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Monuments Bike Tour, Washington DC

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Key Highlights
  • See the final resting place of America′s heroes
  • Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and much more
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • Group size is limited to 15 to ensure a personal and safe experience
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    10 Mar - 09 Dec: Daily

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    10 Mar - 04 Nov: 2:30pm
    05 Nov - 9 Dec: 2:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to the below rental location:
    National Mall: 955 L’Enfant Plaza SW, North Building, Suite 905, Washington, DC 20024.
    TAXI: Use address 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW At this address, you will see a large building under construction. Face the new building, cross the street and take the sidewalk to the left. Walk past the building lobby to the end of the sidewalk.
    DRIVING and PARKING: Use address 970 D St SW Once there, you will be under an overpass and should see signs for L’Enfant Plaza Parking. Once parked, take the elevator to Plaza Level (PL), exit the building and walk to your right. There is limited metered street parking one level up along L'Enfant Plaza. If parked on the street, navigate on foot to 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW.
    FOOT/BIKE: Use the address 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW Navigate to intersection of Independence Ave and L’Enfant Plaza SW. You should see the Smithsonian Castle/Visitor Center. From there, cross Independence Avenue and take the sidewalk of L’Enfant Plaza for 1 1/2 blocks. Make your first left just before the construction. Walk past the building lobby to the end of the sidewalk.
    By METRO: to L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue or Silver) Exit train, follow signs to L'Enfant Plaza or 9th and D Streets.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview History and leisure come together in this highly informative and enjoyable bike tour of Washington DC’s famous presidential and war memorials as well as monuments.

    The American capital city’s most popular attractions are easily accessible by bike. Pay homage at the final resting places of America’s heroes down the centuries. Visit the monuments and memorials on the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin. See the Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, World War II memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and more.

    Get off the bike and walk around and explore the enduring landmarks of American history up close and at your leisure. There will be great photo ops, so keep your camera handy!

    The tour route covers about 3-4 miles and is suitable for everyone with a basic level of fitness, don't miss the fantastic tour - book today!

    Itinerary

    For this Bike Tour of Washington DC’s Monuments, make your way to the National Mall, 955 L’Enfant Plaza SW, North Building, Suite 905, Washington, DC 20024.

    You will receive your bike, helmet (mandatory for children, ages 16 and under), comfort hybrid, a handlebar bag, snacks and bottled water. Each tour begins with a safety and bike usage talk. The tour route takes place on paths, trails, and sidewalks.

    Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, set out to explore the famous presidential and war memorials and monuments of Washington DC city along the National Mall and along the Potomac Tidal Basin. You will cover about 4 miles on this easy bicycle tour.

    The biking tour will stop frequently for information and photo opportunities.

    Highlights of the tour include:

    The Washington Monument: This obelisk is dedicated to the founder of America, George Washington and is the centerpiece of the National Mall. It is the tallest free standing masonry structure in the world.

    Lincoln Memorial: An enduring symbol of American freedom, the Lincoln memorial is a monument honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The pristine white building is modeled on a Greek temple. Inside is a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln seated in a chair.

    Vietnam Memorial: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Its main monument, known as 'The Wall' is the most visited memorial in Washington.

    WWII Memorial: This is one of Washington D.C.’s newest monuments. The National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces during the war and the 400,000 Americans that died in that war. It is flanked by two of Washington D.C.’s most notable structures – the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

    Jefferson Memorial: Modeled along the lines of the Pantheon in Rome, this tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, is located at the south side of the Tidal Basin. It is dominated by a neoclassical dome with a portico in the center of a manmade lake. The lake is surrounded by cherry trees, a gift from the city of Tokyo to the city of Washington in 1912. It is one of the most photographed sights in Washington, especially when the trees are laden with cherry blossoms.

    At the end of this memorable experience, return on your bike to the starting point, where your tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Bike rental
    • Helmet
    • Snack
    • Bottled water
    • English-speaking guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Helmets are mandatory for children, ages 16 and under. Children's trailer tandems and burley trailers are available at extra cost. Please indicate which child attachment will be needed when calling the local activity operator to confirm availability

    The tour may be cancelled for safety concerns such as high winds, thunderstorms, excessive heat or cold, or other severe conditions. In the event of such a cancellation, you may either reschedule or request a full refund.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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