Self-Guided Bike Tour

Coronado Island Self-Guided Bike Tour

There's no better way to experience Coronado than our self-guided bike tour of Coronado Island! You'll begin just a few blocks north of the Hotel Del Coronado and explore the many facets of the island, including Coronado Island, the Coronado Bay Bridge, the Frank Baum House, and more.

This self-guided bike tour takes off from our location just a few blocks north of the legendary Hotel Del Coronado and takes you on a lap around Coronado Island. You’ll experience incredible views of the Pacific Ocean while learning about the history of this unique island and its parks, homes, and other visitor attractions. During your tour, you’ll see all there is to see including the expansive Hotel Del Coronado, the Coronado Bay Bridge, and The Frank Baum House. The Coronado Yacht Club is right around the corner, where you’ll see hundreds of luxury yachts that call the island home.

Starting at $20

Skill Level

Approx. Time

3 - 4 hours total

Coronado Island

The name Coronado means “The Crowned One,” which was chosen based on the fact that four uninhabited islands off the coast had been named “The Coronados” many centuries before by Spanish explorers.

Coronado Bay Bridge

San Diego Bay is only about one mile wide, but the bridge is over two miles long – the added length allows the structure to gradually reach a height of 243 feet, necessary for large ships to pass underneath.

The Frank Baum House

L. Frank Baum, the man who wrote the Wizard of Oz series spent many winters at the Hotel del Coronado in the early 1900s, where he wrote three or four of his sequels. Although Baum had conceived the Emerald City before he ever saw The Del, it is thought that he embellished the concept of Emerald City after seeing the hotel. Baum also designed the crown-shaped chandeliers that are hanging in the hotel’s Crown Room.

Hotel Del

It is reported that over 1 million yards lumber was used in the construction of the hotel and it took over 7,000 barrels of cement to pour the foundation. In 1970 president Nixon hosted the first state dinner to take place outside of the White House in the Crown Room.

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Included with this

Self-Guided Tour

  • Your choice of bike
  • A helmet
  • A bike lock

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What to bring & wear

  • Bottle of water
  • layers of clothing appropriate for the day's expected weather
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

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Tour FAQs

What's included on my tour?

Our self-guided tours include your choice of bicycle, a route map with all the great points of interest and historic facts about the area, a helmet, bike bag or basket, and a bike lock. Plus, our rental clerks are happy to help you select the perfect bike for your adventure.

What do I need to bring?

We have your ride and route covered - so all you need to bring are comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and your camera. And don't forget to bring some cash for lunch or a snack along the way! Bike bags/baskets are provided on all bikes for easy storage of items.

How long is the tour?

While on one of our self-guided tours, you can expect to be out exploring for 3 to 4 hours. This includes approximately 2 hours of riding time and 1 to 2 hours for lunch, shopping, photo opts, and exploring the area.

I want to take the tour...

You've made a great choice! We have plenty of bikes available, so no need to call, just come by. When you arrive, mention the bike tour. Our fantastic staff will ensure that you have everything you need. We don't take reservations, so please stop by our location.

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