September 22, 2023


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Destination Louisiane: Exercise with a view, on the bayou


“It truly is immersing on your own into the Louisiana landscape, but on a brightly colored growth box” – Director of Operations, NOLA Pedal Barge

NEW ORLEANS, La. It is a terrific way to training, have some entertaining, and beat the warmth: biking on a barge!

NOLA Pedal Barge Director of Operations, Jeffrey Chitek, took our reporter, Stephanie Oswald, out on the h2o to verify out this exceptional way to love the excellent outdoors in Orleans Parish.

It is the fantastic mix of pelicans, pedaling and partying.

“You can get together on here, you can also have a birthday party, you can have an business outing, household collecting,” states Chitek.

These special tours commenced just just before the pandemic, and Chitek suggests small business is thriving, even with the history-breaking warmth.

“People love to be on the drinking water. We’re in open air, sunshine, so it’s not like you’re cramming folks into a limited bus or a tiny cafe or bar. It is a very good way to get exterior however type of continue to keep your distance and be harmless in open up air,” he suggests.

Floating dance parties materialize, but it’s also about celebrating the purely natural elegance of the location.

Here’s the nutshell description from Chitek, who has four boats on the bayou: “Just getting in the backwaters of Louisiana, observing the crab fishermen and day-to-day tiny-boat fishermen, it’s immersing by yourself into the Louisiana landscape, but on a brightly colored increase box.”

But just before you get worried about how challenging you want to pedal, listen up! The truth of the matter is, you don’t definitely need to have to pedal at all!

There is a 90 horse-electric power motor hidden beneath the brightly colored paddlewheel.

So even if your team spends extra time partying than pedaling, you’ll still get back to the dock.

Reserve the full cruise if you like, or be a part of a group. The major barge holds just 22 folks. Excursions go away from Eddie Pinto’s Marina.

BYOB, provide your very own meals, and convey your possess sunscreen.

It is $59 for each man or woman for the 1-hour and 45-moment tour, or you can lease the whole barge for a non-public outing. Click here to discover out much more about pricing and pedaling. There’s even a new Hawaiian-themed barge, a Tiki boat total with a thatched roof! (Stay tuned, you might see that experience in a potential episode of Destination Louisiane!)

Feeding the wildlife is frowned upon in this safeguarded area… but time on the water, with buddies, will feed your soul.


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