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Hop on a bike and ride to Mount Vernon on the scenic Mount Vernon Trail. It takes about one hour to travel between Mount Vernon and Alexandria, Virginia (about 10 miles). 

Don't have a bike? Bike rentals are available in Alexandria.

Bike to and from Mount Vernon

Rent a bike in Old Town, Alexandria from one these providers:

Full day comfort hybrid & electric bike rentals 
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4-hour electric bike rentals

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Bike rental packages include admission to Mount Vernon.

Bike to Mount Vernon, Return by Boat

With this package from Unlimited Biking, bike from Alexandria to Mount Vernon and return by boat.

Available seasonally. Price includes bike rental, bike pick-up, admission to Mount Vernon, and a return boat ticket. 

Make reservations online or call (202) 842-2453.

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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.

Bridge 12 is undergoing renovation. Trail users will be detoured onto the southbound section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway near Waynewood Boulevard, according to the NPS.

Water fountains and restrooms are located along the way.

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View all biking trails in the Mount Vernon and DC Metro area (opens Google Maps).

"Our family rode bikes from Alexandria to Mount Vernon for a lovely, memorable day. This was my first visit to Mount Vernon, and it exceeded my expectations." – TripAdvisor Review, April 2017