The NYC map, with all the free and self-guided Urban Trekking tours, shows you the position of the 18 tours to visit NYC on foot, on and off the beaten path.

Look where you want to go, the list of these tours with the main highlights is below.

To know more about the different parts of the city, go to the About New York page.

Each trek is about 3 to 4 miles and can take you from 2 to 5 hours to complete depending on what you decide to do along the way.

They are all accessible by public transportation and can be used on your smartphone.

Don’t hesitate to combine, simplify or modify them. If the path is temporarily blocked, or the place to visit is closed that day, that’s what happens in a city. You’ll surely find your way around these inconveniences, but send me a note so I can modify the description for the next users.

Bonne route!

1: Introduction to NYC, trek 1: Grand Central, 5th ave, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square.

2: Introduction to NYC, trek 2:  City Hall, One World, Battery Park,  Financial District.

3: Introduction to NYC trek 3: Brooklyn Promenade and Bridge, Chinatown, Little Italy.

4: The High Line Hudson River trek: Hudson Yards, Chelsea, urban landscaping. World Trade metro station.

5: The East River trek, part 1 & 2: United Nations, cable car, Roosevelt Island.

6: The East River trek, part 3: Roosevelt Island , street art, Astoria.

7: The Midtown trek 1: Empire State Building, Chelsea Hotel, Flatiron, Madison Square.

8: The Midtown trek 2: Gramercy Park, Stuyvesant Town, East River, a tour off the beaten path.

9: The East Village trek: parks, museums, street life.

10: The Greenwich Village trek: parks, charming streets, galleries.

11: The Upper West Side trek: Lincoln Center, Hudson River, Museum of Natural History.

12: The Central Park Upper East Side trek: Dakota Building, Bethesda Terrace, the MET, the Guggenheim, East River.

13: The East & Central Harlem trek: street art, murals, jazz

14: The West Harlem trek: memorial Hamilton and Grant, Columbia University, cathedral St John, museums

15: The Washington High Inwood trek (coming in winter 2019)

16: The Bay Ridge trek (coming in spring 2019)

17: The Coney Island trek (coming in spring 2019)

18: The Flushing Meadows Corona Park trek (coming in summer 2019)


Tips for the guide: they are welcome but as we live in a virtual world, it will be easier to follow the suggestions at the bottom of the page. Thanks in advance!

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