Get up close and personal with Hollywood’s elite on this self-guided bike tour through the glamorous neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. You might even get to hob nob with Hollywood royalty as you enjoy a ride through the most secluded sections of these famous cities that few visitors ever see.
Start your bike trip any time between 10am and 2:30pm from Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. You should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your departure so you have time to get properly fitted with your bike. Once you’ve picked up your ride and safety equipment, grab your map detailing the self-guided 3-mile (4.8km) ride through some of the most luxurious neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. The ride will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete, but you’ll be able to use the bike for 24 hours until it’s due back.
The ride proceeds along a moderately brisk route, though because it’s self-guided you can choose to stop and take a break whenever you want. During your cycling trip you’re likely to see a side of the city few tour buses or visitors ever get to see, taking you past the hidden side streets and secluded roads that harbor some of the movie industry’s biggest stars, past and present.
As you pedal, note the stops on the map of famous filming locations. One such location is an iconic Beverly Hills mansion that’s appeared in numerous commercials, TV shows and films. Proceed on to the Beverly Hills Hotel, known by many as the “Pink Palace,” before continuing to Rodeo Drive, home to many of the world’s most luxurious fashion retailers like Hermes, Prada, Gucci and Armani.
As you head down this famous strip, pass the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, once the setting for the film Pretty Woman, and cycle past Villa Blanca, made famous from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Make sure to stop for a photo op in front of the famous Beverly Hills sign and admire the Los Angeles City Hall, the setting for The Adventures of Superman and Tower of Terror. You’ll also pass by landmarks including Will Rogers Park, the Beverly Hilton, Greystone Mansion, the famous Route 66, the Pacific Design Center, the “Witch’s House” and the 9/11 Memorial Garden.
At the conclusion of your 24-hour rental, simply bring your bike and equipment back to the rental office.