Self-Guided Bike Tour

Van Nuys' Lake Balboa Bike Tour

This 1-3 hour self-guided bike tour takes you through and around Lake Balboa, featuring gorgeous views, native wildlife, golf courses, gardens, a wildlife reserve, and an expansive sports complex. Points of interest you'll encounter are Lake Balboa, Anthony C. Beilenson Park, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, Balboa Sports Center, and more!

Lake Balboa is one of the San Fernando Valley’s hidden gems; an oasis among the urban jungle that is Van Nuys. This one to three-hour self-guided bike tour takes you through and around Lake Balboa, which consists of a lake, golf courses, a garden, a wildlife reserve, and an expansive sports complex.

Lake Balboa Sepulveda Japanese Garden features a Zen meditation garden, a Japanese teahouse, and a strolling area with waterfalls, ponds, and streams.

Starting at $26

Skill Level

Approx. Time

1 - 3 hours total

Lake Balboa

Created out of farm land in the early 1990’s, Lake Balboa is a 27 acre lake filled with water reclaimed from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant and now is a flourishing ecosystem teeming with abundant fish, marine birds, mature flowering trees, and scenic open areas.

Anthony C. Beilenson Park

An 80 acre open paradise found within the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin. In the spring, the beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees are the main attraction.

Sepulveda Japanese Garden

This colorful spot is based on traditional gardens built for 18th and 19th century feudal lords. Featuring a Zen meditation garden; complete with waterfalls, lakes, steams, and an authentic teahouse with an adjacent tea garden.

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

225-acre Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve today is one of the finest refuges of its kind. Originally developed in 1979, the successful re-vegetation experiment was expanded in 1988 to include an 11-acre lake with an island and wildlife viewing stations

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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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