Biking on the Monterey Peninsula
An activity loved by Monterey locals and visitors is biking on the peninsula. Beautiful views of breathtaking Monterey nature can be enjoyed on our various bike paths. On your next visit, be sure to check out these stunning bike trails, and other biking points of interest.
Monterey Rec Trail: Portola to Lovers Point
The Portola Hotel & Spa is perfectly situated in the middle of the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Going northwest, you will have the chance to see the wharf, Cannery Row, and Lovers Point. This easy bike ride is perfect for a relaxing day.
Monterey Rec Trail: Portola to Marina
If you decide to go the other direction, you will see stunning views of Del Monte Beach, Monterey State Beach, and Sand City Beach. This route is perfect during golden hour as you watch the sunset over the peninsula.
17-Mile Drive is an excellent place to go bike riding. Many love to stop at all the points of interest, and others like to cycle all the way through. The views on this route are incredible with sea cliffs, beaches, scenic forests, and beautiful golf courses.
The View from the Monterey Rec Trail
Work Horse Bicycles
Work Horse Bicycles offers a wide range of products and services for biking. They have a variety of bikes including hybrid and electric, and have accessories and components to keep your bike in tiptop shape. If you need any bike repairs during your visit to Monterey, they have a team that will help you and give you a no-obligation estimate. For more information on what repairs they offer, check out their website.
Epicenter Cycling is another one-stop shop for all your biking needs. They are located on Lighthouse Avenue, and have a large inventory of bikes and gear. Also, check them out for bike repairs and bike fittings.
Adventures by the Sea
If you are not packing your own bike on your trip to Monterey, renting a bike is a great option. Adventures by the Sea is onsite at the Portola Hotel & Spa making it super easy to hit the trails. Choose a standard bike, electric bike, or a Surrey bike for family fun.
Big Sur Adventures
Big Sur Adventures is located on in the American Tin Cannery Outlets, and close to the Monterey Rec Trail going towards Lovers Point and Asilomar State Beach. They have electric, standard, and tandem bikes, and have bike tours available. Check out their website for more information.
Bike Rentals at Adventures by the Sea
Explore Monterey by Bike Today
Monterey is a great destination for exploring by bike. It’s a great activity to do whether you’re on a relaxing getaway or an adventurous retreat. The Portola Hotel & Spa is in the heart of downtown Monterey making it a convenient place to stay while you’re in town. For more information on our accommodations visit us online or call us at (888) 222-5851.