The 24-mile San Diego Bayshore Bikeway runs around beautiful San Diego Bay. This is a perfect ride for cyclists who are visiting San Diego and wanting to get a taste of what the city has to offer, but locals definitely love it as well.
What Makes It Great
About 13 miles of this route are on car-free bikeways; the rest are on roads. One of the highlights of this ride is the 7-mile section that parallels the Silver Strand. The Silver Strand is a strip of gorgeous white, sandy beach that connects Imperial Beach to Coronado. This section of the bikeway is flat, smooth, and easy, and you will have views of the pristine beach as well as of the San Diego skyline, Navy bases, Coronado Bay Bridge, and South Bay.
This ride is very flat, but is definitely a long haul, so be sure to bring plenty of food and water, because not much of the path has access to stores and restaurants. Connect the whole loop on the north end by taking the ferry between San Diego and Coronado.
Who is Going to Love It
The riding here is flat, easy, and peaceful and cyclists can venture out as far as the like. The wonderful bayside views, the ocean air, and the well maintained bike path make this a great day out for any level of rider, though those who love big hills will be left out in the fun.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
There are many places to get on the bike path. For more information, check out the route description on the Bike the Bay website.