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Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour 2.5hr

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    Stop At: Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4072

    During the night time, bats fly out from under Congress Avenue Bridge. If you have been to Austin or visited and not seen this, it is a highly recommended thing to see! This tour begins with a ride around Lady Bird Lake and will stop at the perfect time to view the bat's flying out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge.

    Stop At: Zilker Metropolitan Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

    Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in south Austin, Texas at the juncture of Barton Creek and the Colorado River that comprises over 350 acres of publicly owned land. It is named after its benefactor, Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city in 1917

    Stop At: Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736

    Barton Springs Pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. It is located on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The pool exists within the channel of Barton Creek and utilizes water from Main Barton Spring, the fourth largest spring in Texas

    Stop At: Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, Lady Bird Lake First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78701

    Austin’s famous urban trail along the lake, the Butler hike-n-bike trail. This multi use trail circles around Lady Bird Lake and includes Austin's new over the water boardwalk. This ride is traffic free (i.e. no cars) and features many shaded areas. The tour distance is approximately 7.5 miles on mostly flat natural/paved services with a few small hills.
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    Departure Point
    650 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • All required equipment (bike and helmet)
    • Learn about the Bats in Austin on this 2.5 hour bat watching bike tour (2 hours on the bike).
    • It's the largest urban bat colony in the world!
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Tip $
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring water, the bike has a bottle cage
    • Youths ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Children ages 11 and under, private tour recommended (extra $25 pp)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Mike was great. Lots of knowledge about Austin. Great bikes, great time. Learned a lot about the city and its history and saw a lot of great sites. Mike has knows how to make sure you enjoy your outing.
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    Response from mikesbikesandtours, Owner at Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour 2.5hr
    Responded Jul 15, 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to review. The bats are a sight to see, just a little bit lazy, due to being in labor!
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    We booked a bat watching tour for July 5th, and perhaps because the holiday fell in the middle of the week, my wife and I were the only participants. Mike made us feel like we were on our own special tour. He asked questions about our hometown and offered many insights into
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    Response from mikesbikesandtours, Owner at Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour 2.5hr
    Responded Feb 5, 2019
    The bat's nightly emergence is truly a unique Austin experience, thanks for the thoughtful review!
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