Movie Star Homes Bike Tour
One of our most scenic adventures takes you through LA’s most exclusive enclaves, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air & West Hollywood, in a truly up-close-and-personal way. Whether riding along boutique-lined Rodeo Drive or pedaling past 30+ Legendary Homes, you will see LA’s most glamourous neighborhoods in the most intimate way imaginable. Chances are you’ll even see a star (or the paparazzi tracking their every move). A few small hills at the beginning are certain to get your blood pumping and spirits soaring. You'll also enjoy a walking tour of the gardens and grounds of a legendary Beverly Hills estate featured in countless tv shows and films.
Are Bikes and Hikes LA tours for all levels of riders?
At Bikes and Hikes LA, we welcome all levels of riders from the novice bike rider to the cycling enthusiast. Also our tours are designed so that they cover a variety of different distances and time durations. There literally is a tour for everyone at Bikes and Hikes LA. As long as you are comfortable riding a bike you will enjoy our tours!
Is it safe to bike and hike in Los Angeles?
Yes. Our top priority at Bikes and Hikes LA is our guests' safety. We have designed each of our tours to avoid major through fares and heavy car traffic as much as possible. On some occasions, you will be sharing the road with cars but we try to limit this as much as possible. In addition, prior to each tour we have a safety briefing with our guides to make sure you understand the not only traffic rules and regulations but also best practices when riding to follow throughout your tour. We also require that each guest that we take on our tour wears a safety helmet and a reflective safety vest.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
We highly recommend that you purchase your tour tickets in advance of your preferred tour date. By doing so, you are guaranteed a spot. We will always do our best to accommodate "walk-in's" however, you run the risk of the tour being sold out on the day you'd like to take it if you haven't booked your tour in advance. You can buy the tour of your choice by visiting the Bikes and Hikes LA Tour Page by clicking here.
What's the distance of the tours? How long do they take?
Here is a summary of what to expect in terms of mileage and duration in time for all of our biking and hiking tours. Please note: the timing should serve as an estimate; the amount of time spent on tour largely depends on the biking ability of your group.
|Tour||Length in Miles/Km||Duration|
|LA in a Day Bike Tour||32 Miles/51.5 Km||5 - 6 Hours|
|Movie Star Homes Bike Tour||14 Miles/22.5 Km||2.5 - 3 Hours|
|Hollywood Bike Tour||18 Miles/29 Km||4 - 5 Hours|
|Hollywood Hills Hike||4 Miles/6.4 Km||2.5 - 3 Hour|
Will there be food and beverages served on the tour?
Bikes and Hikes LA supplies water to each rider on our tour. The LA in a Day tour does include a stop for lunch at the beach. The tour price does not include lunch-the cost of lunch is something for which each guest is responsible. We have a special deal with a great restaurant at the beach which offers a high energy lunch---expect to spend about $10 on this option.
Am I required to sign a waiver?
All of our guests are required to sign a waiver before they depart on the tour. If you have members of your party that are under 18, you will include them on your waiver and sign on their behalf.
Are any of your tours in the evening or run after dark?
One of our tours, the Hollywood Hills Sunset Hike begins approximately an hour before sunset. As the tour progresses you will be hiking in the dusk, but don't worry, we provide flashlights for you. Our bike tours are held during daylight hours.
What happens if it rains or the weather is bad?
Should Bikes and Hikes LA need to cancel a tour due to inclement weather, we will contact you on the day of the tour. Our policy is to offer you the opportunity to reschedule your tour for a different day or to offer you a refund for the tour. When you book your tour, please be sure to include your cell phone number or a local number where we can reach you as well as an email address.
Is there access to restrooms on your tour routes?
All of our bike tours include at least one stop that has restroom facilities. Many of our bike tours have multiple stops. Our Hollywood Hills Hike is a little different: there are restroom facilities at the beginning of the tour and then one approximately an hour and a half in so please plan accordingly.
Can children take your tours?
Yes they can-however, keep in mind that our longest tour-LA in a Day-might prove challenging for younger guests but please note, we've had children as young as 8 complete the entire ride with no problems-it's completely at the parent's discretion in regards to what their child's level of ability is. Other options that we have for kids include:
Small Children and Infants: There are two options available. We have a trailer that will accommodate two small children--the maximum load for the trailer is 100 pounds. This is pulled behind an adult's bike. The other option for infants is a child seat. This attached directly to a black mount on an adult's bike and can accommodate a child up to 50 pounds.
Young Children: 5 - 8
Younger children who are familiar with biking but may need a boost could be accommodated by our Tag-Along. This is a one-wheel attachment with handlebars that attaches to the rear of an adult bike. With this option, a child can peddle independently of the adult in front--it's not like a traditional tandem bike.
Children 8 - 12
We have a multi-speed bike with hand brakes that can accommodate small children who are experienced bikers. This has a total of seven gears and is very easy to operate. This bike is 24" and is for children approximately 51-62" tall. We've had larger 7 year-olds take our Movie Star Homes tour using this particular bike.
Are there any special arrangements I can make for my children or family?
A very popular option for families traveling with children is to book a private tour. Your expert guide will be assigned to your group and you'll find the experience a bit more personal and fun for the kids. When booking you will be provided an option to make it private.
Can I rent a bike without going on a guided tour?
Yes, rentals are available by the day, the week or even for long-term arrangements-check with us and we'll quote for an extended rental rate. We can also rent bikes by the hour. All of our bike rentals come with a lock and a safety helmet. Several different types of bikes are available: hybrid, mountain, road.
I noticed, in the reservation form, that I have to provide a phone number. However, I'm not from the United States and I only have a foreign number. What should I do?
Not a problem, you can provide a foreign phone number and/or the name of the hotel you are staying at in LA.
Where are we going to finish the tour? Can we finish at a different location?
All tours start and finish from the same spot. Unfortunately, we cannot finish the tour at a different location because you have to leave the bicycles at our premises. Our start location is 8743 Santa Monica Boulevard. West Hollywood, CA 90069
We know that we will like the tour and we want to do some biking after the tour. How can we arrange that?
Visit our Bike Rental page to reserve your bikes and explore LA on your own. You can also talk with your tour guide after the tour and he will take care of you.
I just completed my reservation, should I print the confirmation and bring it with me on the day of the ride?
Our reservation system is completely integrated and we don't require a print out of the confirmation. However, if you want to print it and bring it with you, please do so.
We are a big group and we are curious if you offer group discounts?
Absolutely! If you have a group of more than 6 people, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange it.
What kind of bicycles we will ride on the tour?
All of our bikes are well-maintained and they are in excellent condition. For the tour, you will be riding a 21 speed high end hybrid road bike.
100% refundable if cancelled 7 days prior to your date of service. You may reschedule your tour/rental (subject to availability) only if you do so at least 24 hours in advance. Special exceptions made for guests that have flight delays, etc.
Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather. Which has only happened to us once in 4 years.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.
Participants must sign a waiver at the start of the tour.
Upon arrival participants must sign a waiver before riding. Participants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them.
Since 2010, Bikes and Hikes LA has shown thousands of guests Los Angeles up close/personal and in an eco-friendly, health conscious new way: by guided biking and hiking tours.
Experience LA - Don't Just Drive Past It!
Trust us, you'll appreciate the difference. We specialize in day tours for individuals, and also have fantastic group tour options for corporate clients, social organizations, incentive travel, school and university groups and, of course families and friends-ask us about our LA in a Day bike challenge, perfect for team building, birthday parties, bachelor parties, company challenges, etc.
Take the auto out of the equation and you'll be AMAZED by how much more you'll see-the secret gems only Los Angeles has to offer. Cycling or hiking offers visitors and Angelino's alike the city's ultimate up-close-and personal adventure - PLUS - you'll be exploring the city in the greenest, most eco-friendly way possible. And, for guests traveling far distances, the two best cures for jet lag are exercise and sunshine--you get plenty of each on any of our LA tours. It's the best way to jumpstart your time in L.A. and maximize your vacation time. Make the most of LA Sightseeing.
Our routes are designed to bypass traffic and showcase the most beautiful and unique parts of Los Angeles. You'll find our guides to be not only experts on the city but also friendly and fun. And, our equipment is top-of-the-line and always expertly tuned for your enjoyment.
Whether you take in one of our daily LA tours, enjoy one of our quality bike rentals, or organize a company biking, hiking, walking, or even sailing event with Bikes and Hikes LA, you are guaranteed to experience LA, the eco-friendly, health conscious and most enjoyable way!
So, explore L.A. the new, eco-friendly way with Bikes and Hikes LA.