Seeing the world by bike beats seeing the world by bus, as bus tours are often ruined by engine exhaust, construction detours, and guides who deliver facts by honking them in Morse code. Enjoy the calm of a two-wheeled trek with today’s Groupon to San Diego Fly Rides. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get a guided electric-bike tour of La Jolla (an $89 value).
- For $44, you get a self-guided electric-bike tour of Coronado (an $89 value).<p>
Armed with a fleet of Currie Technologies e-bikes, San Diego Fly Rides introduces explorers to beautiful views of the coast accessible by easily navigated trails. A story-telling guide leads groups of up to seven cyclists through a So Cal Riviera tour of La Jolla as riders flit about at 20 miles per hour on iZip Zuma bikes. After a quick introduction to the 20 mph bikes, tour-takers zip up San Diego’s highest coastal point, Mt. Soledad, for a panoramic view of golden cliffs, the open sea, and the lone wizard who controls the tide with a series of pulleys. Cyclists can skirt along the seaside to the La Jolla Coves to gaze at sea caves and the whimsical goings-on of the resident sea lions as they bellow or sun themselves.
For a more free-form tour experience, guests can opt for the Some Like it Hot Coronado tour, which equips them with all the materials necessary to guide themselves, including an interactive map, round-trip ferry tickets, and lessons on talking while pointing. Cyclists can cross the San Diego Bay atop an hourly water chariot before meandering for up-to eight hours around the quaint island, taking in views of San Diego’s skyline, or nonchalantly infiltrating the North Island naval air base by strapping wings to the bike.
San Diego Fly Rides
Armed with a fleet of Currie Technologies e-bikes, San Diego Fly Rides introduces explorers to beautiful views of the coast and city accessible by easily navigated trails. After a quick introduction to the bikes, a story-telling guide leads groups of cyclists, rolling at about 20 miles per hour to stay ahead of heckling joggers. The visitors hear the secrets of storied surroundings in La Jolla, Little Italy, San Diego Bay, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and other famed locales. For a more free-form tour experience, guests can opt for rentals of IZIP Zuma bikes, which come with all the materials necessary so renters can guide themselves, including a map, helmet, water, snack, basket, and bike lock. The shop also sells electric bikes, which generate propelling power but also allow riders to pedal to their heart's content or doctor's orders.