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Mission Trail

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-932-1001
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bike ride” (18 reviews)
“rented bikes” (15 reviews)
“bike shop” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
San Antonio, TX
Far North Central
+1 210-932-1001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are from Texas you definitely need to visit these missions. I think the four other missions are forgotten and overlooked because of the Alamo. The guides are there to answer questions. There are a couple of gift shops and great walking trails. In...More

Thank jojojan1
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first full day in San Antonio, we drove the Mission Trail and stopped at the four missions south of town. While different, each conveyed a sense of history

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Educational to visit the different missions along the trail which includes the Alamo. Parts of the trail are tree covered which provided a nice break. I thought the bikes were a little expensive to rent ($12) but that is the best way to go during...More

Thank CHARLESHOrlando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our car and were very pleased at how easy it was to find. We were really glad we went and felt as though we stepped back in time. Well worth our time.

Thank T6803GFbrendap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history! You had two choices. Accept Christianity or don't eat. You got a small room. Well. Worth the Tour.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

None of the missions are in great neighborhoods and there are signs warning visitors not to leave valuables in their cars. That being said, you simply cannot visit San Antonio without visiting these historic and beautiful Missions.

Thank jcbridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Missions have some of their original mission churches to visit as well as ruins of various buildings. Plenty of signs with information about the different areas and ruins at each mission. The 25 minute video at Mission San Jose was great as it told...More

Thank Texan948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wish we could have had more time to spend along the Mission Trail. What we did get to experience was well worth the time.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to spend a day living history, visit the San Antonio Mission Trail, it will take you back to the early 1700s. Beautiful chapels and churches, see the living quarters of the indians that resided in the missions, class rooms, and other excellent...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented bikes at the "B" near our downtown hotel and biked south to 3 of the missions (Concepcion, San Jose, and San Juan) before we gave up, due to the heat, and hopped on an air-conditioned Viva 40 bus for the trip back to...More

1  Thank SueVanB2015
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Nearby Attractions
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Victor G
Can you use UBER to go through the trail?
30 March 2017|
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Response from aussiebill42 | Reviewed this property |
You could use Uber to get from one mission to next but best way would be to rent a bike
Terrance Y
First timer! We (adult couple) only have half a day to explore the Mission Trail. Which stretch will be most recommended for biking? I was thinking mission Espada to mission San Jose and back? Is B Cycle my best option if we are only renting for 2-3 hours? Thanks!
22 January 2017|
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Response from ZinnHouston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry--haven't tried bicycle on these routes--tough enough by car. It depends on what your priorities are...mine have been to show others the missions (overview) and to spend a little time at each. So preferred approach... More
Nancy W
Heading to San Antonio for a weekend how feasible is it to bike the mission trail? Do they have bikes to rent? We will be there 10/7-9. this is first time there & want to check out river walk also. Coming from Dallas where my son lives, should we do this early Sunday or Saturday ?
2 October 2016|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
should be easy to do.