We hear this old paradigm all the time: “L.A. can only be experienced by car.” But locals know that it’s not only possible, but also enjoyable to experience the city on foot or bicycle. This is especially true in West Hollywood, named the “most walkable California City” for several years running by Walkscore. Not sure where to start? Bike and Hikes LA is a guided tour company that aims to start a “sightseeing revolution in West Hollywood by getting people out of their cars and onto our bikes.”
Consider Bikes and Hikes LA the ultimate eco-tourism multi-taskers: they help the environment, ensure tourists stay active, and offer visitors and locals an intimate experience of the city. TripAdvisor has even named Bikes and Hikes LA a top outdoor activity in Los Angeles.
Bikes and Hikes LA offers several different tours catering to a variety of interests. Each one is led by an expert guide and packed with both fun and information. Star-seekers might spring for the Movie Star Homes Tour, perhaps seeing a few celebs or a real film shoot along the way. Those looking to fully immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city may opt for the all-encompassing LA in a Day Tour. This six-hour, 32-mile tour is estimated to burn 2,000 calories. Guests will visit the historic Greystone Mansion; see celebrity homes in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Holmby Hills; enjoy lunch at Venice Beach, and more. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about the fascinating role West Hollywood played in the evolution of the entertainment industry.
If hiking is more your thing, Bikes and Hikes LA offers excursions in Griffith Park. On their Hollywood Hills Hike, you’ll be blown away by views of the iconic Hollywood sign. Whether by day or night, Bikes and Hikes LA guides tell the colorful history of Griffith Park, true tales of the Hollywood sign, and showcase the exact locations where popular films and TV shows were made. You’ll also get to see the Greek Theater, Bird Sanctuary, Mount Hollywood, and the Griffith Observatory. Capture panoramic views of the city and a close-up view of the Hollywood sign on their Hollywood Sign Hike, offered twice a day.
All tours are designed to be off-the-beaten-path to avoid as much traffic as possible. Plus, the tours are structured to include rests and walking breaks throughout the adventure, making them suitable for multiple fitness levels. Guests may also rent an electric bike if they want a little help making it up hills.
Learn more and book your tour today at Bikes and Hikes LA.
Bikes and Hikes LA
8250 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90064