California Central Coast
April 12 - 19, 2022
(8 days, 7 nights; Tue - Tue)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, breakfasts, snacks and dinners, support van, van shuttle, leaders, tour maps & narratives.
Santa Cruz, CA
Timberline van shuttle is included to and from airport prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to San Jose International Airport, or from Santa Barbara Airport, Guide Gratuity.
Airport 2:00 pm, Hotel 2:30 pm
“Keep doing what you are doing!” Julie K.
One of America’s most scenic roadway is California’s Highway 1, as it snakes southward from Monteray, hugging the incomparable Pacific shoreline through Big Sur, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and down to Santa Barbara. Nowhere along the entirety of the Pacific coastline are the cliffs so sheer, the headlands so overpowering and the surf as wild and relentless as that which characterizes the dramatic tapestry of the Central Coast. The thrill and challenge of cycling along this shoreline is equaled in the opportunity to explore the rolling verdant valleys to the east where we pass no fewer than 40* vineyards and wineries in one of the world’s great wine-producing regions. Escape the crowded Napa valley and enjoy the adventure of California’s Central Coast.
We begin the tour in Santa Cruz, the ultra-mellow surfing town, just a short drive from the San Jose airport. Our coastal cruz wanders around Monteray Bay on small roads and bike paths, before finding the beautiful 17-Mile Drive to Carmel-By-The-Sea, and continuing past Rocky Point over many arched bridges and along the spectacular headlands that extend to Big Sur. Continuing farther south we hop over to the vineyards of San Luis Obispo County, back to the beach, back over to the Santa Ynez Valley, before our final ride into Santa Barbara.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40
See Detailed Itinerary Here:
|Day 1||Arrive, assembly, bike fitting, Orientation Dinner|
|Day 2||Santa Cruz - Moss Landing - Monteray||47|
|Day 3||Monteray - 17 mile drive - Carmel Valley - Big Sur - Lucia||67|
|Day 4||Lucia - Ragged Point - San Simeon - Hearst Castle - Cambria||47|
|Day 5||Cambria – Paso Robles||45|
|Day 6||Paso Robles - San Luis Obispo - Morro Bay - Pismo Beach||54|
|Day 7||Pismo Beach - Solvang||60|
|Day 8||Solvang - Santa Barbara||40|