Self-Guided Bike Tour

Ventura to Ojai Bike Tour

Our Self-Guided Bike Tour starts under the Ventura Pier, and takes riders inland toward the city of Ojai via the Ventura River Trail and the Ojai Valley Trail that connect to create a spectacular 17-mile urban bike ride (34 miles roundtrip).

Your tour starts under the Ventura Pier, where paved sidewalks run up and down the coastline, and takes you inland toward the city of Ojai via the Ventura River Trail and the Ojai Valley Trail that connect to create a spectacular 17-mile urban bike ride (34 miles round-trip). Once you’ve made your way to the Ventura River Trail, you’ll be riding parallel to the Ventura River all the way to Ojai.

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. After passing Mission San Buenaventura in downtown Ventura, you’ll hit the Ventura River Trail before coming across Foster Park, which offers an incredible view of the Ventura River. Once you make it up to Ojai, spend some time riding around the city and checking out the recently restored Libbey Park before heading back to Ventura.

Starting at $26

Skill Level

Approx. Time

4 Hours

Distance

34 miles
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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.

Libbey Park and Bowl

Ojai’s Libbey Park was a gift to the City from glass magnate Edmund Libbey. This beautiful park offers a playground, tennis courts, bandstand, and the Libbey Bowl, site of the Ojai Music Festival and other events.

Surfer's Point

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

Quaint Ojai Businesses

Experience the cutest shops, spas, and other local business in Ojai.

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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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