5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

La Jolla Coast Bike Tour with Downhill Ride from Mt Soledad

Discover the beauty and charm of La Jolla and the San Diego coastline on this 2.5-hour bike tour. Suitable for most biking abilities (some experience is recommended), the tour takes you from the top of Mt Soledad with its panoramic views down to the cliffs of La Jolla and the surf breaks of Pacific Beach. See La Jolla’s local seals and tide pools, enter one of the sea caves and learn about the marine life and protected shoreline from a local naturalist guide.


  • 2.5-hour bike tour from La Jolla
  • Explore the beautiful coastline of the San Diego area with a local naturalist guide
  • Zoom downhill from the top of Mt Soledad, an 822-foot (251-meter) hill with 360-degree views
  • Pedal along La Jolla’s rocky shoreline, checking out sea caves, seals and tide pools
  • Visit Pacific Beach and Mission Beach, two of San Diego’s most popular beach neighborhoods
  • Water and snacks provided

What You Can Expect

La Jolla Coast Bike Tour with Downhill Ride from Mt Soledad

La Jolla Plunge Bike Tour

Meet your guide at the local bike tour office in La Jolla, where you’ll be fitted for a Bianchi hybrid bike. Then hop in the tour vehicle for the short drive to your starting point at the top of Mt Soledad, the highest coastal peak in the San Diego area.

Admire the 360-degree view of the city and coastline, and then strap on your provided helmet and take off, zooming down the mountain as fast (or as slow) as you want. Ride about 3.5 miles (5.5 km) toward the ocean, soaking up La Jolla’s quaint atmosphere and picturesque scenery.

When you get to the coast, stop at La Jolla sea caves, where you can hop off your bike and enter the only cave accessible by land, Sunny Jim’s, reached by a tunnel known as the Cave Store. Then head to the Children’s Pool and seal beach to check out the town’s famous harbor seals. Enjoy a stunning photo op from the 100-foot (30-meter) bluffs overlooking La Jolla Cove and Ecological Reserve, and take a look at the marine life in the tide pools.

Continue your bike tour by pedaling south to San Diego’s popular surf breaks at Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. Then head back to your starting point via quiet back roads, soaking up the laid-back ambience of San Diego’s beach communities.

Total biking distance is approximately 10 miles (16 km); the pace is not strenuous and the terrain is mostly downhill or flat, but you will pedal over a few short hills (you can get off and walk if needed).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was awesome! The views were stunning. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was excellent, beautiful scenery, and the guide Nat was wonderful. He had so much information about everything we saw and he was a lot of fun. The cave tour was beautiful and we saw harbor seals and sea lions as well - up close and personal. It was a great afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Such a great time! Our guide was amazing! She was fun, patient and knew more of the history of the area than people who have lived there all of their lives. Highly recommend the whole experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Exhilarating trip down a high coastal peak. Some small hills that took a little effort, but nothing too strenuous. Very knowledgeable, educated local guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a great way to see San Diego. The bikes were great our tour guide, Nick was wonderful. It was not only fun, but very informative. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun way to check out La Jolla.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour was great, guide was excellent. Beautiful scenery. Best way to see San Diego.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Your was exactly what we were hoping for and then some. Our guide Dave was polite, informative and showed us plenty of great sites. Highly recommend this bike tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Gerald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Great guide, great tour.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

This was a fun outing with my sisters. The ride was not difficult and the equipment was in very good condition. The guide was very knowledgable about the area and did not rush the trip. The ride was mostly downhill and only a few places that required some intense pedaling. worth the money

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