours.com
Are you ready to enter a peaceful world of lush greens and serenity? Only a short distance away from the busy centre of London a different world is waiting for you. I will welcome you at my 100 year old house before I provide you with a bicycle and we will go for a relaxed ride along a historic river, crossing beautiful parks along the way, completely traffic free. Find out how London was formed of little villages growing together and how this r…

What's included

  • Transport
    helmet,
  • Equipment
    your luggage can be stored at my house

    waterproof trousers, glo...

Meet your host, Stefan

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 277 Reviews
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I am a lover of cycling and all aspects of London. I cycled in many parts of the world and I can also speak Spanish and German. I have been living in South West London for over 20 years and made it my home. I am a qualified teacher and my passion and knowledge of this part of town has enabled me to design a unique bike tour that is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of central London. I have surprised many people who would never have imagined that such a peaceful and green oasis could exist so close to the busy centre. I will lead you along safe routes away from traffic. See more on Londoncycletours.com.
I am a lover of cycling and all aspects of London. I cycled in many parts of the world and I can also speak Spanish and German. I have been living in South West London for over 20 years and made it my home. I am a qualified teacher and my passion and knowledge of this part of town has enabled me to design a unique bike tour that is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of central London. I have surprised many people who would never have imagined that such a peaceful and green oasis coul…
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Where you'll be

You will only be a 20 minute underground journey away from the centre in South West London. I will welcome you at my hundred year old house, which is only a 1 minute walk away from Colliers Wood underground station before we set off on a relaxed bike ride through some amazingly beautiful parks, following a quiet pathway along a historic river, stopping at several water mills and arriving at an ancient village that has now become a part of London.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 277 reviews.

Ursel
October 2021
Es war eine sehr schöne Fahrradtour mit Stephan. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und einen Teil Londons kennengelernt, den wir noch nicht kannten. Gerne wieder!
Mary
October 2021
This was a magical tour through green parks and mills along the Wandle River- so beautiful. Stefan had great bikes and helmets for us. He took a leisurely pace (I’m 65) and filled the stops with wonderful historical notes. My two sons enjoyed it as well. We only came upon a few street crossings that he navigated well. Stopping for lunch at an adorable pub with cute outside booths, we enjoyed delicious unique sandwiches. Stefan is genuinely friendly and if I’m in London again, it will be the first thing I schedule.
Mor & Mandy
July 2021
If you like to find "off the beaten path" experience. This is a tour for you. It is a fun tour, which I highly recommend. You are still in London but you fill like you are way out in the country side. Slow and fun ride with a great guide that provides you information and history about the area. Stefan was great it was fun riding with him. I will give this tour 5 out of 5.
Rebecca
October 2020
It was lovely to leave busy Central London for a few hours of biking with Stefan in the southern part of the City. We cycled along the lovely idyllic Wandle River, learning about local points of historic/artistic interest along the way. It was great exercise in fresh air, although time flies and the ride hardly feels like a physical challenge. The river, greenery and wildlife are absolutely lovely. Stefan has quality bikes of every size, helmets, bike bags and everything you might want or need for biking. He's also happens to be a great conversationalist and good company. I highly recommend this experience, particularly for the fresh air and positivity it provides away from the crowds while social distancing.
Anne
February 2020
This experience was wonderful, my mom and I wanted something else during our trip to London and this was a good choice! Stefan was really nice and knowledgable, he showed us beautiful parks and had nice stories to tell. We had a lot of fun and saw a new side of London that you don't get to see if you're not a local. I definitely recommend this experience to everyone!
Bee Ping
February 2020
Stefan was very kind to proceed with the bicycle tour even though I was the only guest. I’m not an experienced cyclist but Stefan was always looking out for my safety and gave assurance to cycle at my own pace. Very nice & scenic route where it felt like a countryside but actually still within London. The meetup location was also easily accessible by tube.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is intermediate.

What to bring

rain/wind proof jacket depending on weather
sunglasses and a pair of gloves depending on weather

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.