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Washington DC Capital Sites 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

Washington DC is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide shares plenty of history, facts, and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
  • Washington DC capital sites bike tour
  • Sites include the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court, and the Capitol
  • Learn the history, interesting facts, and a love for the city on an easy bike ride
  • Get the latest information on Smithsonian exhibits, special events, and other local insider tips
Enjoy all of the city highlights on this Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour. Find the perfect fit bike for your capital ride and listen to your local guide share history, insight and information about the city’s most popular destinations.

Get an up-close look at some of D.C.’s famous sites, like the National Mall, White House, Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, and Capitol. Your guide shares insider tips about special events and new exhibits as your tour the town on two wheels. This city highlights afternoon adventure is perfect for all levels of riders.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bike and Roll DC
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to be fitted on your bike and meet your group. Your guide will provide some safety tips and let you know what to expect during your tour experience.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
L'Enfant Plaza
We'll cycle through L'Enfant Plaza en route to our first stop.
Stop At:  
National Mall
Our tour will focus on stops on and around the National Mall, America's "front yard".
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Smithsonian Institution Building
Stop outside of the original Smithsonian, known as "The Castle" and here some interesting facts about the founder of DC's renowned museum institution. (We do not go into The Castle)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Hirshorn Museum of Art
Cycle past this unique round museum - we recommend you visit during your stay in DC!
Pass By:  
National Air and Space Museum
Ride past one of the most visited museums in the world. Stop by and explore after your tour!
Stop At:  
National Gallery of Art
We'll pass between the East and West side of the National Gallery and see the mini glass pyramids erected by the same designer as the Louvre. (We do not go into the museum)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Union Station
We'll stop across from Union Station, the grand "gateway to the Capital". Please note, we'll admire Union Station from the outside; we do not enter.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol
Cycle up and around to the east side of the Captiol Building. Learn a bit about the place where the House and the Senate convene. It's a site to behold! This is a great opportunity for a photo! (We do not go into the Capitol)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress sits just east of the Capitol Building.
Pass By:  
Supreme Court
From the east side of the Capitol, you'll see the Supreme Court.
Pass By:  
National Museum of the American Indian
Cycle past the National Museum of the American Indian.
Pass By:  
National Museum of American History
Cycle past the museum that holds the original Star Spangled Banner. Make sure to visit while you are in DC!
Pass By:  
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Ride past Natural History - we recommend going to see the Hall of Gems and the Hope Diamond!
Pass By:  
National Museum of African American History and Culture
DC's newest Smithsonian museum is a site to behold and not to be missed. Make sure to reserve your ticket in advance of your visit.
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
Did you notice that the Washington Monument is two colors? Your guide will tell you why...and more! (We do not go into the Monument)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
White House
We view the White House from the south side. Did you know that there is no "front" or "back"? Your guide will tell you about some of the renovations that various Presidents' made during their terms of service. (Note - we will not enter The White House)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Lockkeeper's House
Fun fact! Constitution Ave used to be a canal! See where the lock keeper and his (large!) family lived.
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Stop and hear about the design of one of DC's most visited memorials, dedicated to those who gave their life for us in Vietnam.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
Stop and climb the steps to see Honest Abe sitting atop his memorial. Your guide will tell you the stories behind this iconic memorial that sits at the very western side of the National Mall.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
If you visit this memorial on your own, you may miss much of the significance hidden within the design which memorializes "the Forgotten War".
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
There is symbolism in all of the prominent features of the World War II Memorial. Learn about the significance of the pillars, the stars, and the Pavilions. Ask you guide to point out the only "graffiti" on any memorial on the National Mall.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bike and Roll DC
Return back to our shop at the end of the tour.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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 Capital Sites Bike Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "That is something that the bike tour can't help, so if you get the chance on your own, go see those sites." See review
  • "This was way better than walking because you could cover more ground." See review

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Awesome!!!!
Ashley_S
, Jul 2020
Josh , our tour leader was an excellent tour guide and a wealth of information of all things Washington DC. We hit all the major sites and memorials near the National Mall.
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Great easy ride through DC. Lots of...
Timothy D
, Jun 2018
Great easy ride through DC. Lots of fun! Departure spot was a bit challenging to find, but staff was super helpful.
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This was a great tour! We learned a...
Nancy M
, Nov 2017
This was a great tour! We learned a lot about the sights in DC. We bypassed all the traffic. This was way better than walking because you could cover more ground. The guide shared quite a bit of history and information. Very enjoyable!
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Really enjoyed this tour ,felt...
Michelle S
, Sep 2017
Really enjoyed this tour ,felt extremely safe on the roads in Washington and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
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This was my first trip to DC. It...
Ryan H
, Aug 2017
This was my first trip to DC. It was a great way to get a good idea of what to see in a short period of time. Lots to see and do. Great tour.
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We really enjoyed our time on this...
Ken A
, Aug 2017
We really enjoyed our time on this tour. Our guide was fantastic! We had done other tours and thought about canceling this one and are so glad we didn't. Each tour has its own twist and tidbits that are shared we learned something new each time. It was an excellent way to see the area.
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The tour was the right length and...
Erin P
, Aug 2017
The tour was the right length and Jay was extremely informative I lived here several years and explored everywhere, but I learned new things on the tour. There was one thing I missed from previous years. I took this tour two years ago and we were allowed to ride on the sidewalks down Pennsylvania Avenue, and we could stop at the FBI Building and learn about the building's construction and flags, at the Newseum and take a picture of the Berlin Wall piece through the window, and at Navy Memorial and the Japanese Internment Camp memorial. Now, however, bikes go down the bike lane in the center of Pennsylvania Avenue and you miss those sites. That is something that the bike tour can't help, so if you get the chance on your own, go see those sites.
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We really enjoyed this tour. It...
Victoria
, Jun 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. It covered all the promised sites with an informative commentary.
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This tour was perfect! My friends...
Cody H
, Dec 2016
This tour was perfect! My friends and I went in October 2016 and we loved it. Definitely the best way to learn/see most of the iconic places in Washington.
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Had a great trip with Zac!! He...
charles a
, Oct 2016
Had a great trip with Zac!! He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable of points of interest, and flexible throughout out journey. Best part of our trip to DC!

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