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26-Mile Bike Path

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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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A great bike path!

This bike path runs all the way from Pacific Palisades down to the Palos Verdes Peninsula along the Santa Monica and Southbay beaches. In order to do the whole bike path you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This bike path runs all the way from Pacific Palisades down to the Palos Verdes Peninsula along the Santa Monica and Southbay beaches. In order to do the whole bike path you're going to have to ride on the streets for a little while I think the best thing to do is get a map so you totally understand how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must if you are in Santa Monica or Venice beach Enjoy strolling on a bike pat that will take you a OMT the beach from the Santa Monica Pier and the Venice Beach Pier You'll get a chance to hit the bars and shops around the area, Keep in mind that Venice us "colorful" and you'll find the good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From Santa Monica you can go either north for - few miles which is nice and quiet or south down to Venice beach (busy) and beyond. It's a nice wide path good for any level fitness. You can rent bikes anywhere or right at the pier and go as little or as far as you want. There are many places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great way to see what its like to live like a local. You can rent bikes at various places, and that's what I recommend. If you want to see a lot of beach, head out towards Malibu. But, I recommend heading toward Venice. It's more crowded, but you just never know what you'll see: Boy's in bikinis Girls in surfboards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent way to see the area at a great price of 64.00 for four bikes covers the whole day. We are in our 50s so we were able to keep up with our grandchildren without getting tired

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled from Santa Monica pier to Marina del Rey covering about 10 miles round trip on a highly enjoyable bike ride in the Californian sunshine. Path is heavily used so be aware that some areas are slower but it just adds to the fun. Frequent stops are a must as there is always something to see. Venice beach area isn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heading north from Santa Monica once you pass freak ville of Venice this is a great ride. The cycle path takes you away from the beach around Del Ray but is interesting. Stop of for coffee and crepes at the light house. The beaches of Manhattan and Hermosa are interesting past the fire pits at Dockweiler. It's all flat but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far my favorite thing to do in the LA area. Flat, clean, well maintained Strand is the BEST way to see the coast. From north Santa Monica Beach all the way to Redondo Beach you'll see beautiful beach side homes, lovely ocean views as well as great seaside beac towns. Stop for lunch in Hermosa, have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can rent bikes from almost any corner and spend hours riding and stopping along the way for treats or a dip in the waves. The views are incredible and the price is right. (About $12/ hour) I think this is a California must do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

biked all along the beach to Venice Beach and further. Nice and smooth and not crowded. Good for watching people and nice houses along the beach!

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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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