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Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 20 to April 11, so book now!

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of bike and helmet
  • Equipment for kids of all sizes and ages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 998 Maine Ave SW
    998 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

    Please meet at 998 Maine Avenue, Washington DC, 20024. We're on the corner of Maine Avenue and Blair Alley SW

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Unlimited Biking Washington DC

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hains Point

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Potomac River

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tidal Basin

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Cherry Blossom Festival

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Japanese Lantern

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Unlimited Biking Washington DC

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Washington DC

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours begin on time, your tour check-in time is important. You must check-in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time. We can not guarantee we can accommodate late customers. Please OPEN your voucher and read directions, you may need extra time to find us if you are traveling during rush hour or on metro train on a weekend.
  • Tours may be canceled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions.
  • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking.
  • Please note that due to security at our location, we are unable to hold luggage while you are on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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.


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Biking the Basin was fab!
Stacy_K, Apr 2023
We loved the bike ride around the Tidal Basin. Beautiful path and was a pleasure to see MLK monument. And guide's info about FDR monument very interesting. Only suggestions - we stopped at the tulips for way too long. Everyone didn't know what to do with themselves. When stopping to talk about a site - gather everyone in the shade. And it is so hot - should make water bottles available for purchase and highly recommend them before heading out. Highly recommend!
Good Spring-time Blossom Tour
Ben_P, Apr 2023
Good tour around Potomac park and the Tidal basin with Bianca. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with pictures or an impromptu stop for cherry blossoms.
See the City, Sights and Spring blossoms!
Victor_E, Apr 2023
A very fun way to see the city and spring blossoms! I don’t think anyone needs an electric bike, the terrain is flat and easy to bike. Cherry blossoms all but gone now but still fun to see the few left and all of the tulips! Would love the tour to include the White House and capitol building but in the time we had we saw all the best monuments. Located by the wharf, there are many great restaurants to grab lunch or dinner. About 5.5 miles of biking. Greg S was a great guide!
Deborah_M, Apr 2023
We booked a cherry blossom tour however the first thing the tour guide told us was that there was no blossom in DC and that we should lower our expectations. We were informed it was too late to view blossom which contradicts the visitor info when we booked. Very disappointing
Alicia_T, Apr 2023
The bike tour was great. Our tour guide Greg was very energetic, informative, and you can tell he likes what he does. Would definitely recommend 👍
Potential to do better
Teresa_Y, Apr 2023
We came during the tail end of blossom season, and we were well aware that we would end up biking to sites (rather than trees). However, the tour just led us to the common/popular monuments without much history or background to much of what we were seeing. We could have easily just rented the bikes on our own and toured the National Mall leisurely. Suggestion to the tour company: give your customers headphones and train your guides to be real tour guides. That way, regardless if the blossoms are blooming or not, customers will feel like they still benefited from the tour.
10/10 Would Recommend
Aiyanna_H, Apr 2023
I went solo on this bike tour while waiting for a friend. There were three families there and they were all super welcoming. 10/10 would recommend and go again!
Just the right tour!
Charlene_K, Apr 2023
We only had a few hours to spend in DC so I booked this tour hoping to see the cherry blossoms and some of the historic sites around the Capitol. The tour accomplished both. We were delighted by the abundant blossoms and inspired by the monuments. Our guide Greg S. clearly loves the city and its rich history.
Bike riding the tidal basin
Tish_B, Apr 2023
Bike riding around the tidal basin could be fun. But not during cherry blossom season. There is not room for a bike with all the people and cars.
Great and enjoyable experience
Charlie_L, Mar 2023
Out of the 4 -5 stops, I had not been to 3 of them. That's a bonus for me. Dave, the leader of our group, was very good, very knowledgeable and personable.
Pretty ride. Bad bike seats.
Valerie_T, Mar 2023
The guide was very good. He knew the city and the history. The one improvement I would recommend is explaining how the electric bike “works” I was definitely not getting assist on hills etc. The seat was the worst bike seat I’ve ever used. I’m not going to sit comfortably for a week. I’m a biker who has done many long rides 30-40 miles on a decent bike with a good seat without getting sore.
Great blossom tour and guide
Marjorie_D, Mar 2023
Greg H. Was our guide. He was energetic, knowledgable, entertaining, and accommodating. The blossoms were beautiful and awe-inspiring. Would highly recommend this tour.
The girl who checked me...
Maria_C, Mar 2023
The girl who checked me in was very rude and they were very disorganized. Wasn't better than doing it on your own.
E bikes didn’t work!
Becky_V, Mar 2023
Very lame bike tour! Our guide was super nice but just did not do a good job unfortunately. Save your money if you’re thinking about the e bike because 2 of the bikes in our party of 2 didn’t work!
Fun and Memorable
Paola_G, Mar 2023
It was a fun memorable experience. The blossoms were beautiful. The tour guide took us to the perfect spots.
Must Do Bicycle Tour of Tidal Basin
Barb_H, Mar 2023
Views of Washington Monument, White House among the cherry blossoms were incredible. Our guide, Greg S. , was superb.
Perfect bike tour!
Emily_T, Mar 2023
Greg S. was an amazing guide! He made sure to never leave others behind and knew plenty of information to share with the group and stopped often so we could take pictures! The staff at the shop were very organized and helpful!
Highly recommend
Helen_H, Mar 2023
Very good guide. Safe route. Perfect weather. Highly recommend. I will come back again and do the bike tour again.
Fun tour with teenagers.
Vicky_H, Mar 2023
Fun tour with teenagers. The blossoms were in peak bloom but that’s just lucky with Mother Nature. Our guide, Greg S., was a great guide and knowledgeable. With the crowds and wanting to make sure we saw everything on the route the team got us out a few minutes early and we got back about 15 minutes past which was appreciated.
Fun time around the basin with the blossoms!
Maria_F, Mar 2023
Great time riding through the cherry blossoms. Learned history behind the trees and monuments with plenty of time to take pics and explore on our own.
Cherry blossom bike tour.
Sara_L, Apr 2022
The Cherry blossoms and all the historical sites along the way. Beautifully done and extremely memorable. Everyone must do this bike tour.
fun even without the blossoms
ana_s, Apr 2022
We missed the cherry blossoms (we went on the last possible day), but the bike riding was great, as was our tour guide, Alex.
Great for a large family or group
Marla_D, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the tour, the guide and all the history and facts she shared. We had a group of 8. Good for all activity levels. Not difficult and not strenuous. We’d do this again!
Ren is the best!
Kieu_W, Apr 2022
This was our family’s 1st time in DC and we were so happy we booked this tour! Ren, out awesome tour guide was so outgoing, energetic and knowledgeable. She was super helpful in getting us to where we need to go and we had a great 2 hour bike tour with lots of photo opps. Even though peak season for the cherry blossoms came early, REN scoped out some nice clusters of trees for us to enjoy. Would highly recommend Unlimited Biking crew and especially Ren. She gets 5 Cherry Blossoms in rating. Well done and Thank You, Ren!
Don’t do this at a peak time—too crowded.
John_F, Apr 2022
It was very crowded and difficult to ride bikes with so many pedestrians, scooters, bikers on the route. This was not the fault of the tour, just that it was on a weekend of Cherry Blossom Festival. I would not recommend this tour during the Cherry Blossom Festival, but I would recommend it at off peak season.
Good sights
Jeff_B, Apr 2022
Seeing the Cherry Blossoms although a lot of them had already fallen off. The crowds on the sidewalks made cycling on them nerve wracking and dangerous for the pedestrians and the cyclists.
This is a great activity...
deniserose528, Apr 2022
This is a great activity for solo travelers and families alike. You get a great introduction to D.C. as well as some history and great view of the cherry blossoms!
Beautiful bike ride
Rosie_M, Mar 2022
Highly recommend this bike tour. Paul was friendly and knowledgeable. I knew that after our initial basic instructions and he said, “Let’s go have some fun”, that it would a great tour. It was easy to find the bike shop where we were fitted for the height of our bikes and given helmets and a bottle of water. Paul led us along the Tidal Basin and we made several stops along the way. The monuments were beautiful and Paul gave us great information about each one. This is such a limited time with the trees being in bloom that we had to do it . Up close and personal with the Cherry Blossoms! I would do this bike tour again. 5 stars
Karen_M, Mar 2022
Paul was an amazing tour guide and brought the experience to life. My 12 year old son loved the experience and couldn't stop talking about it.
Not for slow riders.
Donald_W, Mar 2022
Guide left us twice. Not sure of where we were or how to get back. We advised them at check-in we would likely be slower than most folks. They assured us that would not be a problem and the guide would stay with us. Well it was a problem for us!

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