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“Amazing, great way to spend a day.”

Tour Catalina - Electric Bike Package
Ranked #36 of 42 Outdoor Activities in Avalon
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come ride with us! Our friendly bike tour guides will greet you at our Garden Alley shop located across the street from the new museum and just down the street from the St. Lauren Hotel. We feature several different models of Electric Bikes sure to impress all travelers to our island. This shop is under NEW Management is a member of Tour Catalina, Catalina Island's premier Online Booking Service.
Berkeley, California, United States
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“Amazing, great way to spend a day.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

My Fiance and I took this tour in Jan. of 2011. We only had about 1/2 a day on the island because we were on a cruise, but this allowed us to see everything on the island. Not only did we get a fantastic tour of the island by Pat who is amazing and very knowledgeable, but the bikes themselves were fun. They require little to no actual peddling unless you want to, and in no way should anyone feel they cannot not take this tour because they think its going to be too strenuous. It is a very good price, we did so much i almost felt like we under paid. I would recommend this tour to anyone, and would be willing to do it again if i am ever back in Catalina.

Visited January 2011
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“An amazing way to tour the island.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. The bikes were so much fun and so easy to ride. Pat was an excellent tour guide and she really made sure we were having a good time. She took us to lots of great sites around the island and shared so much of its great history with us.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best way to get a private tour of the Island!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

My boyfriend and I went to Catalina for the first time this past weekend and this tour was our most memorable experience. Why? Well... here are our top 5 reasons:

5. Adventure! If you came to the island to relax and let others do the work for you I'd suggest the SKYLINE bus tour. We took that tour first and it was nice to go inland, but is reminiscent of your elementary school bus trips full of cheesy jokes and optional snoozing. However, if you're more of a pro-active type then biking around the terrain is the way to go. You'll zoom down steep hills and weave in and out of the colorful landscape... just watch out for those golf carts!

4. Exercise (the lazy man's way). After eating your share of surf & turf on the island this is a great way to attempt to care about those love handles. You'll do some pedaling, but the awesome part about this tour is that it's not really necessary. You're given a bike with a small motor attached... it's basically controlled by a "thrust" knob and is very easy to use. The only con is that it can be tough for those without good balancing skills. You'll easily climb up those steep hills, and once you pass all those sweaty, panting hikers you'll be thankful you had that extra boost.

3. Sightseeing! This is a 'captain obvious' reason, but you do get go see a lot of the island. It is, after all, a 2 hour tour. You're taken through the streets of Avalon, up to the Botanical Gardens/Wrigley Memorial, down to the Casino, and basically get an intimate introduction to what the island has to offer. I really wish we had done this day 1 because this was the perfect way to familiarize ourselves with what the island has to offer.

2. History. This tour is both educational and fun-- a rare combination. Because you're on a bike tour the facts are interspersed with adrenaline inducing physical activity so it is quite difficult to be bored. The island is full of interesting stories and your guide is able to share them with you while you ride along and/or while you make pit stops to walk about the landmarks. **WARNING: If you go on other tours, the information will overlap. It's inevitable on a small island***

1. The tour guide, Pat, is AWESOME. She was what made this standout amongst the other tours we experienced. First of all, this tour tends to be for smaller, more intimate groups. It was just me and my boyfriend yesterday and a bad guide could have made things awkward. However Pat was such a down-to-earth and chipper gal that it didn't seem like we were even on a tour... she makes you feel like you're visiting a friend.

Overall, we'd say this experience was worth our money!

Visited April 2011
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