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26-Mile Bike Path

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Address: Santa Monica, CA
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Activities: Biking, Jogging, Inline skating
Description: Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking...
Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.
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Get exercise while watching the crowds

Santa Monica's bike path is a must for visitors and locals. Weather is always great while you ride past all of the interesting attractions including the famous pier and muscle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Santa Monica's bike path is a must for visitors and locals. Weather is always great while you ride past all of the interesting attractions including the famous pier and muscle beach. You can rent a bike or a Segway if you do not have your own ride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes and set off on this bike trail from Santa Monica towards Venice beach. We went as far as the Ballona wetlands which are just after Marina del Rey. The bike path veers off down some more regular routes in order to get around the Marina. We got a bit lost on the way and ended up cycling... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I hesitate to review this because I don't want it any more crowded. It's a fabulous stretch of California coast where you can bike, run, walk, skate, you name it. Best enjoyed in the very early mornings to avoid yet another California traffic jam that will clog this place mid-day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The views are to die for. They are absolutely wonderful. Imagine a bike path that is on the ocean? It just does not get better than that.

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My friend and I had a great afternoon riding along the bike path from Santa Monica to Venice Beach and back. It is a well built path and lots of fun. There were A LOT of people on this path which made it difficult at times especially when groups of girls looking at their cellphones or bunches of self-important muscle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Staying at Santa Monica and wanting to have a leisurely day sightseeing, we hired three wheeler bikes (I suffer from vertigo so these bikes were perfect) and we rode from Santa Monica Pier to the end of the Venice Beach stalls. Definitely one of the most fun days sightseeing and a great way to check out Muscle Beach, the iconic... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The whole family rented bikes at the pier, we had a great time riding along the bike path. Highly recommend visiting the venice canals (you have to walk your bike but it is so peaceful)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

By law, and by signage, this is a BIKE PATH. In places the pavement is marked "BIKES ONLY". But there are a plethora of others who use the path and police rarely enforce the law in this case. There are many pedestrians, joggers, dog walkers with the leash draped across the path, skate boarders, minimally supervised children. Many of these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great fun but too many people to go fast. Started in Santa Monica and stopped in Marina Del Ray. Cows end coffee shop has wonderful coffee and sandwiches

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We didn't ride the trail but walked alongside a good portion of it. Because there's a separate path for walkers, there is plenty of space for bikes to pass each other as it quite wide. I wouldn't ride here if I was a serious/professional cyclist but definitely for a casual ride this is ideal. Just keep an eye out for... More 

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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