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San Diego Bike Rentals and Tours

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Updated: April 13, 2023
 By Justin

This post will provide information about how to get a bike rental in San Diego, including details about how long the rentals last, prices you can expect to pay, and more. 

In addition to these details, this post also includes advice about bike tours you might also want to consider.

San Diego Bike Rentals

This section will cover the best bike rental services in San Diego, with information about the price ranges you can expect to pay and how long each rental will last.

Whenever possible, we’ll also offer details about any discounts that are available.

Unlimited Biking

This company is starting to expand into a lot of popular markets, and they’re one of the better known services available in San Diego. They currently offer both regular bikes and electronic bike rentals.

Bikes can be rented for 2 hours, 4 hours, or for an entire day. Here are the current rates (tax included) as of 2023:

Traditional Bike Rentals

  • 2 Hour Rental: $17.24/Adults | $16.16/Children
  • 4 Hour Rental: $34.48/Adults | $32.33/Children
  • Day Pass: $43.10/Adults | $39.87/Children

Electric Bike Rentals (must be 16 or over)

  • 2 Hour Rental: $32.33/Adults
  • 4 Hour Rental: $64.65/Adults
  • Day Pass: $73.27/Adults

Book a San Diego bike rental or learn more.

While traditional bikes will be fine for most people, an electric bike will help you to climb hills and travel greater distances without issue.

Each bike rental comes with a helmet and safety gear at no extra cost.

Although a day pass is obviously going to cost more than any other option, it also limits the possibility of late fees as long as you return the bike within the day, and the price per hour is actually much better than either their 2 hour or 4 hour rates.

Bike and Kayak Tours

This is another popular company offering bike rentals in San Diego. In addition to bike rentals, they also offer bike tours, kayak tours and rentals, snorkeling tours, and more.

Like their competitors, this service provides both traditional and electric bike rentals, but their electric bikes are only available at their Coronado location.

While their traditional bike rentals are offered per day, electric bike rentals are offered either by the day or in increments of 1 - 3 hours at a time.

Here are the current rates you can expect in 2023:

Traditional Bike Rentals

Electric Bike Rentals

  • $19/1st hour
  • $39/3 hours
  • $69/day

As you can see, the prices are actually a bit more affordable than some of their competitors, but they only offer rentals in La Jolla and Coronado, and you have to either call ahead at (858) 454-1010 or make reservations on-site at their store.

Even so, given that at least the regular bike rentals are included with the San Diego Go City Pass, this could be one of the most affordable options for bike rentals in San Diego.

This company includes a helmet and safety gear with every bike rental.

E Rydes

As the name implies, this company focuses on offering electric bike rentals in San Diego. Since this is their main service, they offer some of the best prices in the entire city.

In addition to the electric bikes, you’ll also receive a helmet and lock, as well as a tutorial for those who have never used this type of bicycle. 

E-bike rentals are available for 1-3 hours, half a day, a full day, or even 24 full hours. Here are the current rates in 2023:

  • 1 Hour Rental: $20 per person
  • 2 Hour Rental: $36 per person
  • 3 Hour Rental: $50 per person
  • Half-Day Rental: $60 per person
  • Full-Day Rental: $75 per person
  • 24-Hour Rental: $92 per person

Book an electric San Diego bike rental or learn more.

It should be noted that electric bikes will not be rented out to anyone under 16, so this is essentially an adults only service. That said, this location does offer fat tire beach cruisers to meet the needs of all kinds of customers.


This is another company exclusively offering e-bike rentals in San Diego. They are currently only offering rentals for between 1-8 hours at a time, which means they don’t have any 24-hour options.

Like their competitors, Pedego also includes a helmet and a lock for safety purposes. Here are the current rates in 2023:

  • 1 Hour Rental: $27 per person
  • 2 Hour Rental: $54 per person
  • 3 Hour Rental: $82 per person
  • All-Day Rental: $105 per person

Book a San Diego e-bike rental or learn more.

As you can see, some of their prices are a bit higher than other electric bike rentals in San Diego. Even so, this is a good alternative to some of the other services listed above.

Riders 17 and younger must wear a helmet for the entire duration of the bike rental, and this is also generally good advice for anyone who is an adult as well.

San Diego Bike Tours

If you’re not confident in your ability to navigate the city with a San Diego bike rental, you might want to consider taking a bike tour instead.

These services are typically more expensive, but they also include a guided trip with stops at the most noteworthy locations in San Diego.

Scenic Cycle Tours

Whether you’re looking for a tour of the city itself or of surrounding areas, Scenic Cycle offers a few different outings you might want to consider. Each of these San Diego bike tours lasts for approximately 2-3 hours.

As with bike rentals, these tours include helmets for your safety, and they also provide free bottled water to keep you hydrated during the ride.

Here are all of the bike tours currently offered by this company:

San Diego Bay Bike Tour

Coronado Island Bike Tour

Another Side of San Diego

If you’re looking for an early bird tour that includes an electric bike, this company offers an excellent outing with hours starting at either 8 am or 9 am.

This tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and it includes stops at the boardwalk, the Gaslamp Quarter, the Embarcadero, Little Italy, and more.

As usual, a helmet will be included for the duration of the tour, and they also provide bottled water and snacks to keep you both hydrated and energized.

Coronado Beach Cruiser Experience

While this isn’t necessarily a San Diego bike tour, it is a tour of Coronado Island, which is a rather popular destination in the area.

There are bikeways and boardwalks surrounding the island, offering excellent views of San Diego Bay and the city itself.

This tour includes the use of an electric beach cruiser, which is perhaps one of the most stylish ways to travel. Like other services, they also provide a helmet and bottled water to keep you hydrated.

In addition to everything else, your tour guide will not only provide complimentary photos, they will also play popular beach tunes along the way!


There are a few different ways to save money on either San Diego bike rentals or tours, and we’ll cover the best options in this section.

If you’re looking for the best deal possible, make sure to check these discounts before buying tickets.

Tourist Passes

There are currently two tourist passes that include a San Diego bike rental. If you’re planning to see as much of the city as possible and experience a lot of fun attractions or activities, these services could be a great way to save money on everything you’ve got planned.

Both the Go City San Diego All-Inclusive Pass and the Explorer Pass include the following bike rental options:

In addition to these outings, these passes also offer the following:

  • Kayak rental
  • Snorkel rental
  • Surf board rental
  • Paddle board rental
  • Electric scooter rental
  • Jet ski rental
  • And more!

For more information about each of these tourist passes and how to use them to save up to 50% or more, make sure to check our post covering every San Diego city pass in greater detail.

Discount Sites

There are a number of different websites dedicated to offering discounts on a variety of goods and services, with some of the most popular examples being Groupon and LivingSocial.

Depending on when you decide to check these sites, they might also be offering additional coupon codes you can use to save an extra 10% - 20% or more on popular local activities.

Here are each of the San Diego bike rentals they currently offer:

About The Author


Justin is a travel content writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the field. He graduated from Portland State University in 2012. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest his whole life and knows the American West Coast very well. Justin has been part of the Free Tours By Foot content team since 2017.
Updated: April 13th, 2023
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