Explore Oxford even further by combining your City Sightseeing Oxford tour with a self-guided tour from Bainton Bikes!

When buying your award-winning City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus tour, simply ask your friendly City Sightseeing Oxford bus driver or ticket seller for a ‘Bainton Bike’ add-on ticket to explore Oxford even further by bike!

Your driver or ticket seller will ask you how long you’d like to hire the bike for (click to book online):

At the bottom of this page, we listed five bike tour options with directions and approximate durations, which might help you make the selection above.

You will then be provided with a code to unlock your Bainton Bike.

When you’re ready to unlock your bike, head to the App Store or Google Play Store and download the Donkey Republic app. There is free customer WiFi available at the Oxford Bus Company Gloucester Green travel shop should you need to use it.

Use the map within the app to locate your nearest bike, create an account and enter the code above when prompted.

You can lock and unlock the bike an unlimited number of times within your purchase time period, but please only end the rental when you’ve completely finished using the bike.

Your code can be redeemed once within 28 days of purchase.

Bike tour options

Here are some ideas for excellent self-guided tours in and around Oxford City Centre by bike:

  1. Westgate Centre to River Thames, Boathouse Island, Christ Church, Oxford Castle Quarter
    Recommended duration: 1:30 to 2 hours
    Distance: 2 miles
  2. The Oxford Canal and Jericho
    Recommended duration: 1:15 to 2:15 hours
    Distance: 3.3 miles
  3. Explore Summertown and Punting
    Recommended duration: 2 to 3 hours
    Distance: 4 miles
  4. Off the beaten track, The River Thames and Oxford Canal
    Recommended duration: 2 to 3 hours
    Distance: 6.2 miles
  5. The Oxford Highlights
    Recommended duration: 1 to 1:30 hours
    Distance: 1 mile

Find out more about Bainton Bikes on their website.