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Explore the San Diego coastline and the charming town of La Jolla via bicycle on this 2.5-hour cycling tour. Ride to the top of Mt Soledad with an experienced cycling guide to see panoramic views of La Jolla's beachside cliffs and Pacific Beach's surf breaks. This 10-mile (16-km) ride is suitable for most abilities, but some experience is recommended. Enter one of La Jolla's famed sea caves to learn about the protected shoreline's rich marine life from a naturalist guide. All biking equipment is provided, as well as snacks and water.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

La Jolla Coast Bike Tour with Downhill Ride from Mt Soledad

La Jolla Plunge Bike Tour

Make your way to the bike tour office in La Jolla to meet your guide and tour group. Get fitted for a Bianchi hybrid bike and a helmet, then listen to a short orientation and safety briefing. Climb aboard the bike shop's tour van for the short drive to the top of Mt Soledad, the region's highest coastal peak.

From the top of the mountain, enjoy the panoramic views of the coast and the city, then hop on your bike and start making your way down the mountain. At your own pace, ride about 3.5 miles (5.5 km) towards the coast through La Jolla's charming atmosphere and photo-worthy scenery. 

Stop at seal beach to see the town's resident Harbor seals and check out Children's Pool. Stop at the bluffs overlooking La Jolla Cove and Ecological Reserve for some photo ops, then marvel at the variety of marine life found in the tidal pools.

At the coast, head for Sunny Jim's, the only one of the famous La Jolla sea caves that is accessible by land. Listen to a naturalist guide talk about the geology and ecology of the caves. 

Back on your bike, pedal to Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, the area's two most popular surf breaks. After watching some surfers work their magic on the Pacific Ocean waves, ride back to your starting point on pleasant back roads through San Diego's quiet beach communities. 

Your tour ends back at the bike shop after 2.5 hours. 

Customer Reviews

Rebecca G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour with good views and a nice way to see La Jolla scenery.

Sally P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a really fun tour. Definitely not too strenuous but a great way to see La Jolla. It is such a beautiful location. So glad we did this!

Daniel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Had a fantastic time. A lot of fun. Beautiful views. Easy ride. Great tour guide (Tommy).

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

Thurman H

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.

Eileen F

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.

Mary Lou L

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.

Judith B

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.

Sandy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

Robert W

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.

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