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Cycle through Santa Monica and Venice

Venice, United States

Experience hosted by Barbara

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start in Venice-the #1 tourist destination in California, to catch a glimpse of surfers, sailboats, canals and then the posh shops and art galleries of Abbot Kinney-aptly named the hippest street in America by GQ Magazine.
Then it’s off to Muscle Beach, Dogtown’s skateboard park, rollerskaters and famous basketball courts-along the way see artists in action at the graffiti wall, murals, old brothels, speakeasies, movie studios, secret walk-streets and street performers on one of the top ten boardwalks in the US-from Rastafarians at the drum circle to chain-saw jugglers, fire-breathers, guys walking on glass, break dancers, acrobats, and hear about local legends Charlie Chaplin, Jim Morrison and Arnold Schwarzennegger-it offers an unforgettable cultural experience!
Then we head to Santa Monica’s Original Muscle Beach, the pier’s ferris Wheel and famous Route 66 sign, stories of local celebrities, the bourgeois Promenade shops, musical performances, historical landmarks, amazing architecture, hidden gems, fruit trees and gardens at Tongva Park-there will be great photo opportunities at each stop!
We will be bicycling for approximately 2.5-3 hours depending on everyone's pace.
Other things to note
Rain or extremely windy weather will cancel the tour. If you can-tips are appreciated :)
We'll start in Venice-the #1 tourist destination in California, to catch a glimpse of surfers, sailboats, canals and then the posh shops and art galleries of Abbot Kinney-aptly named the hippest street in America by GQ Magazine.
Then it’s off to Muscle Beach, Dogtown’s skateboard park, rollerskaters and famous basketball courts-along the way see artists in action at the graffiti wall, murals, old brothels, speakeasies, movie studios, secret…

Barbara's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Transportation
    Helmet if desired (required if under 18) and lock.
  • Equipment
    A map of Venice and Santa Monica with local businesses, restaurants, etc.
From $86
/ person
Sat, 10 Apr
$86 per person
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$86 per person
Sat, 10 Apr
$86 per person
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$86 per person
Sun, 11 Apr
$86 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$86 per person

Meet your host, Barbara

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 109 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My family grew up in Santa Monica and I love to share the local lore, legends and landmarks. I work out at muscle beach, have done stand-up comedy, studied film and love to point out all of the local movie locations, famous celebrity homes and haunts. I come from a family of artists, worked in local galleries and love to point out hidden murals. I’ve led tours for a decade including the Venice Art Crawl and as VP for the Venice Historical Society with clients that have included Google and LA city council members. Let me show you the best photo opportunities at the beach in Los Angeles!
My family grew up in Santa Monica and I love to share the local lore, legends and landmarks. I work out at muscle beach, have done stand-up comedy, studied film and love to point out all of the local movie locations, famous celebrity homes and haunts. I come from a family of artists, worked in local galleries and love to point out hidden murals. I’ve led tours for a decade including the Venice Art Crawl and as VP for the Venice Historical Society with clients that have included Google and LA cit…
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Where you'll be

The westside. As the locals say, we’ll be AWOL—Always West of Lincoln—Lincoln being the street that separates the beach from the city. See why Santa Monica was voted among the Top Ten Beach Cities in the World by National Geographic and why Venice is the #1 tourist destination in California. We can even head the other direction to beautiful Marina Del Rey and view the world’s largest small boat craft harbor.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 109 reviews.

Cameron
March 2020
We had an amazing experience. We plan to take bike tours when we visit places in the future because of this experience. Barbara is friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
Paige
March 2020
We had an wonderful time on the bike tour with Barbara! It was fun and interesting to learn about Venice and Santa Monica while getting a little exercise. She was very knowledgeable about the area. We highly recommend!
Mieke
March 2020
Fietsen, een mooie manier om meer te zien. Ik ging om 9.00 de tour doen en dan zijn er nog veel zwervers op Venice, ook dat is LA.
Zahra
March 2020
A wonderful way to get to know the area. Fun stories good pace, Barbara was happy to customize the time together to what I wanted to do.
Bailey
February 2020
This a unique way to enjoy the sights sounds, and culture of The Venice beach and Santa Monica area. Barbara added a personal touch with her stories and experiences as a long time local of the community.
Scott
January 2020
Barbara was a fountain of knowledge about this very unique area! She took us up and down the Venice boardwalk and up to the Santa Monica pier. Lots of interesting people, places and art to check out. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to get the full Venice experience in a few hours.
Barbara was a fountain of knowledge about this very unique area! She took us up and down the Venice boardwalk and up to the Santa Monica pier. Lots of interesting people, places a…

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  • Sat, 10 Apr
    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sat, 10 Apr
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, 11 Apr
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, 11 Apr
    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, 11 Apr
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Mon, 12 Apr
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $86 per person
  • Mon, 12 Apr
    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    $86 per person
  • Mon, 12 Apr
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $86 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a photo ID if the group decides to grab a drink with the group afterwards. If you can-tips are appreciated :)