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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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Washington, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser. Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Washington DC bike tour of monuments and memorials
  • Hear anecdotes and history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit DC icons like Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial
  • Cruise through DC on a comfortable hybrid bike, customized to your size
Comfort bike rental
Helmet
Equipment for kids of all sizes and ages
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

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At your selected departure time, meet your local guide and get fitted for a hybrid comfort bike near the National Mall, and embark on a bike tour of Washington DC's monuments and memorials.

Follow your guide at a leisurely pace over relatively flat terrain, using bike lanes that wind past notable historic landmarks in the dynamic capital. Stop en route to hear interesting facts from your guide about each site you visit, including the Washington Monument, a towering obelisk that honors the first US president.

Learn about the architectural features of the memorials along the Potomac Tidal Basin, including the stately Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial. Read the many famous quotes at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and note the more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a tribute to men and women who served in the Vietnam War.

Check out the National World War II Memorial and more before you ride back to the starting point, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking
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
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Tidal Basin
Ride along the Tidal basin on the way to the Jefferson Memorial
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vietnam Women's Memorial
The Vietnam Women's Memorial is dedicated to the women who served, most of whom were nurses.
Pass By:  
Constitution Gardens
Ride through Constitution Gardens. We suggest returning to walk out to Signer's Island.
Pass By:  
56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial
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
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
White House
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
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Ride by Washington's newest Smithsonian museum. We highly recommend planning a visit!
Pass By:  
National Museum of American History
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
Ride by the Natural History Museum. Plan your own visit to see the Hall of Gems!
Pass By:  
Smithsonian Institution Building
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
Ride by the Freer and Sackler museums, which focus on Asian art.
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking
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
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bike and Roll DC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "It would be difficult for younger ages, as there were no bike lanes and maneuvering through sidewalk crowds was tricky at times." See review
  • "If you have children, this is the BEST way to see the monuments." See review
  • "The cycling is easy, no problems for young children of say 6." See review

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DC Bike tour
Geraldine
, Sep 2020
Josh was a great tour guide it was a great way to see DC he really knew his history. Fun great tour highly recommend.
star-4
Great way to tour DC!
David_B
, Sep 2020
Great way to tour Washing DC is on a bike. Good exercise. You control your own "driving". You flow faster than the walkers. It's a quick dismount to walk closer to see each monument. No locking bikes as tour guide stands guard. Easy peasy!
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Best DC tour
Karen_M
, Sep 2020
Awesome experience touring DC with kids ages 3-12. Our guides were knowledgeable, kind and patient. Would recommend this bike tour to anyone, especially families!
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A fun way to see DC
Jeannie_B
, Mar 2020
A great way to see the Washington Memorials/monument. It is a quick visit to each one, but enough to see them all to decide where to spend further time. A fabulous way to see DC and FUN!
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Overall good
michele_h
, Mar 2020
All good but the guide needed more practice. We appreciated the snacks. Overall, it was a good time.
star-5
Great way to see the sites!
MorDen
, Mar 2020
Easy ride and knowledgeable tour guides Connor and Callie. Great way to to see the sites and get a little exercise at the same time!
star-5
Excellent bike tour!
brookemahler
, Sep 2019
My husband and I had the best bike tour with Ren! She offered interesting information about the sites and made sure we were all safe. The biking was easy and the bikes were in great condition.
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Ren was a great tourguide!
rafahoffmann02
, Aug 2019
She answered all questions and had very positive attitude at all time. I recommend this Tour and would take it again!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
We hope to see you again, soon! Remember to bring your riders card for a discount :)
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Family Bike Tour
Miesha B
, Jul 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!
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Great way to see DC!
Katherine L
, Jun 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.

Product code: 2384MT

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