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Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide provided by Barton Springs Bike Rentals & Tours

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Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover the highlights of Austin on this guided biking tour. Pedal along the trail that runs through Zilker Park and around Lady Bird Lake, heading toward the Texas State Capitol building. As you ride, learn about the city's history. Travel down Congress Avenue and over the Congress Avenue Bridge, which is known as the home of over a million bats.
  • Explore Austin like a local on a bike tour
  • See the city’s landmarks and lesser-known attractions
  • The tour price includes the use of a bike and helmet
  • You’ll get great photo opportunities throughout the tour
Important Information
Departure Point
1707 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Austin Parks Usage $5 fee
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
QueenVon wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
Great tour of the city. Robbie was our guide. He gave us a lot of history of the different locations we visited. The weather was great, the hills were a bit much but we pushed it and made it through...LOL. My two sons 8&12 said it’s the best part of the trip so far. This tour
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Date of experience: October 2020
Steve Y wrote a review Oct 2020
Wexford, Pennsylvania4 contributions
We had a great time on this tour and learned a ton from Daniel, an Austin resident for 15 years. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. Our tour was just 3 of us with Daniel, which helped us to see and hear him easily throughout the tour. We stopped at the capital
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Jane E wrote a review Sep 2020
Napa, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Jake was incredible! What a fantastic experience. We highly recommend this tour for all ages. Fun, informative, just the right amount of stop and go on the bikes. Impeccable manners.
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Date of experience: September 2020
pegasus4063 wrote a review Sep 2020
Lansing, Michigan10 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband, son and I (62, 28 and 61 YO) enjoyed the tour by Jacob and his assistant Mac.It was a great way to visit some Austin highlights and get acclimated. It was a toasty day but there were well-timed stops and abundant water. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Winry E wrote a review Aug 2020
Austin, Texas4 contributions
I can’t really travel right now, but I realized I’ve never really lived life like a tourist in my own city. I always love getting to experience Austin from a new perspective! I grew up in Austin and still saw lots of new things and learned some really neat stuff about my city.
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Date of experience: July 2020
About the operator

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By: Barton Springs Bike Rentals & Tours
Fun tour on bikes
Jacob was a great guide! We saw all the famous spots in Austin that one may nit realize exists. The bikes are comfy
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Fantastic Experience!!
Best to do your first day in Austin so you can figure out what all you want to do on your trip & get the lay of the
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Amanda M
Best Way to See Austin
I have been on this tour twice and enjoyed it both times. Not only are the e-bikes super fun, but this is a fantas
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Amazing tour of the city.
This tour is great! My husband and I loved it! The bikes make it easy to get around and gives a great breeze on a
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Fun Tour!
We had a great tour! The eBikes were awesome and our guide was super knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend :)
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A beautiful day at the lake
A great way to see the area around Lady Bird lake and get some history. My first time to Austin and was only here
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Austin rocks !
Love the guys here great experience!!! Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly!! Will definitely return.
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Would bike again in a heartbeat.
Jacob gave us a great early morning bike trip around Austin. This is the perfect way to experience the city — cove
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Awesome e-bike tour! Jacob is the best guide!
Bike tour was amazing! Our tour guide Jacob was very knowledgeable about the city and he did an awesome job of show
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Great Way to Start in Austin!
Great bike tour! It takes you all over Austin so you get a great overview of the city (the perfect thing to do on y
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Best bike rental!!
Barton Springs Bikes is the best!! Devon was super accommodating and the location is perfect. Plus, they are covid
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Zooming through the Silicon Hills of Austin
This is hands down the best tour in Austin. The silicon hills are so fun on the moped! It’s a rush getting to expe
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Great experience
Great way to see the city. The folks at Peace, Love, and Zilker Bike Tour were extremely friendly and Jacob was ver
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Great intro ride
The bikes are awesome “a game changer” for my friend with recent knee issues! Cool store, knowledgeable guides and
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Great experience
Chip was an excellent guide! Very informative and energetic. We are a family with children ages 4 and 7. My 4 year
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Key Details
  • Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, Town Lake, and 5 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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