Cycling in Istanbul – Best Bike Tours in Istanbul (with local guides)

Taking a bike tour along the most popular tourist zones and sights of Istanbul, is one of the best way to enjoy and explore the city, as well as you can pack more into your day and get a workout at the same time. You can both enjoy an exciting, entertaining and kind ride, and in addition you can get to know the hidden gems of Istanbul that would take you years to find.


Wind through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sultanahmet. Explore the Golden Horn, the hub of culture and entertainment in the Beyoglu district. Navigate the maze of vendors selling Turkish rugs, spices and lamps in the Grand Bazaar. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. And the best way to see it all? With a guided bike tour you’re sure to not miss a thing!

Cycling in Istanbul gives you the chance to relax, go a bit slower, and to observe the sights around you more closely. There are two distinguished cycling routes on the European side of the city, allowing you to bike around the most important landmarks and see many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in just a few hours.

We put together the best bike tours of Istanbul to choose from for you to explore Istanbul in a unique way, by sightseeing from the saddle. These are the best bicycle tours of Istanbul to allow you explore the city from a different angle.

Insider Recommendations

* You can see the city highlights during the Highlights of Istanbul Bike Tour, explore the Golden Horn harbor area, or do either of these tours with your own group on a private tour. Student groups can also learn about the rich culture and history and get a great overview of the city on a Student Bike Tour.

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Top 5 Istanbul Bike Tours

1. Istanbul Highlights Tour

Fun, eco-friendly & relaxed tour

Tour Itinerary

With this highlights tour, you can have a chance get an overview of all the sights of Istanbul, and also save time. You’ll have a good impression of the city and as your local English speaking guide will also give you helpful insider tips, you will also benefit from this during the rest of your stay in Istanbul.

Cycling in Istanbul - Best Bike Tours in Istanbul (with local guides)

Typical tour starts a 2 mins walk from the Hagia Sophia Museum. From here, an official and registered local guide will take you along the sights and show you some hidden gems. You’ll be able to cycle past the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Hypodrome, Topkapi Palace and many other beautiful Istanbul’s must-see sights. You’ll be guided for taking pictures and your guide will also answer any questions that you may have.

Tour Highlights

Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, The Hypodrome, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, The Arasta Bazaar, City Walls, Kumkapi, Suleymaniye Mosque.

Tour Price, Duration & Booking

Price: € 37,50 per person
Duration: 3 hours

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2. Istanbul Golden Horn Tour

Beautiful excursion off the beaten track

Tour Itinerary

The Golden Horn tour is led by official and registered local guide English-speaking guide. The very beautiful parks and the bike paths located by the river banks are perfect for biking in this region of Istanbul.

While you are cycling along Golden Horn, you’ll have chance to witness the dynamics that the city has to offer, from the Red Greek school, the wonderful Bulgarian Iron Church, the spectacular Byzantine walls and more. You’ll have chance to explore the colorful ancient Jewish and Greek neighborhoods of Balat and Fener.

Cycling in Istanbul - Best Bike Tours in Istanbul (with local guides)

And in the Eyup neighborhood, you’ll enjoy an ice cream or a salep drink break. You’ll be guided for taking pictures and your guide will also answer any questions that you may have.

Tour Highlights

Orient Express Train Station, Bazaar markets, Galata bridge, Golden Horn, Bulgarian church, Eyup Mosque, City Walls of Constantinople, Greek Red School, Abandoned Greek & Jewish neighborhoods, The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Churches, Synagogues, Feshane

Tour Price, Duration & Booking

Price: € 40 per person
Duration: 3 hours

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3. Istanbul Student Bike Tour

Perfect excursion for school groups

This is a great excursion that has been specifically designed for school groups and student. The students will get to know Istanbul in a relaxing and educative way with this exciting and fun Istanbul bike tour.

Cycling in Istanbul - Best Bike Tours in Istanbul (with local guides)

The official and registered local guide will take and guide the group, starting from the heart of the city and cycle past some world famous highlights such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum or the Blue Mosque, as well as many hidden gems that normal travelers usually don’t get to see. You will also cycle past the ancient city walls from Constantinople, the Jewish and Greek neighborhoods of Fener and Balat and many more. You’ll be guided for taking pictures and your guide will also answer any questions that you may have.

Tour Highlights

Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, The Hypodrome, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, The Arasta Bazaar, City Walls, Kumkapi, Suleymaniye Mosque, and much more!

Tour Price, Duration & Booking

Price: € 25 per person
Duration: 3 hours

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4. Private Istanbul Highlights Tour

Explore the city at your own pace!

Tour Itinerary

This private highlights tour of the city will be great way to start off your stay in Istanbul! You will be able choose the starting time by yourself, and also you will stay within your own travel group the entire time. This special tour is 100% tailored to your needs and one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the city. You’ll be guided for taking pictures and your guide will also answer any questions that you may have.

Cycling in Istanbul - Best Bike Tours in Istanbul (with local guides)

Tour Highlights

Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, The Hypodrome, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, The Arasta Bazaar, City Walls, Kumkapi, Suleymaniye Mosque.

Tour Price, Duration & Booking

Price: 1 person: € 112, 2 – 5 people: € 56 per person, 6 – 8 people: € 45 per person, 9 – 10 people: € 43 per person, 11 or more people: € 33 per person
Duration: 3 hours

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5. Golden Horn Private Bike Tour

Explore the city off the beaten track with a private guide

Tour Itinerary

This Golden Horn Private Tour is a perfect fit for the ones who look for a more personal way to explore this wonderful region of the city. You will stay within your own travel group during the tour and have your official and registered English-speaking guide with you. This special tour is 100% tailored to your needs and one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the city. You’ll be guided for taking pictures and your guide will also answer any questions that you may have.

Cycling in Istanbul - Best Bike Tours in Istanbul (with local guides)

Tour Highlights

Orient Express Train Station, Bazaar markets, Galata bridge, Golden Horn, Bulgarian church, Eyup Mosque, City Walls of Constantinople, Greek Red School, Abandoned Greek & Jewish neighborhoods, The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Churches, Synagogues, Feshane

Tour Price, Duration & Booking

Price: 2-5 people: € 56,00 per person, 6-8 people: € 50,00 per person, 9-11 people: € 40,00 per person
Duration: 3 hours

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