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Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This 2-hour bike tour in Washington DC celebrates the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival in the US' capital. Admire the blooming cherry trees as you cycle through Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, while your friendly and knowledgeable guide fills you in on the history of this beloved festival. There's plenty of time to stop and take photos of not only the blooming trees, but such important national landmarks as the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
  • Celebrate DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Enjoy an easy 2-hour bike tour of the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park
  • Capture views of beautiful cherry blossoms and learn about the festival's history
  • See famous landmarks including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Tour only runs from March 23 to April 14, so book now!
Your bike tour begins at your morning or afternoon meet-up time. After getting fitted for a bike in just your size, you’ll set off on a mellow 2-hour ride past blooming cherry trees and led by a professional guide.

Views along the way include the reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel, dubbed the Tidal Basin. In addition to exploring East Potomac Park, you’ll easily spot Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the George Mason Memorial.

The blossoming pink and white cherry trees make a marvelous photo backdrop. Snap photos while your guide explains how the many cherry trees in Washington DC came to be. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the longtime friendship between the United States and Japan.

Old Post Office Pavilion is the ending point of your tour.

Note: Peak cherry-blossom blooming dates are April 3-6, according to the National Park Service. If you book your tour before or after this blooming period, you’ll still enjoy some fabulous views and photo opportunities while learning interesting history on this nicely paced 2-hour spring bike tour of Washington DC.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour start time to be fitted on your bike and meet the rest of your grape. Your guide will provide some safety tips and let you know what to expect during your tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hains Point
We'll ride along Hains Point, which is lined with Yoshino and Kwanzan varieties of cherry trees. It's a sight to be seen!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Potomac River
See views of the Potomac as you ride along Hains Point.
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
We'll stop at the Jefferson Memorial and you'll here some history and interesting facts about the memorial. You'll also have a fabulous view of all of the cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tidal Basin
We'll ride around the Tidal Basin, which is surrounded by different varieties of cherry trees ranging from pink to white.
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
We'll walk our bikes through the FDR Memorial to view The Pagoda, a gift of peace, that sits along the banks of the Tidal Basin.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
If time permits, we'll stop at the MLK Memorial. Your guide will stay with the bikes (out of respect, we never ride through the memorials) so you can walk though the "Mountain of Despair" to view the "Stone of Hope"
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Our Blossoms by Bike tour takes place during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Bike and Roll DC is an official tour provider for the Festival and donates a portion of each ticket sale back to the organization that coordinates this unique springtime celebration!
Stop At:  
Japanese Lantern
Stop to learn about the Japanese Stone Lantern, located at the site where the very first cherry trees were planted by First Lady Taft and Viscountess Chinda.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking
Cycle back to end your tour at our shop. Our staff will be happy to answer any additional questions you have have or make recommendations for the rest of your visit.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Excellent guide with Connor of Bike and Roll - a little hairy at times as there were so many people." See review

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Cherry Blossom Bike Tour
AMGRi_Usa
, Apr 2019
Excellent guide with Connor of Bike and Roll - a little hairy at times as there were so many people. It was the busiest weekend of the year - and you could tell. May have been even better to choose a ride that wasn't on the weekend!
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Exceeded expectations
Exploration77964
, Apr 2019
Tour guide was knowledgeable and kept tour group together in spite of lots of foot traffic during Cherry Blossom peak in DC. He stopped several times to allow picture taking.
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Micheal was wonderful and made the trip...
FRANCINE R L
, Apr 2018
Micheal was wonderful and made the trip so enjoyable
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What a great time. Fun way to see Wash...
Howard N
, Apr 2018
What a great time. Fun way to see Wash DC. Cherry blossom were in full bloom, a plus for us. Easy to book. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Beautiful Cherry blossom. Spring came...
susanjxu
, Apr 2016
Beautiful Cherry blossom. Spring came early this year. I'm lucky to see the full bloom. Bike tour is fun. Great tour guide.
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What an Awesome day! My first bike tour...
Peggy M
, Apr 2015
What an Awesome day! My first bike tour ever and I loved every second of it!! Great tour guide, he gave us lots of stops to take pics and tour! You gotta try it!!:-) I can't wait to go back! :-)

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