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Small-Group New Orleans Bike Tour

Badge of ExcellenceNew Orleans, United States
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the beauty and history of New Orleans by bike on a morning or afternoon tour of the city's eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy a guided ride through the classic French Quarter and hip neighboring Faubourg Marigny. Cruise by the opulent Esplanade Avenue, St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, City Park and more. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history from clashing colonial settlements and Creole society to contemporary culture.
  • Half-day New Orleans bike tour with an expert local guide
  • Explore the city’s most exciting neighborhoods while learning about their history
  • Cycle along the banks of the Mississippi River, and through the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny
  • Admire the grand 19th-century mansions on Esplanade Avenue
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and then explore the landscaped gardens of New Orleans City Park

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of a bike and helmet
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 214 Decatur St
    214 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Directions: DRIVING to the French Quarter from the WEST (airport) on Interstate 10: Take I-10 East toward downtown. When the interstate splits at the I-610 interchange, stay RIGHT on I-10, and follow the New Orleans Business District signs. Just before the Superdome, the Interstate splits again (I-10 EAST and I-10West). You want to REMAIN ON I-10 EAST, so stay in the right lane and follow I-10 EAST (exit only) sign to Slidell. After you pass the Superdome, take 235A to merge onto Basin St/Orleans Ave. toward Vieux Carre. Continue to follow Basin St. Turn left onto Conti St. Turn right onto Decatur. At N. Claiborne, 1st BIG street and traffic light after exit ramp, turn RIGHT onto Esplanade. STAY on Esplanade Avenue to next traffic light, N. Rampart. Take a right on N. Rampart DRIVING to the French Quarter from the EAST on Interstate 10 or I-59: After you come across the twin spans from Slidell, near the industrial canal, be SURE you DO NOT accidentally take the I-10 bypass: I 610. STAY ON I-10. Take the St. Bernard Avenue exit off I-10 (exit 236-C). At the end of the exit (street level), turn LEFT at the traffic light. STAY on St. Bernard (you’ll pass under the Interstate, through the traffic lights @ N. Claiborne, to the next traffic light) at N. Rampart St. Turn RIGHT on N. Rampart. Turn Left on Conti St. Turn Right on Decatur St. DRIVING to the French Quarter from the WESTBANK: Come across the Mississippi River via the Crescent City Connection/Mississippi River Bridge, (Hwy. 90), Take Exit 11A toward Tchoupitoulas Street. Go .5 miles and turn left onto Calliope St. Go .2 miles and turn left onto Convention Center Blvd. Go .7 miles and turn left onto Poydras St. Take the 1st right onto S. Peters St. Take the 2nd left onto Decatur St. Dates: Daily

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your morning or afternoon bike tour in the French Quarter, where you meet your guide, get a safety lesson, and are fit with a 3‐speed bike and helmet before setting off on an exciting city ride.

For the next several hours, enjoy picturesque urban and pastoral views as your expert guide takes you through atmospheric New Orleans neighborhoods, each with its own distinct mark in the city’s historical development. Cruise along the Mississippi River for a look at paddlewheel steamboats drifting on the water, then head back through the timeless French Quarter en route to the hip Faubourg Marigny, best known for its great live music.     

Next, head north along Esplanade Avenue, soaking up the opulence of stately Creole mansions and cottages along the boulevard. Your route leads directly through St. Louis Cemetery No. 3—where you can hop off your bike and meander through some macabre and magnificent tombs—and then on to City Park. As you admire the lush beauty of the park, learn a bit of its history as the former site of Louis Allard plantation and a favorite location for dueling among the New Orleans’ gentry in the 18th century. 

Your return trip winds through three other diverse urban neighborhoods: Bayou St. John, Mid‐City, and Treme. In each borough, you have a chance to stop, ask questions of your guide and snap some memorable photos.

Your ride ends at the starting point in the French Quarter.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that children must be able to ride their own child's bike, there are a limited number of 20" and 24" bikes available. Must call supplier to verify the size you will be needing
  • All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • All riders must sign a liability waiver
  • Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Large backpacks and purses are not recommended
  • For safety of mother and child, pregnant women are not permitted to ride
  • Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to ride.
  • Maximum of 8 travelers per departure; groups larger than 8 passengers may be split into separate departures
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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I would suggest bringing a small snack like granola bar or trail mix just to give a boost for the last few miles.
If you have 3 hours to spare, and you want to do more than walk around NOLA, hope on a tour and enjoy your day.
I would highly recommend this tour as the ride through New Orleans is lovely.
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Great way to see the city
Renee B, Sep 2019
We got to see a lot of the city in a short time. Pace was good and guide was knowledgeable. We even went to dinner the next night at one of restaurants the tour took us past. I would suggest bringing a small snack like granola bar or trail mix just to give a boost for the last few miles.
perfect way to tour New Orleans!
ANTHONY_E, Aug 2019
My husband Darrin and I really enjoyed the bike tour through the French Quarter and surrounding areas. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable about the area and rich history and we had a wonderful time. We will definitely be repeat customers we return to New Orleans and also take the Garden District bike tour. Thank you!
Great tour except for guide
Linda_B, Nov 2019
I would highly recommend this tour as the ride through New Orleans is lovely. We went through the famous French Quarter, Migney and several other neighbourhoods. Stopped at Jackson Square, a cemetry & a beautiful park larger than central park in New York The ride was easy with no hills so even a novice rider could manage this gentle ride of approximately 20 - 25 kms. I would rate this ride 5 stars if it wasn't for the guide who was very informative and told us interesting facts along the way, but to me in particular was very rude. As an example when we were pulling up to stop at a landmark he asked all 10 riders to park in two's behind one another and my partner and I did so, however another rider decided to park beside us but he didn't see who pulled up last and went off at me saying he had serious concerned about my maths. Then when I proceeded to go to the back of the line to form a pair with someone else he shouted where do you think your going. It was very humiliating and it then appeared he had a complete dislike for me and singled me out a few more times. This really spoilt the overall experience for me. Upon our return he handed out icy poles to the group but you guessed it, he managed to bypass me. Hence my partner and I did not give him a tip because we only tip good service and his attitude towards me was appalling. The tour guides name was John.
NOLA
Mladen_B, Mar 2020
Great and easy tour. John was very knowledgeable and had some great hangout recommendations. Park was highlight for us.
Just the bike tour we wanted!
Marilyn G, Dec 2019
We were extremely pleased with our bike tour. There were only two of us, so it was like a private tour. We got to see everything that was promised plus some sites we didn't know we would get to see: we were only walking the rest of the days and the Degas House and Sculpture Garden at City Park were so appreciated. Otherwise, we probably wouldn't have had transportation to see them.
Loved the ride
Dileep_T, Aug 2019
One of the best tour I did in New Orleans.. our guide ‘Chuck’ was more of a friend to us. It was totally a fun ride through the beautiful avenues, parks etc ..
Awesome tour with Jack
keystraveler77, Jan 2020
What an amazing 3.5 hour tour. The guide was so knowledgeable and fun, the tour was informative and interesting and the bikes were new and easy to ride. Highly recommend! A perfect way to see the city.
Great Tour
Janice_M, Feb 2020
Great was to tour the back streets of New Orleans. About 11m of easy riding, with a Nice break midway in City Park. Tonya was very informative as a guide
City Park
Mladen_B, Mar 2020
Great sightseeing and quick coverage of different neighborhoods of the tow. Jon was knowable and had great recommendations.
Good times!!
tfee4, Oct 2019
This tour was awesome! The tour guide was super accommodating and fun. We covered a lot of interesting ground and had rest stops to eat, take photos, and enjoy the scenery. The bikes were a pleasure to ride. Chuck was the BEST!
Awesome Bike Tour!
Brian_L, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our tour guide, Chuck. He was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The stops were perfect- just the right amount of time and biking. It was a really great tour.
NOLA Bike Ride
Tracy_H, Mar 2020
Guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and history. We saw parts of the city we would never have seen in a bus or car. Good easy ride and low key exercise. we were very happy with the experience.
Ride with ease
angelasomer66, Jan 2020
Exploring New Orleans on a bike was beautiful. We were able to see sights that one would not see otherwise. The ride is very easy and well informed.
A must do tour in NOLA, see more then French Quarter!
Paul_S, Jan 2020
Very nice guide, good bikes and intesting storyies about New Orleans. good way to explore mote then The French Quarter. They have groups of max 10 people, so never to big. We were with six and having a great time.
Interesting
louisemyrand, Oct 2019
Unfortunately our guide was unreceptive to questions outside his script. Nonetheless the bike ride was worth it.
Great way to discover NOLA!
Laurence_E, Oct 2019
We definitely saw and heard more about New Orleans in a 3-hours tour than in two days on foot. It's not tiring, just pleasant and our guide's explanations were very instructive. Enjoy the ride!
Awesome
jsjasperson, Feb 2020
Cathy did an excellent job! Very enjoyable but professional. She was very knowledgeable about the history.
Great way to see the city
Todd_O, Jun 2019
Loved the bike tour and Chuck was great. An interesting way to see the city including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery number 3, the City Park, Louis Armstrong Park and other attractions.
Enjoyable bike ride!
Earl_E, Aug 2019
Tour was interesting. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was nice to get out of the downtown core.
New Orleans with Jake
celiaj1016, Jun 2019
What a perfect way to see New Orleans, the French Quarter and the City Park areas. Our group had an exception time. I had not ridden a bike in 30 years -- but it's true what they say, it's like getting back on a bike, it all comes back to you. If you have 3 hours to spare, and you want to do more than walk around NOLA, hope on a tour and enjoy your day.
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