Washington, DC is smaller in area than any state; it is possible for a person to traverse the entire city in a day without stepping foot in a vehicle or the underground metro rail. Because of its compact size and myriad outdoor attractions, biking in DC is one of the best ways to take in all the city has to offer. 
 
Washington, DC day bike rentals can be found near the National Mall and by the Georgetown Waterfront, two of DC's most biking-friendly areas. Pedaling through the National Mall is a great way to see all of the major sites - including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial, in a short amount of time. Consider taking the Washington DC monuments bike tour to get up close and personal with the monuments, while also learning some of the history and fun facts along the way. 
 
The monuments stand austere and proud during the day, but lit up at night they take on a regal, majestic quality. The Washington DC sites at night bike tour follows the safe, well lit trails on the National Mall and provides plenty of opportunities to stop to take photos. At night, there are fewer crowds, and the air is cooler, making for an even more pleasant bike ride. 
 
You haven't fully biked in DC until you've taken on the Mount Vernon Trail. Extending from DC to Mt. Vernon Estate, George Washington's famous 18th-century home, the trail offers views of the Potomac River, tree-lined paths, and plenty of areas to stop for a picnic. The Mt Vernon independent bike tour with an option Potomac River Cruise caters to those who would rather go-it-alone and immerse themselves in some of the prettiest terrain around DC. 
 
Another important area to take in on two wheels is the Georgetown Waterfront and C&O Canal. From Georgetown, the C&O Canal trail followers the river for hundreds of miles. With stone banks, dense woods, and a nearly flat surface, it's a prime destination for a long, relaxing bike ride.

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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

See the famous sights of Washington by night including the Vietnam War Memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials. There is no better way to spend an ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour is a safe and enjoyable cycling trip of the most popular sights of Washington. Sites you will see include the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Every seat is a window seat on a guided bike tour! Experience Washington's monuments up close and personal with this easy three-hour tour, the best way to see ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

Mt Vernon Independent Bike Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

On this independent bike tour from Old Town Alexandria, enjoy views of the Potomac River as you cycle along the scenic Mt Vernon Trail to historic Mt Vernon ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $48.00

Washington DC Day Bike Rental

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Washington DC on wheels, with your own itinerary and schedule. Take your full day rental bike to Smithsonian Museum, cycle along the Potomac River, or ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.00

Viator Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

Experience the beauty of Washington DC in its spring glory on this 2-hour bike tour created specifically for the famous National Cherry Blossom Festival. ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00

Washington DC Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab

This unique tour by pedicab lets you taste Washington DC’s finest wines, Champagne or liquors while seeing some of the city’s most famous historic and cultural ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.00

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