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10 Best Bike Tours In Austin, Texas

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One of the fastest-growing cities in the entire country, Austin is an exciting place to visit. The city also lays claim to the title of ‘’live music capital of the world.’’ Other than its unique names, this city is blessed with so much outdoor beauty, gorgeous parks, lakes, and scenic spots to watch the beautiful sunset over the city, and several exciting trails and hikes to go on. The city has many more places to have fun indoors, with grand monuments, historic buildings, museums, cultural centers, and shopping spots for you to check out. There are several exciting things to experience in the city, and one of the best ways to get around and explore Austin is by cycling. Many streets here even have bike lanes, so when you are thinking of a trip around the gorgeous city, here are the best bike tours in Austin, Texas.

1. Explore the sights on an electric bike (from USD 71)

Starting with a trip to the Stevie Ray Vaughan memorial and Doug Salm Hill, this bike tour takes you through all the famous places and landmarks in the city. The journey is not strenuous as you will be riding an electric pedal-assisted bike. Enjoy a guided tour of the town – with an experienced guide leading the group of riders, see the majestic state capitol building, and ride through downtown as well as the University of Texas, and end at the Barton Springs Pool. There is a little coffee/water, and snacks stop halfway into the tour.

Let it Ride! Austin Electric Bike Tour *WINTER DISCOUNT PRICE*

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

3 reviews

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2. Experience the city’s beautiful parks (from USD 61)

This two-hour bike tour takes you on a fantastic experience of the city’s stunning outdoor scenery. The tour starts at the beautiful Lady Bird Lake, where the expert guide tells you all about this water body, and then the tour heads to all the beautiful parks downtown Austin. Learn more about these lush green spaces and their fascinating history. The trip is relatively easy and perfect for all visitors, regardless of age. The bikes come with helmets and bottle cages.

Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour

Duration: 2 hours

7 reviews

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3. Tour Austin's best sites on a bike (from USD 65)

If you want to see all the city’s major monuments, learn more about the landmarks and soak in panoramic views of the city’s landscape, then this bike tour is especially for you. The fully guided tour takes about two hours to complete, and it is worth every single moment. Starting with the hiking trail along Zilker Park, it takes you through trails, through infamous streets, over bridges, and past significant landmarks. The guides are well versed in the history of all the sites and are quite friendly too.

Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour

Duration: 2 hours

17 reviews

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4. Admire the downtown lakeside parks (from USD 54)

Enjoy a fantastic bike tour through one of the most popular natural escapes in the city, Lady Bird Lake, as well as other notable sites within the town. The journey takes you through the heart of downtown Austin where you’ll cycle past picturesque footbridges and gorgeous lakeside parks. Get a chance to admire the scenic skyline that this city boasts, get accurate insider tips and history lessons from the experienced guide, and see major landmarks, including the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue.

Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

1 review

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5. Bike around Walnut Creek (from USD 108)

One thing that abounds in the city of Austin is trails. Several gorgeous trails cover the entire urban downtown area of the town, and on this four-hour tour, you get the chance to experience these tracks. The bike tour takes you along shaded paths, by twisting creeks, and through exclusive trails that are traffic-free. Starting at the gorgeous Lady Bird Lake, the trail takes you through up to 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) of pure outdoor beauty, with more than enough rest stop on the way, of course.

Walnut Creek Bike Tour

Duration: 4 hours

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6. Learn about the bats on Congress Avenue (from USD 76)

This bike round-city trip allows you to experience something different and very unique about the city. An evening sightseeing trip to the town, the tour begins with a fun-filled cycle around Lady Bird Lake. The next stop is the famous Congress Avenue Bridge, where you will experience something spectacular. The Congress Avenue Bridge is renowned for being home to a colony of over 1.5 million bats, and the tour arrives at the bridge, just in time to catch the breathtaking view of these nocturnal denizens as they take flight for their evening feeding.

Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

3 reviews

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7. Discover Austin's local breweries (from USD 83)

Exploring the city and observing its main landmarks has never been more fun than it gets on this trip around the city. It is the best way to discover all of Austin’s fascinating highlights and visit its different local breweries too. If you are a lover of well-made brews, then this tour is just perfect for you. Experience the city, ride past its landmarks including the Texas State Capitol building, listen as your guide tells you all about the monuments, and of course, visit several local breweries to taste their beers and get refreshed!

Austin's Gem Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hours

2 reviews

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8. Indulge in delicious local food (from USD 106)

Seeing all of Austin is done interestingly on this cycling tour. First of all, you get to cycle around the city on an electric bike, pass through all the fabulous bike trails in town, including the Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Then, you’ll see all the notable sites in the city. The unique thing about this tour is the brunch stops. The tour guide takes you to where you will enjoy the most delicious local food that the city boasts.

Brunch Tour on an e-bike

Duration: 3 hours

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9. Savor sumptuous Texas BBQ (from USD 108)

The best way to enjoy and discover the city is to do it just like the locals would: swimming, brews, and barbecue. Journey through the city at a relaxed pace, see most of Austin’s famous landmarks, and stop for a refreshing dip in the famous Barton Spring Pool. The fun doesn’t end there as the tour’s next stop is a local spot where you will enjoy tasty Texas-style barbecue meals and chilled brews. Then the tour heads towards downtown, with beer and food stops in between.

Southside Springs & Brews Bike Tour

Duration: 4 hours

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10. Learn about the city's architecture and art (from USD 69)

The city of Austin is filled with magnificent buildings and structures with fantastic architectural styles for you to see. And there is a tour that takes you through all the city’s art and architectural landmarks. A must-try, this bike tour offers you the chance to see the beautiful sights as you ride through downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus. Check out and learn more about the excellent places like the Driskell Hotel, art joints like the Color Inside, and other remarkable public art exhibitions.

Austin Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour

Duration: 3 hours

1 review

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Discover the whole of Austin on a bike

Austin is blessed with everything, from a rich history to outdoor beauty; from a countryside setting to modern buildings and urban centers, museums, hotels, and so much more. It offers visitors a lot to discover, experience, and enjoy, including sumptuous local food. And one of the ways to explore the city is by cycling. So, get your riding shoes ready and check out any of these bike tours in Austin, Texas.

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Colins is a quiet individual who always tries to find the meaning and beauty of things around his environment. This passion has led him to begin his journey in photography and hiking nature...Read more

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