Bicycle Tours & Routes

Imperial Beach | Coronado | Point Loma | Downtown San Diego
Mission Bay | Mission Beach & Pacific Beach | & More…

Imperial Beach

Silver Strand (to Coronado) | Access the Bayshore / Silver Strand Bikeway in Imperial Beach at the Main Street Exit from I-5, or from Bayside Park & Elementary School (north of Cypress on 10th), closer to the south end of the Strand. The Bikeway continues north along the Strand (Route 75) to Coronado. Parking may be available at Silver Strand State Beach (Day use fee), Fiddler’s Cove Marina or Glorietta Bay Park. Route is 7.7 miles (one way) from Bayside Elementary to Glorietta Bay Park.


Ferry Landing & Tidelands Park to Glorietta Bay Park | Parking is available at the Ferry Landing, or you can bring your bicycle across the San Diego Bay from downtown on the Coronado Ferry. Head east toward the Coronado Bay Bridge, until you reach the Bayshore / Silver Strand Bikeway which follows the shoreline through Tidelands Park. The path winds inland past the Coronado Golf Course before it joins Orange Avenue where it becomes Silver Strand Way. You may choose to continue South from Glorietta Bay Park all the way to Imperial Beach via the Bayshore / Silver Strand Bikeway. Route is 3.3 miles (one way) along the Bayshore / Silver Strand Bikeway to Glorietta Bay Park

Point Loma

La Playa | San Antonio is a residential street that follows the waterfront in Point Loma south of Shelter Island. Heading north from Kellogg or McCall, follow San Antonio to Qualtrough Street. From there, a path continues to follow the water until it reaches Anchorage Lane at Talbot Street. Anchorage Lane will lead to Shelter Island Drive, which could lead you through Shelter Island Shoreline Park. Route is 1 mile (one way).
Shelter Island Shoreline Park | From Shelter Island Drive at Anchorage Lane (near Red Sails Inn), continue east on Shelter Island Drive to reach Shoreline Park. From the large roundabout, exit to your right to continue southwest along Shelter Island toward Kona Kai Resort. You may choose to ride through the parking areas along the Bay side of the island, rather than the road. Be aware of cars entering & exiting the facility. From the roundabout at the southwest end of Shelter Island, retrace your route to return to the large roundabout. Continue northwest on Shelter Island Drive to return to the start, perhaps after a ride past the Bali Hai Restaurant. Route is 3 miles (start to finish).

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Downtown San Diego

North San Diego Bay | Spanish Landing Park & Harbor Island to Embarcadero Marina Parks & Downtown San Diego | There is plenty of parking available at Spanish Landing and in areas of Harbor Island, if you plan to arrive by car before you pedal around the north end of San Diego Bay. From either location, an easy, flat course that is almost completely separated from vehicle traffic makes this route a good one for beginners and families. Note signs, however, on some sidewalks that do not allow bicycle traffic. Ride east, along the waterfront path adjacent to North Harbor Drive. Follow the path as it turns south and continues past the Maritime Museum and USS Midway. After crossing G Street, keep right to join Marina Park Way and remain on the waterfront, passing Seaport Village. You may choose to ride the perimeter of the North and South Marina Parks, or hop on the Coronado Ferry to continue your bicycle trek on Coronado! Route is 3.8 miles (one way).

Mission Bay

East Mission Bay | De Anza Cove to South Shores Park | Parking is available at both ends of this scenic route along the east shore of Mission Bay. Almost completely separate from vehicular traffic, the path along the bay roughly follows the course of North Mission Bay Drive, past the boat ramp at Tecolote Shores and the Hilton Resort, to cross Fiesta Island Road and continue as far as South Shores Park near SeaWorld, without interruption. Route is 2 miles (one way).
West Mission Bay | Crown Point to Santa Barbara Cove or Mission Point | Parking is available at Crown Point Park, located at Crown Point Drive and Moorland Drive, or to the south at Bonita Cove on Mission Bay Drive. From Crown Point Park, ride south along the waterfront path (Bayside Walk). The path crosses under Ingraham Street and follows the shoreline back to the north, encircling Sail Bay. Continue past the Catamaran Resort and Santa Clara Point, crossing Santa Clara Pace and El Carmel Place. Bayside Walk continues to the south end of Santa Barbara Cove, in the vicinity of the Bahia Resort and Bonita Cove (which will be across Mission Bay Drive, to the south). From here, you might choose to continue through Bonita Cove Park, resuming Bayside Walk to its end at Mission Point, on the Mission Bay Boat Channel. Route is 3.6 miles to Mission Bay Drive, 4.6 miles to Mission Point (one way).

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Mission Beach & Pacific Beach

Boardwalk | Parking is available at the south end of Mission Boulevard, off Jetty Rd. Parking in the Pacific Beach area is very limited. Ocean Front Walk (aka The Boardwalk) extends throughout the Mission Beach and Pacific Beach communities, providing the quintessential southern California beach & bicycle experience. The area tends to be very crowded during peak summer months. Beginning at either the south end (at North Jetty Road) or at the north (Palisades Park, at Law Street), the Boardwalk follows the beach and takes in all of the sights. Be aware of heavy pedestrian traffic and some vehicular traffic as the path crosses some cul-de-sacs. Route is 3 miles (one way).

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As with any physical activity, bicycling contains inherent risks assumed by the participant. These routes are provided as suggestions only, with information believed to be accurate at the time of publishing. It is the user’s responsibility to confirm information, and all risks are their own.