• Beyond the
    French Quarter
    Bike Tour

    "A wonderful way to get out of the tourist traps and see some real neighborhoods."

    thedox, canada (tripAdvisor)

Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour

Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour

  • Off the Beaten Path
  • Limited Group Size
  • Expert Tour Guide

 

Experience the Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour.

Our New Orleans Bike Tour is the perfect tour for those wanting to experience New Orleans with minimal effort. Our fully licensed tour guides will offer you an insider's look at the Crescent City and give you a peek at what makes New Orleans "The Most Interesting City in the World!"

With no hills, plenty of bike lanes and beautiful, historic avenues covered by canopies of Live Oaks, this magical city was made for biking. Whether you are new to New Orleans, or your permanent address is on Bourbon St., this tour has something for you! 

  • Approximately 3.5 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • All Day
    • Live Guide
    • Bicycle
    • Helmet
    • Bottle of Water
  • Adults (13+) €45.00
    Children (3-12) €35.00
  • This tour meets at our office, located at 214 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Our office is located in the French Quarter directly across from the House of Blues.

  • English
  • 15
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Each member of your party will be required to complete and sign a liability waiver form. Minors under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to complete their paperwork.
    • All children must be able to ride their own individual bike.
    • Due to the risk to both mother and child, pregnant women are not allowed to participate on our bike tours.
    • This tour includes a stop to rest your legs and purchase snacks at the Morning Call Café. Please bring cash if you would like to purchase anything, cost is not included in the tour. The café does not accept credit cards.

Tour Highlights

  • City Park
  • Morning Call Café (cost not included, please bring cash if you would like to purchase snacks)
  • Treme Neighborhood
  • Saint Louis Cemetery No. 3
  • Louis Armstrong Park
  • Faubourg Marigny
  • Congo Square
  • Avenue of the Creoles

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    All tours begin at our office, located at 214 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Our office is located in the French Quarter directly across from the House of Blues.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we stop for food or drinks during the tour?

    Yes, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs a bit at the Morning Call Café and taste those piping hot beignets for yourself! Please bring cash if you would like to purchase anything, cost is not included in the tour. The café does not accept credit cards.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our bike tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within the 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    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.

    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, baby seats, or child bikes in advance that you'd like to reserve either a child seat or trailer.

    Please Note: All child bikes use hand brakes. There are no pedal brakes available.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are required for every tour we offer. All walk-in customers will be served based on guide availability.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there an age or weight limit?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    Our bike tours operate in groups of 15 maximum.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to arrive at the meeting point?

    Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time, therefore please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork.

    Please be aware that we have multiple tours departing throughout the day, therefore if you arrive more than 30 minutes early we may still be working with other guests and not quite ready to welcome you properly.

    Each member of your party will be required to complete and sign a liability waiver form. Minors under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to complete their paperwork.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages?

    All of our tours are offered in English only at this time.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    Unfortunately we are unable to enter the highlights due to time constraints. Our tours are designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective, so that's what we're going to do!

  • Expand/Collapse Am I allowed to take pictures during the tour?

    Absolutely!

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    Our tours operate rain or shine. We have ponchos available in our office for use should unexpected rain develop.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we ride on the streets or on the sidewalks?

    Yes, we are on city streets for the majority of the tour. Our route takes advantage of streets with bike lanes as much as possible but there are times we will need to share the road with other vehicles. For this reason we reccomend that all riders are confident enough with their biking skills that traffic will not be a problem. Also younger riders must have enough skill to follow in a single file line behind the guide so they are not in danger of veering into traffic.

  • Expand/Collapse Am I required to wear a helmet?

    Yes. Your safety is top priority for us and studies have shown that helmets can reduce head injuries by at least 85%. Therefore, we do require all riders to wear helmets on our tours.

Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour Reviews

NEW ORLEANS BEYOND THE FRENCH QUARTER BIKE TOUR is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 73.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had a wonderful PRIVATE tour! I work as a bicycle tour guide in another city and try to take bike tours whenever I travel. I was in New Orleans for a quick work trip and wanted to make the most of my time with a bike tour. The Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour did not disappoint! I was the only person who signed up for the tour, so I had an awesome private tour of New Orleans for nearly four hours! We rode through so many neighborhoods and talked about the history and culture of New Orleans over hundreds of years and the current culture and state of the city. The bikes were also in great shape, I especially enjoyed having a pouch on the back where I could put my bag.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved getting outside the French Quarter! Jeremy was our bike tour guide, and he did a great job fulfilling my high expectations for this tour. We had been in New Orleans for a full five days before this bike tour, mostly in the French Quarter, and we were anxious to get outside and see some of the rest of what the city has to offer. Jeremy was awesome. He took us to City Park, through Frenchmen Street, to a beautiful cemetery and past some extraordinary parks and historical houses. Biking around New Orleans was so pleasant; it really is a city made for biking. Even though in June the tour was a little hot, my wife and I had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tour in NOLA!!!!! I went on the Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour with Danny as my guide! I went by myself (as none of my friends wanted to bike for 3.5 hours) and I was SO GLAD I did! This tour was incredible! I did a ghost tour of the French Quarter and a cemetery tour during my visit and this bike tour was a million times better than both of those! There was a forecast for rain, so we had a small group of just 4. The bike riding was not strenuous at all and we had several stops where we got off the bike and took photos/stretched while listening to the tales of NOLA. If this tour isn't on your list, it should be! You won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect way to acclimate to a city while touring We had never done a bike tour while on vacation before so didn't know what to expect. It is a fantastic way to get your bearings, learn some history and cultural feel for a city, and enjoy a beautiful trip (if you are fortunate to have the beautiful weather that we did). Danny, our tour lead, was fantastic. He knows and loves the city and he is deep into its history, which provided rich stories and an understanding in under four hours of a city that is almost 300 years old. Safety was always a focus and we were comfortable the enjoy way. Loved the short stop for beignets and coffee at the Morning Call too. We said that we always want to do a bike tour now when visiting a city because this first one was so good.
Date published: 2017-04-15
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