Washington DC Family Bike Tours

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DC Bike and Segway Tours

Bike and Roll offers the most entertaining and informative bike tours and Segway tours of Washington DC. We also offer the only official bike and Segway tours of the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Learn about the sites, history and stories behind the National Mall and surrounding area by bike or Segway. There is no better way to get up close and personal with all the great sites that Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA have to offer than from the seat of a bike or a Segway. Come and explore with us!

  • Bicycle tours are conducted on our Trek comfort hybrid bikes (sorry no tandems available on tours)
  • Daily guided bike and Segway tours are offered from mid-March to mid-December at our National Mall L'Enfant location
  • Reservations are recommended but walk-ups are always welcome!
    (we recommend checking availability before arriving)
  • Bike tour groups are limited to a maximum of 15 riders to ensure a safe and personal experience
  • Private tours and group tours, by bike or Segway, are available with advance notice
  • Best value Segway tours in all of DC!
 

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Sites by Segway reserve-now
Segway DC with Bike and Roll! This Segway tour will be an overview of the National Mall from the Capitol to WWII including the north side of the White House, some fun off-the-Mall spots, and a ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. We can accommodate groups up to 8 people. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. (Min. weight 100lbs, max 260lbs).

Click here to watch our DC Segway tour video!

"Rachel, our guide, was absolutely fantastic, making sure that I was OK before we left on our adventure. This was really something unique to do while getting a full personal tour of main sites."

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Time: 2.5 hours
Distance: 6 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $64
Kids: NA
   
Departure (2014):
Every day from National Mall:
9:30am, 1:30pm, and 6:00pm
 
Limited tours offered all winter; please see our reservations page for availabilty or call for private group bookings
 
Closed Thanksgiving: Nov 27
 

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Smithsonian Experience by Segway reserve-now
Ride beside history! Prepared in consultation with Smithsonian experts, this
premiere Segway tour highlights the architecture, art, culture, and history of
Washington, DC's National Mall and many of Smithsonian's famed
museums. Hear the many stories behind DC's landmarks and most famous
national treasures on this three hour tour. Covering over 1,000 acres of the
National Mall and Memorial Parks, this is DC's only tour that departs directly
from the Mall at the National Museum of American History. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. (Min. weight 100lbs, max 260lbs).
"Our guide Lee, was great. Very patient and had a great sense of humour. We only had 2 days in Washington and we found that this was absolutely the best way to see so many monuments and the White House!"

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Time: 1.5 - 3 hours
Distance: 4-7 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $54-$74
Kids: NA
   
Departure (2014):
Every day from National Museum of American History:
10:00am, 2:00pm & 6:00pm
 
Closed July 4 & November 27
 
 

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Smithsonian Experience by Bike reserve-now
Vetted by Smithsonian experts, our Smithsonian Experience by Bike tour covers the entirety of the National Mall, from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial (and the Tidal Basin in between!). Perfect for the whole family, this ride departs directly from the Mall at the National Museum of American History. Riders get acquainted with our nation's capital in small, intimate groups. This comprehensive tour will show you the lay of the land, hitting all the major "highlights" along the way, including the Smithsonian Institution and our iconic monuments and memorials. A great choice for your first day in DC or if you have a limited time to see the sights.
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Time: 2-3.5 hours
Distance: 5-8 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $30-45
Kids: $20-35
   
Departure (2014):
Fri-Sun from
National Museum of American History

2 hour experience:
10:30 am
3-3.5 hour experience:
1:30 pm
 

Capital City Bike Tours  
Capital Sites Bike Tour reserve-now
Experience Washington, DC’s history and culture by bike. This tour provides an overview of the city as you bike to and learn about the major sites on and around the National Mall and Capitol Hill, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more. Learn about interesting exhibits, local events, and practical touring tips from your guide. A great way to plan for the rest of your trip!
“Our tour guide was friendly and enthusiastic. It was the best way to take in the Mall and helped me orient myself for further siteseeing. The bikes were comfortable and well tuned, and the leaders were friendly. They helped me make some other tourist plans and find a lunch spot.”

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Time: 3 hours
Distance: 7-8 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $40
Kids: $30

Departure (2014):
March 8 – Dec 7
Every day from National Mall: 10:00am

Closed July 4 & Nov 27

 

Bike the Sites of the Nations Capital  
Capital Sites@Nite Bike Tour reserve-now

You'll love the evening version of our Capital Sites tour! The stories are interesting, the illuminated views are fabulous, and you’ll be amazed at how much ground you can cover as evening falls in Washington, DC. You’ll see many of the memorials (Washington, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln) as well as the White House, the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institute. 

“We went to all of the monuments during the day, but seeing them at night should be a must do item. The routes we went on were very safe and our tour guide was knowledgeable and told us interesting information about each monument. It was one of the highlights of our trip!”

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Time: 3 hours
Distance: 7-8 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $45
Kids: $35
   
Departure (2014):
May 24-Aug 31 
Every day from National Mall:
6:00pm

Closed July 4
 

Tours the Monuments on the National Mall  
Monuments Bike Tour reserve-now
Freedom, fun, monuments, and a breeze. This tour covers the monuments and memorials on the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin. See the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, and more. This tour also gives you the chance to walk around and explore the memorials in depth. There is a lot to see but we’ll get you there in this leisurely yet efficient tour.
“If you're touring DC with kids, this is a GREAT way to introduce them to DC's "Greatest Hits" in 3-4 hours. My kids (ages 10 and 9) managed the bicycles very easily, had a great time, and actually learned something! The ride itself was quite easy and relaxing for all ages.”

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Time: 3 hours
Distance: 4 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $40
Kids: $30
   
Departure (2014):
March 8 - Nov 1
Every day: 2:30pm 
 
Nov 2 - Dec 7
Every day: 2:00pm
 
National Mall Location Only

Closed July 4 & Nov 27
 

Bike DC Monuments at Night  
Monuments@Nite Bike Tour reserve-now
Join us as we pedal toward the setting sun ... there’s no better way to spend an evening in Washington! This evening tour takes you to the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin when the monuments are less crowded, the air is cooler, and the views are magnificent. Explore the new WWII memorial, Vietnam War memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR memorials, the new Martin Luther King Jr memorial, and more. Riders are equipped with reflective vests and safety lights.
“Our family's favorite part of our D.C. visit. Our 9 and 10 year old boys were easily able to participate. After biking the short distance to each monument, our fabulous tour guide, Liz, provided us with some background. The best part was seeing monuments while they were lit up at night.”

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Time: 3 hours
Distance: 4 Miles
Level: Easy
Adults: $45
Kids: $35
   
Departure (2014):
March 22-Nov 1
Every day from National Mall:
6:30pm

May 24-Aug 31
Every day from National Mall:
7:00pm

Closed July 4

 

Mount Vernon Bike Tour  
Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat reserve-now
24-hour Advanced Reservation Required 
Start in Alexandria and cycle to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. In the afternoon, board the Miss Christin for a narrated boat cruise back to Old Town. Price includes bike rental/bike pick-up, admission to Mt. Vernon, and return boat ticket. Boat departs Mt. Vernon at 4:00pm; arrives in Alexandria at 5:30pm. Bike pick up is between 10am-11:30am only. If you have a rider ages 2 to 5 please call to make your reservation (202.842.2453). This is a discounted package, no additional discounts can be applied.

See the tour for yourself in our Bike and Boat video!

“Zach made sure the seats on our new bikes were set just right, gave us our tickets, and we were off. Mt. Vernon has so much to see and do, we could have spent two days there! The boat ride back gave us a chance to see the area from yet another vantage point – great scenery!”

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Time: 5+ hours
Distance: 9 Miles
Level: Moderate
Adults: $63 (Value, $70)
Kids (6-12): $40
Kids (2-5):  $20 

Departure (2014):
April 2-Aug 31: 
We/Th/Fr/Sa/Su
 
Sept 5-Oct 12:
Fr/Sa/Su
 
Oct 18-Oct 26:
Sa/Su 
 

Ride A Bike To Mount Vernon  
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Bike to Mount Vernon with this self-guided two-way ride on the Mount Vernon Trail. This scenic trail takes riders through Dyke Marsh and Belle View Park. The canopy coverage and banks of the Potomac provide seclusion and a beautiful transition back in time to an early America, making the ride a wonderful way to approach the timeless feel of the Mt. Vernon Estates. Price includes full day comfort hybrid bike rental and estate admission. Discounts do not apply.
“We rented bikes from Bike and Roll Alexandria and rode down to Mt Vernon. My 9 and 11 year old had no problem with the 20 mile ride. There are many water fountains along the way. The bikes were well maintained and the staff friendly. It was a magnificent family day activity.”

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Time: 3-7 hours
Distance: 18 Miles
Level: Moderate
Adults:

$48 

Kids: $31
   
Departure (2014):
April 2-Aug 31:
We/Th/Fr/Sa/Su

Sept 5-Oct 12:
Fr/Sa/Su

Oct 18-Oct 26:
Sa/Su

This is a self-guided tour. Bike pick up is between 10-11:30am only.
 

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Pittsburgh to DC: Bike the Great Allegheny Passage reserve-now

Looking for an incredible biking adventure? How about a 300+ mile journey with our friends at Golden Triangle Bike Rentals on the Great Allegheny Passage and C & O Towpath. National Geographic calls this trail "An American Classic" and named it one of the "Best Fall Trips of 2012"!  Meander over the the mountains and through the woods on mostly flat rails-to-trails and towpath cycling bliss. Stay in B & B's, hotels, or campsites while riding through this incredible part of the country.  Do-it-yourself or full trip planning options are available to help you make this trip a reality. More info here: www.gap-outfitters.com

*Not an official Bike and Roll tour

 

"Our trip between Pittsburgh and DC was spectacular!  Our 'Fully Equipped' bike rental packages included everything we needed to make our trip hassle free.  We flew into Pittsburgh, picked up our bikes, rode to DC, stayed at recommended B&B's, dropped off the bikes and continued on with our vacation.  We highly recommend Golden Triangle Bike Rental and their services if you are planning a trip on the GAP and C&O."
 
Time: 5-7 days
Distance: 300+ Miles
Level: Moderate
Adults: Starting at $189
Kids: NA
   
Departure (2014):
At your leisure May through October

Starting and Ending in Pittsburgh, Cumberland, DC and anywhere in between!

 

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Private Bike Tour tours-calltoreserve

Enjoy one of our regularly scheduled tours in a more intimate setting or work with us to customize your tour. Prices may vary. (Group discounts available for parties of 10-400.)

Starting at $400. Call (202) 842-2453 ex. 105 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to reserve!

"We love Bike and Roll. One year, I brought three different groups: a school group of middle-school students, a church group of high schoolers, and a family group with ages 11-50. All three groups had a great experience. The tour guides are very helpful, the bicycling is at a very manageable pace, and the tour is pleasantly informative."

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Private Segway Tour tours-calltoreserve

Experience a private Sites by Segway tour or customize your own personalized tour. Prices may vary. (Group discounts available for parties of 10+.) Must be at least 16 years old to participate. (Min. weight 100lbs, max 260lbs).

Starting at $640. Call (202) 842-2453 ex. 105 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to reserve!

"My son and I had an excellent experience on our Segway tour of downtown Washington, DC. We have been to the area many times, but this was a fantastic way to take in the sights, learn some fun and interesting insights, and get around in a cool way. Our guide was very well informed, made it fun and kept the tour interesting. I would recommend Bike and Roll wholeheartedly!"

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