- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Use of Bianchi hybrid bike
- Helmet rental
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla
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).
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date
- Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
- It is recommended that you wear closed-toe shoes (sandals and flip-flops are discouraged), sunscreen, comfortable clothing, and a jacket, windbreaker or sweatshirt as required
- Free parking is available on the side streets; the spots marked '2-Hour Parking' are not recommended as the total tour time is 2.5 hours
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required; individuals who book for only 1 passenger will be required to pay the 2nd-passenger price directly to the local operator upon check-in
- Minimum age is 14 years
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
On this typical, sunny and gorgeous San Diego day, we started at the top and wound our way down the side of the mountain on the coast. Nothing but pleasure and a good work out. Felt great! Our guide had story after story and comments galore that helped us appreciate this area. I highly recommend!
You can admire the sea views of La Jolla while riding the bicycle and enjoying the sunshine and wind. What you can see is the sea shores of La Jolla, the sea seals and sea lions lying near the beaches, and the secret tunnel where the smuggling of alcohol took place in the past.
The tour guide is talkative. He was born in San Diego, and he shared to me about his home city.
Overall, the tour gave me so much joy.
What a nice, leisurely bike ride. Yes, a bit of it was spent in residential neighborhoods, but those are the areas I would never get to see otherwise. The end of the tour is spent near the water, which was fun! It was a beautiful day and an enjoyable bike ride. PS - I only had to walk my bike up a hill once!!
Easy bike ride down from Mt Soledad with an occasional hill
Guide Nick was very informative about the beaches, geography and marine life
This is an awesome tour, and Garrett is a great tour guide! It's the perfect way to see the highlights of La Jolla. Well worth the cost.
Really enjoyable trip. Our guide Bree was fantastic. Highly recommended.
Very fun ride. Mostly down hill and enjoyed the breeze the whole time. Super great stop half way through to see the lion seals and their pups up close, very close!
A great experience. We saw the highlights of La Jolla from our bikes. It was mostly downhill. Our guide was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The noon tour is the best, as any marine layer is dissipated by then. Beautiful homes, ocean views and of course, the sea lions.
Recommend doing this if you want a fun time.
This was the first thing I did on my visit to Sam Diego and I am SO happy it was!! I saw so much in two hours(great views, seals, caves, surfers...) and had a great time! Perfect start to my weekend! It was not a difficult ride either. Mostly downhill and just a few short hills. Highly recommend!!!!
Beautiful ride from Mt. Soledad through La Jolla. Cory has an amazing wealth of knowledge about the sights as well as interesting stories that made the trip even more fun. Even people outside of our tour were listening to him talk about things we were seeing and came over to listen as he spoke. If we ever go back to San Diego we will definitely take the bike ride again.
Dave and Pam Fisher
A great way to spend a few hours getting some exercise while at the same time seeing a lot of beautiful sights! Guides were friendly and helpful. I enjoyed it very much and would recommend!
great tour, knowledgeable guide, Chris. easy pace, not rushed. great pic taking opportunities, plenty of time to get drinks of water and rest. I took my mom, 63 who's in great physical shape since she's a mail carrier and she managed the hills without any problem. loved this tour would do it again and recommend to anyone.
Matt was a great guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. We look forward to taking another one of their tours on our next trip.
Very good! Tour guide was very very good and enjoyed biking and seeing the sites. I would definitely recommend this tour!
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.
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.
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.
Great bike tour. Saw parts of La Jolla did not know existed. Highly recommend to everyone in the area!!