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26-Mile Bike Path

Santa Monica, CA
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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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Groningen, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My mom was pretty reluctant at first, thinking it might be to busy and so not easy to bike. We did it on a monday though, and it was not busy at all. It was amazing! The sunshine, the sea: it was just like in the movies. A must do!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised that I did not see or hear any altercations, everyone was patient and shared the path. No road rage on this path.

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Virginia
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My son (college student) and I rented our bikes from Sea Mist bike rentals under the Pier. Quick and easy process, like others have said. Take an extra ID, we were prepared thanks to TA reviewers. Get a basket and lock for sure. We started our ride at 10:45 on a Sunday morning and missed the crowds between SM and... More

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Vienna, Austria
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

When you are in Santa Monica, you should definitely try out the 26-Mile Bike Path. It is a very nice activity. Rent a bike in one of the bike shops and go cruising. You will pass by some really nice houses, other town centers like Venice, the famous muscle beach etc. Be aware that close to Venice there is a... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is a significant stretch in Venice where you have to share the road with motorists who would prefer not to do so. Instead of going end to end, break it up by starting in Santa Monica, go to Pallasaides, stop by Patrick's Road House for lunch, turn around and ride to Venice Beach, turn around and return to Santa... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We hired bikes from our hotel Shutters and cycled down to the end of Venice Beach at a very leisurely pace - great way to see the different neighbourhoods. Wear a hat if sunny - because you get a bit of a breeze when cycling you forget how hot the sun is!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A cycle you won't forget... It goes through some of best towns and boardwalks in California. Rent a bike at many locations along the route and get peddling. Between Venice beach - Santa Monica will be the best people watching you'll ever see. Truly entertaining

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Ozark, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Rented bikes at the top of the pier. Very convenient. Biked along the beach and over to Venice. So many neat things to see and just a fun experience. Very crowded on a Saturday but that's part of the fun :)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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173 reviews 173 reviews
51 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We rented bikes and went for around 5 miles towards Venice Beach and beyond and then back to Santa Monica Pier. Absolutely fantastic, the wind in the hair, the sun, the beaches and the sights you remember from the series when you grew up. Can only recommend everyone to do this. We had the bikes for only an hour, which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We skated a few miles of the path and it was gorgeous and flat, with amazing view! Would have liked to explore more

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