26-Mile Bike Path, Santa Monica

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A trail that follows the curve of Santa Monica Bay's shore, 26-Mile Bike Path surges with cyclists and rollerbladers throughout the year. The trail runs from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach, with bike and rollerblade rentals on either end. You'll share the road with motorists on portions of the path, so ride or skate carefully, and wear a helmet. Consider bringing a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat. You can stop to refuel at your choice of restaurants before heading back. 26-Mile Bike Path is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Santa Monica Edition.
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  • During our holiday was this bike ride (we have cycled almost 50 km from Hermosa Beach to Santa Monica and back) one of the highlights. Lovely to cruise on a traditional Amerkaanse beach bike along the coast of L.A., and at your leisure to do all the fun and special beach places. Definitely a beach bike with gear renting (its more expensive but really much finer). We paid 30 USD per rental bike for a full day of cycling. Not cheap, but definitely worth it. Electric bikes are often also for rent, but they are really much more expensive. It can be in the dunes with a lot of height differences and wind certainly intensive to cycle there. If you don't ride a lot, it can be quite difficult to cycle a longer distance along the coast. We found the piece between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey the most beautiful piece (back and forth +-25 km) for cycling.
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  • You can start in Venice if you're renting, lot's of choices for Food if you're doing Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch- if you have your own bike, then you can start anywhere where the parking is easy - and ...  more »
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