Ten miles, 10 stops, two wheels, zero glass.
Spring is the perfect time to hop on a bike in Boston to sightsee, an active way to learn history.
Urban AdvenTours is "Boston's downtown bike shop," offering guided tours of the city's most scenic spots.
"We're just starting off riding through the North End," says owner and tour guide Andrew Prescott. "We're going to be coming up here to Hanover Street. We're going to see lots of restaurants, smell some garlic and cappuccino."
The City View Tour takes visitors to Copps Hill for a good view of the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution. Then, folks take in the Zakim Bridge and TD Garden before shifting gears up Beacon Hill onto the cobblestone streets of Louisburg Square.
"It's a nice gradual pace. We have lots of couples and lots of families," says Prescott, inspired to begin this bicycle business by the atmosphere in Europe. "We're building that goodwill by obeying the traffic laws, trying to stay single file, watching out for car doors."
The trip continues with a stop on the beautiful Charles River Esplanade. And, no tour of Boston would be complete without a visit to Fenway Park.
"The Red Sox are really a religion here," says Prescott, who believes he offers a unique excursion that allows people to really experience the mood of Boston. "We don't have a schtick. We're here to ride with our friends."
The City View Tour is offered twice daily. It lasts about 3 hours and costs $50 per person. Click here for more information from the Urban AdvenTours website.