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Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

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

Overview

This 2-hour bike tour in Washington DC celebrates the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival in the US' capital. Admire the blooming cherry trees as you cycle through Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, while your friendly and knowledgeable guide fills you in on the history of this beloved festival. There's plenty of time to stop and take photos of not only the blooming trees, but such important national landmarks as the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
  • Celebrate DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Enjoy an easy 2-hour bike tour of the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park
  • Capture views of beautiful cherry blossoms and learn about the festival's history
  • See famous landmarks including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Tour only runs from March 23 to April 14, so book now!
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Professional guide
Use of bike and helmet
Bottled water
Equipment for kids of all sizes and ages
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

998 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Please meet at 998 Maine Avenue, Washington DC, 20024. We're on the corner of Maine Avenue and Blair Alley SW

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your bike tour begins at your morning or afternoon meet-up time. After getting fitted for a bike in just your size, you’ll set off on a mellow 2-hour ride past blooming cherry trees and led by a professional guide.

Views along the way include the reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel, dubbed the Tidal Basin. In addition to exploring East Potomac Park, you’ll easily spot Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the George Mason Memorial.

The blossoming pink and white cherry trees make a marvelous photo backdrop. Snap photos while your guide explains how the many cherry trees in Washington DC came to be. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the longtime friendship between the United States and Japan.

Old Post Office Pavilion is the ending point of your tour.

Note: Peak cherry-blossom blooming dates are April 3-6, according to the National Park Service. If you book your tour before or after this blooming period, you’ll still enjoy some fabulous views and photo opportunities while learning interesting history on this nicely paced 2-hour spring bike tour of Washington DC.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking (Formerly Bike and Roll DC)
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour start time to be fitted on your bike and meet the rest of your grape. Your guide will provide some safety tips and let you know what to expect during your tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hains Point
We'll ride along Hains Point, which is lined with Yoshino and Kwanzan varieties of cherry trees. It's a sight to be seen!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Potomac River
See views of the Potomac as you ride along Hains Point.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
We'll stop at the Jefferson Memorial and you'll here some history and interesting facts about the memorial. You'll also have a fabulous view of all of the cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tidal Basin
We'll ride around the Tidal Basin, which is surrounded by different varieties of cherry trees ranging from pink to white.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
We'll walk our bikes through the FDR Memorial to view The Pagoda, a gift of peace, that sits along the banks of the Tidal Basin.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
If time permits, we'll stop at the MLK Memorial. Your guide will stay with the bikes (out of respect, we never ride through the memorials) so you can walk though the "Mountain of Despair" to view the "Stone of Hope"
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Our Blossoms by Bike tour takes place during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Bike and Roll DC is an official tour provider for the Festival and donates a portion of each ticket sale back to the organization that coordinates this unique springtime celebration!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Japanese Lantern
Stop to learn about the Japanese Stone Lantern, located at the site where the very first cherry trees were planted by First Lady Taft and Viscountess Chinda.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking (Formerly Bike and Roll DC)
Cycle back to end your tour at our shop. Our staff will be happy to answer any additional questions you have have or make recommendations for the rest of your visit.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Washington DC
Explore Washington DC, learn about the history and take photos!
Duration: 2 hours 
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.
  • Tours may be canceled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions.
  • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking.
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bike and Roll DC
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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  • "Excellent guide with Connor of Bike and Roll - a little hairy at times as there were so many people." See review

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star-5
Worth it!
Deb
, Apr 2021
This bike tour was excellent. Our tour guide Georgia was friendly and knowledgeable. From being fitted to our bikes to dropping them off it was a great experience. Seeing different points of interest and learning the history behind them is what we couldn't get if we did the tour on our own. The bikes were high quality and a great way to get around so we rented from the same shop the next day. It's less expensive than scooters and street bikes. Going during the pandemic meant that it was easy to bike around, not many "walkers" to avoid. We went at the end of the cherry blossom season so there really weren't blooms, thought about taking off a star for that - but it's still worth going. We brought our own helmets but they had them available. Staff is patient, answer all questions with kindness. Even if you don't take a tour, great place to rent bikes, and the location is excellent. We booked via Viator, which went well and I'd book through them again.
star-5
Beautiful ride to many...
Mary_B
, Apr 2021
Beautiful ride to many monuments. Connor wasa great guide and was able to educate all on the monuments we visited.
star-5
Enjoyable informative fun tour
Emily_G
, Apr 2021
Wonderful tour. Guide gave lots of interesting history and information. Really pleasant fun bike ride mixing it up
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Doug
Doug_C
, Apr 2021
Nice! Only issue was that we have 2 people in our group with little experience riding a bicycle. I fell down once trying to avoid one of them. I can’t imagine what would be the situation if DC wasn’t as crowded as it was when we did our by i le tour.
star-4
Emily was wonderful and...
Jennifer_E
, Apr 2021
Emily was wonderful and took us around to see areas I didn't know were there. Gave us plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.
star-5
Highlight of our trip! ...
Michelle_D
, Apr 2021
Highlight of our trip! Emily was an amazing guide! Fun and perfect for all ages! I would highly recommend!
star-5
Great Blossom tour
Edward_U
, Apr 2021
I enjoyed the blossoms and the bike around the Basin with stops at the Monuments. One of the best parts is she took us through a 'Secret Garden' through the Smithsonian which I would have never known about. We ended up going back there when the tour was over.
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Awesome!
Bailee_D
, Apr 2021
Georgia was so knowledgeable about DC and we enjoyed her take on the landmarks we stopped at along the ride. The bike ride was very enjoyable as well and the cherry blossoms were beautiful! One of the highlights of our trip!
star-5
Cherry blossoms
Genevieve_R
, Apr 2021
Fun time, beautiful flowers and knowledgeable tour guide. Dress warm! Bring gloves & hat. Glad we did the early ride to avoid crowds. Saw MLK memorial for the first time. Gorgeous with cherry blossoms 🌸 trees
star-4
A Short summary for this city
Katherine_L
, Apr 2021
Nice way for a first timer to see this beautiful area!! Just gorgeous. Those without children, strongly recommend the 9:30 am the streets would be less packed than the 3pm tour. Hard to negotiate the sidewalks with the tourism and traffic of the city. Two people in our tour unfortunately when they changed the gears to the bicycle it totally fell apart and the guide would rush to help by replacing it with a city bicycle. He truly tried his best to accommodate. Informative tour, and would do it again, now that I know what to expect. I recommend it for a slow pace.

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