Bike Tour of Levee Breach Sites

(Self Guided) offers a Self Guided Levee Disaster Bike Tour of two major levee breaches and many other sights in New Orleans. The Bike Tour allows anyone, at any time, an opportunity to view the breach sites and neighborhoods nearly destroyed by the worst civil engineering disaster in US history.

Following marked bike routes, the 90-minute tour begins at City Park and follows scenic Bayou St. John to the Levee Exhibit Hall & Garden and Relic Flooded House at the east breach of the London Avenue Canal. Next is several points of interest and a second breach site on the west side of the canal. The final stop is a permanent pump station. From here, you can bike back to City Park or depart the tour and perhaps ride along the Lakefront. Bikers can use this interactive Google map (below).

View Levee Disaster Bike Tour (self-guided) in a larger map

…or a downloadable pdf.  Click on LINK below to download.


Participation in’s Self-Guided Bike Tour is undertaken at your own risk. Please use caution.

Cyclists ride through the Lake Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans en route from the London Avenue Canal breach to the 17th Street Canal breach. Photo/Hubie Vigreux May 2012