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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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Mojave California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Have ridden a couple of times this summer from Temescal Canyon to Marina Del Rey. Yes, it's very crowded by the Santa Monica Pier and it's incredible the pedestrians who ignore the "bikes only" logos painted on the lanes...walking three abreast totally ignoring the oncoming bikes. So no, can't ride fast but you will still go through some beautiful sections... More

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are bicycle rental locations all along this route, most only charging $5 an hour. You will see me on the bike path almost every day while I'm in Santa Monica! It's a great ride and it's fun looking at all the beautiful homes along the waterfront. My favorite destination is Venice Beach because of the fabulously freaky people and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We rented bikes from the Bike Centre in Santa Monica with the intention of riding to Manahattan Beach and back. We good a little passed LAX before deciding tHat was enough. The ride (39kms) took us passed Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey and beyond. We managed to successfully get lost trying to cross over from Venice to... More

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Tucson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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