Santa Monica and Venice Beach: Guided Bike Adventure
4.7
35 Ratings
Santa Monica
Embark on a guided bike adventure through Santa Monica and Venice Beach, California. Explore the sites, history, and stunning views of the California coast while learning about the culture and communities of the area.
Duration:
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights

Spend an unforgettable 2-3 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach, California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica’s charming downtown shopping disctric and stops in the heart of Venice Beach (near Muscle Beach), the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach’s Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour-goers will see street art pieces and architecture created by Chase, Rip Cronk, Emily Winters, Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances.

Afterwards, you’ll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals, the quaint Italian inspired community, and then bike through Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice’s trendy gathering place for both locals and visitors, declared by GQ as “The Coolest Block In America”. Your guide will take you off the beaten path and show you all of these often-overlooked street galleries, leaving you with an appreciation for the talented, expressive minds that enrich the visual space of the community.

Points of Interest

  • 1555 2nd St
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Bike lock
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Bicycles are NOT electric
Additional Information

Join us as we pedal through the scenic Santa Monica and the historic neighbourhoods of Venice Beach, California. Our journey will include exploration of landmarks and history around Santa Monica, coupled with breathtaking coastal views of California, followed by a ride toward the southern end, Venice. This district, well-known for its Italian inspired landscape, is not only the birthplace of skateboarding but also a haven for gifted musicians, performers, impressive architecture, art sculptures, and legal graffiti walls marked by accomplished artists globally. Our tour guides will illuminate these often unseen sights while sharing fascinating details about the local culture, community and history.

Riding ability is a prerequisite for all participants as the routes include a separate bike path and city bike lanes.

*Infants (up to 2 years) are only charged for the baby seat rental.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Baggy pants, open-toed shoes, and sandals are not recommended
  • Helmets are required for persons under 18 years of age, but optional for adults over 18 years
  • Sunscreen is recommended
  • Tours may be cancelled if an unforeseen circumstance or weather makes for dangerous riding conditions. If the tour is unable to be rescheduled, you will be issued with a full credit or refund
  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule
  • Please advise if a children’s bike is required and the number of them in the Special Requirements field
  • Bikes are NOT Electric
  • Must know how to ride a bike
Location
1555 2nd St
2nd Street
1555 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401; (Located on the Northeast corner of 2nd and Colorado) BY BUS: Big Blue Bus 3 or Rapid 3 from LAX to Colorado/Broadway OR LA Metro 4; 704; 33; 733 from Downtown LA to Colorado/ Broadway. BY RAIL:  Metro Expo Line Westbound from Downtown LA to 4th/Colorado
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Alexandramalaika
Dec 30, 2023
Visit everything in a short time - Adorable guide, top organization, beautiful walks, 3 hours to visit everything when you have little time there. I highly recommend this tour!
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Hafid
Aug 8, 2023
Fun adventure with children in the Urban Arrow. - Quick help. Location good price for the Urban Arrow and e-bikes. Nice employees. You can also buy water there for $2. That's half of what you pay for water elsewhere. You can borrow helmets and a lock for free. You will also receive a map of the neighborhood and routes. After an easy reservation, we were able to pick up the bicycles the next day.
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Cadyval63
Aug 5, 2023
Very relaxing - I rode the electric bike a little passed the two points I really enjoyed it I just needed it I been under a lot of stress from work family etc I needed some time to myself to do something I like which is cycling 🚴🏻‍♀️
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Allysal2019
Apr 11, 2023
Great workout! - We had a wonderful time and had a great workout! Wish the weather cooperated a little better! Loved seeing the canals in Venice!
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Carlomb5199eg
Apr 9, 2023
fantastic - These guys are the best. They even repaired my bike for a modest fee. Amazing experience. Thank you!
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Quest585375
Jan 1, 2023
Fun bike tour - Great morning bike tour with Kirk. Tons of information, low key ride. Loved seeing the Venice canals.
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Jeremyhq8724tv
May 10, 2022
Beautiful cycle tour to Venice Beach - We had a wonderful private cycle tour with Chad who was full of interesting stories and jokes. It’s a gentle and beautiful cycle along the cycle path beside the beach along to Venice and then through the canals. We would thoroughly recommend both the tour and Chad.
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Shookhsiay
Oct 3, 2021
Fun/ informative/ invigorating - The Tour led by Shawn was really fun! He was very informative, attentive & made the whole journey super fun! Cycling along the beach was relaxing & vibe was great! I would highly recommend this bike tour!
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Paradise33668278837
Sep 19, 2022
Great bike routes to follow - We hired the manual bikes for the day and thought it was a reasonable price. Had a lovely cycle to hermosa beach and back. Have also cycled to Manhattan before too. The ride is lovely and relatively flat the whole way. The bikes come with a lock and you have to ask for a basket with helmets optional. The staff member who served us was on the phone at the same time, we found this very rude as there was little to no communication.
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Jennifer_d
Dec 29, 2023
Sometimes issues come up - We wasn’t able to go due to two people in our groups getting the stomach virus inside the 24 cancellation time. I tried to cancel and was unable to or receive refund which o thought i pretty bad.
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