Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
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See Washington DC's historical monuments and memorials up close and personal on a 3-hour bike tour with an informative guide. Cruise around the National Mall and the Tidal Basin to see some of the most famous sights, and take breaks to walk around and explore attractions like the Lincoln Memorial.

Our Monuments tour does cross streets but there is no street riding making it the perfect option for families and those who may not have ridden a bike in an urban environment.

On a bike, you're able to see so much more than on foot or on a bus! If you've never taken a city city tour before, DC is a perfect city to give it a try. We know that once you've toured by bike, it will be the first thing you look for on your next trip to another city!

Please note that the "what to expect section" provides a sample itinerary and you may tour in a slightly different order based on what may be going on in this busy city on the day of your tour.
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In Brief

Location:
Washington, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bike and Roll DC, 955 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest Outside on Upper Level (use, on your map or GPS, 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to check-in and be fitted on your bike. You'll meet your guide and go over a few safety rules and learn what to expect during your tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Tidal Basin, E Basin Drive NW Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003

Ride along the Tidal basin on the way to the Jefferson Memorial

Stop At: Jefferson Memorial, 701 E Basin Dr SW At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242

Arrive at the Jefferson Memorial and hear a few facts about one of the most impressive monuments in DC. You'll have a chance to walk up the steps and check out Jefferson's bronze statue and enjoy the views across the Tidal Basin.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242

As we respect our memorials, we don't ride through the FDR Memorial, so you'll dismount and walk your bike through the impressive four "rooms" that represent the terms FDR served our country as president. There are some unique photo opportunities inside. And make sure that you stop to rub Fala's ears for good luck!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1850 West Basin Drive SW Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

Again, we don't ride inside the memorials, so you'll stop just outside and hear from your guide before taking a few minutes to walk into the MLK memorial through the "Mountain of Despair" to the Martin Luther King memorialized in the "Stone of Hope".

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002

Like many of the memorials in DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial holds many secrets of symbolism that you may never know if you visited on your own. Your guide will share a few facts that will just add to your awe of this impressive memorial. Remember: "Freedom Isn't Free".

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037

Some people say that a trip to Washington, DC isn't complete unless you see Honest Abe sitting in his place of honor overlooking the National Mall. Are Lincoln's hands are making sign language symbols of his initials "A" and "L"? See for yourself when you climb the steps up to the top after your guide shares some insight into the design of one of our most storied memorials.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242

You'll stop just outside the Vietnam Wall to learn about the design and thought behind this impressive tribute to a conflict that holds such a personal connection for so many of our guests. Some of the stories that our guides share will bring a tear to your eye.

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: Vietnam Women's Memorial, 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20007

The Vietnam Women's Memorial is dedicated to the women who served, most of whom were nurses.

Pass By: Constitution Gardens, Constitution Ave The Mall, Washington DC, DC

Ride through Constitution Gardens. We suggest returning to walk out to Signer's Island.

Pass By: 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial, Island in Constitution Gardens, On the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001

We'll ride by "Signer's Island" where the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence are memorialized with gold engravings of their signatures.

Stop At: National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

One of the newer memorials in DC pays tribute to those who served in World War II. Your guide will share some insight on the design and history before providing a few minutes to explore. You may even be able to see the only "authorized" graffiti on a DC memorial.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Washington Monument, 2 15th St. NW Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560

Have you ever noticed that the Washington Monument is actually two different colors? You'll learn why on your tour...along with several other fun facts about this iconic memorial to the United States first president. (Note: we do not go into the Monument)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500

View the White House from the south side (there is no official "front" or "back"!) and learn how the the home of the president has changed over the years. Note: we will not go into The White House.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007

Ride by Washington's newest Smithsonian museum. We highly recommend planning a visit!

Pass By: National Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave NW Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560

Ride by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. We recommend you make a visit to see icons like the infamous Woolworth's counter, Julia Child's kitchen, and the original Star Spangled Banner!

Pass By: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560

Ride by the Natural History Museum. Plan your own visit to see the Hall of Gems!

Pass By: Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0008

Also known as "Smithsonian Castle", this is the signature building and home to the Visitor's Center.

Pass By: Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20013

Ride by the Freer and Sackler museums, which focus on Asian art.

Stop At: Bike and Roll DC, 955 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest Outside on Upper Level (use, on your map or GPS, 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Finish your back where you started at L'Enfant Plaza. Your guide will wrap up your tour and be happy to provide a few tips for the rest of your visit to our Nation's Capital.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions

  • Comfort bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Snack and bottled water
  • Equipment for kids of all sizes and ages
  • Entry/Admission - Bike and Roll DC

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Bike and Roll DC, 955 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest Outside on Upper Level (use, on your map or GPS, 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Tours begin on time, your tour check-in time is important. You must check-in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time. We can not guarantee we can accommodate late customers. Please OPEN your voucher and read directions, you may need extra time to find us if you are traveling during rush hour or on metro train on a weekend.
  • Tour may be canceled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions
  • Trailer carriages and trailer tandems are available for children not old enough or comfortable on their own bikes
  • To ride in a trailer carriage, children must be able to hold up their heads and wear a helmet
  • Please note that due to security at our location, we are unable to hold luggage while you are on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We reserve the right to outfit youth riders on equipment appropriate for their size and safety. If any of your riders are 4'4" or shorter, please make sure you've spoken to us once you've booked.
  • Late arriving participants risk forfeiture of their seats. Instead, guests may be offered a rental bike and/or rescheduled based on availability. Rescheduling fee may apply.
  • This tour covers approximately five miles of rider over three hours. It is appropriate for the casual exerciser.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

She answered all questions and had very positive attitude at all time. I recommend this Tour and would take it again!
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Perfect....Emily was amazing. If you are bringing kids (ours were between 10 to 11), then consider doing this monument tour instead of a guided bus monument tour. Our boys appreciated being active, checking out the sites and moving on to the next one. Not too long, not too short. This bike guided monument tour was a winner!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
I haven't been on a bike in years and was a little worried, but riding around the monuments was a blast, even for the 70 year old! I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Fantastic tour led by Cam! We went round all the main monuments, very knowledgable and had a great time. Thank you!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a group of 6 and everyone loved this tour. All of us have had tours before so this was a great way to see the sites again. Is was just the right amount of time - it was causal and relaxing. Our guide Brian was friendly and provided interesting information on the monuments/memorials. I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2019
The Bike Tour was Awesome. Our guide, Joe, gave us interesting information at every stop. I had my grandson and his buddy 13 yrs. and they loved the tour. Due to traffic, we were late but the company called us and re-scheduled our tour for the next one in 30 minutes. I highly recommend the tour and company.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
This was a great way to cover all of the monuments. My girls are 7 and 8 years old which was a perfect age. It would be difficult for younger ages, as there were no bike lanes and maneuvering through sidewalk crowds was tricky at times. Would have liked a little more time at monuments with quotes. Our guide was great.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
It was a great bike tour. Kudos to Cameron Cam, he was a wonderful tour guide full of enthusiasm and shared lots of knowledge at all monuments.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
Loved this tour! It was a hot day in July and with two teens it was great not to have to walk all the memorials. The cool breeze while on the bike was refreshing!
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
Had a blast!! Will definitely do it again!
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
amazing tour and knowledgeable guide. Great way to see all the main monuments along the Mall.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
Amanda was an awesome guide. Our children say the bike tour was the best part of our trip! If you have children, this is the BEST way to see the monuments. However, when if you don't it's still a lot of fun! Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
Fantastic way to see the monuments! My 12 and 14 year old children will tell you it was one of the highlights of our trip. As we saw people herding off of buses we could not have been more thankful to negotiate the sidewalks to the monument steps.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Great tour with interesting and nice guide. Monuments are impressive and the story about symbolism and ideas beyond them makes it complete. We even forgot it was raining when we did the tour.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2017
This was a wonderful tour. It was a pretty easy ride and our tour guide was full of fun information as well as the more expected monument descriptions. Good for all ages and really very enjoyable! The three hour tour is definitely well worth the reasonable cost.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2017
This was a wonderful way to see the monuments, especially in the summer heat! While everyone else is walking on aching legs in the hot sun, you are riding along with a cool breeze in your face. Our guide was energetic and informed and seemed to really enjoy what she was doing. Bikes were very comfy! And the best part was that at every monument we could park the bikes and have 10-15 minutes to walk around, soak up the history, and take pics. I was even able to buy a few things at the MLK gift shop! I would definitely recommend!!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
My wife and I really enjoyed the bike tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to see many interesting memorials and monuments within only 3 hours. We thought this was a great way to see the sights without committing too much time. It was also fun to ride bikes again, it had been awhile for both of us. Would recommend this to anyone in decent shape and enjoys our history. Thanks so much to our tour guide and everyone involved.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
Best way to see Washington! Adele was our guide and she was very informative. Our 10 year old son had no problem biking the route. Great time had by all!
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
This bike tour was by far the best part of our trip to DC. Our tour guide, Tujon, was amazing - funny, informative, patient - everything we could have asked for. My two kids - 13 and 16 years old - loved it as well. Who knew there was a statue of Albert Einstein in DC? Well we do now! This was a great way to see the monuments of DC. I would highly recommend it!
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
The Bike n Roll people were outstanding! They were super friendly from the moment we got there.Our guide was awesome. He was knowledgeable and engaging! This was the best way to see the monuments and memorials. Highly recommend this, it was the highlight of our visit. And it was raining that day.
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
Cam was outstanding and kept my boys entertained and informed.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
Loved every minute! Tujon was wonderful!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
Great afternoon touring the sights with some very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Recommended!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
Washington, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Seasonal