Brought to you by HUMAN power: Treme, Esplande Ridge, Midcity, City Park, Lafitte Greenway. Let's do this!
Between the mighty Mississippi and the 1, 300-acre "quintessential urban green space" that is New Orleans City Park lay some of the most diverse, textured and interesting neighborhoods in the United States.
Faubourg Treme, the lively. ever-evolving crossroads of New Orleans' Creole and African-American cultures, is our first stop. Treasures abound in this cultural mecca, now enjoying a renaissance.
Onward, up Esplanade Avenue, sometimes known as the "Creole Garden District", past the homes, businesses and places of worship that delight the eye and excite the imagination!
Over Bayou St. John, into City Park. . lots to see and do there!
Back downtown by way of the Lafitte Greenway. . an innovative pubic work that addresses the issues of flood water management made more urgent in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
This is a great adventure, full of beautiful sights not seen by most visitors, and will leave you with lasting memories of this great city and her incomparable natural setting.
Old US Mint
Lower French Quarter
Treme Historic District
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Future Home of New Orleans African American Museum (a collection of beautiful houses)
Monument to History
St. Louis Cemetery #3
Bayou St. John / Moss St,
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
New Orleans Botanical Garden (admission optional)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or other downtown/French Quarter location, and drive you to the bike shop, just outside the French Quarter, where the tour begins.
End location: I will return you by my private car at the end of the tour.
Duration: 3 hours
This tour is not suitable for rainy weather as a bicycle tour, but can be modified to a driving tour in the event of inclement weather.
This is a bicycle tour. We get to the tour in my private car, a 2008 Scion xB, seats 5 (see photos)
Tour price includes transportation by private car to and from tour start and end point.
Bicycle rental (including helmet, basket & lock) is priced "per person", as noted.
You should arm yourself with a hat, sunglasses, sunblock and clothing and shoes suitable for biking. The entire trip is over essentially flat terrain, so the riding effort is moderate over the approximately 15 mile round trip.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Lunch / snacks or drinks are often a feature of this itinerary
If we choose to visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme, the admission charge is 10.00 USD per person