Whether you are a local or a visitor in the nation’s capital, you have probably already taken a tour around the city on foot or by a vehicle. But have you ever thought of doing that on a bike? You might actually have the most memorable experience and ask yourself why you have not tried it before, after you join a bike tour with one of these companies. Here are the best bike tours in Washington, DC.
Address: 1117 10th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 674-8272 (only texting)
Operating in Washington, DC since 2018, Electric Tourz provides fun e-bike tours around the region. With full throttle electric bicycles featuring 4” x 20” fat tires, pedal assist, and hydraulic brakes, you can get the perfect sightseeing experience while you are in charge of the route, pace and length of the tour.
After meeting up with the organizers at Cafe Cozy Corner located on 10th Street in Northwest DC, you have various options, including spending a day by the Potomac river, riding down the C&O Canal to Great Falls, MD; exploring the National Arboretum; or riding down the Mount Vernon Trail to the National Harbor.
You can also enjoy a quick BBQ, a quick dip in a private pool, or a restaurant visit during your breaks. All tours may be customized according to the wishes of participants.
DC Insider Tours
Address: 555 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 810-4627
DC Insider Tours, another e-bike tour company in the District, offers participants great sightseeing opportunities in each tour. To provide their clients with the highest-quality devices, they use the “Boomerang” model of electric bikes from the California-based manufacturer Pedego.
Their two-hour-long “Full Throttle DC Tour” allows you to cruise Washington, DC at night. The urban adventure that starts in Blagden Alley features many sites such as the US Capitol building, the FBI Headquarters, a majority of the Smithsonian museums, memorials, the White House, and more.
If you have more time, you can opt for the 3.5-hour Highlight Reel Tour that covers all four quadrants of the District. Both private and public tours are available.
Fat Tire Tours
Address: 998 Maine Avenue, Southwest Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 842-2453
Cycling enthusiasts can choose from among three amazing options offered by Fat Tire Tours: Washington, DC Day Bike Tour, Best of DC Electric Bike Tour, and Monuments & Memorials Night Bike Tour.
Their knowledgeable tour guides spice up your bike tours by telling you exciting stories and anecdotes about the history of Washington, DC. People with limited time may go with the Best of DC Electric Bike Tour, which covers a large portion of the city in a short time and includes the most sites among all their tours.
The Monuments & Memorials Night Bike Tour is one of the most fascinating tours you can join in the District to explore the nation’s capital from a different perspective. You will also be given enough time to take stunning photos at each stop.
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Federal Triangle Metro Station, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 345-8065 (Text or call)
Since 2005, DC Pedicab has been offering another fun way of touring the District: On pedicabs! Their personalized pedicab tours allow you to sit and relax in a comfortable seat under canopy shelters while showing you the landmarks of this fabulous city. You can select where to start and end each tour anywhere around downtown DC or on the National Mall.
Their services include transportation for wedding celebrations by carrying the marrying couple, as well as their guests on decorated pedicabs. You can also hire them for other special events like anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Reservations can be made by phone, texting or simply by sending them an email.