Whether you’re new to Washington DC or can already recite every word to “America, the Beautiful”, this tour has something for you! Our knowledgeable guides will entertain you with the most poignant, fascinating and incredible stories about Presidents, Congress, memorials, parks, spies, and scandals. Our comfortable bikes and smooth route make cycling between the sites fun and relaxing. After 13 years of experience guiding hundreds travelers all over the world we have become the benchmark. Be sure to ride with us and make the most of your time in Washington, DC.
Our D.C. Day Bike Tour is the perfect tour for both those new to the city and those locals looking to experience Washington D.C. with an minimal effort. For the newbies to DC, this tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you’ve read about. For the veterans and locals, we’re positive you’ll learn new facts and stories about Washington that you’ve never heard. And we’re sure you’ll both agree that two wheels is the best way to see the ‘Capital City’. We also offer a night bike tour which is the perfect complement to the day tour, including a relaxing boat ride down the Potomac River. Find more info on our night bike tour here.
The day bike tour is a easy to moderate ride, but like all of our bicycle tours, it is recommended for proficient bike riders.
To guarantee your spots on tour reservations are recommended for our bike tours. Walk in customers are welcome, provided there is space on tour... our tours can sell out. However, if you require children's bikes, baby seats, or trailers, we recommend a reservation as equipment can be limited.
One of the most photographed building in the world and the greatest symbol of power. Every President except George Washington has lived in this Executive Mansion. The White House has had its fair share of exciting tenants over the years.
A temple built on the edge of the Potomac River dedicated to the 16th President. It has been at the center of the Civil Rights movement for nearly a century.
The pinnacle structure dedicated to the founder of our country, George Washington. The centerpiece of the National Mall, it dominates the DC skyline and has one incredible history.
United States Capitol Building
The government moved to “Jenkins’ Hill” in 1800 and the building has been in constant development ever since. Hear about the troubled past of the Capitol Building, from growing pains to invading armies.
Established by British scientist, James Smithson who sent his fortune in 100 bags of gold for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge", this building is the first endowment of the Smithsonian Institution which has grown to 15 buildings and complexes.
Korean War Memorial
Dedicated to the Forgotten War. This amazing memorial comes alive as you see the nineteen soldiers walking in the field. Find out why there is nineteen and the significance of the beautiful black wall behind them
One of the country's most treasured memorials, the Vietnam Memorial is simple in its design but is often one of the most moving sites in all of DC.
See the WWII Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue, The Jefferson Memorial, Old Executive Office Building, The National Mall and more!
IMPORTANT BIKE TOUR NOTES
Your safety is always our highest priority, therefore each of our tours begins with a quick orientation session. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to ride. Got questions? Email us at info@CapitalCityBikeTours.com.
There is a parking garage in Columbia Plaza (the building we are located in). It is operated by PMI Parking and you can find more info about parking in that garage by clicking here. Note the address of the parking garage (2400 Virginia Ave NW) is slightly different than our address (502 23rd St NW), but they are in the same building. There is also street parking available near our office, but be sure to check the meters as they may restrict the parking time to 2 hours. Or, they may not allow parking during certain hours. Though parking is available, we always encourage our guests to use the METRO to avoid street closures, heavy traffic and difficulty finding parking. If you plan on driving to our office, please account for a little extra time to find parking.
Washington, DC has one of the world’s safest and most efficient subways, known affectionately as the METRO. The Foggy Bottom Metro Station is just a short walk from our office. Simply exit the Foggy Bottom Station, take a right and walk down three blocks. Just after you pass Virginia Avenue, we will be in Columbia Plaza on the right side of the street (across from a huge round circular building that looks like an air filter!)