Hop on a bike and ride to Mount Vernon from Washington, D.C. on the Mount Vernon Trail.
Nearly 18 miles long and fully paved, the Mount Vernon Trail follows the Potomac River’s Virginia shoreline. It begins at Theodore Roosevelt Island (near Rosslyn, Virginia) and continues through Alexandria, ending at Mount Vernon. Water fountains and restrooms are located in parks and points of interest along the way.
If you don't own a bike, you can rent one from Bike and Roll in Old Town Alexandria and enjoy the final scenic ten miles of the Mount Vernon Trail, passing through Dyke Marsh and Belle View Park.
If you're interested in a one-way bike trip, you can rent a bike from Bike and Roll in Old Town Alexandria, ride to Mount Vernon, and return to Alexandria on the Potomac Riverboat Company’s Miss Christin. Both rides are seasonal and space is limited. Advance reservations are required. The price of the Mount Vernon by Bike & Boat package includes estate admission, bike rental, bike pick-up at Mount Vernon, and your return boat ticket.
Bike and Roll Tours are offered in season, generally late March through early November. Call Bike and Roll at 202.842.2453 for reservations and more information or book online.