Miami FAQ2022-11-23T11:37:41-07:00

Have Questions About Exploring Miami with Bobby’s Bike Hike?

Miami FAQs

What should I expect on a walking tour of Miami with Bobby’s Bike Hike?2022-11-10T14:08:00-07:00

Expect the very best. Our staff takes great pride in being the best in their field. So we do not skimp on any of the details. All of our tours are different and they all go in various directions around Miami. Our staff has spent a lot of time and energy making sure that we bring the very best of Miami to you on our tours. So each route is carefully detailed and every story is crafted to perfection to make sure you come away with the best Miami experience possible. Our walking tours allow for a much more intimate experience with the neighborhoods, foods, and cultures that we visit.

How much walking is involved?2022-11-10T14:04:24-07:00

Not more than you can handle! The pace is usually good for everyone.

We’ve rated each tour level so that you can pick the right tour for you. We do stop at various points of interest and attractions, so that you can have a brief rest while our tour guides explain the history of Miami in a way that brings the stories to life. While you want to make sure the distance we cover is suitable for you, remember that we will never be walking continuously for that amount of time. We will have 6-8 stops mixed in along the route for resting periods and to learn about Miami. Please note that with some of our walking tours there are some stairs that we navigate during the tour.

Is the tour appropriate for kids? Seniors?2022-11-10T14:03:13-07:00

Our walking and cultural tours have been developed for a wide variety of ages, interests, and skill levels. So you’ll want to pick the tour that is appropriate for you and your group.

Seniors: We rarely hear that seniors have a hard time on our tours as long as they feel comfortable walking. Seniors might want to beware of taking the tour in extreme temperatures.

Kids: Regarding kids on our tours, not every tour is appropriate for younger hikers. For instance, we do not recommend our Miami Food Tours for participants under the ages of 17 due to the fact that we do go into bars on this particular tour. That said, we do realize that every child is different so we do leave it in the hands of the parents to ultimately decide what is ok for their child and what is not. It might be that you just sit outside during the stops that include the bar. A good rule of thumb to know whether a tour is kid-friendly is to see if we offer kid prices on the tour. If no kid prices, it’s probably not the best suited. Whether to bring your child is ultimately up to your discretion, but please note that ALL CHILDREN need a paid ticket.

For food tours, we assume that if your child is below age 3 then they will not be participating in the food tasting portion of the tour or that they might be sharing food with a parent. Therefore, for children below age 3, no ticket is required and there will not be a food portion dedicated to this child. If you’d like food for your child under 3, then please do purchase a ticket in advance. Either way, please indicate when you sign up whether you are bringing a child on the tour so that our tour guide can be prepared.

We do rent strollers should you need them. If your child becomes unruly we would just ask that you step away from the group for a bit to calm your child down before returning to the group.

How many people do you take on a tour of Miami?2022-11-10T11:45:28-07:00

15 people per tour is the perfect number for most of our walking tours.

What should I wear? What should I bring?2022-11-10T11:44:43-07:00

You should wear clothes, of course, but beyond that you’re free to show your expressive nature in what you decide to wear. We recommend you bring small items such as an ID, credit card and cash (to tip the guide), cell phone, and camera.

We suggest tennis shoes and comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that are appropriate for the weather conditions on the day of your tour. In Fall and Winter, you will want to check the forecast to see if you will want to bring a light jacket, sweater or sweatshirt. A light, hooded jacket works well any time of the year, if it is rainy.

Do you have a stroller I can use for my child?2022-11-10T11:37:59-07:00

No stroller, no problem! We rent strollers out for daily use, multi-daily use. But most of our walking tours do not originate from our shop. So you will want to make arrangements in advance to rent and pick up your stroller. Please note that our tour guides many times meet the group directly in the neighborhood covered on the tour, without stopping at the shop, so we cannot deliver strollers to you.

Are your tours ADA accessible?2022-11-10T11:24:24-07:00

All of our walking tours at the present moment are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

But please note that sometimes our restaurant partners change and we cannot guarantee every restaurant will not include stairs of some sort which might make things difficult. But a majority of our stops should be ADA compliant.

Do you offer water on your tours?2022-11-10T11:13:30-07:00

Unfortunately, because our Walking & Food Tours start at various locations around Miami we do not provide you with a bottle of water upon arrival. However, we have arranged water at all of the restaurants we plan to visit.

Will there be breaks for restrooms?2022-11-10T11:11:49-07:00

Yes, most of the restaurants we visit will have restrooms to use. We do recommend using the restroom prior to arrival to your tour, however, to expedite the start of the tour.

May I bring my dog on the tour?2022-11-10T11:10:59-07:00

Sorry, we do not allow pets on any of our tours. Actually, you can bring a goldfish in a plastic bag. Actually, no, don’t bring the goldfish either.

Do you provide beverages on your food tours?2022-11-10T11:10:14-07:00

Yes, we provide water on all of our food tours. And most of our tours involve some sort of beverage, whether it be craft beer or hot tea.

Can you accommodate food allergies or vegetarians on your food tours?2022-11-10T11:09:34-07:00

We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians on ALL tours. Gluten-free substitutions are available on certain tours. While we try our very best to accommodate food allergies, we cannot guarantee certain avoidance from various food allergies. We would encourage you to ask questions along the way and see if our guide might recommend a substitution.

What restaurants will you visit? How much food is offered?2022-11-10T11:08:33-07:00

We serve enough food tastings that for most people lunch/dinner afterwards is not needed. We have toured hundreds of thousands of guests and it’s very rare that anyone walks away hungry!

All food tastings and paired beverages are included in the cost of the tour. There are beverage upgrade options that are in addition to the tour ticket price. There are 5-7 delicious food tasting stops on each tour. Each tasting has been chosen and paid for by Bobby’s Bike Hike staff based on what we think is the best of the best in the neighborhood.

At the end of the tour, most people are stuffed and lunch/dinner afterwards is not necessary. In addition to feeling full, our goal is to introduce you to some new local favorites and even old school food items in each neighborhood. Some foods might be familiar and others might be a new experience for you!

How long and strenuous are the walking tours?2022-11-10T11:06:42-07:00

Not more than you can handle! The pace is usually good for everyone. We’ve rated each tour level so that you can pick the right tour for you.

We do stop at various points of interest and attractions, so that you can have a brief rest while our tour guides explain the history of Miami in a way that brings the stories to life. While you want to make sure the distance we cover is suitable for you, remember that we will never be walking continuously for that amount of time. We will have 6-8 stops mixed in along the route for resting periods and to learn about Miami.

Please note that with some of our walking tours there are some stairs that we navigate during the tour.

How do I buy tickets?2022-11-10T10:14:59-07:00

Our Miami tour tickets are sold by booking online through our website. For private tours, you can purchase tour tickets by emailing miamireservations@bobbysbikehike.com.

We work with a third party software that handles our online ticket sales, so we can spend more time doing what we do best, creating the best Miami tours available. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Checks and Travelers Checks are not accepted.

When do I buy tickets? Is advance purchase required?2022-11-10T10:13:03-07:00

We strongly encourage you to purchase tour tickets in advance. We often sell out quickly (especially on the weekends) —Saturdays are the busiest day of the week! You don’t want to get caught at the last minute, so check out our tour schedule and availability. Booking ahead guarantees your space on our tour, plus saves you 10%.

If a tour is sold out can I get on a waiting list?2022-11-10T10:04:35-07:00

We do not officially provide a wait list. If a date is sold out, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour. Please email us at miamireservations@bobbysbikehike.com or call us  305-414-0334 and let us know what date you are interested in.

Do you offer discounts for students, seniors, military, travel agents or kids?2022-11-10T10:03:09-07:00

We do not offer discounts, however, our online rates are 10% off our in-shop rates. And, of course, we do appreciate our military, seniors, and students and everything they are about. So take advantage of our online discount and reserve as either an adult (Age12+), youth (Ages 4-11), and infant (Ages 0-3). Please note if you’re booking a food tour then the infant rate would not include an extra portion of food.

Are guide gratuities included in the price?2022-11-10T10:01:18-07:00

Bobby’s Bike Hike does not include gratuities in the cost of our tours. A standard gratuity for a tour guide in Miami is 18% to 20% of the tour price. If you had a great time, gratuities are accepted by our tour guides. We do not provide ATM’s at any of our locations, so please plan ahead and bring cash with you to tip your guide for a job well done. Our guides may also accept electronic tips via Zelle, Venmo, CashApp and Paypal. Please inquire with your guide regarding which electronic methods they can accept.

Are gift certificates available?2022-11-10T09:59:33-07:00

Gift certificates are available for all locations and all Bobby’s Bike Hike guided tours and rentals. And they make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion!

You can purchase a Gift Certificate through this link. We can ship them to you or to a friend/family member.

What are the requirements for a private guided tour?2022-11-10T09:56:49-07:00

There is a standard cost to book a private tour. We can accommodate from 1-300 people. If you book well in advance there is a good chance that we can accommodate your needs.

To inquire about a private tour, please email miamireservations@bobbysbikehike.com. Our Director of Group Fun will contact you within 24 hours to inform you if the date and time requested is available, and answer any of your questions.  If you need immediate answers you can call our main number 305-414-0334. 

What types of private groups do you accommodate?2022-11-10T09:55:09-07:00

We accommodate all sorts of groups.  We have performed an incredible experience many times over for Girl Scout troops, Boy Scouts, bachelor and bachelorette parties, school groups, family reunions, college alumni rides, sorority and fraternity mixers, seniors, bike clubs, corporate retreats, team-building outings and countless others.

Email us at miamireservations@bobbysbikehike.com or give us a call at 305-414-0334 to schedule a Private Group Tour.

What’s the best time to visit Miami and go on a tour?2022-11-10T09:50:53-07:00

Everybody has their favorite type of weather, so the best time to visit Miami is a personal choice. Some people love the Miami heat, and some would rather visit when the temperatures are cooler.

Miami Summers are hot, day and night. It does not cool down at night in the Summer here. You will certainly sweat a bit more on our Miami tours in the Spring and Summer, as these are outdoor tours. On the other hand, because we are relatively close to the Equator, it very rarely gets above the mid-90s in the Summer during the day, whereas cities far north of us can experience 100+ degree days.

Spring and Summer tend to be rainier in Miami. Fall and Winter temperatures are more pleasant for the majority of people. Miami is famous for our high humidity.

In Fall and Winter, it cools down significantly at night, and is less humid. Note that Miami tends to be far busier in the cooler months, as our “snowbirds” travel down from the north to escape the constant cold and snow. The months of December through April are peak visitor times in Miami. It is much harder to get reservations at our finer restaurants, and our attractions are busiest in the cooler months.

Note that Miami is always on. We are busy year round. We are slammed from December through April though. Our Miami tours are fun and informative any time of the year, and our guides are so engaging, you may forget the weather all together.

Are tours offered in bad weather?2022-11-10T09:47:43-07:00

It’s always a beautiful day at Bobby’s Bike Hike in Miami and we strongly suggest you dress for the weather. We run most of our tours in any type of weather. Since we are fortunate to have mostly pleasant weather year-round, our Miami walking tours are scheduled year-round. 

We will tour in the rain but will usually cancel a tour if lightning is present at the start of the tour. We keep a close watch on the sky and we may decide to start a tour a little late or might cancel all together. Because our walking tours do not leave from our headquarter location, we do not provide rain ponchos should a pop up shower occur.

In the rare occurrence that we cancel a tour due to the weather we’ll offer you a substitute tour at a different time or day, or offer a full refund for your missed tour.

What is your cancellation policy?2022-11-09T15:25:26-07:00

No need to worry.  If there is an unforeseen change in your schedule you can cancel your tour with a 72-hour notice. There is a 10% processing fee for any cancellations. Sorry, we don’t allow for cancellations within 72 hours but we can offer future gift certificates depending on the situation.

Tours are offered year-round in Miami due to our excellent year-round weather. You rarely need more then a light jacket or sweater on our coldest days. Tours do run rain or shine and you should always dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions. Note that Miami is spread out over many neighborhoods, so when they predict “scattered showers” it probably won’t affect the tour. We provide free ponchos on our bike tours when the weather requires and on walking tours. It’s usually easy to duck inside (or stay inside) for a moment until a shower passes. In the rare event that a tour is canceled due to extreme weather, we will allow you to reschedule your tour (subject to availability) or offer a full refund.

There is a minimum number of people needed for our tours to go out. Although solo customers can always sign up and join our tours, we do require at least three participants for any of our tours to go out. If we do not meet or exceed that number within 2 hours of the tour time you might be contacted and could be asked to either reschedule, be offered a Gift Certificate for a future tour, or cancel altogether (with a full refund).