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.
Weather in Monterey County is mild year-round. Here are the weather statistics for Carmel Valley:
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Rain is always a possibility, so please bring appropriate clothing.
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.
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.
The trip officially ends in the early afternoon on the final day, at the Intercontinental The Clement Monterey.
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.
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.
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.
This was our first trip to California as well as our first bike tour and we can't wait to do both again! The bike tour was a 6 day tour through Sonoma County and our guides, Scott and Rick, were wonderful. They had everything very well organized so each day all we needed to do was enjoy the riding experience. The accomodations and dinners were exceptional as well as the bikes themselves. We also appreciated the size of the group since it allowed us to get to know a great group of other cycling enthusiasts. Can't think of a better way to enjoy the wine country! Highly recommended!
TripAdvisor June 2012