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Cabrillo Bike Path

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Address: Santa Barbara, CA
Activities: Running, Biking

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Scenic and relaxing

Took a bike from the hotel down the coast. Well-worth it without a doubt. Great scenic view of the coast and town while enjoying the sun. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Took a bike from the hotel down the coast. Well-worth it without a doubt. Great scenic view of the coast and town while enjoying the sun. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

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wilmette, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fantastic bike path along the Pacific Ocean. You can go up into the mountains or stay along the beach

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

For novice bike riders like me this is the perfect place to get back on a bike. Our hotel gave us free beach cruisers to use during our stay. There are miles of bike paths to spend an entire day biking around. Bring some water and enjoy the outdoors!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Runs all the way from east beach to west beach right along the water. It has to be shared with walkers which I always thought was a pain when there is the widest sidewalk on the west coast just 20 yards away.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We are regular bikers, so all we needed was about an hour to tour up an down this path. Give yourself more time if you want to stop along the way or find a place to relax. It is a pretty easy ride with a few small climbs as the path winds around. It is a very peaceful view of... More 

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Cheney, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

All of Santa Barbara is set up for bikes. There are a dozen shops, including REI, the streets are painted with bike lanes and drivers are polite and bike savvy. The dedicated trails are smooth and numerous for those that don't like to mix with traffic. This trail follows the beach for miles. It begins at Shoreline Park and winds... More 

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Encinitas, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is easy to rent bikes along the path and the view is great on the beach. Watch out for the surrey drivers in the middle of the path and the slow walkers.

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Westminster, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This path goes all along the beach and everywhere you'd want to see in Santa Barbara. The marina is really interesting to stop and watch all the activity for a while; and the beach is in great shape and really great for an afternoon of relaxing. If you like biking, you shouldn't miss it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love the idea of the cycle path and enjoyed a safe ride along the front comparing old and new sights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We rented some bikes and did the Cabrillo Bike Path. It's not very long but is great for those who don't expect to do a 20 mile bike ride. You can ride along the beach and then on to the bird sanctuary. I recommend it on a weekday, however, because it is packed on Saturday and Sunday near the wharf.

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