False Cape E-Bike Adventure/History Ride
Mike will guide our group on the 21-mile ELECTRIC BIKE ride starting from the Little Island parking lot. Pedego pedal-assist empowers you to go farther and faster, so you can see more in less time – all in comfort and style. And it’s fun!
We will visit Washwoods Cemetery, the False Cape Gift Shop, Barbor Hill Bayside, and the meadow at False Cape Landing for short narratives on the history of each.
There were cowboys and cattle down there in the early 20th century, plus a few primitive casinos. The Washwoods Settlement was founded by shipwrecked people whose pilots thought they were rounding Cape Henry and headed west, hence the name False Cape.
What's included :
- Use of bicycle
- Use of bike helmet
- Bottled water
- Group photo
- Local guide
- Lunch - Rides are provided with a boxed lunch. Your choice of poltry, beef or vegan.
- Entry/Admission - Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Entry/Admission - False Cape State Park
What's excluded :
- Hotel drop-off
- Hotel pickup
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
Back Bay NWR includes a thin strip of barrier island coastline typical of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, as well as upland areas on the west bank of Back Bay. Habitats include beaches, dunes, woodlands, agricultural fields, and emergent freshwater marshes. The majority of refuge marshes are on islands within the waters of Back Bay.
Thousands of tundra swans, snow and Canada geese, and a large variety of ducks visit the refuge during the fall/winter migration.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
The park is named False Cape because from the ocean it could be easily mistaken for Cape Henry. Ships and boats looking for Cape Henry instead sailed into the shallow waters, where they could easily run aground.
Here are a few points of interest we will visit within the park:
-The community of Wash Woods, now abandoned, was developed by survivors of such a shipwreck in the 17th or early 18th century.
The village's church and other structures were built using cypress wood that washed ashore from a wreck.
-The Meadow at False Cape Landing was used as the final resting place for bodies recovered by the life-saving station which once stood just west of the meadow. Today there is a public boat dock and campsites at this location.
-In the early 20th century, False Cape was a haven for a number of hunt clubs taking advantage of the area's abundant waterfowl. The park's Wash Woods Environmental Education Center is a converted hunt clubhouse.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Little Island Park, 3820 S Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Must wear closed-toe-shoes (no flip-flops or sandals) for safety reasons
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.