Mike's Bikes and Tours

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About Mike's Bikes and Tours

Take a tour or grab a bike and cruise around to a hike or swim, do happy hour, dine at a food truck, and then see some live music. Bicycles are the best way to get around Austin. Mike's Bikes and Tours offers 6 daily tours that showcase various spots and activities that are popular with Austin locals. From Barton Springs Pool to Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin has many outdoor riding areas that appeal to every skill level. Join us for one of the tours below or check out our website to learn more about renting a bike on your next visit.

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Bat Watching Tour

One of our most popular tours, the Bat Watching tour features an easy 9 mile tour around Lady Bird Lake, the boardwalk, Barton Springs, Zilker and Butler parks, with an end stop to watch the bats fly out for the night from Congress Avenue Bridge. It's the largest urban bat colony in the world! This is a must see if you've never experienced it. Tour time varies throughou the year.

Cost: $64 per person
Length: ~2.5 hours
Start Times: Varies with sunset

Lady Bird Lake Tour
This is a 2 hour tour on the Butler hike-n-bike trail that circles around Lady Bird Lake and includes Austin's new over the water board walk. This ride is traffic free meaning no cars and features many shaded areass. The tour distance is approximately 10 miles on mostly flat natural services with a few detours to sidwalks. You'll see some of the best parks in downtown Austin, learn some history, and check out some sightseeing landmarks including Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue.

Cost: $49 per person
Length: ~2 hours
Start Time: 7:00am and 10:00am

Check Out Austin / TX Capitol Tour
A nice overview of urban and natural areas, this 2 hour tour features Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs and then some on road cycling over to the Texas Capitol. After the Capital we venture over to the West side of downtown to see Graffiti Wall and Shoal Creek. We finish up back on Lady Bird Lake Trail. This is the best tour to see Austin!

Cost: $49 per person
Length: ~2 hours
Start Times: 10am

Soutside Springs N Brews Tour

This 4 hour tour is truly local style. We'll cruise down into South Austin's cool neighborhoods, up a few hills, then stop for farm to table food and house brewed beer. Next we cruise through lovely Barton Hills and stop off at Barton Springs pool for a swim. This is the crown jewel of Austin, the pool is spring-fed and constant temperature of 68f/20c year round. There's a bathhouse for changing. Afterwards, we burn some calories before we stop for a drink and BBQ on a nice patio. Then we hit the trails around lady bird lake to finish up. One of our favorite tours, this never disappoints!  Please note the tour price does not include food or drink.

Cost: $99 per person
Length: ~4 hours
Start Times: 10:30am

Barton Creek Greenbelt

This is a 4 hour tour of single-track mountain biking that features 8 miles of beginner and intermediate skill level trails that wind through Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt. It starts at Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park and is the largest urban wilderness area in the US. It’s also one of the best mountain biking trails in Austin. Swimming is encouraged when the water is flowing and the weather permits. This tour runs year and the price includes a premium bike upgrade, helmet, and pickup for 5 people.

Cost: $149 per person
Length: ~4 hours
Start Times: 9:00am

Walnut Creek Tour
For those that like to ride! We start along the hike n bike on lady bird lake and cruise to Longhorn Dam. Then we hit a bit of street riding over to a quick pit stop if breakfast is needed, and onward to a paved trail head. This 4 hour tour is a 20+ mile round-trip, where 14 of those miles is on a new paved, traffic free trail; winding around creeks and totally natural and shady, taking in the scenery and austin skyline views from afar.  We'll stop for a drink and snack on the way back, before finishing along the new boardwalk.

Cost: $99 per person
Length: ~4 hours
Start Times: 9:00am

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