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Cherry Blossom Bike Tour of DC

Approximately 2 hours

From €50

The U.S. Capitol Building as seen through the cherry blossom branches
A group of cyclists pose for a photo in front of the Cherry Blossoms
A pink cherry blossom in full bloom as seen with the sun peering through it
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The cherry blossoms around the tidal bassin with the Washington Monument in the background
A group of 4 cyclists pose for a photo in front of the Cherry Blossoms in DC
Two women with helmets on in front of the Cherry Blossoms in DC
A group of cyclists on a tour in DC during the Cherry Blossom season

See the Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

We’re anticipating offering this tour from March 15th through April 12th, 2024, but check back for exact dates closer to the peak bloom announcement!

Ride among the pink cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.!

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Comfortable Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bike bag
  • Lock
  • Map of the area
  • Live Guide
Good to Know
  • All tours run rain or shine
  • All guests must be able to ride a bike on their own (unless on children’s attachments)
  • Double trailers for toddlers, and tag-a-long attachments for young children are available at an additional cost upon request; please leave us a note in your booking if you would like to reserve one of these
  • No guest under the age of 18 will be given a bike without and adult over the age of 18 present
  • Please bring one government-issued photo ID to be retained as a deposit for all rental sand  credit card to be kept on file for the security of the bikes

Highlights

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.
1The Cherry Blossoms
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2Washington Monument
Cherry Blossoms surrounding the water in DC's Potomac Park
3Potomac Park
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4The Tidal Basin
The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the peak Cherry Blossom bloom
5The Jefferson Memorial

Meeting Point

All tours meet at our new location: 998 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024.  The closest metro is the Waterfront Station (the Green line).  When exiting the station, walk west on Maine Street SW as it changes to Maine Avenue SW, along the Washington Channel, until you arrive at 998.  It’s approximately a 15-minute walk from the metro.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Washington, D.C.

Is a helmet included? Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes, helmets are provided and we require all riders to wear helmets on our tours.

Your safety is top priority for us and studies have shown that helmets can reduce head injuries by at least 85%.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Absolutely! We have tons of families as we’re a great family activity. We have 4 options for children depending on their age, size, and riding ability:

For children weighing up to 65lbs (30kg), we have trailers that can be left open or zipped up to fully enclose the passenger.
For children up to 12 years old or 100lbs (45kg), we have 2 wheeled tandem trailers. The passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders over 100lbs (45kg) must ride their own bicycle. We have various smaller sized mountain bikes for those able to ride on their own, and of course, our regular beach cruisers for children big enough to ride them.
Unfortunately, we do not have any adult tricycles or bikes with training wheels for adults that may be less confident in their riding ability. If possible, please let us know if you would like one of our tandems, trailers, or child bikes in advance that you’d like to reserve either a trailer.
Please Note: All child bikes use hand brakes. There are no pedal brakes available.

If I am pregnant can I join the tour?

Unfortunately, due to the risk to both child and mother, pregnant women are not allowed to participate on our bike tours.

Do we ride bikes in the streets or on sidewalks?

Most of our tours ride in wide bike/pedestrian paths, but we do occasionally ride in the street depending on the tour.

We carefully designed each tour route with safety as the top priority. Whether on the street, bike lane, or pedestrian path, you always have a tour guide who is an expert and safely maneuvering your group around the city.

General Tour Questions

Where is the meeting point?

All tours meet at 998 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024. The closest metro is the Waterfront Station (the Green line). When exiting the station, walk west on Maine Street SW as it changes to Maine Avenue SW, along the Washington Channel, until you arrive at 998. Our office is approximately a 15-minute walk from the metro.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

*See restrictions here

Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

We do reserve time to walk around some memorials on tour, however our bike tours are designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective so that’s what we’re going to do!

Unfortunately, we cannot enter the museums due to time constraints on this tour. Additionally, there’s always some people that want 10 minutes in the Smithsonian’s and others that want 3 hours.

How many people will be in my group?

We limit group sizes to 15 guests per guide.  Larger groups will be split into two.  For larger parties, please inquire about a private tour at privatetours@fattiretours.com.

How long before my tour should I arrive?

The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.

What is your weather policy?

All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase.

What is included with a tour?

Along with one of our phenomenal tour guides, every guest will receive a bike and a helmet.

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