Santa Monica And Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1555 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy our guided bike adventure through Santa monica and the historical streets of Venice Beach, California.Well explore the sites and history around Santa Monica, and take in some privilegedviews of the California coastbefore continuing our bike ride south towards Venice. Although the Italian influenced landscape is widely recognized as the birthplace of skateboarding, Venice Beach is also home to talented musicians, performers, stunning architecture, sculptures and West Coast legal graffiti walls that have become alluring grounds for artists from around the world. Our guides will show you these often overlooked sights and provide interesting and insightful information about the culture, communities and history of the area.
Participants are expected to know how to ride a bike. This tour travels through a separated bike path and bike lanes on city streets.
*Infants (2 years and under) only pay for the cost of a baby seat rental

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

Spend an unforgettable 2-3 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach, California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charmingdowntown shopping disctricand stopsin the heart of Venice Beach (near Muscle Beach), the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour-goers will see street art pieces and architecture created by Chase, Rip Cronk, Emily Winters, Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances.

Afterwards, you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals, the quaint Italian inspired community, and then bike through Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice's trendy gathering place for both locals and visitors, declared by GQ as "The Coolest Block In America". Your guide will take you off the beaten path and show you all of these often-overlooked street galleries, leaving you with an appreciation for the talented, expressive minds that enrich the visual space of the community.

Inclusions

Use of bicycle

Bottled water

Bike lock

Professional guide

Use of helmet

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Bicycles are NOT electric

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Baggy pants, open-toed shoes, and sandals are not recommended

Helmets are required for persons under 18 years of age, but optional for adults over 18 years

Sunscreen is recommended

Tours may be cancelled if an unforeseen circumstance or weather makes for dangerous riding conditions. If the tour is unable to be rescheduled, you will be issued with a full credit or refund

This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule

Please advise if a children's bike is required and the number of them in the Special Requirements field

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Bikes are NOT Electric

Must know how to ride a bike

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Sep-2022

    We hired the manual bikes for the day and thought it was a reasonable price. Had a lovely cycle to hermosa beach and back. Have also cycled to Manhattan before too. The ride is lovely and relatively flat the whole way. The bikes come with a lock and you have to ask for a basket with helmets optional. The staff member who served us was on the phone at the same time, we found this very rude as there was little to no communication.

  • 10-May-2022

    We had a wonderful private cycle tour with Chad who was full of interesting stories and jokes. It’s a gentle and beautiful cycle along the cycle path beside the beach along to Venice and then through the canals. We would thoroughly recommend both the tour and Chad.

  • 03-Oct-2021

    The Tour led by Shawn was really fun! He was very informative, attentive & made the whole journey super fun! Cycling along the beach was relaxing & vibe was great! I would highly recommend this bike tour!

  • 27-Jul-2021

    Took the Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike tour. It was my husband, sister-in-law, 13 year old nephew and myself. There was another couple with a 1 year old as well. Chad was our guide and he did a great job. He kept us well informed along the way. You start out riding through Santa Monica and then you take the bike trail along the beach into Venice Beach Boardwalk. Then you see the canals and ride back on City Streets to the Bike Shop. I liked having a guide to lead me along the way and not having to think about where to go and so forth. If you want to take a leisurely bike ride and check out any of the boardwalk to shop etc you will just want to rent bikes and do it on your own as there isn't much time to stop and do that sort of thing on this tour. Part of the reason could have been that my husband ended up getting a flat tire and the bike shop had to run another bike down which caused us a 15-20 minute delay. We were offered a little time to check out the skateboarding park and we stopped a few times for our guide to explain and point out some things. I would definitely recommend doing this if you want to see a little bit in the area and not have to think about what streets to take, totally felt safe the entire time.

  • 24-Apr-2021

    My husband and I took our son, fiancee and granddaughter on the bike adventure tour and had a fabulous time! The ride along the Santa Monica beach was so refreshing and the tour through Venice was a great way to see the canals. Our guide was knowledgeable about the history of the area and did a wonderful job guiding our group. What a great way to get some fresh air and exercise and see this area.

  • 29-Nov-2020

    Fabulous! Cheaper and safer than visiting a theme park. We had 7 on the electric bike tour. Shaun planned the trip and herded us ‘cats! Super easy to park car in same building. Location is in eyesight of the pier and beach bike trail. We were incredibly super thrilled that they had a 3 wheel electric bike for the 200 lb. autistic kid (who simply did the beach trail w grandma.) Two tips. 1) Remind your guests on the 2 hour tour ( that starts at 11 am) to eat breakfast, like we all did, and NOT insist they eat lunch (waiting in line to order, then eat) during the tour! and 2) I am an old grandma and by the time everyone left, the only bikes they had left were tall bikes! My tip toes could barely touch the ground when at a cross walk. I insisted they change it out for safety. They somehow came up with the shorter electric one. Crisis averted. This is a wonderful Covid activity. I can’t wait to return and do the whole trail. It’s world class. Was also glad for the grandkid to be educated to see as the tour walked the bikes through the extensive homeless camp (city?) in Venice Beach. Thanks Shaun and crew!

  • 30-Apr-2020

    We decided last minute to rent a couple of bikes to bike down Venice Beach and around Santa Monica. We blindly chose this company and it was perfect! The bikes were clean, adjusted for each person, and equipped with front baskets. The store is conveniently located by the mall and just down the street from the Pier. The bike paths were simple and we had a great time biking down Venice Beach. Staff was awesome and happy to help.

  • 05-Jan-2020

    This was a great way to see Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Atul was super informative and helped us maneuver through the streets and pathways.Our children aged 10,14 and 17 enjoyed the whole experience as well.

  • 16-Oct-2019

    Accueil sympathique et professionnel , et aussi important , vélos de location bien entretenus permettant de effectuer la ballade sur la piste de la plage sans soucis .

  • 15-Aug-2019

    Circuit qui emmène dans le quartier de Venice avec arrêts sur les oeuvres de Street Art, puis le long de Venice Beach jusqu'à Santa Monica puis retour par Santa Monica : une très belle découverte retraçant bien l'ambiance relax et cool à la californienne. La guide française est à l'image du circuit : très agréable et relax. A conseiller!

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