Self-Guided Bike Tour

Fountain Valley Bike Tour

Enjoy a leisurely bike tour through Orange County just south of Los Angeles. This self-guided bike tour starts from our location at Mile Square Park, one of Fountain Valley’s most popular recreation areas, and steers you to numerous incredible points of interest, including Balboa Beach, Peninsula Park, Newport Island, and many more.

Mile Square Park is located in the heart of Fountain Valley, a family-oriented suburb near California’s gold coast. You begin with a short route from our location to the Santa Ana River Trail that stretches over 50 miles from the rolling Chino Hills to the gorgeous beaches of Huntington Beach. Along the paved trail you’ll see captivating natural views like Moon Park with its 30-foot replica of the Moon’s surface, and the Talbert Nature Preserve that houses countless native California plants and trees. When the trail ends where the Santa Ana River opens to the ocean, take a moment to relax at Peninsula Park or grab a bite to eat at Dory Deli.

Starting at $26

Skill Level

Approx. Time

3 – 4 hours

Distance

25 Miles Round-trip
Talbert Nature Preserve

Divided into 6 distinct zones, this natural haven contains a wide array of local native plants and animals including great blue herons, pickleweed, saltwort and lemonade berries.

Newport Beach Pier

Located at Balboa Peninsula, the pier and surrounding area are buzzing with people of all ages having fun in the sun and enjoying the impressive ocean views. Hungry? Various restaurants are available on the peninsula, including the popular Taco Bell Cantina.

Moon Park

Featuring a 20-foot concrete dome recreating the Moon’s surface commemorating the 1969 Moon landing, this park is the perfect place to cool off and relax before continuing on the trail.

Harbor Soaring Society Airfield

This expansive aviation landing area hosts plane competitions, flying lessons, and educational events. Classic planes flown by veteran pilots can often be seen in the skies above the field.

Balboa Beach

Stop and take a breather on a bench or picnic table as you take in the groups of whaling ships and fishing vessels that line the harbored edge of Balboa Peninsula.

Peninsula Park

This quaint little park at the end of the Balboa Pier presents a large grass field and multiple playgrounds and is in walking distance of the original Ruby’s Diner.

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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

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What to bring & wear

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Your camera
  • Snacks, or cash for lunch

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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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