Highlights

  • Being surrounded by nature just half-an-hour away from central London

  • The choice between a full or half-day excursion

  • Watching free-roaming deer

Essential info*

Duration 4hrs, 5hrs30 mins

Languages
  • English

Starting time 10:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Your Spotter

  • Ginette
    48 years old
    London

    Hobbies:

    I play badminton, enjoy walking in the countryside, watching movies and going out with friends.

Description

This bike trip will take you along the River Thames to Richmond Park, the biggest royal park in London, where you can see herds of wild deer roaming freely.

Ginette has a special authorization to lead tours on the estate, and enhances the outings with her knowledge of hunting and its long history.

Once you’ve collected your bike, you’ll set off down the riverbanks, where you’ll be able to see what remains of Richmond Palace; the surviving structures now a testimony to its former glory. Ginette will then guide you to the exact viewpoints used by Turner in his famous paintings of the Thames.

The tour then arrives at Richmond Park, a historic hunting ground of the British Royal Family. Passing through the Isabella Plantation, a woodland garden planted with rhododendrons, you’ll learn about the history of London’s royal parks.

You’ll also get a chance to observe the magnificent stag and deer that roam freely in the park.

At the end of the morning, Ginette will recommend a good local pub for a traditional lunch.

If you choose a full-day excursion, your tour continues after lunch. You’ll get back on your bike and take a ferry to Twickenham, the birthplace of rugby. Here you’ll visit an art gallery and look around the charming historic neighborhood, a favorite retreat for generations of royals. Finally, Ginette will take you to an exotic garden for tea and refreshments.

Options

When you book, you will be asked to choose between a full or half-day excursion.

Good to know

  • Availability: every Wednesday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time: 10am
  • Duration: 4 hrs (half day) or 5 hrs 30 mins (full day)
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing suitable for cycling (avoid high-heeled shoes)
  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Bike rental for the excursion
  • The guided tour with Ginette

Not included

  • Transport from central London (meeting point accessible by public transport)
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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