Take a Bicycle Tour During a New Orleans Staycation


New Orleans is perfect for a staycation, and one of the best ways to explore the city is with a bicycle tour. The French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, and Mid-City neighborhoods are bicycle-friendly. Cyclists can ride through the narrow streets of New Orleans, admiring the architecture of the beautiful buildings, and learn about the city’s history from knowledgeable guides.

Preparing for a Bicycle Tour

Bicycle tours can be the perfect way to experience New Orleans while on a staycation. However, rides last a couple of hours and cover up to five miles; the city can become humid, so maintaining proper hydration is essential for every cyclist. It’s also necessary to wear comfortable clothing and shoes and dress accordingly for the weather.

Rent or Bring a Bike

People on a staycation may bring their own bike, but there are excellent bike rental shops in the city, including FreeWheelin’ Bike Tours and Rentals, Flambeaux Bicycle Tours and Bike Rentals, and Buzz Nola Bike Tours and Rentals. Various bike styles are available, from cruisers to electrics, including helmets and locks.

Picking the Perfect Route

New Orleans’ Lafitte Greenway is a popular choice. The 2.6-mile bike path connects the French Quarter to Mid-City, allowing cyclists to pass through several parks and green spaces. Cyclists can start at either end of the Greenway and ride for as long as they like.

The Mississippi River Trail is another favorite and runs along the levee on the east bank of the Mississippi River. The trail offers stunning views of the river and the New Orleans skyline and is about 20 miles long.

Other excellent options include Woldenberg Park, Audubon Park, City Park, and Lake Shore Drive.

Food and Drinks on a Bike Tour

New Orleans is the go-to staycation place for food and drinks, with fantastic options throughout the city. When planning a bike route, pick out a couple of pit stops and indulge in a po’boy, muffuletta, or a cold craft beer.

Learning about New Orleans’ History

New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods have some of the city’s most beautiful homes, gardens, and landmarks. Cyclists can plan their own route or join a guided tour with a company to learn about the city while on their staycation.

Have a Staycation at Hotel Mazarin

One of the best ways to experience a New Orleans staycation is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin idyllically resides in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today and rediscover New Orleans.