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The Atlanta BeltLine
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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
- Search for Bus, Bike or Walking tours availability with our booking system below.
- Select tour preference to register and follow booking instructions.
- Upon registration submission you will receive a confirmation email.
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.
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Atlanta BeltLine Tour
Environmentally and ADA
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership offers official bus tours of the Atlanta BeltLine led by trained experienced guides. Reservations are required. Please review the tour details below for tour registration, and check out our FAQs for general questions. 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.
About the Bus
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 →
- Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
- Tours depart from the 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 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)
- Those requiring ADA assistance should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-446-4400.
- Participants must check in by 9:15 a.m. or their seat may be released.
Tour Departure Location
- Tours begin at Inman Park MARTA station located at 1055 Dekalb Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (get map and directions or take MARTA to the station). There is ample parking at the MARTA station for tour-goers but please consider walking, riding your bike or taking MARTA to the station.
- There are two sides to the MARTA station. The Inman Park side is on the north side of Dekalb Ave. The bus will be parked on the Inman Park side (not the Reynoldstown side). GPS will take you to the wrong side of the station. Please be sure to input the address directly into your GPS system.
- View Atlanta BeltLine Bus tour pick up map
Get More Info
Learn more about the tour and our bus tour guides by downloading the below PDFs:
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 email@example.com or call us at 404-446-4400.
If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.
On regularly scheduled tour dates, we can accommodate limited group participation for groups of 15 or fewer participants. If you have a larger group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for us on our Tours Hotline at 404-446-4400 so we can work with you to determine touring options.
Private tours are available most days, pending bus and tour guide availability. Private tours can accommodate up to 32 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 email@example.com 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+-
Frequently Asked Questions
If your specific question is not addressed here, please contact Alice Weston, Tour Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call us at 404-446-4400. If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.
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.
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 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.
- Reservations are required.
- Space is limited to 20 tour attendees.
- Visit our tour booking calendar for availability and registration information.
- 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.
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.
Take the Atlanta BeltLine for a Spin
This is an exciting time to be a fan of the Atlanta BeltLine, which will connect Atlanta through greenspace, trails, transit, development, affordable housing and art along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle the city's urban core. Join us for an intimate view of Atlanta's present and past, and a glimpse into what the future holds.
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.
These tours will include rest stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the Atlanta BeltLine. Staff will lead the rides, and each group will have a ride sweep to help with any unexpected mechanical difficulties.
We highly encourage walk-ons and would love for you to still join us even if you haven’t registered! In the event that there are no scheduled participants, the tour will be canceled and only registered names will be notified.
Tours do not run on holiday weekends.
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 at Mountain High Outfitters at Ponce City Market for the Eastside tour. Please see details below.
For our Westside tour we have partnered with Relay Bike Share, Atlanta’s bike share program. Please see details below.
Bike Rental Options
Participants wishing to rent a bike for the Eastside tour do not need to make a reservation with Mountain High Outfitters, but must arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour start in order to secure a bike. (For those interested in renting a bike from Mountain High Outfitters, please see flyer with list of rental fees.)
If you need to rent a Relay Bike Share bicycle, please sign up for a Relay account today! You can create a new Pay-As-You-Go account here with an e-mail address and credit card (no cash option at this time):
Also, be sure to install the SoBi app on your smartphone:
When you arrive at Historic Westside Village, you can use the code provided in your confirmation email when you register to get a three hour ride for the cost of a one-hour ride. If you are already a subscribing Relay Bike Share member, this code will apply a credit to your account!
For questions concerning Relay Bike Share please use the contact info below.
- Groups are limited to 25 participants on regularly scheduled tour dates.
- Reservations are required and are open for all regularly scheduled tour dates.
- Participants must check in 15 minutes before the ride starts.
Get More Info
Questions? Please contact: Alice Weston, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for us on our Tours Hotline at 404-446-4400.
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. We’ll provide a light snack, but riders are encouraged to bring additional snacks as needed.
I don’t have a bike. Can I still participate?+-
Participants wishing to rent a bike for the Eastside Tour can reserve a bike with Mountain High Outfitters before the start of the tour.tour do not need to make a reservation with Mountain High Outfitters, but must arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour start in order to secure a bike. For the Westside tour if you’d like to rent a bike you can rent a Relay Bike Share bicycle, please sign up for a Relay account today! You can create a new Pay-As-You-Go account here with an e-mail address and credit card (no cash option at this time): https://widget.socialbicycles.com/31/549 Also, be sure to install the SoBi app on your smartphone: https://app.socialbicycles.com/users/sign_in When you arrive at Historic Westside Village, you can use the code provided in your confirmation email when you register to get a three hour ride for the cost of a one-hour ride. If you are already a subscribing Relay Bike Share member, this code will apply a credit to your account! For questions concerning Relay Bike Share please use this contact info: email@example.com 678.710.9900
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? +-
We encourage you to bike, ride MARTA, or carpool. Try Google maps’ directions by bike. There is parking available at the Historic Westside Village Shopping Center for the Westside route, and at Ponce City Market for the Eastside route.
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 raining at the time that the tour is supposed to start, the tour will be cancelled.