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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.


  • 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

Phil L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very good! Tour guide was very very good and enjoyed biking and seeing the sites. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Judi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We had a great experience. I wouldn't say that this is an extremely easy type of ride, but it was really fun. The guide was great and we learned so much about the La Jolla area.

Sheila M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Incredible way to see the La Jolla coastline and pass by the La Jolla coves. Lots of great photo opps. My guide had a great background on the areas and stops which really added to the experience. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area! Also worth noting, I had a minor issue with booking since I made the reservation later the day before and Viator was extremely quick and helpful is resolving with the vendor so I could participate.

Ann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A small tour - 4 of us plus two knowledgable guides - which was good. The views were spectacular and the cycling fun - lots of down and a few ups to make you feel you are getting some exercise. A surprise add-on activity near the end which was delightful nothing to do with cycling. I thoroughly recommend this trip.

Laurie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great bike tour. Saw parts of La Jolla did not know existed. Highly recommend to everyone in the area!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic environment with beautiful views! Excellent tour guide and a great time!

Linda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a fabulous time. Our guides went at the groups pace. The views were amazing.

Janice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guides were great. Trip mostly on downhill pavement / local streets making it easy. A few climbs uphill but manageable. Nice way to see the area. Great time!

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!

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