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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  • Great views, very safe path - in need of exercise or to relax -- make the effort to use this bike path!  more »
  • Hire your bike for the full day its much cheaper at $30US than by the hour at $10US Bikes have their own paths so you dont have to dodge those walking and your safely off the busy roads and for those ...  more »
  • Rented great bikes from Santa Monica Beach Cycle Rentals for $15 a day. Enjoyed a ride down to Venice Beach, The canals and back. Great path. Well worthwhile.  more »

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