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Washington DC: Monuments and Memorials Bike Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    April-October: 10am and 2:30pm
    November-March: 10am

  • Meeting Point
    998 Maine Avenue SW, Washington DC 20024
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

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


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!

For this Bike Tour of Washington DC’s Monuments, make your way to the National Mall, 998 Maine Avenue 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.


  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • English-speaking guide


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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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