Day trip

Mount Vernon: Full-Day Bike and Optional Boat Tour

Day trip

Mount Vernon: Full-Day Bike and Optional Boat Tour

From US$ 50.88 per person

Bike to the home of the 1st President on a self-guided full-day rental to the historic Mount Vernon plantation. Wander around. Then, return by bike, or cruise back along the Potomac River by boat.

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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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  • Explore the grounds and house of America's 1st president
  • Bike along the wooded Mount Vernon Trail at your own pace
  • Return to Alexandria on board a pleasure boat of the Potomac River
  • Wander the gardens and farms of Washington's former plantation
  • Go inside George Washington's study, once reserved for a privileged few
Full description

Enjoy a full-day bike ride to and from Mount Vernon on the banks of the Potomac River, or rest your legs on the return journey and travel by boat. Meet in the Old Town of Alexandria to pick-up your bike and helmet. Then, cycle along the wooded Mount Vernon Trail to George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Lock your bike outside the estate for tour staff to pick up. Then, spend the day self-exploring the grounds and mansion house. The mansion’s interior has mostly been restored to the appearance at the time of George and Martha Washington's occupancy. Enter Washington’s study and feel a part of history! Take time for lunch, and enjoy a leisurely stroll in the gardens and farm. Then, bike back to Alexandria, or opt to return by boat. Climb aboard the Miss Christin for the 2:00 PM departure from Mount Vernon’s dock. Relax on the narrated cruise as you glide back to Alexandria's Old Town.

  • Bike
  • Helmet and lock
  • Entrance to Mount Vernon
  • Boat ticket (if option chosen)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Tour guide

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Meeting point

The experience begins and ends at 125 S Union Street, Unlimited Biking Alexandria office in the Old Town of Alexandria.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Please note that the boat ticket on the bike and boat option is non-refundable. If you cancel, you will still be charged for the boat
  • For the bike and boat option, please note that the boat departs Mount Vernon at 2:00 PM, returning to Alexandria at 2:45 PM
  • If you would like to take the boat cruise back in lieu of biking, you must select the "Mount Vernon Full-Day Bike and Boat Tour" option when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 23 reviews

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We had a wonderful time and would recommend this! The bikes were in great shape and communication was great with the bike shop. The bicycle path was mostly flat and manageable for inexperienced riders. Took us about 2 hours to go the 10 miles (one-way) because we stopped a lot for photos. Very safe and lovely views of Potomac River!

March 27, 2023

From the beautiful, historic town of Alexandria, following level terrain along the Potomac river with some wooded sections with modest hills. This was a ride that we were able to do, even though my wife and I are aged 70, with histories of knee and hip surgeries, and our granddaughters ages 8 and 12. Ending with a tour of the home of George Washington and visit to the tomb of the first President and his wife. At the tomb, because of my military service, I was asked to read Washington's prayer to the nation and lead the visitors in the Pledge of Allegiance. Our granddaughters were asked to lay a wreath. Finally, slow boat ride back to Alexandria within steps of our car. A fantastic trip.

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March 27, 2023

Picked up bikes in Alexandria. Easy metro ride on blue line from DC Picked up bikes then cycled s glorious 20 Mile through beautiful Virginia, along the Potomac river, to Mount Vernon. Bike man met us there to take our bikes back. Lunch at The Inn. Stroll around the house and gardens, then boat trip back Alexandria. Excellent day out

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 50176