Santa Monica Mountains

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Santa Monica Mountains: Our most recommended tours and activities

Malibu: Electric-Assisted Mountain Bike Tour

1. Malibu: Electric-Assisted Mountain Bike Tour

Meet your guide for a unique tour through the Santa Monica Mountains. Benefit from bike rental, safety gear, and a tour adjusted according to the riders' ability levels. Set out on a giant full-suspension electric assisted mountain bike and get ready to explore the Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy the personal touch as your guide adjusts the bike to fit you perfectly, and kits you out in all the safety and riding gear you need. Head out into the trails and get ready to see some breathtaking scenery. There will be plenty of breaks and stops to take photos, including ocean views of Malibu beaches. Make use of an experience by bike which gives you the freedom to ride the trails the way you want to. Choose full power to ease your pedaling effort, or tune it less aggressively to get more of a workout.

Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

2. Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your flight departs from Van Nuys Airpor and heads off along the golden coastline towards Calabasas. Next, fly south over Malibu Canyon and then along the stunning Santa Monica Mountains. From here, admire breathtaking views across the Pacific, as well as Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach, and Pepperdine University. Continue the flight over some of Los Angeles’ most iconic sights, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Downtown LA, and the Dodger Stadium. Swoop over the city and see the impressive skyline gleaming in the Californian sunshine, before finally passing by the iconic Hollywood Sign. This is LA's only 65-minute helicopter tour.

Pacific Coast Hwy (LA <> Santa Maria): Smartphone Audio Tour

3. Pacific Coast Hwy (LA <> Santa Maria): Smartphone Audio Tour

Explore the stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between L.A. and Santa Maria on a self-guided driving tour. Start anywhere along the route and enjoy a scenic drive along the California coast. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure. Pass through and learn about some of the cities and small towns nestled along the coast. See the famous Marina Del Rey, catch glimpse of the Channel Islands, and pass by the Vandenberg Space Force Base. Find out about parks, historical sites, tourist attractions, recreation areas, and more from your audioguide. Explore Tuna Canyon and Topanga State Park, Nicholas Canyon Beach, and the Chumash village of Wishtoyo. Admire Boney Peak at the Point Mugu State Park and look for the endangered California Condors in Ventura County. Check out other sights along the way, including the Getty Villa Museum, Port Hueneme, Santa Ynez Mountains and Painted Caves Historical Park, Goleta, and Nojoqui Falls.

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What people are saying about Santa Monica Mountains

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

I have traveled much of my adult life. I have done some phenomenal excursions. This is by far one of the top two. The tour guide Peter was very knowledgeable. He made this memorable experience perfect for my daughter and I. Take off and landing was so smooth. If you are on the fence with this one just book it! Well worth the money!

It was just fabulous! The pilot was so professional and great, thanks to him we had a full picture of LA, really unique experience I’ve recommend for everyone!!

Excellent experience !! Thank you again. It is a must