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26-Mile Bike Path

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Address: Santa Monica, CA
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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Easier by bike

It's so easy to hire a bike and see the sights that way. The path is flat so the ride is easy and you can stop and eat and drink along the path. You can even do something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida

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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's so easy to hire a bike and see the sights that way. The path is flat so the ride is easy and you can stop and eat and drink along the path. You can even do something strenuous when you get to Muscle Beach!.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great trail, I love that fact pedestrians have one trail and bikes have another trail. A couple different places you have to dodge people but not too many. We started at Will Rogers State Beach and rode south. At Venice Pier the trail seems to end. To re-connect to the bike trail ride up Washington Blvd (you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I loved this patch along the Santa Monica pier. I would move here just for that! It's a runners or cycler's dream! wide, long, beautiful view, Muscle Beach, what more could an athlete ask for??

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice long uninterrupted path to the beach, easy on/off from many major streets where you can join from home or park and hop on. Sometimes harder when there are a lot of pedestrians walking on the bike part of the path, also not a super wide path. Fine when there are others later in the day, but would not go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we cycled from santa monica to venice beach making stops along the way. stopped at shutters for lunch which was a perfect pit stop. be careful if you have kids that like to cycle ahead as there are colourful characters along the way!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you love active recreation, whether it be the bicycle, run or walking, being in Santa Monica, I recommend to overcome this route in whole or in part! It is the longest way in the world passing along the ocean. You will be able to see noisy and cheerful Venice Beach, respectable Manhattan Beach, the surfers who are catching a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

smooth, well maintained, heavily used, and totally worth every second spent on it. An easy way to visit Santa Monica and Venice beaches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have always wanted to go for a bike ride along the beach and finally can tick that one off the list. It wasca perfect day and a ride to Venice beach for a look around then onto the pier lookout and back...2 hours and cheap entertainment.

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Central Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The scenery is breathtaking. The pedestrians on the bike-only path are not aware of traffic sometimes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Very good fun ride with kids on a nice day. The environment needs an update though LA. Venice beach environment is a disgrace!

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