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26-Mile Bike Path

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Address: Santa Monica, CA
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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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It doesn't matter if you are fit or not, the bike path alond Monica Beach and beyond it's a must! You will find all sort of people along the way. Running, skating, walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It doesn't matter if you are fit or not, the bike path alond Monica Beach and beyond it's a must! You will find all sort of people along the way. Running, skating, walking, dancing, singing doing exercises of all sort. If you need to stop for a toilet you will find lots on the way. .. I loved it I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walking the beach is fine, but cycling is better. Excellent bike path that has changing landside views of everything from exclusive apartments to the freaksville of Venice Beach and the tacky Santa Monica Pier. Hire a bike and go for it, but don't forget you have to ride back to where the bike was hired. Bike hire prices vary at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Worth hiring a bike for but once you get to Marina Del Rey but once you get to Marina Del Rey you have to go on the road which was a bit scary with our kids. However there is a cycle lane and the bike path is well sign-posted and maintained.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend a few hours. Rent a bike at the place under Santa Monica Pier, with a front basket for your stuff, and a lock so you can stop and park along the way, and off you go. Venice Beach is a bohemian must see place to stop and wander around, including the canals and Muscle... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We love doing this bike ride every 2 years or so. You can bike all the way from Santa Monica to Hermosa and even further. Be careful in Venice Beach where you will have to bike the streets for a mile or 2. We take lunch in Hermosa (several good options) and then go back. Just wonderful on a Sunny... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Cycling along the beach is a lovely way to see a lot of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. However, people are floating everywhere on the bike path, crossing and cutting you off. Just don't expect to get anywhere in a hurry and be aware of wandering locals and tourists who could take you out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The concrete cycle path is right on the beach and you can cycle a small or large distance. It is safe for any cycling capability and you can easily stop and start to take in any attractions or craft stalls that take your fancy. The Marina at the end of the trip is a great area particularly if you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very good for a ride! If you don't have a bike, you can rent one. There are a lot of rental shops near the path.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very well designed and smooth bike path - pleasure to cycle along taking in the views. We cycled from West Channel Road all the way to Marina Del Rey and it was beautiful.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Santa Monica's bike path is a must for visitors and locals. Weather is always great while you ride past all of the interesting attractions including the famous pier and muscle beach. You can rent a bike or a Segway if you do not have your own ride.

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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