You know that iconic American road trip? Let’s change things up a little bit: Ditch the car and see the USA by bike instead!
From the Pacific to the Atlantic, through America’s small towns and popular cities, across landscapes that have inspired artists and poets...join us for our 12th annual epic 53-day cycling coast to coast adventure.
Starting in San Diego, California, on March 11, 2022, and ending in St. Augustine, Florida, on May 2, 2022, the weather at that time of year is ideal for a cross-country bicycle tour.
You will enjoy the vastness of this wonderful country from the seat of your bicycle. Traveling this way allows you to explore, see, hear, smell, taste, and enjoy this country like no other cross-country transport can do!
Yes, bicycling across the country on the Coast 2 Coast Bicycle Tour will be an adventure that will change your life. Are you ready for the challenge? How about actually enjoying the challenge while we take away all the hassle? From coast to coast, Timberline Adventures takes care of all the details so you can truly bask in the beauty of the countryside and just enjoy the ride.
From Sea to Shining Sea. Come explore some of America’s mountains, deserts, prairies, bayous, citrus groves, and more. As you pedal east on this cross-country bicycle tour towards the rising sun, you’ll be treated to the views that have made this journey across the nation one of the most iconic trips in the entire world. You’ll find yourself singing about purple mountain majesty and amber waves of grain as we bicycle through landscapes that inspired the lyrics.
To begin our epic cross-country cycle, we’ll convene on the Pacific shores of the southwestern United States in San Diego. Once we leave the city, we’ll climb out of the valley heading towards Arizona, where we will bicycle through the beauty of the desert towards Tucson. After Tucson, we will head into the Old West, into Tombstone, known as the town “too tough to die”. Already, you will have witnessed a dramatic shift in landscapes, history, and local culture.
Beyond Arizona is your third state: the State of Enchantment. In New Mexico, you will be riding in the valley of the Chiricahua Mountains on roads with little to no traffic where you can seemingly see forever. You will spend the night in the town whose claim to fame is being invaded by Pancho Villa.
From the open flat spaces of New Mexico, it will be time to tackle Texas. Ah, Texas, the BIGGEST state in the contiguous US, which is a fact you will surely remember after this tour. While traveling across the whole southern US, 40% of your adventure will be spent in this one single state. From the flats of West Texas, through the Hill Country of mid-Texas, followed by the rolling hills of Eastern Texas, you will be amazed by the constantly changing scenery of this state. And we’ll be riding through Texas as the wildflowers bloom, too. Talk about beautiful!
After tackling Texas, you’ll be rewarded with Cajun country. Spending almost a week in Louisiana will allow you to fall in love with Cajun food and Cajun music!
From Cajun country, it takes two days to cross Mississippi and another two days to cross Alabama. Crossing the Alabama/Florida State Line will be done via ferry across Mobile Bay, and then you’ll find yourself in your eighth and final state: the Sunshine State of Florida.
Don’t be too disappointed when crossing into Florida — you still have lots of riding ahead of you and plenty of things to see and do before arriving at the white sand beaches of St. Augustine! In fact, year after year, some of our riders’ favorite days on the saddle have been in Florida where they have been particularly awed and surprised by the beauty of the northern part of the state.
After more than a decade of hosting this cross-country cycling tour each year, we can promise you that the route, the stops, the views, and the overall experience of this adventure will be unforgettable!
Wondering what Timberline Adventures will do for you on this Coast 2 Coast Tour? Essentially, we do everything except ride your bike. Half the nights, you will be sleeping in a top-quality tent provided by the tour while the other half will be non-tenting nights spent in hotels, cabins, and school gyms.
But don’t worry: you will not be dealing with any of the hassles of camping. That is our job! We do all the work, remember?
Our staff will have your top-quality Kelty tent awaiting your arrival daily. Inside your tent will be a thick air mattress already inflated. Your baggage will already be delivered and waiting inside your tent. A deluxe camp chair placed under the shade of a group of E-Z Ups awaits you, along with a cooler full of all sorts of drinks and a variety of snacks.
In the morning, just zip up your baggage and head to the breakfast table. Is there anything better than the smell of fresh coffee and grilling bacon in the middle of nowhere?
After breakfast, air up your tires and start the next day of your fully-supported cross-country bicycle tour. It’s that simple!
Will every day be blue skies and downhill rides? We can't promise that. The wind will blow, the temperature will rise and fall, the road surface will vary. But, as you dip your front wheel into the Atlantic Ocean in St. Augustine, these challenges and adversities will no longer matter.
What will matter is what you have just accomplished: you will have actually bicycled coast to coast across the entire United States of America. That’s something truly extraordinary!
So, go ahead and dip your rear wheel into the Pacific Ocean. From that moment until you dip your front wheel into the Atlantic Ocean 53 days later, we’ll take care of everything.