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Bike and Hike in Solana Beach
Combine sightseeing in Solana Beach with the natural beauty of the surrounding sandstone canyons on this guided e-bike tour and hike, with bike rental included. Start your ride on Highway 101, then head through Cedros Design District and onto Del Mar, before stopping at the world-renowned Thoroughbred Club. Pedal on to the picturesque Moonlight State Beach, iconic Encinitas Boat House and the serene gardens of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Cycling through downtown Encinitas, you’ll pass the Cardiff Kook statue and Seaside Reef before parking up your bike and embarking on a hike through the other-wordly passages of Annie’s Canyon and Slot Canyon. Your hike will be richly rewarded with panoramic views out over the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon.
This guided tour will start out along historic Highway 101, before passing through the renowned Cedros Design District. This area is known for its creative and eclectic vibe, where playful sculptures line the streets, murals decorate every wall, and even the crosswalks are impressively painted. Your guide will show you the district's best spots, like Lofty Coffee, a local cafe known for its quality brews and cozy atmosphere. Whatever your taste, your guide’s local knowledge will ensure the stops are perfectly personalized so you get the best recommendations for the rest of your time in Solana Beach.
Ride south to Del Mar, where your guide will inform you about the area's enduring ties to horse racing. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is where surf meets turf in a world-renowned horse racing venue, and where locals and tourists alike head to watch a wide range of fixtures.
Throughout this bicycle tour, you’ll be accompanied by a view of the Pacific Ocean, and your guide will allow plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the breathtaking views of California’s luscious landscapes. You’ll pass Moonlight State Beach and the iconic Encinitas Boat Houses, as well as the Self-Realization Fellowship, a spiritual center known for its landscaped gardens and serene atmosphere. In downtown Encinitas, you'll get your guide's recommendations of lesser-known local spots to eat, drink, and explore. No pedal through Solana Beach would be complete without a pilgrimage to the infamous Cardiff Kook statue. This statue of a surfer has been critiqued by locals for its ill proportions but also draws many visitors as a beloved target of humorous pranks. You’ll also pass Seaside Reef Beach, where you may catch a glimpse of Rob Machado, Solana local and surfing legend, catching waves.
Before this day tour is over, you’ll park up your bike and hike your way through the gorges and passages of Annie’s Canyon, named after the local Solana Beach resident who led its restoration. Descend down the narrow paths of the canyon before emerging out to a serene vista of the recently restored San Elijo Lagoon. There are few spots in all of California as scenic as this, and to ensure that everyone enjoys this family friendly hike, the route can be adjusted to suit the fitness levels and abilities of everyone in the group.
Days Start Finish Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am ~12:30 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm ~4:30 pm
Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.
Rate USD Rider $95
Solana Beach, Cedros Design District, Del Mar, Thoroughbred Club, Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas Boat House, Self-Realization Fellowship, Downtown Encinitas, Cardiff Kook, Seaside Reef, Annie’s Canyon, Slot Canyon, Views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon
- E-bike and helmet rental
- Experienced, local, English-speaking guide
Meeting place & directions
Cal Coast Adventures - 243 N Hwy 101 Suite 5, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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