Santa Monica

Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Badge of ExcellenceSanta Monica, United States
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a pedal-powered tour through the beaches and streets of the famous Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas of Los Angeles during this electric bike tour. Skip the tour bus as you enjoy fresh ocean breezes and laid back riding with a guide aboard an electric bicycle. Cruise the famous canals of Venice and cycle the trails along Santa Monica Beach, choosing if you want to use your own leg power or get a boost from your electric-powered cycle. This L.A. electric bike trip also includes a helmet rental and bottled water.
  • Electric bicycle tour of Venice and Santa Monica
  • Cruise along Venice Beach and the Venice canals
  • See the Santa Monica Pier
  • Choose pedal power or electric power with the flick of a switch

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

As one of the most affordable e-bike tours of the area, it’s perfect for the budget-conscious traveler.

What's Included

  • Electric Bicycle Tour
  • Helmet Rental
  • Bottled water
  • PPE-mask
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pedal or Not Electric Bike Tours
    214 Pier Ave east of Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Address: Pedal Or Not electric bike tours 214 Pier Avenue* (just east of Main Street) Santa Monica, CA 90405 *Pier Avenue is 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) south of the Santa Monica Pier NOT AT THE SANTA MONICA PIER Directions: 10 Freeway West (Santa Monica Freeway) and exit at 1B/Lincoln Blvd. Turn LEFT at Lincoln Blvd. From Beverly Hills or Hollywood take Olympic Blvd West to Lincoln Blvd, stay in left lane and turn LEFT onto Lincoln Blvd • Turn right onto Ocean Park Blvd. • Turn left onto Main St. • Turn left onto Pier Ave. (one-way St.)PARKING From 214 Pier Avenue: • Turn right on 2nd Street • Turn left on Marine The parking lot entrance is 100 ft on right hand side and is approx. $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Experience a new form of two-wheeled transportation as you cycle the mellow streets and beautiful beaches of Santa Monica and Venice with a guide on this tour by electric bicycle. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the gorgeous weather and ocean breezes of Southern California aboard an electric bicycle that you can pedal yourself (or let the motor do all the work instead).

Begin your bike adventure in Santa Monica with either a morning or afternoon departure time. Meet your guide and climb aboard your bike to begin your ride. Your ride for the day is a Pedego beach cruiser, a typical Southern California ride that's been modified with an electric motor. Choose to pedal as you would a normal bike, or flip the switch to turn on the electric motor and just enjoy a relaxing ride. Your bike includes six gears as well as high-end disc brakes, lithium ion battery and 500-watt motor that ensure you'll have no problem keeping up.

Start out your ride by traversing Santa Monica's iconic beach, heading towards the Marion Davies Guesthouse, past the Santa Monica Pier and then on to Venice, where you'll cycle around its famous canals. Enjoy the beautiful sun and cool beach weather as your guide shares fascinating details about the neighborhoods' architecture and history along the way. Finish your cycling trip back at your original departure point.

26-Mile Bike Path (Pass By)

26-Mile Bike Path, Santa Monica, California

Ocean View Park

Your first peek at the Pacific and the Santa Monica bay.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR TIME at 9:45am or 1:45pm for check-in and warm-up.
  • Minimum age is 13 years and must be 5 foot tall and minimum 100 lbs
  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • We recommend you wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses and bring a jacket (all bikes have double saddlebags for small items).
  • Tours do not operate in rain
  • Important: The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be cancelled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring you will be provided with an alternate option or full refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • Los Angeles/Santa Monica are famous for traffic. Plan for TRAFFIC especially on Freeways.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Bikes are very easy to use once you get the hang of them.
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Great morning
Nancy_S, Dec 2022
Barb was a wonderful tour guide. Lots of fun was had by all. Parents and twenty something kids all enjoyed the morning. The electric bikes were amazing.
Barb is an incredibly...
Jasdeep_S, Dec 2022
Barb is an incredibly knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We did the morning session in December and the weather was perfect. Lots of nice places to stop. Highly recommended.
Best bike tour in Santa Monica and Venice
k8gfrs2kvt, Dec 2022
Barb, our guide, was great! We were running just a few minutes behind due to traffic/technical difficulties and she was kind enough to call and wait the extra few minutes for us to get there. The e bikes were great! You have the option to pedal or use power or a mixture of both if you’d like. This would be great for any fitness level. Barb touched on lots of history of Santa Monica and Venice areas and pointed out homes and features that we never would have seen or known without her expertise. The included bottle of water and snack bars were the nicest touch! Overall, we had a great time and I highly recommend this activity to anyone in the area .
Highly recommend. Barb is...
Miroslav_D, Dec 2022
Highly recommend. Barb is a great guide! Took us to muscle beach where we took pictures with body builders.
Santa Monica bike tour
Richard_S, Nov 2022
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the bike tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Our Guide, Barb, was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the history and events that took place at the sites we visited. The electric bikes were easy to operate, and made riding a breeze!
Simply a great tour
Morten_K, Oct 2022
A great combination of high standard bikes, friendly, knowledgable and humoristic guide (Barb) and a beautiful tour to the most interesting and beautiful spots. We learnt a lot both about the history and the present of the places we visited. Higly recommendable!
LuisDaniel_C, Oct 2022
Barb was an amazing tour guide! We got to check out all of Santa Monica and Venice beach. I loved the Venice Canals, hopefully one day I’ll buy a house there. Haha! She moved at a great pace, and made sure we were comfortable on our bikes, which was a plus for me since I haven’t ridden a bike in nearly 10 years. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting LA.
Fab-u-lous ebike tour !
Graeme_B, Oct 2022
Barb was a great tour guide, and gave lovely personal insights which gave an added dimension to our tour. We would thoroughly recommend this trip.
Chris was a great guide. ...
Rebecca_M, Sep 2022
Chris was a great guide. Lots of great tidbits of info to share. We had fun. And the bikes were very comfy and easy to use
Super fun tour!
Jennilyn_D, Sep 2022
Super fun tour. Barb was great at getting us all set up and comfortable with the bikes. Chris was a great guide with a good mix of easy going humor and knowledge of local highlights. We had a blast.
Excellent experience with the bike tour in Santa Monica
Victor_G, Jul 2022
We had an excellent experience from beginning to end. Barbara was very thorough and explaining everything about the bikes. Barbara was very patient and understanding. Chris was are tour guide he took a time to explain and show us the various locations.
Great experience
Danielle_V, Jun 2022
Great experience! Barb was great! knowledgeable, witty tour guide awesome storytelling. I would recommend this electronic bike tour to everyone.
Fun tour
George_N, May 2022
We enjoyed Barb's friendly tour and her stories along the way. It was a casual, fun morning. Would recommend to others.
So much fun! Good for all...
Julie_W, Apr 2022
So much fun! Good for all fitness levels. Barb is a great guide. The tour was a perfect mix of riding and talking.
Great tour of Santa Monica
Janelle_E, Apr 2022
Barbara was a great tour guide. Explained the workings of the electric bike. Stopped at various points to share information and take photos.
Electric is the way to go.
Steven_S, Mar 2022
Great guide. Great stories. Santa Monica pier and Venice Beach Skate Park are must see. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Fun in the so Cal sunshine
Anonymous, Feb 2022
Great time! Lovely itinerary, comfy and cool bikes, interesting and kind guide and fun place to explore!
DAVID_P, Nov 2021
MOLLY was an excellent guide - hard to replicate this experience- bike riding along the ocean, sightseeing, beauty, sprinkled w/ information about the history of the area. Definitely recommend ! The electric bike is an awesome way to travel too!
A great morning beach ride!
Peter_D, Oct 2021
We had a great morning ride with Barbara along the Santa Monica and Venice beach boardwalk and along the canals in Venice!! She had lots of great tidbits to share about celebrity homes along the way!
Fun bike tour
Tammy_J, Aug 2021
Barb was a great tour guide. We had perfect weather for riding our bikes. The electric bikes were a plus for me. I would pedal on my own sometimes and when I got tired.....used the benefit of the electric bike. It was so relaxing to bike along the beaches. Barb also took some great photos of our group and emailed them to me. Thank you for a fun tour!