Meet your guide in Old Town Alexandria in Virginia to embark on your moderate 3-hour bike tour. You'll pedal north about 7.5 miles (12 km) along the scenic Mt Vernon Trail to Washington DC.
Just in time for spring, you’ll be treated to views of blooming cherry trees as you explore Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, home to the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the George Mason Memorial. Stop to snap photos of these famous landmarks and the sea of pink and white cherry blossoms.
Your guide will share with you the history of this festival, which commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington DC in 1912. This annual celebration honors the lasting friendship between the US and Japan.
After your time here, your guide will lead you back to Old Town Alexandria.
Note: According to the National Park Service’s predictions, the peak blooming dates are April 3 - 6. For tours booked before or after the blooming period, you’ll still enjoy great views and photo opportunities while learning about the history of the trees and the festival.