Visit Mount Vernon by Bike: Self-guided Ride with Optional Boat Cruise Return

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  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

On this independent bike tour from Old Town Alexandria, enjoy views of the Potomac River as you cycle along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail to historic Mount Vernon Estate, George Washington’s famous 18th-century home. Explore the stately mansion, gorgeous gardens and fascinating educational exhibits at your leisure, and hop back on your bike for your return trip or upgrade to relax on a narrated Potomac River cruise back to Alexandria. (If you choose to return by boat, you must select this option at the time of booking) This is a fun, active and scenic way to experience Mount Vernon.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Pick up your bike between 10:30 - 11am. Staff will greet you, provide you with waiver, fit you to your bike, and discuss your route and day.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Potomac River

Ride along and enjoy views of the Potomac River. Route is relatively flat with a few rolling hills. Ride is approximately 10 miles to Mount Vernon (about a 1 hour ride). You may go direct or take your time and stop and see various sites, such as Jones Point Light House.

Pass By: Jones Point Lighthouse

See Jones Point Lighthouse as you make your way to Mount Vernon.

Stop At: George Washington's Mount Vernon

Admission to the estate and mansion tour are included in your experience.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Potomac Riverboat Company

If option is selected, your return will be via a ride on the Miss Cristin courtesy of the Potomac Riverboat Company.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At:

If you select the option to ride back versus taking the Miss Cristin, you will return your bike and end your experience at Bike and Roll DC, Alexandria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By:

You may pick up from this location to start your ride if you would like!

Pass By: Mount Vernon

Explore Mount Vernon, learn about the history and take photos!

Pass By: Alexandria

Explore Old Town, Alexandria, learn about the history and take photos!

Pass By: Washington DC

Explore Washington DC, learn about the history and take photos!
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