New Orleans Bike Tour: Explore Historic Districts
130 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a thrilling bike tour through the historic districts of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter and Treme, visit iconic landmarks, and discover the charming Garden District. Join us for a unique and immersive experience!
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • French Quarter - Bike through one of the oldest neighborhoods in the country. See the beautiful architecture, hear the fantastic music, and learn the colorful history of the city.

  • St. Louis Cathedral - Admire the impressive architecture of the oldest Catholic Church in America.

  • Jackson Square - Walk around the center of the old city and take in the local art and street performers.

  • Royal Street - Cruise by some of the most beautiful balconies and galleries in the city. Enjoy live music from the many street performers up and down the street.

  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar - One of the oldest bars in the US. Hear the stories of the pirate Jean Lafitte and how he used the bar to fence ill-gotten treasures.

  • Central Business District - Filled with the city’s best restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Your guide will tell which ones not to miss.

  • Congo Square - This is the site where Jazz was born. Hear how the music was invented and about some of the most famous musicians to come out of the Big Easy.

  • Treme - This is the epicenter of music in New Orleans then and now. It’s also home to the city’s best Mardi Gras traditions.

  • Frenchmen Street - Pedal past the lively music district. Your guide will point to where the best bands are playing that night.

  • Mississippi River - The big muddy river is the reason New Orleans was founded where it is. See the huge commercial vessels and old stem boats pass by as you ride atop the levee.

  • Garden District - The location of the grandest and most beautiful homes in New Orleans. Hear the history of the people who lived in. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and celebrities homes.

  • Lafayette Cemetery No.1 - From the gates of the cemetery your guide will tell you about our unique burial traditions and the famous people who chose this cemetery as their final resting place.

What's Included
  • Poncho when raining
  • Bottled water
  • Helmet
  • Bicycle use
  • Local Guide
What's Not Included
  • Our guides are great, please don’t forget them. Gratuity is not included in the price.
Additional Information

This journey starts with a trip to the renowned French Quarter, rich in nearly three centuries of history. Your fully accredited tour guide will lead you through notable locations such as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Congo Square within ‘the Quarter’ and the Treme, as well as some hidden treasures, all while unfolding captivating tales about the area.

Next, we cycle towards the picturesque Garden District, lined with majestic oak trees, pausing to marvel at the extravagant historic residences of New Orleans, and discuss some famous past inhabitants. This district fascinates with its blend of history, architecture and celebrity.

Tour extent: Roughly 9 mi.

Paved Paradise Tours is an intimate, proprietor-operated establishment offering a truly native viewpoint. As our guests, you’ll be touring with one of the proprietors, guaranteeing a top-notch experience. Discover the city through the lens of someone passionate about their work and about the City of New Orleans, eager for you to share their love for it.

  • Please provide heights of all children so we can determine the correct bike size.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary listed is a broad overview. Not every tour will be able to make every stop.
  • Tours operate rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will work with you to reschedule or refund.
1735 Washington Ave
Washington Avenue
LOCATION: All tours begin and end at 1735 Washington Ave (the corner of Baronne and Washington Ave). This is two blocks from the Washington (Garden District) stop on the St. Charles streetcar line. Please arrive 15min before your scheduled departure time.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(130 Ratings)
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May 26, 2024
Brian was an amazing tour guide! We had a blast and learned a lot. - We really appreciated all the knowledge Brian had about the city. It was such a great experience. Tanya checked us in and was so nice and accommodating.
Review provided by Viator
May 21, 2024
Great way to see the city - Totally enjoyed seeing the neighbourhoods and riding through the city. Definitely recommend this. Bikes were maintained and we had a few to choose for.
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May 12, 2024
Great way to tour the city - Tour was great. We plan to do another tour the next time we’re in town. Tonya was very knowledgeable of the city, its rich history and culture. The ride was safe.
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May 1, 2024
Our bike ride was cut... - Our bike ride was cut short by a torrential rain storm. Tanya our guide broke out the ponchos and gave a verbal tour of what would have remained of the tour. We decided to Uber home. Tanya was the best, Thanks.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 27, 2024
See the sites, avoid the crowds. - Got to see most of the N'awlins sites we'd hoped for. Tanya was great, and very patient with me (waiting for me to catch up. Too many photos ops!)
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Apr 25, 2024
10/10 - 10/10 would recommend. Our guide was amazing. Very informative, kind and safe. The bikes were cruisers and had gears.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 20, 2024
Bike adventure - Great tour fun and informative. Highly recommend if you want some great info about the city before you do your own exploring!!!
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Apr 7, 2024
Very informative by the host and a quick way to see the highlights of the city - Visiting the French Quarter and beautiful parks and learning about the history of jazz over the years
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Apr 4, 2024
Excellent New Orleans City Tour by bike - Tanya was an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable about history and culture and nature and music and where to eat and what to see in NO. She answered our many questions and stopped at some great spots to explain some of her favorite NO sites. We felt we really got to know the neighborhoods and sections of NO - French Quarter, Garden District, Jackson Square, Treme, Congo Square, etc! The streets of NO can be pretty rough - we felt the bikes were well equipped to handle any obstacles and Tanya was great about warning us of any upcoming hazards. She took more time than allotted for the tour (so many questions). Our family from Germany who accompanied us were equally impressed ! Overall an awesome experience and a great way to learn about NO!
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Mar 29, 2024
Just MEH! - Just meh! Our family enjoyed the ride, but I think if we would have rented blue bikes it would have been just as good. I feel our guide Justin needs to refine his tour guide skills. It felt like he was just on a bike ride with people tagging along. Not really interesting or any fun stories.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024