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Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Make your own way to the bike shop at Zilker Park to meet your guide arriving 15 minutes before tour time. Get outfitted with your bike and helmet, then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin. Pedal along the hike-and-bike trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake. Turn north to check out the Italian Renaissance Revival of the Texas State Capitol building. Learn about the city's history as you roll through downtown. Head down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats take shelter between the months of March to November. Continue to South Congress, Rainey Street, and the boardwalk trail. Get great photo opportunities throughout the bike tour.
  • Bike tour around Austin, Texas
  • Cycle around Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake
  • See famous landmarks, plus lesser-known attractions
  • Includes guide, as well as use of bike and helmet
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Local guide
Use of bicycle
Use of helmet
Austin Parks Usage $5 fee
Gratuities
1707 Barton Springs Rd , 1707 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Please arrive 15 minutes early prior to start time! Across from the Barton Springs Picnic food trucks.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to the bike shop at Zilker Park to meet your guide.

Get outfitted with your bike and helmet, then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin. Pedal along the hike-and-bike trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake. Turn north to check out the Italian Renaissance Revival of the Texas State Capitol building.

Learn about the city's history as you roll through downtown. Head down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats take shelter between the months of March to November.

Continue to South Congress, Rainey Street, and the boardwalk trail. Get great photo opportunities throughout the bike tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour leaves from 1707 Barton Springs Rd. Please arrive 15 minutes early prior to start time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a strong enough bike rider to keep up with the group. If not, our Peace Love and Zilker tour might be a better option for groups with children.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barton Springs Bike Rental & Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend this as an active and fun activity for groups and solo travelers alike." See review
  • "I recommend this tour to anyone who want to see Austin parks, water body’s and downtown." See review
  • "Fantastic way to see the city and get some exercise on a Saturday morning." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Michael was a fantastic guide. We loved how the tour was so complete yet was mostly on trails and bike paths. Thx!
kimberlyfconnolly
, Nov 2021
We loved Barton Springs, the Bat Bridge, the Pfugler bridge, and all of the bike paths we traversed.
star-5
Fun around Austin
Kurt_G
, Nov 2021
Michael did a great job sharing the history of all the landmarks and we covered enough ground to make it worth your while.
star-5
Great tour 👍🏼
Heidi_Z
, Nov 2021
Our guide Paul was so great. He was very knowledgeable with Austin and told great stories along the way. We had so much fun! I would definitely do it again
star-4
Great way to get an overview of Austin
lizburns0822
, Nov 2021
This is an awesome way to see some of the city of Austin especially if it is your first time here. Loves seeing Barton Springs (the pools) and the Capitol.
star-5
Great way to see Austin
Ash_A
, Nov 2021
3 of us in the group - great bikes & a great route mainly along cycle paths. Paul our guide was excellent & took us to parts of Austin I probably wouldn’t have otherwise seen. Great knowledge of Austin & it’s history.
star-5
Jacob was a fabulous tour...
Kathleen_A
, Nov 2021
Jacob was a fabulous tour guide! Had a wonderful time. Bikes felt safe, views were wonderful - liked being able to stop and rest a little and hear about history and interesting things about Austin
star-5
Awesome Trip!
Bradley_D
, Nov 2021
The tour was great! Michael did an awesome job and was very knowledgeable about the history of Austin. You get to see some really cool spots that we never would have noticed without!
star-5
Totally worth it
Sara_K
, Nov 2021
Cody was an excellent guide, we learned a lot of history about Austin and Texas. He was open to questions and conversation, and perfectly timed.
star-5
Our guide, Paul, was very...
Douglas_C
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Paul, was very personable, interesting and very knowledgeable of Austin’s history, geology, music notariety, and lots of fun facts. He was also attentive to our comfort and biking skill levels. Highly recommend.
star-5
ACL bike ride
JERRI_D
, Oct 2021
Jim and Cody were excellent tour guides. Both extremely knowledgeable of Austin. Considerate of all riders on the tour. We were able to see quite a few areas of the city. Great time!!

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