Capital Sites Bike Tour

1 Day

The Capital Sites bike tour is the best way to start your visit in Washington, D.C.. Experience Washington, D.C.’s history and culture by bike. While it’s easy to explore Washington DC on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option allows visitors access to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

On this Capital Sites Bike Tour, see the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court, and Capitol. On an easy bike ride across the nation’s capital, your friendly guide imparts plenty of history, facts, and city expertise.


  • Experience Washington, D.C.’s history and culture by bike!
  • Enjoy a beautiful sight and overview of the city as you bike the major sites on and around the National Mall and Capitol Hill.
  • Bike and see Union Station, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.
  • Learn interesting history and facts about the city with this easy bike ride.

Capital Sites Bike Tour

The Capital Sites guided bike tour is the best way to start your visit in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

Get up close to the monuments and memorials as you Bike the Sites® of Capitol Hill and the National Mall. While you will stay with your bike for the duration of the tour, frequent stops are made for photo opportunities as your guide shares unique facts and history.

On this tour, you will see the U.S. Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Memorial to Japanese- American Patriotism, Union Station, Smithsonian Castle and several Smithsonian museums, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.

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On this Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour, you’ll see all of the city’s highlights. Find the ideal bike for your capital trip and listen to your local guide give history, perspective, and knowledge about the city’s top attractions. Get an up-close view of the National Mall, White House, Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, and Capitol in Washington, D.C.

As you traverse the town on two wheels, your guide gives insider information about special events and new displays. This afternoon trip across the city highlights is suitable for bikers of all skill levels.


Maine Avenue Fish Market

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to be fitted on your bike and meet your group. Your guide will provide some safety tips and let you know what to expect during your tour experience.

L’Enfant Plaza

We’ll cycle through L’Enfant Plaza en route to our first stop.

National Mall

Our tour will focus on stops on and around the National Mall, America’s “front yard”.

Smithsonian Institution Building

Stop outside of the original Smithsonian, known as “The Castle” and here some interesting facts about the founder of DC’s renowned museum institution. (We do not go into The Castle)

Hirshorn Museum of Art

Cycle past this unique round museum – we recommend you visit it during your stay in DC!

National Air and Space Museum

Ride past one of the most visited museums in the world. Stop by and explore after your tour!

National Gallery of Art

We’ll pass between the East and West side of the National Gallery and see the mini glass pyramids erected by the same designer as the Louvre. (We do not go into the museum)

Union Station

We’ll stop across from Union Station, the grand “gateway to the Capital”. Please note, we’ll admire Union Station from the outside; we do not enter.

U.S. Capitol

Cycle up and around to the east side of the Captiol Building. Learn a bit about the place where the House and the Senate convene. It’s a site to behold! This is a great opportunity for a photo! (We do not go into the Capitol)

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress sits just east of the Capitol Building. Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At: Supreme Court From the east side of the Capitol, you’ll see the Supreme Court.

National Museum of the American Indian

Cycle past the National Museum of the American Indian. Duration: 10 minutes

National Museum of American History

Cycle past the museum that holds the original Star Spangled Banner. Make sure to visit while you are in DC!

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Ride past Natural History – we recommend going to see the Hall of Gems and the Hope Diamond!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

DC’s newest Smithsonian museum is a site to behold and not to be missed. Make sure to reserve your ticket in advance of your visit.

Washington Monument

Did you notice that the Washington Monument is two colors? Your guide will tell you why…and more! (We do not go into the Monument)

The White House

We view the White House from the south side. Did you know that there is no “front” or “back”? Your guide will tell you about some of the renovations that various Presidents’ made during their terms of service. (Note – we will not enter The White House)

Lockkeeper’s House

Fun fact! Constitution Ave used to be a canal! See where the lock keeper and his (large!) family lived.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Stop and hear about the design of one of DC’s most visited memorials, dedicated to those who gave their life for us in Vietnam.

Lincoln Memorial

Stop and climb the steps to see Honest Abe sitting atop his memorial. Your guide will tell you the stories behind this iconic memorial that sits at the very western side of the National Mall.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

If you visit this memorial on your own, you may miss much of the significance hidden within the design which memorializes “the Forgotten War”.

National World War II Memorial

There is symbolism in all of the prominent features of the World War II Memorial. Learn about the significance of the pillars, the stars, and the Pavilions. Ask you guide to point out the only “graffiti” on any memorial on the National Mall.

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Return back to our shop at the end of the tour.

Washington DC

Explore Washington DC and take lots of photos!

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