Cycling The Vineyards Of California

The ultimate US road trip, by bike! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, our journey covers the very best of California. This truly iconic ride takes you through the rolling hills of world renowned wine estates in Napa Valley, alongside towering Redwood trees and across the Golden Gate Bridge to mark our arrival into glittering San Francisco. With the wind in our hair, our route follows vast stretches of Coastal Highway 1, designated an 'All American Road' for its striking scenic beauty. This famous road twists its way around rocky headlands, clinging to the cliffs as crashing waves stir the numerous Elephant seal colonies that scatter the beaches below. Out of the saddle there are opportunities to explore the many incredible state parks, isolated beaches and prestigious wineries that the region is so highly regarded for, as well as re-fuelling on fine Californian cuisine. This is a grand adventure along one of the greatest coastal roads in the world. 

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Start San Francisco; transfer to Healdsburg.
  2. Day2Cycle Silverado Trail in Napa Valley; optional winery visit.
  3. Day3Ride through Alexander Valley and Dry Creek in northern California's wine country.
  4. Day4See the Russian River by bike; optional detour to walk in the shadow of Redwood Trees; ride alongside the Pacific Ocean.
  5. Day5Cycle along Tomales Bay to Point Reyes National Seashore.
  6. Day6Ride through Samuel Taylor State Park to the Muir Woods National Monument; cross the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco by bike, an iconic entrance to a fantastic city!
  7. Day7City tour of San Francisco; transfer to Monterey Peninsula.
  8. Day8Cycle 17 Mile Drive; stop at Point Lobos State Reserve to view wildlife; continue to Big Sur.
  9. Day9Ride to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park; visit McWay Falls; optional visit to Hearst Castle.
  10. Day10From Santa Maria in Central Coast Wine Country; cycle amongst vineyards; optional visit and tasting tour.
  11. Day11Transfer to Santa Barbara and ride to Ventura and Lake Casitas.
  12. Day12Optional morning wildlife or whale watching cruise around Channel Islands National Park; afternoon cycle along the coast to Santa Monica.
  13. Day13End Los Angeles.


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