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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  • Bicycle lending place can easily find lightly around the wheel is just around the corner from the train can be a romantic and light exercise. There are lots of sand near the beach near Zinal I guess would be careful when
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  • We cycled north as far as we could (not very from SM) - a lovely ride and saw a school of dolphins playing close to the shore on our return, what a thrill. South we only went as far as Venice, but sto...  more »
  • Rental bike shop was dotted with cycling. Feel free to borrow, Beach Cruiser, cross, cycling can be. Note to run some Rollerblades. Tandem cycling road, street cafes and shops, was ruled a break.
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