Daily mileage will vary, and there will be options to ride less or more each day. The range is estimated to be 22-75 miles.
While it’s always difficult to predict the weather, the temperatures tend to be mild, and rain tends to be sparse. In the desert of Borrego Springs, it rains an average of 2 days per month in the Winter, the average high is 74F, and the average low is 47F. Evenings and early mornings in the desert can be quite cool, and there is one climb over a 4,000 ft. pass, so please bring warm clothing.
When researching a trip, we seek out dining options with healthy, fresh choices typical of California.
Nobody goes hungry on an Undiscovered Country trip! One of the joys of riding several hours per day is getting to enjoy the dinner afterwards. We generally give you the choice of ordering anything on a restaurant's menu: order appetizers, soup, salad, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note: to ensure prompt service we sometimes order from a more limited menu.
Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at your own expense.
Breakfasts are either continental style or made to order.
We gather on the first morning of the trip in Palm Springs, at the Renaissance Palm Springs, conveniently located near the Palm Springs Airport.
The trip officially ends in the mid-afternoon on the last day, also at the Renaissance Palm Springs.
Cycling shorts, cycling jerseys, cycling socks, cycling shoes, gloves, helmet (mandatory), wind jacket or vest, rain gear (jacket, pants, helmet cover, shoe covers), sunglasses. For colder weather: arm warmers, knee/leg warmers or tights, full fingered gloves, shoe covers, beanie.
Hat, bathing suit, sweater or jacket, comfortable shoes, casual evening wear.
Sunscreen, lip balm, prescription medicines, chamois cream, toiletries, identification, medical insurance card.
If you still have questions, please take a look at our general Frequently Asked Questions page. It addresses questions that are common to all tours.
We did the California Coast tour with UDC a week ago. Wow! We are still basking in the euphoria of one of the most enjoyable and memorable vacations we have ever taken. UDC went above and beyond, providing the absolute best possible guides, bikes, meals, accommodations, transfers and service. Their attention to detail and answer to our every whim was off the charts. We truly cannot wait for our next trip with UDC.
TripAdvisor November 2012