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

46 Ratings
  • 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. We recommend guests to come between 8am-9:30am to our store location. The boats leave from Mount Vernon at 2PM to come back to Alexandria!

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Unlimited Biking: Alexandria is located right next door to the Union Street Public House on 125 S Union Street Alexandria VA 22314.

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 grounds 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

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!

Stop At:

This option is SEASONAL depending on when the boats run (End of May-September) and the boat back to Mount Vernon is only available for those that purchase the option. Otherwise, guests can bike back or opt to leave the bikes at Mount Vernon (after letting our staff know)

Duration: 30 minutes
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