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26-Mile Bike Path

Santa Monica, CA
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Ranked #1 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
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Type: Trails, Biking Trails
Activities: Biking, Jogging, Inline skating
Description: 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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Tucson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The path is great for riding or running, it is great to see the diversity of people on the move. It could get crowded and sandy in some areas so not for fast riding

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Fairmont hotel right across the water, and this Bike Path made for the perfect early morning ride we were looking forward to! The ride is flat and smooth, and best of all, safe. Perfect for walkers, runners, bikers, skateboarders, roller skaters, dog walkers, whatever you may be, this is the perfect spot. Great cultural ride,... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Rented bikes at the Santa Monica Pier and rode to Venus Beach, then went into Venus for lunch. Rode back. What a great way to see the beach, enjoy the day get some exercise in.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We hired some bikes to go from Venice beach down to Santa Monica. I didnt realise the trail was 26 miles but even if you just hire a bike for an hour or two, it is definitely worth it to enjoy the different beaches and scenes along the way.

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Easily my favorite thing to do whenever I'm in the area! We always start in Santa Monica and ride all the way down to Redondo. The ride is long but its relatively easy even for non-experienced bikers. It's mostly a coastal bike path the entire way with the exception of a small patch in Marina Del Rey. The ride is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We hired bikes from Blazing Saddles on the pier. No booking required. V easy ride to Venice Beach & Marina & then as far as possible the other way towards Malibu. Very smooth & flat and easy for kids and lots of places for drinks and eats stops. Venice area was a little bit scary though, lots of beggars &... More

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Chandlers Ford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A great way to see a good amount of the coast we cycled from Santa Monica to Venice beach. Bikes are easy and reasonable to rent. A great way to get kids around without walking. Lovely long flat ride.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Venice beach area is not quite as clean as the Santa Monica toward Malibu area. The people watching is fantastic however!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My friend and I had a great time pedaling from Santa Monica to Marina del Ray. The sights in Venice Beach are great, and there's nothing like having the ocean and palm trees on one side of you, and shops and restaurants on the other. The ocean path stops at the southern end of Venice, but there are bike paths... More

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Cessnock, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is awesome. You can just jeep riding on this flat safe and sunny bike way. Full of sights and interesting people along the way that keep you intrigued. We rode parts if this almost every day we were I n Santa monica. Take your bike chain and lock si you can still at markets , food stalls and buskers... More

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