My Mom (70) and I enjoyed an afternoon with Cassandra (guide) and an interesting crew of 6 other NOLA visitors on the Culinary Bike Tour...I'm still full! This tour does not disappoint, absolutely fantastic! I always like to find 'off the beaten' path types of activities and to combine cruiser biking with true local dining is a match made in, well, Cycling Foodie Heaven!
The tour is 3 - 4 hours long, winds through neighborhoods a 'typical tourist' would never know to visit, and stops at the most Mom & Pop Hole-in-the-Wall eateries. A true treat! The ride covers approximately 14 - 16 flat miles and about 27,391 calories. Cassandra was extremely knowledgable and clearly has a passion for her town. She was engaging, witty, and fun!
We enjoyed fried chicken, chicken/shrimp/sausage gumbo, BBQ shrimp, roast beef po-boys, and popsicles. Oh and a few cold adult beverages (or 3!). Cassandra is a true foodie and not only provided us with NOLA culinary history, but great suggestions where else to eat during our stay.
The tour was $85 which included everything except alcohol and is paid at the end of the tour. They provide a water bottle, a bike basket for your belongings as well as a helmet (optional). I always travel with an extra layer, water, and hand wipes...oh and a camera! It's a well organized 'simple' tour. Highly recommended.
Come hungry and ready to have fun!