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Pedal or Not... Electric Bicycle - Tours
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Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
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Santa Monica and Venice Private Tour by Electric Bike
Ranked #2 of 36 Tours in Santa Monica
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Owner description: Santa Monica's 1st all electric bicycle guided tour (maximum of 5 riders per guide) along the beach thru the Venice Canals. See sights where tour buses and cars can't take you. Let the electric bikes take you further than you thought you'd go in this 2 1/2 to 3 hour adventure. Pedal...or Not.
Watertown, New York, USA
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“Can't miss this!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Like to bike but having the option of using electric was so fun and informative! Barbara and Lance were excellent guides. We covered a lot of area that we would not have been able to in such a short time.

Visited October 2013
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“Great way to spend a morning in Santa Monica/Venice Beach!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

My three teenage daughters and I loved this electric bike tour of Santa Monica/Venice Beach! You can pedal or use the electric power, but having it enables your group to cover far more distance in the 2-1/2 hours and you don't get tired and sweaty so you can spend the rest of the day expending that reserved energy! You learn little tidbits about local and celeb history and see the canals of Venice Beach in their glory. You finish just in time to roam around and find a great place for lunch. We went on a Sunday morning at 9:00 and I would recommend that time if you have the choice.

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great fun way to tour Venice and Santa Monica”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was certainly one of the highlights of our holiday in California! I was travelling with my teenage sons and we had just a few days in LA and really wanted to see Santa Monica and Venice. A guided tour by electric bike seemed destined to keep everyone happy. We booked the morning tour and it was a great decision as the day was a hot one. It was also pretty quiet and a really nice time to cycle along the beautiful beachfront.
We had a warm welcome from Steve and Barb and an excellent training session to familiarise us with the bikes. This was the first time we had ridden electric bikes so it was reassuring to be able to practice before setting off. Riding the bikes was great fun and easy to get used to.
The tour was really enjoyable and we saw all the highlights of Santa Monica and Venice expertly led by Barb. Her explanations of local history and points of interest were excellent. We had plenty of stops and photo opportunities including lots taken of us by Barb on her camera and emailed to us.
Thanks very much to you both! We would thoroughly recommend this tour!

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great fun family tour!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our electric bike tour, we did the 9am morning one and although it was quite an early start, it was the best time to ride as the bike paths were quiet.

I loved the electric bike and it really didn't take long to get used to it, and it was great to be able to turn on the electric bike to accelerate past other riders and to catch up with the rest of my family!

Barb was a lovely guide and we stopped at several points where she gave us a bit of background, including the venice canals which was really interesting.

We did go on the road just a bit to get to the bike path from the shop and to the Venice canals, and although I did find this a little scay as I was at the back of our group, it was absolutely fine as there are cycle lanes on the road and the motorists are very aware of people on bikes and often stopped to let us go!

After the tour, we walked back to our hotel which was near the Santa Monica pier, and this was a really nice leisurely walk. We passed some very nice individual boutique shops which we wouldn't have gone to otherwise. There were also lots of very nice coffee shops near the bike shop and we found a very nice itailian restaurant to have lunch on our way home!

This was one of the best things we did on holiday and I do throughly recommend it, even if you are not that great a cyclist!

Visited August 2013
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London, England
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“Clearly one of the most enjoyable parts of our Southern California Trip”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our guide Stephen was excellent - chatty and informative. The bikes were easy to ride - except a little tricky to manoeuvre at very low speeds because of the weight of the motor over the back wheel. Switching from pedalling to engine power for a real zip was great fun and we covered a lot of ground in the time. It was particularly interesting to see the Venice Canals.

My wife and I would thoroughly recommend pedalornot.

Visited August 2013
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