Today’s side deal gets you a flightless bird’s-eye view of San Antonio: for $30, you get a two-hour recumbent tricycle tour (a $60 value) from San Antonio Bike Tours. Riders must be at least 12 years old, accompanied by an adult if less than 18 years old, and 4’11” or taller to participate.
Perched atop the comfortable seat of a recumbent tricycle, pedalers enjoy two hours of easygoing sightseeing that traverses the historic King William District, the Alamodome, the Alamo, Hemisfair Park, and other local locales. After meeting at a designated downtown location, San Antonio Bike Tours will set you up with a tailored tricycle, quickly run down the safety guidelines, and then lead the way as your band of no more than 10 riders embarks on its adventure with nary a backward glance. Tours—which can be customized for individual preferences—are led by a certified guide and include either a solo or tandem trike, a safety helmet, and a radio intercom system that connects you to the guide’s insightful comments on local landmarks and embarrassing middle-school memories. If you'd rather ride a traditional bicycle, you can bring your own or San Antonio Bike Tours will provide one for you.
Reservations are required at least 72 hours in advance. Tours may be canceled due to weather.
- There is a new mode of transportation hitting the streets of San Antonio that allows tourists a new perspective of some of the city's most popular attractions: tricycles called recumbents. – David Sears, KSAT 12
- …the experience was a bright spot on our trip through the state giving us the chance try something new while getting some much needed exercise. – Angie and Allen, riders