Hop on your bike because we’re about to take you almost the length of one of the most famous waterfronts in the world. Starting at Otterspool and along the River Mersey to Stanley Dock, we’ll take in the sights and sounds of a world class skyline.

Start at Otterspool Promenade with views across Liverpool Bay. With parkland, a playground and space for skateboarders and BMX riders it’s a space people love to use outdoors on the waterfront.

Cycle through the Festival Gardens for the scenic route. Park your bike and walk or head for the promenade to see the Japanese and Chinese Gardens or follow the Woodland Trail.

Next stop is the waterfront and cycle along Atlantic Way towards Brunswick Dock, Mariners Wharf and Queens Dock. As you reach Kings Parade you’ll see the sights of the city, like the Wheel of Liverpool and Echo Arena. With a new Exhibition Centre and ACC Liverpool, this is the spot for night time concerts and major events. You might even see some watersports.

Past the Arena continue to the Albert Dock and Beatles Story. Salthouse Quay runs alongside the Albert Dock. Here you’ll see canal boats and the tall ships of a working dock that’s also a tourist attraction. Tate Liverpool, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum are based in the Grade 1 listed buildings.

If you like you can hop off the bike and go underground. Take a tour of the revolutionary Old Dock under Liverpool ONE. The world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock it has been carefully preserved after being discovered during excavations in 2001. Now publicly accessible it is an important reminder of the city’s maritime heritage. Buy tickets from the Maritime Museum.

Past the statue of Billy Fury, and the Museum of Liverpool building you’ll be able to see beyond the Albert Dock. With exhibitions about the city and collections reflecting on its culture and heritage you’ll also see an impressive collection of Superlambananas around the Museum.

Next stop it’s the Pier Head. The Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building and the Liver Building make up Liverpool’s Three Graces. Here is also the Liverpool Canal Link, connecting the Leeds Liverpool Canal to the South Dock. With Mann Island framing the Pier Head this is probably a good time to stop and take some snaps.

Wave hello to The Beatles and the new statue on the Pier Head as you cycle past. Look out for the seagulls and the families enjoying an ice cream as they look out over the river.

Coming up on your left is the Cruise Liner Terminals. You might catch a glimpse of the Dazzle ferry, designed by Sir Peter Blake. This is where the Mersey Ferries sail from. From Spring, you’ll see some of the world’s biggest cruise ships docked in Liverpool, huge hotels of the sea with thousands of tourists pouring into the city on day trips as they sail across the sea.

Princes Parade is next before you leave the Waterfront and head onto Waterloo Road and Regent Road to head to Stanley Dock and the Titanic Hotel. Park the bike and head into the bar for a well deserved fuel stop.

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Echo Arena Liverpool
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Echo Arena Liverpool

The Echo Arena stands at the heart of the development of Kings Waterfront, an iconic Capital of Culture legacy.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Event Venue
Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is an exciting part of the city and a great place to visit for events.

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Heritage/Visitor Centre
The Albert Dock

Albert Dock is one of Britain’s top heritage attractions, situated in a spectacular riverside setting as part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

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Museum
The Beatles Story

A unique visitor attraction that transports you on an enlightening journey into the culture and music of the Beatles.

Tate Liverpool
Gallery
Tate Liverpool

Displays and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in beautiful light filled galleries.

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum

Discover Liverpool's central role in centuries at sea as the gateway to the new world.

Old Dock Experience
Historic Site
Old Dock Experience

The Old Dock has been carefully preserved under the new Liverpool ONE. For the first time in centuries the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name - can be seen.

Museum of Liverpool
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A landmark building at Liverpool's Pier Head, exploring the entire history of Liverpool.

Pier Head & The Three Graces
Historic Site
Pier Head & The Three Graces

For nearly a century the Three Graces have defined one of the world’s most recognised skylines.

Mersey Ferries
Boat Trip
Mersey Ferries

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Titanic Hotel
Hotel
All of the rooms at the Titanic Hotel offer bed linen that is of the highest quality

The Titanic Hotel is part of the redevelopment of the historic Stanley Dock.

Comments

  1. Westy
    Time to pump up the kids bike tyres!

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