New Orleans Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- Treme Neighborhood: One of the city's oldest neighborhoods was designed to house its population of free people of color and Haitian Creoles. – Today, it's revered as the birthplace of early jazz and a hotbed of culture and history.
- Faubourg Marigny: Founded in the early 1800s, this district is known for its interesting mix of European architecture as well as a booming art and music scene.
- Avenue of the Creoles: The New Orleans version of "millionaire's row" contains dozens of lavish 19th century homes and peaceful oak trees, occasionally interrupted by quaint coffee shops and eateries.
About This New Orleans Tour
Sure, everyone knows about the beads, confetti, and cocktails that flow freely throughout the French Quarter, but there's much more to New Orleans than parties – fun as they may be. This tour is perfect for a more relaxed trip through some of the city's most historic districts outside of its famous quarter.
Take Treme, for example. Founded as a haven for freedmen and Creoles, this is the place where large brass ensembles birthed the style that would become known as big band, one of the earliest styles of jazz. Fittingly, it's home to a stretch of green land named after one of the genre's titans: Beyond its signature entrance arch, Louis Armstrong Park offers peaceful ponds, sculptures, trees, and walking paths.
Just north of Treme is the eerily beautiful Saint Louis Cemetery 3. With rows of smoke-colored stone tombs built aboveground to account for the city's swampy soil, one ride past the sculptures of angels, saints, and other biblical figures is all it takes to see why they call New Orleans' cemeteries "cities of the dead."
So if you're ready to see what the city holds beyond the raucous confines of Bourbon Street, hop on a nimble bike and get ready to spend a few hours on a relaxing ride that uncovers the city's history, culture, and gorgeous scenery.
The most interesting man in New Orleans
Bernard de Marigny was born in 1785, to an upper-class French family living in New Orleans. Though he appreciated all facets of aristocratic life, Marigny took a special liking to gambling. After being sent to England as a teen, he brought back a soon-to-be-famous game of chance called "hazard" or "Crapaud," later shortened to just "craps." Marigny also founded a racetrack and provided the land that became the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, with streets like "Peace," "Poets," "Music," and "Hope."
Please make your way to 214 Decatur Street, directly across from the House of Blues, in the French Quarter.
Your fully guided tour includes bike, helmet and bottled water, and is designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective. You will not be entering any venues during the tour.
Plan to cycle up to 3.5 hours over relatively flat terrain. This tour is not suitable for travelers with limited mobility.
Bike Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
All participants must be willing and able to ride their own bike.
All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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