We meet at our UDC Cycling Center in Los Altos at 9:00 AM. After a brief meeting and bike adjustments, we take you over Kings Mountain, one of the most popular climbs in the area, then down Tunitas Creek Road to the coast, and finally north to Half Moon Bay (about 40 miles). Your destination is the Beach House Half Moon Bay, at the water's edge. For our guided trips, dinner is next door at Sam's Chowder house, a famous seafood restaurant where you can dine on the patio as the Sun sets into the Pacific. I recommend the ahi poke appetizer, really yummy.
Our ride for the dayis a variation of the local "coastal classic" route -a loop the explores the coast and the quieter roads that lead inland. The 54-mile loop travels through the rolling hills and into the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Dinner tonight will be at one of the fine Half Moon Bay restaurants.
Today our ride takes you farther down the coast to the inviting small town of Pescadero, then inland through some of the quietest and most picturesque roads in the area, back to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Then hold on for a thrilling descent on La Honda Road (watch your speed into the hairpin turns!), followed by a relaxing spin back to the UDC Cycling Center. Once back at the center, you can take advantage of our bathroom with showers to clean up and change.
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