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South Bay Bicycle Trail

Santa Monica, CA
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Ranked #11 of 45 Attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking
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Palm Harbor, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

trail was crowded, but clean and smooth ride, had a lot of stop sites with bathrooms, could be a little more cleaner, beautiful ride along the beach

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Torrance
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even though the signage says "Bikes Only" the trail is crowded with scofflaw joggers, dog walkers with the leash draped across the trail, skate boarders, lackadaisical strollers. It is not safe for bicycles and a nuisance to dodge all the illegal traffic. Much better cycling up in Palos Verdes, both road and MTB.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a really long trail that is gives you a scenic easy ride. There are no real hills and dips so cycling along the trail is very easy breezy.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
51 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We cycled the whole route and hired our bikes for $8 an hour, we hired them for 2 hours twice and had a great time, there are lots of cafés on route so hire a bike chain, we can highly recommend doing this as it's also great fun.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Hired bikes with the kids and cycled to Venice. Only took ten to fifteen minutes and proved a great way to see the boardwalk and its eccentricities.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had just quit smoking. I was worried about taking a bike for a 15-20 minutes continuous ride. However, the bikes are extremely user friendly, that you don't feel you lost breath. The bikes we took were for $25/ 2 hrs. The view is nothing short of breathtaking & the entire ride is as smooth as Harvey Specter's hair.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I had a lovely afternoon cycling down to Venice Beach and back. The cycle path is very good and runs for miles and is clearly indicated. Well worth doing.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I had a great time here last weekend. Really nice views during certain parts, and not as concentrated with people as Santa Monica.

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Santa Monica
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

They rent out different types of bicycles there. The path is not difficult at all. Pretty flat. The view of the water, the beach, the people there make the experience interesting. The sun and the breeze you feel on your skin is relaxing.

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Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went all the way to Venice Beach but did not like Venice Beach too much. Santa Monica was by far the nicest beach and great fun.

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