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Official Atlanta BeltLine Tours

The Atlanta BeltLine Up Close and Personal

Join us for an official Atlanta BeltLine adventure unlike any other to learn more about the The Atlanta BeltLine and for the fun of it! Whether you enjoy riding, walking or biking, we have a tour for you. To get more details about each tour visit: Bus Tour; Arboretum Walking Tour; Bike Tour tabs.

How to Register for a Tour

  1. Search for Bus, Bike or Walking tours availability with our booking system below.
  2. Select tour preference to register and follow booking instructions.
  3. Upon registration submission you will receive a confirmation email.

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Hop on the Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour

The Official Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour offers a unique glimpse into the exciting developments along the Atlanta BeltLine. Ride in comfort while learning about the events that brought the Atlanta BeltLine into being, the latest projects happening along the Atlanta BeltLine, and the incredible long-term plans for the entire 22-mile corridor. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership official bus tours are led by trained experienced guides.

  • Hop on the
    Bus Tour

    The Bus Tour offers a glimpse into the exciting developments along the Atlanta BeltLine. View tours →

  • Ride in
    Comfort!

    While learning all about the Atlanta BeltLine project. Register for a Bus Tour →

  • Environmentally and ADA
    Accessible!

    The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s tour bus is natural gas-powered and ADA accessible. Learn more.

Please review the tour details below for tour registration. Group and private tours are available; details are listed below. The Atlanta BeltLine bus is operated and maintained through our partnership with Greene Worldwide Transportation.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s tour program operates with a natural gas-powered, ADA accessible tour bus funded through contributions from 10th & Monroe, LLC, SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations – Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund and Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust, and AGL Resources. Read more →

Learn more about the tour and our bus tour guides by downloading these PDFs:

Register for a Tour


Tour Details

Tour Schedule

  • Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tours depart from Inman Park MARTA Station PROMPTLY at 9:30 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m. (Tours include a brief rest stop in West End)
  • Note: Tours do not currently include the Quarry.

Reservations

Reservations are required.

  • GENERAL RESERVATIONS: Reservations are $25 per seat. All proceeds go the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to help build the BeltLine. (refundable only if canceled at least 48 hours in advance)
  • ADA RESERVATIONS: Those requiring ADA assistance should email tours@atlblp.org or call 404-446-4404. We are able to accommodate one wheelchair on our bus tour. Please note you must inform us ahead of time so that the proper accommodations can be made. If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.
  • GROUP RESERVATIONS: On regularly scheduled tour dates, we can accommodate limited group participation for groups of 10 or fewer participants. If you have a larger group, please contact us at tours@atlblp.org or give us a call at 404-446-4404 so we can work with you to determine touring options.

Register for a Tour

Check-In Time

  • Participants must check in by 9:15 a.m. or their seat may be released.
  • If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.

Tour Departure Location

  • Tours begin at the Inman Park MARTA Station located at 1055 Dekalb Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. The bus pickup location is in the parking lot off Edgewood Ave. and Hurt Street. There should be ample parking for tour-goers, but please consider walking, riding your bike, or taking MARTA to the station. 
  • There are no restrooms at the Inman Park MARTA Station. A restroom break is provided at the tour’s midway point; however, please plan ahead before you meet the tour at the Inman Park MARTA Station.  

Read Important Bus Tour Notes+-

Bus Tour Notes

Quarry Location
Tours do not currently include the Quarry.

Holiday Weekends
We do not offer tours on Holiday weekends. On Holiday weekends there will be no tours listed on the registration calendar.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by customers 48-hours prior to the scheduled tour via phone call: 404-446-4404 or email: tours@atlblp.org in order to receive a full refund.

Groups of 5 of more must give one weeks notice for a full refund.

No shows at the bus by customers on the day of the tour are non-refundable or exchangeable.  When you reserve a tour seat, we do not book anyone else for that time slot.


Private Tours

Private tours are available most days, pending bus and tour guide availability. Private tours can accommodate up to 31 guests per tour, and are subject to a tour fee (nonprofit rates are available). As a nonprofit organization with limited resources, we are unable to offer free private tours. We thank you for your support and your understanding as we try to provide as many private group tours as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Alice Weston at tours@atlblp.org or 404-446-4404.

To learn more about private tour options, and to inquire about availability, please complete the following form and our tour coordinator will reach out to you within one business day.

Select to Complete Private Tour Request Form+-

  • Contact Details

  • Tour Bus Request Detaiils

  • Please select two dates for tour request, we will need 45 days advance notice.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please enter a number from 15 to 30.
  • Terms of Agreement:
    - Agree to maximum capacity 30 passengers.
    - Alcohol is not permitted.
    - Payment is required a minimum of 30 days in advance of your tour to secure the bus availability.


Frequently Asked Questions

If your specific question is not addressed here, please contact Alice Weston, Tour Coordinator tours@atlblp.org.

Why is there a charge for tours?+-

 As awareness of the Atlanta BeltLine reaches a critical mass, the demand for funding for programs that address additional needs around the Atlanta BeltLine grows. To support the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s impact in other key areas, we are offering tours of the Atlanta Beltline for $25 per person.

All the reservations are full. Is there a wait list?+-

Unfortunately, we are not able to maintain a wait list for our bus tours, and we do realize our tours fill up fast. We do occasionally receive cancellations, and we release these seats as soon as they are available. You can check for available seats on the tour registration web site.

Do you accept walk-ups on the morning of the tour?+-

You are welcome to arrive early on the morning of a tour and try to walk on. If people who made a reservation do not arrive by 9:25 a.m., we will give these seats away on a first-come, first-served basis.

I use a wheelchair/walker. Can I take the bus tour?+-

We are able to accommodate one wheelchair on our bus tour. Please note you must inform us ahead of time so that the proper accommodations can be made. To reserve ADA accessible seat email us at tours@atlblp.org or call us at 404-446-4404. If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.


Our Sponsors

The Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour would not be possible without our incredible sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Salesforce

In-Kind

Niagara

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum

Envisioned as a one-of-a-kind 22-mile linear expanse, the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum forms a unique tapestry whose natural fabric reveals a plant-based narrative of our city’s rich history. The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is an ever-changing, dynamic natural space that is open year round to everyone but may be best appreciated through the Walking Tours guided by Trees Atlanta Docents.

About

Enjoy fresh air, new city views, fascinating Atlanta history, and every season of horticulture interest! Come walk the Atlanta BeltLine with an expertly trained Trees Atlanta Docent and learn firsthand from a well-trained expert to learn about Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. These walking tours explore both the Eastside Trail and Westside Trail with a strong focus on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about these different segments of the Atlanta BeltLine. A walking tour of the Atlanta BeltLine is the best way to see the progress and be active at the same time!

Tour Details

Tour Schedule

  • Tour groups meet Fridays and Saturdays.
  • From October – May, tours depart at 10am and return at 11:30am. Note: starting Friday, October 13, 2017, Friday tours will be of the Westside Trail Arboretum and Saturday tours will be of the Eastside Trail Arboretum.
  • From June – September, tours depart at 9am and return at 10:30am.

Registration

  • Reservations are required.
  • Space is limited to 20 tour attendees.
  • Visit our tour booking calendar for availability and registration information.

Check-In Time

  • From October – May participants must check in by 9:45 a.m.
  • From June – September participants must check in by 8:45 a.m.

Tour Departure Location

  • Eastside Trail tours depart from behind Parish Restaurant, located at 240 N. Highland Ave. in Inman Park from the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.
  • Westside Trail tours depart from Rose Circle Park, located on White St. just west of Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
  • Tour guests are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit as street parking is limited.

Attire & What to Bring

  • Wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Bring: drinking water, bug spray, and sunscreen are all highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum?+-

The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum will evolve into a twenty-two mile long horticultural collection. This one-of-a-kind linear expanse provides neighborhood connectivity along the Atlanta BeltLine, while showcasing unique natural characteristics within each community. Neighborhoods near the Arboretum will be identifiable by the surrounding trees, and visitors will be able to develop a better appreciate for the value of trees in an urban environment. The exact number of trees planted will depend on space available, but the conceptual plan proposes several thousand trees. The Arboretum will be built over the next two decades. The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is a free and open-to-all green museum.

What is a Walking Tour?+-

The walking tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and begins from an easily accessible trailhead in the Inman Park neighborhood at 10:00 A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays from October-May and 9:00 A.M. from June-September. Each docent prepares their own unique talking points to spotlight the native trees, architectural interests, key historical stories, and much more. Be sure to take advantage of this free walking tour, which is offered all year so you can experience every season of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum with an expert docent.

Watch video to learn more.
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What is Trees Atlanta?+-

Trees Atlanta is a vital partner in the Atlanta BeltLine project. Established in 1985, Trees Atlanta is one of the city’s most widely respected volunteer organizations, and it seeks to protect and improve Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. With more than 96,000 trees planted (and counting!), Trees Atlanta is a phenomenal resource for good tree stewardship, smart growth, and overall conservation.

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Get More Info

Questions? Please contact:

 
Michelle Diaz Laboy

Education Administrative Coordinator&nbsp
michelle@treesatlanta.org
(404) 458-4515 Ext. 1#


Our Sponsors

The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum walking tours would not be possible without our incredible sponsors!

Presented By

Take the Atlanta BeltLine for a Spin

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership offers free,  official guided bike tours of the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. alternating from the Westside to the Eastside every weekend. Enjoy the ride while you learn about the Atlanta BeltLine concept, history, and updates on project planning, implementation and development.

  • Atlanta BeltLine
    Bike Tour

  • Exlpore Art While
    Biking

  • Bike Tour
    Fun

  • Ride the
    Trails

These tours will include rest stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the Atlanta BeltLine. A trained guide will lead the rides, and each group will have a ride sweep to help keep the group together.

What to Bring

Riders should bring a multi-geared bicycle in good working condition, wear comfortable clothing, wear a helmet, and bring a water bottle.

If you don’t have your own bike yet, rental options are available. For our Eastside Trail tours, Jump by Uber offers electrically assisted bikes that actually make your bike tour experience easier by helping you pedal. Jump offers a generous discount off the normal rental price to ABP bike tour participants. The cost to rent an e-bike from Jump using the discount code your tour guide will provide you with is $27. If you plan to rent from Jump, please download the Uber or Jump app and set up your account prior to arrival at your tour. After you sign-in, your guide will provide you with a special discount code for the tour, as well as detailed instructions on how to use the code, the app, and the bikes! Jump bikes do not come with helmets, though, so it is strongly suggested that you bring your own helmet for safety reasons. Participants under 16 years of age are required to wear a helmet while on the tour.

For Westside Trail bike tour participants, bike rental is available through Clutch Bike Rental, located a short walk from the tour’s starting point at Gordon White Park. Clutch will rent a bike and a helmet for the duration of the 3-hour tour for $25 each. After the group has gathered on tour morning, one of the guides will walk those who need to rent bikes over to Clutch to pick up the bikes/helmets.

Tour Registration

  1. Groups are limited to 25 participants on regularly scheduled tour dates.

  2. Reservations are required and are open for all regularly scheduled tour dates.

  3. Participants must check in 15 minutes before the ride starts.

Get More Info
Questions? Please contact: John Becker, Bike Tour Coordinator, at tours@atlblp.org or  404-446-4409.


Tour Routes

Tours typically do not run on holiday weekends.  

EASTSIDE ROUTE

WESTSIDE ROUTE


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring/wear?+-

Riders should bring a bicycle in good working condition, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, wear a helmet, and bring a water bottle. As a reminder, helmets are required by law for participants 16 years of age or under and we strongly encourage all participants to wear a helmet.

I don’t have a bike. Can I still participate?+-

If you don’t have your own bike yet, rental options are available. For our Eastside Trail tours, Jump by Uber offers electrically assisted bikes that actually make your bike tour experience easier by helping you pedal. Jump offers a generous discount off the normal rental price to ABP bike tour participants. The cost to rent an e-bike from Jump using the discount code your tour guide will provide you with is $27. If you plan to rent from Jump, please download the Uber or Jump app and set up your account prior to arrival at your tour. After you sign-in, your guide will provide you with a special discount code for the tour, as well as detailed instructions on how to use the code, the app, and the bikes! Jump bikes do not come with helmets, though, so it is strongly suggested that you bring your own helmet for safety reasons. Participants under 16 years of age are required to wear a helmet while on the tour.

For Westside Trail bike tour participants, bike rental is available through Clutch Bike Rental, located a short walk from the tour’s starting point at Gordon White Park. Clutch will rent a bike and a helmet for the duration of the 3-hour tour for $25 each. After the group has gathered on tour morning, one of the guides will walk those who need to rent bikes over to Clutch to pick up the bikes/helmets.

All the reservations are full. Is there a waiting list?+-

Not at this time, but please try back as there may be cancellations. We also allow walk-ups the day of a tour.

How should I get to the start? Is there parking? +-

There is parking available on Hopkins Street on the east side of Gordon White Park for the Westside route.

For the Eastside tour, limited free parking is available in the Stoveworks parking lot and on the first level of the Alexan on Krog apartment complex parking deck. If you’re biking or walking, the Atlanta BeltLine Center is accessible directly off the Eastside Trail, just south of Irwin St.

How experienced do I need to be as a cyclist / is this a training ride?+-

This is not a training ride, but you will still be burning a substantial amount of calories.  It is a moderately paced tour, that follows the hilly terrain around the Beltline corridor.  You will need to be able to ride 10 miles comfortably.

Is this a rain or shine ride? +-

In the event that it is predicted to be raining heavily at the time that the tour is supposed to start, the tour will be cancelled 90 minutes prior to the tour. Registered participants will be contacted by a guide. 


Our Sponsors

The Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour would not be possible without our incredible sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Northside Hospital

In-Kind

Niagara
Questions?

For Bus and Bike Tours, please contact:

Alice Weston
Program Manager
tours@atlblp.org or 404-446-4404.

For Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours, please contact:

Michelle Diaz Laboy
Education Administrative Coordinator
michelle@treesatlanta.org
(404) 458-4515 Ext. 1#