Bike Ride to Mount Vernon, the Residence of George Washington & Return by cruise - Washington DC

Highlights

  • Cycle along the Mount Vernon Trail at your own pace

  • Discover the residence of George Washington

  • Optional return by boat along the Potomac River

Essential info*

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Duration 6hrs30 mins

Languages
  • English

Starting time 10:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Set off to discover Mount Vernon! Visit the home of George Washington and take an optional cruise back to Washington DC!

Hop on your bike at Alexandria and pedal along the Mount Vernon Trail, a pleasant wooded track which snakes along the River Potomac.

After roughly an hour of cycling, you will arrive at the residence of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Spend the day exploring the property and its gardens at your own pace and learn more about the history of this illustrious historical figure.

For the return  trip (leaving at 4pm), you can choose between boarding a boat for a commentated cruise back to Alexandria Old Town, or returning to Alexandria by bike. 

Good to know

  • Availability: March to October (except exceptional dates)
  • Departure time: between 10am and 11am
  • Departure point: Old Town Alexandria
     
  • Please note: this activity leaves from Old Town Alexandria, which is located 20 minutes from the centre of Washington by car, or 45 minutes by subway (Blue line).
  • This is not a guided tour
  • Boarding at Mount Vernon for the cruise is at 4pm
  • The journey from Old Town Alexandria to Mount Vernon following the Mount Vernon Trail covers around 16 km (10 miles). The round trip by bike covers 32 km (20 miles)
  • Bike equipments for children and babies (half tandem, baby seat) are available to rent on-site. However, we do not recommend this tour for children under 5 years old
  • The tour may be cancelled if the weather conditions are very bad. In this case, the service provider will propose an alternative date or a full refund
  • Wearing the helmet is obligatory for participants under the age of 18 years 
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Bike, helmet and lock rental
  • Entry ticket for Mount Vernon
  • The return by cruise with guided commentary if you choose the "Return by Cruise" option
  • A bottle of water

Not included

  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras and personal purchases

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