Self-Guided Bike Tour

Dana Point's Doheny State Beach Bike Tour

The Dana Point Self-Guided Bike Tour departs from our location at Doheny State Beach. While on your tour through Dana Point, you'll come across the San Juan Estuary, Trabuco Creek, the San Juan Capistrano Mission and many more great points of interest!

Did you know Doheny State Beach is California’s first state beach? The beach and its surrounding areas are chock-full of California history. During your three- to four-hour tour, you’ll have the opportunity to stop by the San Juan Capistrano Mission, founded in 1776, and the Los Rios Historic District, the oldest neighborhood in California.

After taking off from our location at Doheny State Beach, you’ll come across the San Juan Estuary, where the mouth of the San Juan Creek meets the Pacific Ocean. Both the San Juan Creek and the Trabuco Creek are teeming with rare wildlife, including the endangered Steelhead Trout. Three different neighborhood parks line the tour route, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to relax, eat a snack, and take a restroom break along the way.

Starting at $18

Skill Level

Approx. Time

3.5 hours

Distance

12 miles round trip

The San Juan Estuary

Where the San Juan Creek meets the Pacific Ocean.

San Juan Creek Trail

Once thought extinct in Southern California, Steelhead are attempting a comeback to their ancestral streams. San Juan Creek is also a draw for bird watchers, with thousands of birds such as Marbled Godwits and the endangered Brown Pelican.

Trabuco Creek

Running from Riverside to Orange County, Trabuco Creek measures about 21 miles. Trabuco Canyon is a popular recreational area and home to the creek headwaters.

San Juan Capistrano Mission

The seventh mission founded Nov.1, 1776, by Father Junipero Serra, and named for St. John of Capistrano, Italy. The mission’s most famous residents are thousands of cliff swallows. Arriving in March, and leaving in mid-October, these special birds stop here to raise their young during their migration to Argentina.

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Included with this

Self-Guided Tour


  • YOUR CHOICE OF BIKE
  • ROUTE MAP WITH GREAT POINTS OF INTEREST AND HISTORICAL FACTS
  • A HELMET
  • A BIKE LOCK
  • BASKET/BIKE BAG TO HOLD BELONGINGS

Gear up for the trip

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What to bring & wear


  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

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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.