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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Your Mt Vernon independent bike tour with optional Potomac River Cruise kicks off mid-morning departure from an Old Town Alexandria bike shop. Use the provided map to navigate on two wheels through scenic paths to historic Mount Vernon. This easy ride tops out at 9-miles (14.5 km) and is perfect for all levels.

    You’ll arrive at George Washington’s famed estate and enjoy time to explore at your leisure after locking up your bikes. Marvel at the décor of this 18th-century landmark, and enjoy historical exhibits at the Donald W Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Take time to wander the grounds, which once covered some 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) and pay a visit to Washington’s tomb.

    This morning of activity is sure to work up an appetite, so tuck into lunch at the Mount Vernon Estate food court (own expense) before making the journey back to Alexandria on the Mt Vernon Trail. You’ll arrive in Old Town Alexandria in the evening to return your bike.

    Upgrade: Potomac River Cruise

    Travelers can opt for a scenic river cruise on the Miss Christin after exploring Mount Vernon Estate. Meet your boat at 4pm at the Mt Vernon dock and take in the sights on this relaxing river ride on the Potomac River. This optional upgrade is perfect for travelers who prefer to bike 9 miles (14.5 km) instead of 18 miles. (29 km).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bike and Roll DC, 1 Wales Alley, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bike rental
    • Helmet
    • Narrated Potomac River cruise (if option selected)
    • Equipment for kids of all sizes and ages
    • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon
    • Entry/Admission - Potomac Riverboat Company
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • 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 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 bike
    • To ride in a trailer carriage, the child needs to be able to hold up his or her head and wear a helmet
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

    This is a fairly long and not flat 8 mile ride. We did it in August dressed as tourists and were miserable hot. I suggest workout clothes for comfort and pick time of year wisely. That being said it was a good little workout and...More

    Thank SerenityJH77
    bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Bike and Roll DC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hey there! We always strive for 5 stars and would love to know if anything besides the weather prevented us from meeting the mark. As I'm sure you're aware, the DC area can get pretty hot during the summer and we try to accommodate our...More

    Reviewed August 8, 2019

    First, I just want to say how much fun we had on our bike ride to Mount Vernon! We booked our bikes just 2 days before but had no trouble getting what we needed. We had a complicated reservation but the staff assured me that...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank John O
    bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Bike and Roll DC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello, John! We will pass along your kind comments to the Alexandria team! We are very proud of our recovery efforts when anything goes wrong on a tour or rental and are happy you were satisfied with the service. We are so glad you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed August 1, 2019

    We visited our young adult kids who live in DC and treated them to the experience of, not only Mt Vernon, but biking along the Potomac. Awesome day out! 5 of us cycled from Alexandria to Mt Vernon and had the tour, and then we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank XYZ123LouiseG
    bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Bike and Roll DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

    We are glad you enjoyed your self guided tour to Mt. Vernon! Come rent bikes with us in the city sometime. Or perhaps a segway tour? Have a great weekend!

    Reviewed May 9, 2019

    We woke up to some crummy weather and called Bike and Roll who allowed us to reschedule for a couple days later with no fees. It was also really easy getting things switched around. Got text updates and e-mails with the new reservation. We took...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Kevin B
    Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

    I loved the bike and boat tour to Mt Vernon. I had a smile on my face the whole time. I took my 15 year old on our first day in the area and it was the perfect way to start a trip in DC....More

    1  Thank Erin W
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