Monterey Coast & Carmel Valley Bike Tour – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average daily mileage?

The mileage options vary from day to day, please see the itinerary section for daily mileage. Stages consist of a standard route and one or more “breakaway” sections for those who want a longer or more challenging ride.

What is included in the price of the trip?

  • Use of a quality lightweight road bike question mark
  • Two nights lodging in Carmel Valley
  • One night lodging on Cannery Row in Monterey
  • Three continental breakfasts
  • Three dinners
  • Snacks during and after the rides
  • Daily route sheets and maps
  • One or more expert guides on bicycles
  • Vehicle support
  • Mechanical support for minor bike repairs
  • Two water bottles

What isn't included?

  • Transportation to Monterey at the beginning of the trip (shuttle from San Jose available for a fee)
  • lodging before and after the trip
  • lunches
  • alcoholic beverages
  • hotel charges for incidentals (phone calls, etc.)
  • gratuities at your discretion

What is the weather going to be like?

Weather in Monterey County is mild year-round. Here are the weather statistics for Carmel Valley:

Month Avg. High (F) Avg Low (F) Sunny Days
April 67 42 23
November 69 42 22

Rain is always a possibility, so please bring appropriate clothing.

What type of dining will we be doing?

When researching a trip, we seek out restaurants that serve healthy, fresh choices typical of the California cuisine style of cooking. The Los Laureles Lodge, our lodging for two nights, has a very good restaurant with menu choices typical of California Cuisine. We will be having two dinners there. The final night's dinner is at the C Restaurant, overlooking the Monterey Bay.

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 give you the choice of ordering anything on a restaurant's menu — there are no limited selection menus on an Undiscovered Country trip. Order appetizers, soup, salad, entree, dessert, and beverages. The only thing that isn't included is alcohol.

Continental breakfast is served at The Los Laureles Lodge in the mornings. A full breakfast is served at The Clement Monterey.

Where do we meet at the start of the trip?

We gather on the first morning of the trip on Cannery Row in Monterey, at the Intercontinental The Clement. The meeting time is 10:00 A.M. From there we will be cycling to Carmel Valley. Multi-day parking is available for those who drive to the meeting location.

Where does the trip end?

The trip officially ends in the early afternoon on the final day, at the Intercontinental The Clement Monterey.

What transportation is available from San Francisco or San Jose?

Monterey Airbus has regularly scheduled shuttle service from the San Francisco and San Jose airports to Cannery Row in Monterey. From there, it is a short cab ride (or long walk) to the meeting location.

What should I bring?

Cycling Clothing

Cycling shorts, cycling jerseys, cycling socks, cycling shoes, gloves, helmet, 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.

Other Clothes

Hat, bathing suit, sweater or jacket, comfortable shoes, casual evening wear.

Other Items

Sunscreen, lip balm, prescription medicines, chamois cream, toiletries, identification, medical insurance card.

More Questions? More Answers!

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.

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My hubby and I have just returned from our second UDC tour. We took the inaugural Ride Across California. Wow, wow and double wow is all I can say. Yes there were some mountains... but the scenery, the guides, the accommodation, the food, the fellow tourers - it was all amazing. We love the daily distances, the length of tour, the bikes. I'm already planning how we can tour again with UDC.

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Days 4
Nights 3
Starting
Location
Monterey
Activity
Levels
2-5  
Price Per
person
from $1686
Single
Supplement
from $362

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10/01/2017 | $1686 | FULL

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