We meet in San Jose at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel at 8:00 AM. Your guides will then shuttle you to our starting location in Monterey. Today's route takes us along 17-Mile Drive through famous Pebble Beach to Carmel-by-the-Sea, then on to Highway 1 for our journey along the coast, into Big Sur and to our lodging for the night, Glen Oaks. There is a team dinner tonight at a nearby restaurant perched on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific.
We meet packed and ready to ride. Today's route is a long but very scenic one, with three categorized climbs along Highway 1 and small rolling terrain in between. There is a feed zone, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and across the highway is one of the most spectacular climbs in the world: Nacimiento Ferguson Road. 7 miles up and 7 miles down, it's a breakaway option for the day.
Today's destination is the Ragged Point Inn, perched on a cliff over the ocean. Every room has a full or partial ocean or mountain view.
Today's route is a promenade on mostly flat terrain to the quaint town of Cambria. Lodging for the next two nights in Cambria is at the Rigdon House, a historic bed & breakfast style hotel with 11 spacious rooms. A wine and cheese reception is held at the Rigdon House in the late afternoon. Dinner tonight is within walking distance and often a favorite of the week.
Today we spend an additional day in Cambria, so cyclists may choose to join an optional bike ride down the coast to Morro Bay, stroll the charming shops of Cambria or Moonstone Beach, take a guided tour of Hearst Castle, or schedule a massage at a day spa. Dinner tonight is on your own, so cyclists may choose any one of the great restaurants within walking distance of the Rigdon House, where we spend a second night.
Today we travel away from the coast to the wine region of Paso Robles. To get there, we spin along a beautiful creekside country road - but the cost of this beauty is one of the steepest grades in all of California. Then it's on to our feedzone stop at Justin Winery, a great place to stretch and rest the legs followed by a descent through beautiful wine country in to town.
Our lodging tonight is in the heart of downtown Paso Robles at the Paso Robles Inn. Explore their beautiful grounds, as well as town before your final team dinner at Buona Tavola, serving Northern Italian Cuisine.
The final stage of the tour heads deep into the Paso Robles Wine Country on one of the prettiest cycling roads anywhere: Peachy Canyon, with its winding curves through vineyards and walnut groves. We then return to Paso Robles to shower and pack up. Grab a bite to eat in town before we transfer you back to our meeting location in San Jose.
My wife and I just returned yesterday from a weekend (3 day) tour and it was outstanding! The rides included great historical attractions as well as breath taking vistas and overlooks. We thoroughly toured San Francisco proper, the Golden Gate Park, the Presidio and traversed The Golden Gate bridge. We also saw seaside villages and redwoods on our way up to Mt. Tamapalis. The Marin Headlands were breathtaking, literally! The trip was tailored by Terry (owner) and further refined by our outstanding guide, Mike. My wife and I are "flatlanders" and not the greatest climbers, so one day our guide spontaneously altered a ride to make our day more enjoyable. The accommodations were luxurious and the restaurants were world class (Michelin rated). The Scott and Felt bikes were expertly fit and worked flawlessly. These bikes are better than our own equipment. I couldn't imagine how the trip could have been better. Our guide was patient, knowledgeable, and at the end our our trip we felt like we had made a great friend. I hope that Undiscovered Tours becomes "discovered" because Terry and his staff have worked hard and thought out every detail to make great riding experiences for everyone.
TripAdvisor August 2012