Garden District Bike Tour with French Quarter in New Orleans, LA

Fat Tire Tours214 Decatur StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130
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Ride on the beautifully oak-shaded streets of the Garden District, visit the celebrated heart of the city, and learn about 300 years of culture! The French Quarter & Garden District Bike Tour is guided by certified city-enthusiasts who give you the low down on the most intriguing historic moments. There is no better way to experience the charm of New Orleans.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New Orleans Travel Experts
  • Must be at least 12 years old and weigh at least 100 pounds.
  • Great photo opportunities.
  • Approximately 3.5 hours long.
  • Activity level: normal.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.
  • You will stop at Morning Call Cafe. Bring cash! This establishment does not accept cards.


from Garden District Bike Tour with French Quarter
The French Quarter & Garden District Bike Tour will take you through highlights of the French Quarter as well as the Garden District and New Orleans' "American Sector."

Things will begin in the French Quarter where you'll hear about its almost 300 years of history. Next, your fully licensed tour guide will take you though well- known stops such as St. Louis Cathedral, as well as some hidden gems. Next you'll cruise to the Garden District. In the shade of the Live Oak lined streets, you'll admire the grand homes of New Orleans and hear about their most famous occupants, past and present.

• The French Quarter
• Mississippi Riverfront
• Jackson Square
• Lafayette Square
• Garden District
• Lafayette Cemetery #1

• Our French Quarter office at 214 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130

• Guests must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork.
• Every guest will be required to complete and sign a liability waiver form.
• Liability waiver forms for participating minors under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian’s signature.
• All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while on tour.
• Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to participate on tour and will not be issued a refund.
• All tours run rain or shine.

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Oslo, Norway
"Great way to see the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2020 NEW
Our guide Zack took us for a bike trip around the city. Very professional guide and a really great way to see the city! Highly recommend.
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"Unprofessional Guide "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2019
The tour guide John was incoherent and not loud enough. I missed a great deal of what was said on the tour. There was a half an hour break near the end of the tour where we all just waited around in an uninteresting park and watched it get darker and darker. I did not see any lights on the bikes. We biked home in total darkness in busy traffic. I DID NOT FEEL SAFE ON THS TOUR. To top it all off, the tour guide yelled at me when he saw me filming. It was never mentioned that filming was not allowed and I did not see any signs saying we couldn’t film. I put my phone away and he continued to yell at me in front of the group. Yelling that what I had done was “illegal, I did it without consent and that I broke the law” I was afraid to take my camera out to even take pictures for the rest of the tour. It seemed to set a sour note for all the other guests as well and I did not see any of them taking photos of one of the most picturesque cities in the world.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2019
We had no fun on this tour. It started off on the wrong foot when our tour guide got angry to the point of shaking and having trouble speaking because my wife was excited and video taping the first stop at a steam paddle boat on the river. It was never explained to us to not video any of the tour. He said stop, she immediately did, said she was sorry, and put her phone away. He continued to chastise her in front of the group and after a minute even said he was having trouble regaining his composure. Sheesh. Not a good start. The tour took us to some places that were okay, and some that were not that interesting. With ten people in the group it seemed hard to keep track of us all. There was a lot is stopping and talking. Minutes into the trip and we took a break to walk around Jackson Square. I don’t need a break literally five minutes into a bike tour. There was also a half hour break near the end. Again, not needed and not interesting. The ride back was at night, in traffic, without any lights on the bikes. It didn’t feel safe. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I hated it, but I would never recommend it, and would even go so far as to dissuade people from taking this tour.
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Woodbury, Minnesota
"New Orleans French Quarter Segway tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019
Was a great trip! Got a nice feel of New Orleans with a GREAT tour guide, Cathy! She was so patient with us and so knowledgeable on New Orleans. We can’t say enough good, had a few stops along the way, which was a nice break. Cathy’s history knowledge was amazing!!!!
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"Brilliant Company "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019
We met Brian on a Tuesday morning when another tour company had let us down. He was helpful - gave us great advise, and had us back on track in no time. I thoroughly recommend this organisation - they’re good honest people - please use them.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden District Bike Tour with French Quarter

Where is the meeting point?
The bike tour begins at our office, located at 214 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Our office is located in the French Quarter directly across from the House of Blues. (Two blocks off of Canal Street and two blocks off the Mississippi River).

Is there parking available near the office?
There are many parking lots around the French Quarter. The closest to the office is at 111 Iberville St. (corner of Iberville St. and N. Peters). Their rate is $30 for up to 8 hours.

Is the bike tours appropriate for children?
Absolutely! We have tons of families as we're a great family activity. If you have children in your group, please make a note of it in your reservation. Please include their age and size, as the number of children's bikes we have is limited. For children up to 12 years old or 100lbs (45kg), we have two-wheeled tandem trailers. The passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders over 100lbs (45kg) must ride their own bicycle. We have various smaller sized mountain bikes for those able to ride on their own.

Am I required to wear a helmet?

How big will my group be?
This bike tour operates in groups of 10 maximum.

What are some of the tour highlights? 
The French Quarter, Mississippi River, Jackson Square, Lafayette Square, Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery #1.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, great photo opportunities.

What's provided with the tour?
Along with one of our phenomenal tour guides, every guest will receive a bike, helmet, and a bottle of water. Additional waters are available for purchase in our office for $1.

Do the bike tour rides in the streets? 
Yes, we are on city streets for the majority of the tour. Our route takes advantage of streets with bike lanes as much as possible, but there are times we will need to share the road with other vehicles. For this reason, we recommend that all riders are confident enough with their biking skills that traffic will not be a problem. Also, younger riders must have enough skill to follow in a single file line behind the guide, so they are not in danger of veering into traffic.

If I am pregnant, can I join the tour?
Unfortunately, due to the risk to both child and mother, pregnant women are not allowed to participate in our bike tours.

Do we stop for food or drinks during the tour?
Yes, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs a bit during a stop at a coffee house in City Park. Please bring cash if you would like to purchase snacks or drinks, the cost is not included with the tour.

What is the weather policy?
Our tours operate rain or shine. We have ponchos available in our office for use should unexpected rain develop.