See the real LA!

  • Did a full day walking tour of LA. Our tour guide Damien was very knowledgeable & passionate about giving us all the information in a clear & concise way. The tour was very well planned & organised & was not tiring.

    Hp108 TripAdvisor
  • We did The Real Hollywood tour & loved it! The tour was at a great pace & the guide (Vicky) was very knowledgeable & made the tour fun. Thank you!

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • Stuart was so knowledgeable & was worth the day with him. I had been to LA multiple times before but this is the first time I had taken a tour - so thrilled to have this experience with my mom & sister. I would recommend this tour again & again.

    Steph S. Yelp
  • We had an amazing DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Damien & Dante... thank you very much from the Italian girls... very interesting & funny… absolutely recommended!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • This tour was awesome! Stuart is very knowledgeable, likeable & fun. The stops on the tour were very interesting & I learned a lot. I’ve been on quite a few tours of this nature & this was one of my favorites - highly recommend!

    Passport17369220499 TripAdvisor
  • Did a walking tour of LA (LA in a Day). Vicky started us off with the Hollywood tour & Damien (who is also the owner) was our guide for the rest of the day. The entire day was awesome, I suggest this tour. There isn't that much walking, to be honest. It's very fun!

    Mel L Google
  • My boyfriend & I took the DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Stuart as our guide & had the most amazing time! We had experiences we will never forget! We were able to see parts & people of Los Angeles that we never would have without Stuart. I give this 10/10. If we visit again, this will be at the top of our to do list!

    Michelle B. Yelp
  • Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend taking both The Real Hollywood Tour & the Central Downtown LA tour! Our time in LA wouldn't have been the same. Great way to learn about the city, see it from a different angle, explore the local life & learn about its history & filming industry. Damien our guide was fantastic!

    Sara Pozueta Facebook
  • Sylvie was our host & was fantastic. She had a lot of local knowledge & gave her unique perspective as someone who had moved to the area many years ago, so she had an outsider's as well as an insider's perspective. The tour gave us a great overview of Santa Monica & Venice & set us up for a great rest of the day.

    Gregory Airbnb
  • We took 2 tours, the Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour (with Sylvie) & the Real Hollywood tour (with Damien). Both were great & highly recommended. Sylvie & Damien were informative, knowledgeable & easy to talk to. They were like you were with friends. We were traveling as a family of 4 with 2 boys (15 & 12). We all enjoyed the tours.

    Paula Lindgren Google

Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour

Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour

Price

$60 / pp
Includes bicycle rental

Cycling

7 miles
An easy cycling distance

Time

2 hours
What a way to experience LA

When you decided to visit Los Angeles, probably at the top of your list of things to do here was checking out the beaches. But how are you going to do it? Why not let us do the work by joining our Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour, letting you relax and enjoy the quintessential L.A. pastime, cycling the area on a Beach Cruiser. That way you can experience the famous boardwalk and canals, go to some hidden spots that only locals like us know of and learn about the history of the famous neighborhoods you’re passing through.

We’ll have your bicycles ready when you arrive for the Santa Monica and Venice Bike tour, then we’ll head down to the beach. The tour passes by famous Santa Monica Pier, before heading south towards Venice. We briefly stop on Venice Boardwalk, at Muscle Beach, and then continue past Venice Beach Pier to the beautiful canals. There’s a stop on hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard for juice or coffee (depends how healthy you want it to be!), before we head north up Main St, with its great collection of independent shops, cafes and bars, pausing to take in Santa Monica City Hall and the lovely Tongva Park. Your Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour then ends back in the heart of Santa Monica, the perfect place to eat or head into downtown (via the Metro station) – or go to the beach.

LOGISTICS & DETAILS

*Cost: $60 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Cycling distance: 7 miles, all flat.

*Tour starts at 10.00 am daily, Santa Monica Beach Bicycle Rentals, 1428 4th St, Santa Monica.

*Tour finishes 12 midday, same place.

*Bicycle rental is included in the price.

*Children under 5 y.o. can go in a child’s seat, which can be rented on the day for $10 (no ticket required).

YOU CAN BOOK THIS AS A PRIVATE TOUR STARTING AT JUST $360 for up to 6 guests

Disclaimers

This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in other languages at this time.

Refreshments/Snacks are not included.

This a bicycling tour and we move at a reasonable pace. All guests must be in appropriate physical condition and able to ride a bicycle.

We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather on the day.

Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.

Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.

Itinerary

Subject to change at our discretion.

Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour
The world famous Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica & Venice beach
Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour
Muscle Beach, Venice - the birthplace of the modern fitness movement
Venice Boardwalk, with its tattoo parlors & medical marijuana shops
Venice Pier, with some great views
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Venice Canals, a place of hidden beauty & tranquility
Abbot Kinney Boulevard, it doesn't get any more west side cool than this
Binoculars Building, one of Frank Gehry's early designs
Main Street, Santa Monica, with its collection of independent shops and cafes
Santa Monica City Hall & Tongva Park