Cruise the coast! VisitVeniceCa June 15, 2015 Attractions, Family, Physical Activities, Relaxation, The perfect date, Tours Ride the path all the way from Venice to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, Pacific Palisades or Palos Verdes! The bike path that runs along the sand in Venice is 17 miles long and extends from Palos Verdes through Pacific Palisades, with a brief in-land detour. Its smooth concrete surface is great for bicycles, roller skates and skateboards alike. However, pedestrians are not allowed, so, if you want to walk then you should do it on sand. There is no better way to take in the scenery of the area beaches than a casual ride up and down the coast. Or, if you are looking for exercise, hit the path hard and stop off at the rings in Venice or Santa Monica for some pull-ups and dips. There are several bike rental locations and eateries along the way to fuel up or your body and put air in your tires. And the best part is that there are no cars, so, you can enjoy your ride without risk or exhaust fumes. Embraced by tourists and locals alike, the bike path is one of the treasures of Venice and is not to be missed. TIPS: If you go north on the path you will head into Santa Monica and into Pacific Palisades. Go south, and you can ride all the way from Marina Del Rey to the Palos Verdes peninsula (Tip: Once in Marina Del Rey there is a slight inland detour. RENT A BIKE, SEGWAY, SKATEBOARD, IO HAWK, BLADES OR ROLLER SKATES! Jay’s Rentals Venice Beach: Jay’s has bikes, tandems, blades and skates for cruising the path. Rent hourly or by the day. And, when you are done they can teach you to surf! 1501 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA (310) 392-7306 Maui and Sons: Rent a skateboard, take a lesson and drop into the big bowl at the Venice Skate Park! Maui and Sons is the only place in the V that gives full on skate lessons. They will equip you and show you how it done! Or, you can rent a board and skate the bike path. Either way it will be rad! And, they also do full package surf lessons! 1415 Oceanfront Walk Venice, CA (310) 392- 6284 Rent a Segway or an IO Hawk at Venice Segway Rental! Cruise the town in style and get around quickly. Enjoy the sights on some of the new transport machines around. The Segway and the IoHawk (the original hover board developed by Tony Hawk) are super fun and a must try activity. 1501 Oceanfront Walk, (424) 216-0822 or (310) 399-0700.