Austin's Lakes, Springs, And Bridges Tour
If being around water puts you at ease, then this is the tour for you! Our Lakes, Springs, and Bridges Tour will take you through Austin's most famous watering holes, and you can even go for a swim in some of them to cool off after the bike ride!
This tour gives you a chance to ride the shaded Butler Trail around beautiful Lady Bird Lake, named for former first lady, Ladybird Johnson, a native Texan. Along the way, you'll stop to talk about Austin's historical beginnings as Waterloo to our present day boom as a hub for startups, technology, and much more. We'll swing by the Congress Street bridge which houses the largest urban bat population in the world. You can take a dip, soak your feet or just enjoy the natural beauty from the banks when we visit the world famous Barton Springs*. This spring-fed pool maintains a temperature of 68 °F through both the winter and summer, so it is the perfect destination for any day of the year. Or you can jump into the oldest spring-fed pool in Texas, the Deep Eddy* which features both an adult lap pool and a wading pool that is perfect for guests of any age. If time permits, we'll ride over to the Hope Outdoor Art Gallery where you'll have a chance to leave your mark along with thousands of others at this ever evolving art project.
*Park entry fees apply if you want to swim.
This tour departs our shop Monday through Wednesday at 1pm. On Thursday through Sunday we offer this tour at 11:30am and 4pm. The tour runs about 2 hours and it $49 per person. Book online or by phone. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
Online reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance and each tour requires a minimum of two participants. If it is less than 24 hours, or you are signing up for a single spot, no problem, give us a call at 512-277-0609 or drop us a line.