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La Jolla Coast Bike Tour with Downhill Ride from Mt Soledad

  • 2.5-hour bike tour from La Jolla
  • Explore the beautiful coastline of the San Diego area with a local naturalist guide
  • Zoom downhill from the top of Mt Soledad, an 822-foot (251-meter) hill with 360-degree views
La Jolla Coast Bike Tour with Downhill Ride from Mt Soledad
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Explore the San Diego coastline and the charming town of La Jolla via bicycle on this 2.5-hour cycling tour. Ride to the top of Mt Soledad with an experienced cycling guide to see panoramic views of La Jolla's beachside cliffs and Pacific Beach's surf breaks. This 10-mile (16-km) ride is suitable for most abilities, but some experience is recommended. Enter one of La Jolla's famed sea caves to learn about the protected shoreline's rich marine life from a naturalist guide. All biking equipment is provided, as well as snacks and water.
What to Expect
Make your way to the bike tour office in La Jolla to meet your guide and tour group. Get fitted for a Bianchi hybrid bike and a helmet, then listen to a short orientation and safety briefing. Climb aboard the bike shop's tour van for the short drive to the top of Mt Soledad, the region's highest coastal peak.

From the top of the mountain, enjoy the panoramic views of the coast and the city, then hop on your bike and start making your way down the mountain. At your own pace, ride about 3.5 miles (5.5 km) towards the coast through La Jolla's charming atmosphere and photo-worthy scenery. 

Stop at seal beach to see the town's resident Harbor seals and check out Children's Pool. Stop at the bluffs overlooking La Jolla Cove and Ecological Reserve for some photo ops, then marvel at the variety of marine life found in the tidal pools.

At the coast, head for Sunny Jim's, the only one of the famous La Jolla sea caves that is accessible by land. Listen to a naturalist guide talk about the geology and ecology of the caves. 

Back on your bike, pedal to Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, the area's two most popular surf breaks. After watching some surfers work their magic on the Pacific Ocean waves, ride back to your starting point on pleasant back roads through San Diego's quiet beach communities. 

Your tour ends back at the bike shop after 2.5 hours. 
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four were underwhelmed by this experience. It started with us having to pump up the flat tires on all four bikes using an old crappy bike pump. Once at the summit of Mount Soledad much of the steep descent was on busy...More

1  Thank R M
lajollakayak, General Manager at La Jolla Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, We are so sorry for your recent experience during our bike tour. Providing a safe and positive experience for our customers is our main goal, and we are continually striving to keep systems in place to ensure this. We value your feedback and have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bicycling for all ages!

We picked this guided bike tour, as it was advertised as intermediate. The bus takes you and your bike to the top of Mt. Soledad and you wind downhill thru a small neighborhood. There are a few hills and steps, as you get to get...More

2  Thank Crystal J
Reviewed July 2, 2018
A great bike ride!

This was a fun bike trip (that is not all downhill!) We had a few steep hills and did walk up one. We got to see a lot of the sites in La Jolla.. Loved our tour guides!(Can't remember their names) They were very informative!...More

1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile
Great way to see La Jolla

This was a great way to see the many sites of La Jolla. The bike ride is easy and you hardly have to pedal at all because 99% of it is downhill. The guides were great! We loved seeing the seals and the Sea Lions!...More

Thank Meggie N
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile
Nice bike tour of the coast

We took the 10:00 am tour. Started at the Veterans Memorial atop Mt Soledad. Beautiful views. The first part of the tour was a cruise down the hill towards the shore. Then we hiked along the shore, stopping at spots to see sea lions, seals,...More

1  Thank A-squared74
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