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Mission Trail

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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 2109321001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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Great Bike Date

My wife and I road bikes along the entire trail. The river is beautiful, the trail is easy and the history was cool to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I road bikes along the entire trail. The river is beautiful, the trail is easy and the history was cool to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the Mission Trail you will not have to invest days but a few hours would be well worth it. Although some can spend that much time at one mission, the entire trail can be enjoyed in very little time...take a picnic and make a morning and lunch out of it. Too many visitors come to San Antonio and see... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really easy on the Via buses, get a day pass and you can get on and off at all the missions, we only did two of them, but it was really great, full of history and atmosphere, the churches are beautiful.

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George West, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going through all five Spanish Missions in San Antonio is a day to remember. Start at Espana and end at the Alamo. You will get a sense of mission history, Texas expansion, Texas freedom and what it cost the Texians. A must see for those in San Antonio of the first time or San Antonians that take their city for... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite strange for an European to find interesting historical buildings in the USA. However this is the case. The Mission trail is a pleasant bike ride among different Missions built by the Spaniard in the 18° century.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy visiting the outlying Missions by taking the fantastic bike trail along the San Antonio River. Wide concrete trail connects all the missions. A great half day trip and exercise too. Nice for spring & fall . Bring water & snack.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mission tour was fantastic.. What an array of historic, some still used today, mission in San Antonio. They are in differing states of use and what an amazing example of mission life and how important the missions were, and are to some extent still, important to the life of San Antonio. I took two days because I couldn't take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The missions are a must while visiting. I recommend seeing them with a guide as there is a lot of history and background to each that you would miss otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide and smooth concrete along the river. Definitely some hills, so not for the faint of heart! Take lots of water and snacks, pretty long trip to do all for missions on a bicycle in one day. We only made the first two, but it was pretty hot. The missions are wonderfully restored, and working congregations. The missions themselves are... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! How can all of this amazing history be free? It is so worth it, even if they charged! It's like a treasure hunt, all beautifully maintained with helpful and friendly staff. Definitely a don't miss. But plan on a few hours. We started in the morning and got done around noonish....but we didn't include the Alamo, which of course... More 

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