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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Your Mt Vernon independent bike tour with optional Potomac River Cruise kicks off mid-morning departure from an Old Town Alexandria bike shop. Use the provided map to navigate on two wheels through scenic paths to historic Mount Vernon. This easy ride tops out at 9-miles (14.5 km) and is perfect for all levels.

    You’ll arrive at George Washington’s famed estate and enjoy time to explore at your leisure after locking up your bikes. Marvel at the décor of this 18th-century landmark, and enjoy historical exhibits at the Donald W Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Take time to wander the grounds, which once covered some 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) and pay a visit to Washington’s tomb.

    This morning of activity is sure to work up an appetite, so tuck into lunch at the Mount Vernon Estate food court (own expense) before making the journey back to Alexandria on the Mt Vernon Trail. You’ll arrive in Old Town Alexandria in the evening to return your bike.

    Upgrade: Potomac River Cruise

    Travelers can opt for a scenic river cruise on the Miss Christin after exploring Mount Vernon Estate. Meet your boat at 4pm at the Mt Vernon dock and take in the sights on this relaxing river ride on the Potomac River. This optional upgrade is perfect for travelers who prefer to bike 9 miles (14.5 km) instead of 18 miles. (29 km).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bike and Roll DC, 1 Wales Alley, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bike rental
    • Helmet
    • Narrated Potomac River cruise (if option selected)
    • Equipment for kids of all sizes and ages
    • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon
    • Entry/Admission - Potomac Riverboat Company
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Tours may be canceled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions
    • Trailer carriages and trailer tandems are available for children not old enough or comfortable on their own bike
    • To ride in a trailer carriage, the child needs to be able to hold up his or her head and wear a helmet
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    One of the most beautiful trail rides I’ve ridden! Close to 9 miles, it took several hours, stops with packed snacks/water to make it with time to spare to do the tour of Mt Vernon before Fall closing at 4. (Grandsons age 8, 9.) Not time or daylight to ride back. Was a highlight
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    Response from bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hi there! We are sorry Mt. Vernon questioned your ticket but are thrilled that our services were well received by your family!
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    This is a fairly long and not flat 8 mile ride. We did it in August dressed as tourists and were miserable hot. I suggest workout clothes for comfort and pick time of year wisely. That being said it was a good little workout and a fun/pretty way to spend a morning. This is all
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    Response from bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    Hey there! We always strive for 5 stars and would love to know if anything besides the weather prevented us from meeting the mark. As I'm sure you're aware, the DC area can get pretty hot during the summer and we try to accommodate our guests with waters to keep cool. Please email me directly marketing@bikeandrolldc.com if you have any further suggestions on the services we provide. Thank you!
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    First, I just want to say how much fun we had on our bike ride to Mount Vernon! We booked our bikes just 2 days before but had no trouble getting what we needed. We had a complicated reservation but the staff assured me that it was no problem. I wanted to reserve 3 bikes- one a
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    Response from bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    Hello, John! We will pass along your kind comments to the Alexandria team! We are very proud of our recovery efforts when anything goes wrong on a tour or rental and are happy you were satisfied with the service. We are so glad you enjoyed your Bike and Boat experience! Hope to see you again, soon!
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    We visited our young adult kids who live in DC and treated them to the experience of, not only Mt Vernon, but biking along the Potomac. Awesome day out! 5 of us cycled from Alexandria to Mt Vernon and had the tour, and then we cycled back to Old Town. Bike an Roll were so easy
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    Response from bikeandrollmarketing, Manager at Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
    Responded 1 Aug 2019
    We are glad you enjoyed your self guided tour to Mt. Vernon! Come rent bikes with us in the city sometime. Or perhaps a segway tour? Have a great weekend!
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    We woke up to some crummy weather and called Bike and Roll who allowed us to reschedule for a couple days later with no fees. It was also really easy getting things switched around. Got text updates and e-mails with the new reservation. We took a self-guided bike ride from
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