Private Biking Tour from Santa Monica to Venice Boardwalk

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  • Private Tour
  • 5 hr

Hop aboard a beach cruiser and enjoy the atmosphere of California's beach and boardwalk culture.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

While Los Angeles may be synonymous with car culture, one of the best ways to experience the city is on two wheels. Explore the oceanfront on a bike path and take it all in as the wind whips gently around you, with the sun at your back. Along the way, you will have ample opportunity to lock your bike, grab a bite to eat, and explore some of this gorgeous area of L.A. on foot. On your private, 5-hour biking tour, you will:

  • Meet your guide at Joy Ride Bike Rentals to be fitted with your bike for the tour, near the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica.
  • Ride to the iconic Santa Monica Pier, where you will stop for a break and photo ops.
  • Continue riding along the beach and take in the amazing views.
  • Stop at the Venice Canals, where you will leave your bike for a short walking tour of the canals.
  • Ride to the giant public art “declaration,” and park your bike once again to explore the Venice Boardwalk.
  • Enjoy the boardwalk on foot, with its street performers, bodybuilders, great shops and eateries, and all the eclectic, colourful chaos that makes the boardwalk one of the world’s top tourist attractions.
  •  Explore the Venice Public Art Walls, either by bike or on foot.
  •  End the tour by returning the bike to Joy Ride Bike Rentals.
You will have the opportunity to eat at either the affordable Baja Cantina or other food stops along Washington Blvd, and walk the Venice canals (bikes are not allowed on the canals.) The canals make up six waterways forming a grid, with three residential islands among them, taking you past gorgeous L.A. architecture. Explore L.A.’s famous beaches the way they were meant to be seen! This is a family-friendly way to see the highlights of Santa Monica and Venice. It is an easy 6-mile, round trip tour on flat, paved bike paths and boardwalks.

Please note: we recommended wearing close-toed shoes, and dressing in layers. 


Tour duration
5 hours

Type of tour
Enjoy a rental beach cruiser bicycles for the duration of the tour

Tickets included
A light appetiser and drink at a local eatery 

Other inclusions
Bike, helmet, equipment insurance, an energy bar, and 1 water bottle per person. 


Suitable for
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

Santa Monica Pier
This vibrant Pier features an amusement park and arcade, plus unforgettable views of Malibu and South Bay.

Venice Beach
There is never a dull moment. From the boardwalk to Muscle Beach, there's excitement at every turn.

Venice canals
The origins of Venice California. A beautiful a relaxing hidden gem by the beach.

Abbot Kinney
Just minutes from Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a mile long strip of the latest fashion, art and food.

Muscle Beach
Alleged to be the home of the American fitness boom, the movement began in the 1930s. Since then Muscle Beach has become a 'must-see' on an LA trip.

Venice Beach Boardwalk
The promenade is at the heart of the beach for all travellers - with restaurants, hundreds of shops - both pop-up and permanent, and locals who encapsulate the clashing nature of Venice Beach.
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