Rent your bike from a convenient location near Monterey Bay Aquarium on famous Cannery Row. The friendly, expert staff will outfit you with a bike suited to your build and skill level and provide you with a detailed sightseeing map of the Monterey area, explaining what to expect on the marked bike routes and how to get the most out of your ride. Your bike rental lasts for 24 hours, so there's no need to rush.
Set out on the bike path, noting points of interest including the Point Pinos Lighthouse, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and the memorial to singer John Denver near the spot where his private plane crashed into the Pacific. Stick to the route on your map or venture off the beaten path to explore Pacific Grove’s hilly side streets for a while.
Ride past the white sands and rocky shore of Asilomar Beach and enter 17-Mile Drive, a curvy route through an exclusive neighborhood with breathtaking views of the ocean. Linger at vista points to watch white spray shoot up from waves crashing into jagged rocks and spot seals and otters frolicking in the ocean. Cycle among countless cypress trees and stop to admire the beloved Lone Cypress, a centuries-old tree clinging to a narrow cliff.
See the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links, considered one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. If you’re up for more challenging terrain, continue to Carmel and visit the historic Carmel Mission. Bike back to your hotel and unwind from your active, scenic tour of Monterey’s unforgettable coast. Since your rental lasts 24 hours, you can keep your bike overnight and get in some additional riding the next day!