Early Bird French Quarter Bike Tour

$25 per Rider

DURATION

1 Hour

GROUP SIZE

12

TICKET TYPE

MOBILE

CANCELLATION

FREE

Beat the crowds and avoid the traffic with this early morning tour of Louisiana’s most visited attraction, New Orleans’ French Quarter. The tour starts and ends at our bike shop located conveniently near the French Quarter, one block off Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. We will set you up on a bicycle before your tour guide and group of no more than 12 bike riders set off for the French Quarter. This hour tour features some of the most influential places in New Orleans’ storied past.

Itinerary

Stop At: Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA

    • The center of the French Quarter, home of the St. Louis Cathedral and local artists.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The French Market, 1008 N. Peters St, New Orleans, LA

    • Over 200 years of history at this 5 block market. Today it features a wide variety of art, produce, food, and retail shopping.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ursulines Convent, 1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA

    • An important stop at the oldest building in the region, the Ursuline Convent built in 1752. Also, included in this stop is the Beauregard-Keyes House, former home of a civil war general and an American author.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Frenchmen Street, Faubourg Marginy, New Orleans, LA

    • A hop over to the adjacent Faubourg Marginy neighborhood provides a look at Frenchmen Street, the most important street for music in modern day New Orleans.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Madam John’s Legacy, 632 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA

    • This 1788 home is one of the few examples of French colonial architecture left in the French Quarter, which is dominated by Spanish colonial style.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA

    • Since 1840, this family run business has been serving French-Creole food in its 15 dining rooms. A must visit to pay homage to the birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old French Opera House, corner of Bourbon and Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA

    • A visit to the site of the former French Opera House. Although the building burned down in 1919, between the Civil War and World War I the Opera House was the preeminent social space for local elite.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Congo Square, Treme, New Orleans, Louisiana

    • This open space in Armstrong Park was home to large gatherings of slaves and free people of color during the 19th century. These gatherings featured open markets, dancing, and drumming. Congo Square is often referred to as the birthplace of Jazz and was later home to the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Marie Laveau’s House, 1020 St Ann St, New Orleans, Louisiana

    • A stop at the site of the Voodoo Queen’s home from 1839 to 1881.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cosimo Recording Studios, 521 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Pay tribute to Cosimo Matassa’s at his former recording studio that helped introduce rock n’ roll to the world. This studio helped to craft the careers of Fats Domino, Little Richard, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Lloyd Price, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, and many others.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

Important information

Inclusions

  • Bottle of water
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Local Guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, other than specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure details

  • 631 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117: All tours begin and end at 631 Elysian Fields (blue commercial building on the corner of Elysian Fields and Royal Street). This location is one block from Frenchmen Street. Please arrive 15min before your scheduled departure time.

Duration

1hrs

Return details

  • Returns to original departure point

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for those who are pregnant or have back problems
  • Must be 14 years of age or older to ride the bicycle
  • Bicycles fit those between 5’0” and 6’5” in height
  • Chauffeured pedicabs may be made available at an additional cost for those who cannot or choose not to ride the bicycle
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please be aware that the itinerary listed is an example of the sites that may be visited. Some sites may be added or subtracted to the itinerary at the tour guide’s discretion.
  • Full refund provided if the tour is canceled by due to bad weather
  • This tour has a maximum of 12 participants
  • Near public transportation

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