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Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Make your own way to the bike shop at Zilker Park to meet your guide arriving 15 minutes before tour time. Get outfitted with your bike and helmet, then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin. Pedal along the hike-and-bike trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake. Turn north to check out the Italian Renaissance Revival of the Texas State Capitol building. Learn about the city's history as you roll through downtown. Head down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats take shelter between the months of March to November. Continue to South Congress, Rainey Street, and the boardwalk trail. Get great photo opportunities throughout the bike tour.
  • Bike tour around Austin, Texas
  • Cycle around Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake
  • See famous landmarks, plus lesser-known attractions
  • Includes guide, as well as use of bike and helmet
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Use of bicycle
Use of helmet
Austin Parks Usage $5 fee
Gratuities
1707 Barton Springs Rd , 1707 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Please arrive 15 minutes early prior to start time! Across from the Barton Springs Picnic food trucks.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to the bike shop at Zilker Park to meet your guide.

Get outfitted with your bike and helmet, then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin. Pedal along the hike-and-bike trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake. Turn north to check out the Italian Renaissance Revival of the Texas State Capitol building.

Learn about the city's history as you roll through downtown. Head down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats take shelter between the months of March to November.

Continue to South Congress, Rainey Street, and the boardwalk trail. Get great photo opportunities throughout the bike tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour leaves from 1707 Barton Springs Rd. Please arrive 15 minutes early prior to start time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a strong enough bike rider to keep up with the group. If not, our Peace Love and Zilker tour might be a better option for groups with children.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barton Springs Bike Rental & Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.
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What is the social distancing policy during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide.

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  • "I would recommend this as an active and fun activity for groups and solo travelers alike." See review
  • "I recommend this tour to anyone who want to see Austin parks, water body’s and downtown." See review
  • "Fantastic way to see the city and get some exercise on a Saturday morning." See review

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star-4
Could have done on our own
mitchshasta112908
, Jun 2022
Overall, this was a good trip. Though we had been riding mostly e-bikes the few days before, this ride was fairly flat, so most people handled the regular bikes okay. There were a few times when we stopped in the sun though there was shade nearby, so that was a little frustrating being from a milder climate and it being in the high 90’s that day. We would have liked an earlier ride to have been offered. I would have also appreciated the basics of riding the bikes in Austin. Different localities have different biking laws and riders have different levels of abilities with bikes, so best to assume everyone knows nothing and do a short spiel at the beginning so everyone’s on the same page. Plenty of water was available for each rider. We brought our own reservoir packs, but it seemed like there was enough for all during the trip and water provided at the end of the trip as well. During the tour. We hit Barton Springs, a couple parks, Congress bridge, the pedestrian bridge, and the Capitol building. I would have liked to have seen some more of the Capitol grounds, but maybe you can’t bike around in there? This tour was fine, but I don’t think the guide provided much more value than if we had just done this on our own at a cooler time of day.
star-4
Fun
Patty_S
, May 2022
The ride was fun and not too hard. The heat was surprising. I would do it again. I liked that they provided plenty of water.
star-5
Great way to see the city
Sara_S
, May 2022
Tanner was a great guide! Full of great info, fun stories and super recommendations. It was a great way to see the city and learn some Austin History. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Taking in Austin on two wheels!
Robin_K
, May 2022
Parker is an excellent guide. This personalized, guided tour is the best way to see Austin. Riding along side of the river was beautiful. It was a great experience! Thank you!
star-5
Great guide
Francois_P
, May 2022
Great guide, knowledgeable and friendly, fun ride, good introduction toi the city, don't hesitate 😊😊😊
star-4
Great wheels-on experience in Austin
Janet_R
, Apr 2022
Our guide Tanner led us on a 2 hour tour that included not only important Austin sites like the Capital building and Congress bridge but also local gems you can get to on a bike like Zilker Park, the Barton Springs pool and hillside, the Stevie Ray Vaughan monument, the Victorian buildings in the city’s northeast side, along with a couple of places where you can see the bats. Tanner was very enthusiastic and really made us excited to experience Austin. The reason this review is not five stars is that the bikes themselves weren’t in peak condition-all older with a lot of wear. They were workhorses though and got our group through the tour without incident.
star-5
Great way to spend a few hours when visiting Austin
Minden_T
, Apr 2022
We were in Austin just for a weekend. Booked this tour for five family members as we had time to kill for late afternoon wedding. Had a great time and felt we got a little history and flavor of the city while burning a little energy. Our guide Parker was great! Fun, knowledgeable, but also conscious of our safety and wellbeing. 3 of the 5 were out of shape and hadn't ridden bike for years, but were still able to do this 10 mile route. Not too strenuous and had right amount of stops. We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Easy breezy
Kelli_R
, Apr 2022
Avery was kind, patient, knowledgeable. He adapted to our variety of levels and ages. The tour was perfect. Only change was the people along walk way in beginning didn’t heed to bikes. Suggest putting bell on all bikes or horn?
star-5
Super fun
Brendan_H
, Apr 2022
Such a great fun tour along the river and through the downtown . Tanner was outstanding and informative and made it an awesome afternoon
star-5
Michael was amazing and...
GEGAZE_L
, Apr 2022
Michael was amazing and he made the bike tour fun. When I come back to Austin I really want to do the tour again.
star-5
Highly recommend Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour!
kathleen_F
, Apr 2022
Excellent bike tour through Austin! Michael was our guide and he did an exceptional job! This bike ride was one of my favorite activities in Austin!
star-5
Best way to see a city &...
Richard_K
, Mar 2022
Best way to see a city & it's neighborhoods is on 2 wheels. Austin didn't disappoint & is a bike friendly city.
star-5
A fun activity to do in Austin
John_C
, Mar 2022
It’s a fun way to see the highlights of the city. Michael is very knowledgeable of the city’s history…and makes the trip fun.
star-5
Many must sees in Austin
Katie_P
, Mar 2022
This was a great way to cross off many of the “sights I want to see when I visit Austin” list! Jacob was a great guide & shared a lot of interesting facts about each area we visited! I would definitely recommend it if you’re visiting Austin. The bike shop is also walking distance to Terry Black’s BBQ- if you want to make lunch plans after :)
star-5
Great time!
Danielle_K
, Feb 2022
Jacob was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and told us all the best places to go during our trip! Highly recommend!
star-5
Parker was awesome
kendra_s
, Jan 2022
Parker took us around Austin for this fun and interesting tour. We enjoyed hearing about the architecture, moonlight towers, the Congress Bridge bats (sort of) and the local scene. It's a nice, relatively easy ride. A few hills here and there but not too bad. It's a fabulous way to see much of the city in a short amount of time. Thanks for the lunch recommendations! We love eating where the locals eat
star-5
Beautiful, fun and interesting biking tour of Austin
Cathy_C
, Jan 2022
Michael made the biking tour of Austin interesting and fun. The biking was easy and the scenery amazing. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions with ease. Would recommend this outing!
star-5
Paul, our guide, had...
Christina_G
, Jan 2022
Paul, our guide, had little nuggets of information that he provided in addition to touristy information. I plan to bring my family the next I visit Austin!
star-5
Bike Ride
Stephanie_L
, Jan 2022
We had a great experience riding bikes around Austin. A fun way to learn about the city. Our guide Michael was very informative.
star-5
5 stars!
Kelly_M
, Jan 2022
Our tour guide, Paul, was wonderful! We had a great time hearing the history of some of Austin’s landmarks from a local. I would definitely recommend!

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