This impressive California journey rivals the Rockies, the Alps and maybe even the Pyrenees.
We will be traversing the jagged coastal mountains of Sonoma and Mendocino counties. We pop out on the coast several times during the week, but our real focus will be on the hilly (understatement) ribbon roads that crisscross the coastal range.
First we'll cruise by some of the most beautiful vineyards of California then we'll ride through forests of towering redwoods. We'll climb a narrow twisting farm road past oaks and madrones, only to plummet down to the magnificent Pacific coast with a tailwind at our backs. It's no wonder Greg Lemond used to rent a house in the area to train for the Tour de France.
These routes see minimal traffic and serve up maximum pleasure. None of it comes easy though. The 45-75 mile days may not seem too hard on paper, but add four to six thousand feet of climbing per day on roads that can tip up towards 20% and you'll soon feel the burn. It hurts, but in a good way! Call us at 800-845-2453 for all the details!
Duration: 5 days