See the real LA!

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

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

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • Booked the Wild Wild West To Now tour, our guide Terry was great! (He) was very knowledgeable and the tour brought us to some really cool DTLA areas we've never been to which was so much fun! Definitely worth the reasonable price. THANK YOU TERRY!

    Irene O. Yelp
  • We had an Amazing Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour with Damien and Dante... thank you very much from Italian Girls... very interesting and funny… absolutely recommended!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • My boyfriend and I took the Heart of Hollywood Tour and had a wonderful experience with Stuart. Really helpful for personal questions, funny, full of knowledge and a passion for Hollywood. Can't recommend this enough!

    E D Trip Advisor
  • Angela took us inside some beautiful Broadway theaters, told us about LA history and was very enthusiastic about her city. The great thing was that she actually took us inside the buildings. Plus after the tour we went for the 35cent cocktails! Great tour and great guide!

    Helena Cardoso Google
  • I did the Historic Core Tour!!! It was an awesome walking tour and very informative even for this Angeleno!! I am downtown daily and drive past this area and never knew the history of various locations of the city!! This provides that!! 

    David Cook L. Yelp
  • My son and I booked and completely enjoyed a private tour. We had a wonderful evening! Damien took us on a fun, informative tour. My son loves photography, and Damien did not disappoint, as he took over 300 photos!

    Laurie Thompson Facebook

Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride


$50 / adult
$45 / child (5-17 y.o.)


7 miles
All flat!


10am – 12 noon
What a way to start the day!

When you decided to visit Los Angeles, probably one of the first things that you thought about doing here was checking out the beaches. You absolutely should – they’re a must do! But how are you going to do it? You could spend hours wandering around on your own, probably missing some of the best spots. Or you could let us do the work, so you can relax and take in the incredible views as you enjoy the quintessential L.A. pastime, cycling down the beach on a Beach Cruiser on our our Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride.

What we’ve done at The Real Los Angeles Tours is create something very close to the perfect tour with our Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride! We’ll have your bicycles ready when you arrive for the tour, then we’ll head straight down to the beach. We’ll pass by Santa Monica Pier as we head south towards Venice. We’ll briefly stop on Venice Boardwalk, at Muscle Beach, before continuing past Venice Beach Pier to the famous canals. We’ll cycle through this beautiful area before stopping on hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard for juice or coffee (depends how healthy you want it to be!). Then we’ll head north up Main St, with its great collection of independent shops, cafes and bars, past Santa Monica City Hall and the lovely Tongva Park, before finishing your Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride back in the heart of Santa Monica. You’re now in the perfect place to get lunch – or head into downtown Los Angeles for one of our tours there.

See you in the morning!


*Cost: $50 pp adults, $45 pp children 5-17 y.o.

*Cycling distance: 7 miles, all flat.

*Tour starts 10.00 am, 1428 4th St, Santa Monica (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

*Tour finishes 12 noon, same place.

*Bicycle hire is included in the price.

*Children under 5 years old can go in a child’s seat, which can be rented on the day for $10.

*When booking this tour you’ll get an email confirmation with a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from Pay What You Want Wednesday).

*You can do either the From Wild West to Now or Historic Core tours on the same day if you want to explore L.A. more. This tour also fits very well with our Heart of Hollywood and L.A. in a Day tours.

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $300 for up to 6 guests


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. You must be in appropriate physical condition. We cannot slow the tour down significantly to accommodate guests who are not in appropriate condition.

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

You are entirely responsible to make sure you are at the tour meeting point at the correct time. If you’re significantly late you may miss the tour.

We know your plans can change, but there are no refunds within 48 hours of the tour start time.

You must book this tour in advance.


Subject to change at our discretion.

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica & Venice Beach
Muscle Beach, Venice
Venice Boardwalk
Venice Pier
Venice Canals
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Binoculars Building
Main St, Santa Monica
Santa Monica City Hall & Tongva Park