La Jolla Coast Bike Tour With Downhill Ride From Mt Soledad - San Diego

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    2222 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the beauty and charm of La jolla and the San diego coastline on this 2.5-hour bike tour. Suitable for most biking abilities (some experience is recommended), the tour takes you from the top of Mt Soledad with its panoramic views down to the cliffs of La jolla and the surf breaks of Pacific beach. See La Jollas local seals and tide pools, enter one of the sea caves and learn about the marine life and protected shoreline from a local naturalist guide.

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Meet your guide at the local bike tour office in La jolla, where youll be fitted for a Bianchi hybrid bike. Then hop in the tour vehicle for the short drive to your starting point at the top of Mt Soledad, the highest coastal peak in the San diego area.

Admire the 360-degree view of the city and coastline, and then strap on your provided helmet and take off, zooming down the mountain as fast (or as slow) as you want. Ride about 3.5 miles (5.5 km) toward the ocean, soaking up La Jollas quaint atmosphere and picturesque scenery.

When you get to the coast, stop at La jolla sea caves, where you can hop off your bike and enter the only cave accessible by land, Sunny Jims, reached by a tunnel known as the Cave store. Then head to the Childrens Pool and seal beach to check out the towns famous harbor seals. Enjoy a stunning photo op from the 100-foot (30-meter) bluffs overlooking La jolla cove and Ecological Reserve, and take a look at the marine life in the tide pools.

Continue your bike tour by pedaling south to San Diegos popular surf breaks at Pacific beach and Mission beach. Then head back to your starting point via quiet back roads, soaking up the laid-back ambience of San Diegos beach communities.

Total biking distance is approximately 10 miles (16 km); the pace is not strenuous and the terrain is mostly downhill or flat, but you will pedal over a few short hills (you can get off and walk if needed).


Use of Bianchi hybrid bike

Helmet rental

Bottled water


Local guide



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you wear closed-toe shoes (sandals and flip-flops are discouraged), sunscreen, comfortable clothing, and a jacket, windbreaker or sweatshirt as required

Free parking is available on the side streets; the spots marked '2-Hour Parking' are not recommended as the total tour time is 2.5 hours

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required; individuals who book for only 1 passenger will be required to pay the 2nd-passenger price directly to the local operator upon check-in

Minimum age is 14 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Feb-2020

    The ladies that headed up our bike tour were knowledgeable, friendly, and were taking care of our group very well. We enjoyed it and would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 31-Dec-2019

    Our guide was awesome and patient. There are times when the bike ride is hard but overall it was a great way to enjoy the whole area of La Jolla. I was generally lagging and the guide was so great in making sure I was ok and keeping up.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    What a blast!! Great ride, beautiful views and stops along the way. Helpful and fun staff. Would do it again.

  • 20-Sep-2018

    On this typical, sunny and gorgeous San Diego day, we started at the top and wound our way down the side of the mountain on the coast. Nothing but pleasure and a good work out. Felt great! Our guide had story after story and comments galore that helped us appreciate this area. I highly recommend!

  • 29-May-2018

    You can admire the sea views of La Jolla while riding the bicycle and enjoying the sunshine and wind. What you can see is the sea shores of La Jolla, the sea seals and sea lions lying near the beaches, and the secret tunnel where the smuggling of alcohol took place in the past.

    The tour guide is talkative. He was born in San Diego, and he shared to me about his home city.

    Overall, the tour gave me so much joy.

  • 18-Mar-2018

    What a nice, leisurely bike ride. Yes, a bit of it was spent in residential neighborhoods, but those are the areas I would never get to see otherwise. The end of the tour is spent near the water, which was fun! It was a beautiful day and an enjoyable bike ride. PS - I only had to walk my bike up a hill once!!

  • 17-Mar-2018

    HIghly recommended.
    Easy bike ride down from Mt Soledad with an occasional hill
    Guide Nick was very informative about the beaches, geography and marine life

  • 08-Nov-2017

    This is an awesome tour, and Garrett is a great tour guide! It's the perfect way to see the highlights of La Jolla. Well worth the cost.

  • 04-Oct-2017

    Really enjoyable trip. Our guide Bree was fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • 10-Sep-2017

    Very fun ride. Mostly down hill and enjoyed the breeze the whole time. Super great stop half way through to see the lion seals and their pups up close, very close!

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