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Atlanta BeltLine Tours

The Atlanta BeltLine Up Close and Personal

Join us for an 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.

TOUR SCHEDULE NOTICE

Public Bus Tours: will be ending for the season on November 19, 2016.

Private Group Tours: we are continuing to offer through the season.

Bike Tours: will end on November 27, 2016 and are scheduled to resume in Spring 2017.

Walking Tours: will end on December 16, 2016 and will resume in Spring 2017.

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 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.

  • Hop on the
    Atlanta BeltLine Tour

    The Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour offers a unique glimpse into the exciting developments along the Atlanta BeltLine.

  • Ride in
    Comfort!

    While learning all about the Atlanta BeltLine project.

  • Environmentally and ADA
    Accessible!

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

About

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership offers narrated handicapped accessible bus tours of the Atlanta BeltLine. 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.

Tour Details

Tour Schedule

  • Friday and 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

  • Reservations are $22 per seat. (refundable only if canceled at least 48 hours in advance)
  • Those requiring ADA assistance should email tours@atlblp.org or call 404-446-4400.

Check-In Time

  • 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 be 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

Important Tour Notes

  • Tours do not currently include the Quarry.
  • We do not offer tours on Holiday weekends. On Holiday weekends there will be no tours listed on the registration calendar.
  • Cancellations must be made by customers 48-hours prior to the scheduled tour via phone call (404-446-4412) or email (tours@atlbeltlinepartnership.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.

Groups

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 tours@atlblp.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

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 tours@atlbeltlinepartnership.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

Name of Group (required)

Organizer Name (required)

Organizer Email (required)

Organizer Phone Number (required)

Select two dates for tour request (required)
(we need 45 days advance notice)
Date option 1:

Date option 2:

List Number of Participants on Tour (required)
(minimum 15 | maximum 30):

For nonprofit pricing, please upload your 501(c)(3) determination letter.
Upload Letter (formats accepted pdf, doc,docx, jpeg):

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your specific question is not addressed here, please contact Alice Weston, Tour Coordinator tours@atlbeltlinepartnership.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 $22 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 404-446-4400. If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.

ADA Reservations

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 404-446-4400.

If you have reserved an ADA accessible seat please arrive at 9:00am to allow sufficient time to board the bus.


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 →


Our Sponsors

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


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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 the Eastside Trail with a strong focus on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about 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.
  • 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

  • Behind Parish Restaurant, located at 240 N. Highland Ave. in Inman Park from the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.
  • 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.

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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:

Dave Simpson
Trees Atlanta
Education Program Coordinator
david@treesatlanta.org
(404) 458-4515 Ext. 2#

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.

About

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership offers free, guided bike tours of the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.  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.

Cancellations must be made by customers 48-hours prior to the scheduled tour via phone call (404-446-4412) or email (tours@atlbeltlinepartnership.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.

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 Saturday’s tour and  WeCycle Atlanta for Sunday’s tour.

Bike Rental Options
Participants wishing to rent a bike for Saturday’s 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.)

Participants wishing to rent a bike for Sunday’s tour do not need to make a reservation with WeCycle Atlanta, but must arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour start in order to secure a bike.

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: Alice Weston, Program Manager, at  tours@atlbeltlinepartnership.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 Saturday’s 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.Participants wishing to rent a bike for Sunday’s tour do not need to make a reservation with WeCycle Atlanta, 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.

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 WeCycle for the Westside route, and at Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle 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.

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Tour Details

EASTSIDE ROUTE

When: Saturday mornings
Where: Mountain High Outfitters at Ponce City Market.

675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite E-184
Atlanta, GA 30308
Get a map and directions or take MARTA.

Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Depart: 9 a.m. sharp
Return: 12:00 p.m.
Route: View Eastside map
Brief rest stops: 


WESTSIDE ROUTE

When: Sunday afternoons
Where: WeCycle: 1124 Oak St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Get a map and directions or take MARTA.

Check-in:
 1:45 p.m.
Depart: 2:00 p.m. sharp
Return: 5:00 p.m.
Route: View Westside map
Brief Rest Stops: 

Tour Schedule Notice
  • Public Bus Tours: will be ending for the season on November 19, 2016.
  • Private Group Tours: we are continuing to offer through the season.
  • Bike Tours: will end on November 27, 2016 and are scheduled to resume in Spring 2017.
  • Walking Tours: will end on December 16, 2016 and will resume in Spring 2017.

Register for a Tour

Register for a bus, bike or an arboretum walking tour. Use our booking calendar to find availability and to register for any of our tours.

Register Now

Questions?

For Bus and Bike Tours, please contact:

Alice Weston
Program Manager
tours@atlblp.org or leave a message for us on our Tours Hotline at 404-446-4400.

For Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours, please contact:

Dave Simpson
Trees Atlanta
Education Program Coordinator
david@treesatlanta.org
(404) 458-4515 Ext. 2#