Self-Guided Bike Tour

Ventura to Carpinteria Bike Tour

Explore Carpinteria and the Pacific Coast Bike Route! Cruise along the Pacific Coast Bike Route where you'll see Surfer's Point, the Ventura River, Mussel Shoals, Tar Pit Park, and Carpinteria State Beach. The full tour is a moderate level tour, though many people choose to turn around when they are ready making this a great sightseeing excursion for all levels of riders.

This self-guided bike tour starts under the Ventura Pier, where paved sidewalks run up the coastline to the beachy town of Carpinteria.

On your way up to the Ventura River Trail, you’ll ride by Surfers’ Point in Ventura, one of the most popular surf spots in Southern California. You’ll then cruise past creeks, rivers, nature preserves, serene famous state beaches, and other local points of interest. Set aside some time (and cash) for a snack at one of the local dining spots, too!

The full tour is a moderate level tour, though many people choose to turn around when they are ready—making this a great sightseeing excursion for all levels of riders.

Starting at $26

Skill Level

Approx. Time

4 Hours

Distance

32 miles
Ventura Pier

Originally built in 1872, the pier once served steamships. The current wooden structure is 1,620 feet long and is the 8th longest pier in California.

Surfer's Point

Some of the best surfing in Southern California, Surfer’s Point is often busy. Directly across from Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Rincon Beach

A favorite local surfing spot, this beach has tide pools teaming with wildlife.

Local Restaurants

Visit one of many of Carp’s foodie joints, like “The Spot,” a 101 year old classic Southern California beach burger shack.

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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 5 to 6 hours. This includes approximately 4 hours of riding time and 1 to 2 hours for lunch, shopping, photo ops, and exploring the area. This route also makes for a great partial 1 to 2 hour tour.

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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