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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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Great way to spend a day!

We rented bikes and spent the whole day! Great fun riding from one beach to the next. Be careful in the busy areas around the Pier and Venice Beach. Lots of pedestrians make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes and spent the whole day! Great fun riding from one beach to the next. Be careful in the busy areas around the Pier and Venice Beach. Lots of pedestrians make maneuvering the pathway challenging. Stop at Venice Beach and lock up your bikes and shop and eat at all the vendors. You may even see a glass... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to really get to know coastal LA. Be careful around the busy hubs where pedestrians and bikes meet, especially around Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa.....where you either need to lift your bike up a few stairs, or ride on the street behind the beach

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Mentor, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Biggest problem is finding where the path continues going South once you get through Venice. It is not marked any place I could find.

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Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pedestrians have taken over the bike paths and the police are not doing anything about it. Bikers have little or no space to ride and pedestrians are rude and have overblown senses of entitlement. It's another good idea gone wrong because of lack of supervision and enforcement.

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although I do not live in L.A., I keep a bicycle with a friend who lives in Venice Beach, and ride this route every time I can, when visiting So. Cal. Beautiful views, and a great and not too challenging ride. Rent a Bike. You will Love It!

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méxico city
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

You have to do this, just rent a bike and start peddling. I recommend Sea Mist Rentals near Santa Monica Pear, $18.00 dollars all day. Don't forget your camera!

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Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Goes on forever. Beach on one side. Shops and attractions on the other. Brilliant idea. Makes the beach area more accessible.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Definitely have to do this. Amazing views and great way to see all the different areas around Santa Monica. This was my favourite thing I done when i was in LA. Wish I was back there on the bikes. Truly amazing experience.

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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are looking for that typical SoCal life then this is the place to be. Tourists and locals flock to this path for its amazing views and fabulous location. You'll be dodging all sorts of human obstacles like bikes, strollers, scooters, skaters, walkers, runners, children playing and just about anything else you may or may not expect at the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great ride along the beach to experience Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Segundo Beach and Mahattan Beach! The ride is pretty flat so you can do it on a cruiser or a 10 speed bike.

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