Austin in a Nutshell

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Why We Love This

  • See highlights of Austin including Lady Bird Lake, the Capitol, The new Boardwalk
  • See a variety of sights including Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool area and downtown Austin
  • Knowledgeable guides will point out places you should return after the tour

Barton Springs Bike Rental & Tours

Wanna see all that Austin has to offer? Our Nutshell tour will take you around town. Bike along our city's tranquil lake, admire the majestic Capitol building, and explore some of the many distinct sights that make Austin such a varied and vibrant city.

What You'll Do

The tour begins by going along Zilker Park and the Town Lake hike and bike trail. It then turns to the north to the Texas State Capitol where you will not only see downtown close up, but also learn a lot of the city's history. From the capitol, the tour turns down Congress Avenue and over the Bridge where we explore downtown area, Rainey St. and the boardwalk. It is a great way to see a really large swath of Austin.

Insider Tips

This is a great tour for someone who wants to see a lot of the city and get some exercise. It is not hard, but it is also not easy. You should be in reasonable shape.

Age & Fitness

This is a relatively flat ride but it covers a good bit of territory. You should be in relatively good shape.

Meeting Location

1707 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

What Should I Bring

Comfortable shoes to ride a bike in and a camera for all the great photo opportunities!

When To Arrive

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure

Parking

There is parking adjacent to the shop.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. We may cancel due to rain or other inclement weather. In these cases, we will issue full refunds.

"Exceĺlent tour! Really enjoyed it"

October 21, 2017 - 

Cody was our tour guide. Loved how relaxed and fun it was!


"Great way to enjoy Austin highlights and being outdoors"

October 19, 2017 - 

Felt like I was taking a trip through the city with some friends, really relaxed and fun, Austin is great!


"Great tour"

October 13, 2017 - 

The bike tour was a great way to see just about everything quickly as a first timer to Austin. Santiago and Max did a great job. I hadn't ridden a bike in 5 years and the tour wasn't an too difficult


"Great experience!"

October 12, 2017 - 

Everything about this tour was great! The guys in the shop fitted us with bikes quickly, offered water, etc. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun, and the tour itself was relaxed and professional. I highly recommend this tour for visitors to Austin!


"Thanks"

October 12, 2017 - 

I had a very nice tour of the city and learnt a lot about Austin. I had a one on one tour because I was the only person who signed up for that time slot (4pm). I was hesitant at first but Gabriel really made me feel at ease and we enjoyed a few laughs along the way.


"Great way to see the City! "

October 1, 2017 - 

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour...guides were super friendly and informative! Nice way to see the city, avoid the traffic and get some exercise as well! I always think riding a bike lets you see a place up close in a different way than in a car!


"Wonderful ride, wonderful guide!"

September 28, 2017 - 

The bike tour was perfect! We saw just about everything in Austin from local fairs to downtown high rises. Our guide, Steven was full of wonderful information and was an absolute delight to ride with. The service at the shop was great and everyone involved was so down to earth and helpful. Thank you, thank you!


"Great tour of Austin!"

September 23, 2017 - 

The tour was wonderful. Great way to see all the different neighborhoods and attractions!


"Great"

September 19, 2017 - 

Had a lot of fun biking around Austin and hearing a bit of history behind it. Beautiful scenery.


"Awesome!"

September 19, 2017 - 

I met the whole crew - Mark , Colby Stephen and one other guy - shoot forgot his name. Anyway, I was lucky to have a private tour by Stephen - he knew so much about Austin and the ease of the ride and conversation was bar none! If I was visiting Austin take a ride with these folks you will not be disappointed. They even drive me to my next destination- that what I call 5 star customer service!


"We got to see everything in one day!"

August 24, 2017 - 

Me and my friend were just here for a day, and with the bike tour we got to all interesting points and saw everything we wanted to see in just a few hours! The guides were great and told us a lot of stuff about the city. Would definetely do it again👍🏼


"Great way to explore"

June 26, 2017 - 

Bikes, guide and route: all very good. It's a pleasantly paced tour to see some of the highlights of Austin, and get a sense of the relaxed atmosphere in the city. Worth doing if you want to be active, and get a feel and some orientation for the city in a few hours.


"Amazing!"

June 17, 2017 - 

Stephen was an awesome tour guide! So much fun and I learned some interesting Austin facts too (even after living here for 4 years!) I don't bike much but I was able to do everything. Definitely recommend!


"great bike tour of AUstin"

June 4, 2017 - 

A great way to get an overview of Austin. Guides ( Cody and Steve) were caring, and attentive and very knowledgeable.


"Great experience"

May 27, 2017 - 

Our guides Cody and Stephen were knowledgeable and fun, and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sites along the tour. The bikes were in good shape. We were provided helmets, baskets on the bikes (if needed), and bottles of water, as well as a complimentary ride back to our hotel after the tour.


"Cody is amazing!!!"

May 6, 2017 - 

A must do if you are visiting Austin!!!


"Fun and easy"

April 17, 2017 - 

A tad light on the info aspect but a pretty ride with fun guides


"Excellent"

April 8, 2017 - 

The tour was very fun. Our guide was very friendly and it was a great ride. The entire process is well set up. They will pick you up before and drop you off after your tour if you need. I definitely recommend this company if you want a fun bike tour around Austin.


"Great bike tour"

April 6, 2017 - 

Had a very good time with Casey leading and providing history, recommendations. I felt well cared for as we rode and toured the lakefront, state house, and night spots. He gave me great suggestions for restaurants and things to do.


"Saturday morning cycle"

February 25, 2017 - 

Sasha was great, the tour left on time, heard lots of great Austin stories and history and facts. Could have gone another 2 hrs easily. - what about a ride through Uni of Texas?


"Very friendly and informative guide."

February 18, 2017 - 

Hit all the high points of the city, and I got a bit of a workout.


"Best way to see Austin"

February 10, 2017 - 

Some girlfriends and I went to Austin for a long weekend. This was the best thing we did while there. It took us to all of the major sites of the city. Plus our tour guide Daniel provided us with a lot of history about the city as well. I would highly recommend this tour to visitors. And I would suggest doing it at the beginning of your visit so you can get familiar with the city and see where you would like to go back to.


"A fantastic morning with an exceptional guide Sascha"

February 5, 2017 - 

Everything was perfect and everyone who worked there was lovely and helpful, particularly our guide Sascha. Went on a great bike ride that helped me get an excellent sense of Austin Exactly what I was hoping for - my expectations were exceeded! Thanks for a great morning Sascha and for all your wonderful suggestions of where to eat in Austin. Went to the taco place right after and it was just as good as you said it would be.


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