Carmel-by-the-Sea 2.5 Hour Electric Bike Tour

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

From fairy-tale cottages nestled in the trees to millionaire mansions along the beach, the charm and beauty of Carmel-by-the-Sea is unparalleled. While we take in the beautiful vistas, learn the history and stories surrounding some of our most famous buildings and residents. Conquer hills that you thought impossible with our powerful Pedego Electric Bikes! Hello fun.... The Carmel-by-the-Sea eBike Tour is a slow-paced tour covering approximately 12 miles. Part is focused on tree-lined streets in the sleepy neighborhoods of Carmel's "Golden Rectangle." When we ride the 3-mile Scenic Drive along the Ocean, it's hard to know which way to look.....gorgeous beach on on e side and gorgeous homes on the other! The variety of homes is stunning, including homes by Charles Sumner Green, and Frank Lloyd Wright. It's a favorite for architecture fans.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Big Sur Adventures

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Your fun adventure starts at Pedego Electric Bikes, where you'll get introduced to the best way to experience Carmel-By-the-Sea. Your local guide will set you up on a bike best for your personality (and height). After a safety briefing and instructions, you'll be given a chance to test the bikes in the back parking lot before launching out on our adventure.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Your guide will point out the entrance to these great hiking & biking trails as we get ready to cross the street to the Carmel Mission. At this point you're on the path that marks California's first road...El Camino Real.

Stop At: Carmel Mission

We stop at the gate to the courtyard where you can get a great picture of this historic landmark....one of California's oldest existing structures. Your guide will share some fun stories from our early history while you take in the beautiful building and grounds.

Duration: 10 minutes

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As we return to where we started, we can point out this great restaurant where you just might want to return for dinner. On Friday nights, you just might see Clint Eastwood or his son dropping in to play jazz piano.

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We stop for a minute to admire the oldest ranch in Carmel, lovingly restored by Clint Eastwood and now the home of a beautiful hotel and restaurant. Here, the peace and quiet of our quaint town begins to show. With sheep grazing in the pasture and sweeping vistas of Carmel River Beach and Point Lobos, it's easy to want to stay all day! But we must roll on....

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Carmel Beach

After meandering through quiet neighborhoods with stunning homes, we stop for a moment at a Frank Lloyd Wright house at the end of Carmel beach. Learn a little of the fun history of this home & the movie it was featured in.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Scenic Road Walkway

We stop at various points along this road, including a Frank Lloyd Wright house, and "bootleg point" (the perfect place to snap some photos). While you gaze across Carmel Bay at the landmarks of Pebble Beach, your guide will share some fun stories of the earliest residents of Carmel & the history behind their homes.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Scene of a famous Clint Eastwood movie, fan's might recognize it!

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Adding to the charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the fairies have built an entire village nestled among the cypress trees.

Duration: 10 minutes

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From old to new, fun stories abound about this beautiful iconic hotel.

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See the quaint gardens and adorable cottages at this 1927 Bed & Breakfast.

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Learn the story behind this gorgeous hotel, straight out of Prague.

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Learn some of the quaint & quirky laws that make Carmel-by-the-Sea so charming.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Once the ticket house for the Golden Bough Theater, this adorable cottage is the perfect place to drop in for a mid-ride treat. If you're touring with young ones (or have a sweet tooth), we can stop for a few minutes while you do a little Carmel "shopping."

Duration: 5 minutes

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See one of the oldest continually-operating bakeries in the U.S.

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Marvel at this idyllic seaside villa, nestled among the gorgeous mansions of Carmel point.

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See the old-world charm of this beautiful hotel, made into a welcome oasis for dogs by actress Doris Day....co-owner of the Cypress Inn for years.

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Among all the adorable restaurants and shops in Carmel, this quaint European Bistro stands out with it's charm.

Pass By: Tuck Box

Built by Hugh Comstock in 1927, after his famous fairy-tale cottages, this quaint restaurant has been operating as a tea room & restaurant for almost 100 years.

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See one of our staff's favorite seafood places in downtown Carmel.

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See this quaint firehouse built in 1937.

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Covered with creeping fig vine, this quaint restaurant is a favorite with locals. It has a great dog-friendly patio out back.

Stop At: Devendorf Park

Glance over Carmel's central gathering place, see the quaint Koi pond in the corner. And take a restroom break if needed. Here we'll start getting our eBikes into low gear as we approach the steepest hill of our tour. We're heading to the fairy-tale cottages.

Duration: 1 minutes

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Learn the fun history that led to this version of the Golden Bough Playhouse, a 300 seat theater that now houses top line plays and musicals.

Duration: 1 minutes

Stop At: The House of Hansel & Gretel

See the cutest fairy-tale cottages that started the trend in Carmel and launched architect Hugh Comstock into the hearts of early Carmelites. Originally built to house his wife Mayotta's Otsy Totsy Dolls, this is now a private residence that is one of Carmel's most popular attractions.

Duration: 5 minutes

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In one block we see 6 of the cutest fairy tale cottages built by local architect Hugh Comstock. For true lovers of the style, we can climb another steep hill to see 5 more.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Weston Gallery

Peek in the windows of the gallery showcasing art by Edward Weston, one of the masters of 20th century photography.

Pass By: Dawson Cole Fine Art

Specializing in Contemporary and Modern Art by European and American Masters, we can see through the window amazing bronze sculptures by local artist Richard MacDonald.

Stop At: The Valentine

The Valentine bronze sculpture by artist George Wayne Lundeen is a great place to stop for selfies while some in the group use the restroom before our long beachfront ride.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: First Murphy House

Built in 1902, this home was recently moved to this location to save it from demolition. Now housing the Carmel Heritage Society, this is the first example of Carmel's early cottages. Michael Murphy built over 300 of Carmel's homes.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Across the street from the Valentine and First Murphy House sits Carmel's first Inn. Originally built in 1889, at the other end of Carmel, the hotel was later moved here....rolling down the hill on redwood logs!

Duration: 1 minutes

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After a quick ride down the hill, we arrive at the northern end of Carmel Beach. This trail marks the start of beautiful sand dunes covered with coastal sagebrush and coastal buckwheat.

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If you're not planning on returning to Carmel later to explore on your own, we'll stop for a few minutes to let you feel the sand under your toes.

Duration: 5 minutes

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This quaint cottage marks the beginning of our most scenic part of the ride. With the white sands on the right and beautiful homes on the left, it's hard to know where to look!

Pass By: Carmel Beach Boardwalk

As we ride along Scenic Drive you'll see many locals walking their dogs on this boardwalk under the Cypress trees. Look for more fairy homes in the trees.

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Built in 1948 by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this home fulfills Mrs. Clinton Walker's instructions to build a home, “as durable as the rocks and as transparent as the waves." We'll point out some of Wright's signatures on this home, and the unique design that has allowed it to survive so close to the ocean.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Frank Wynkoop’s 1951 Butterfly House has been thoughtfully reimagined by designer Jamie Bush. Featured in Architectural Digest Magazine, this is arguably one of the most expensive homes in Carmel, hitting the real-estate market in 2022 for $40 million.

Duration: 5 minutes

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This is the first home ever built on Carmel Point. With fun history and design, this home sits on one of the most scenic points of our tour. We'll point out some of the many native plants creating the beautiful landscaping in front of the home.

Duration: 5 minutes

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We stop at a scenic overlook above this beach, where we stop for a few minutes to gaze at the sweeping vistas of Point Lobos, Monastery Beach, and the Carmel River Beach. It is here that Liz Taylor and Richard Burton shot a "beach scene" in The Sandpiper.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Carmel River State Beach

This beach marks where the Carmel River mouth creates one of Monterey County's prime birding locations. The views are once again, breathtaking.

Duration: 1 minutes

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This quaint inn has one of the most beautiful gardens in all of Carmel. And the surrounding homes are just as spectacular.

Duration: 1 minutes

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As we travel along the perimeter of the Mission, you can observe the graves of those who helped establish the mission, surrounded by old abalone shells and redwood crosses. Father Junipero Serra, who founded the missions is interred here. Don't miss the 100-year-old pepper tree at the edge of the gravyard.

Duration: 1 minutes

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With unique shops, restaurants, and wine (and of course, Pedego Electric Bikes!) this is a great place to explore after your tour.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Hopefully you fell in love with Carmel during our tour. Let us know what you loved best!

Duration: 5 minutes
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