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Ride the West

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Did you ever want to see the West coast of the United States from the seat of a bicycle? This fun filled bicycle tour will take cyclists on a Western States Adventure. The tour will begin in Astoria, Oregon for an exciting 23 day, 1,400 miles to Newport Beach and ending finally in Costa Mesa, Ca.

Road bike
23 days
2250 km / 1398 mi
$ 8,000.-
  • This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 20-40 participants.
  • Experienced cycling guides, luggage transport and support van.
  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
  • Two non-cycling days.
  • Good motels and hotels.
  • Breakfast and dinner included for all days except for 2 rest days. Lunch is not included.
  • It is also possible to do sections of this tour, contact us for more information and price.
  • Night before and after the tour not included

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
23 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
2250 km / 1398 mi
Climbing
1000 m / 3281 ft
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
07 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Start
Astoria (13.00)
Finish
Costa Mesa (16.00)
Airport at start
Portland Int. Airport (PDX)
Airport at finish
John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 8,000.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 1,500.-

Itinerary

Astoria to Cresent City

The tour begins in Astoria OR and after an initial 20 miles inland the ride comes out at the coastal town of Seaside where Lewis and Clark once shared the same views of the beautiful Oregon coast.
From there the ride becomes wonderfully scenic and diverse providing daily breathtaking scenes as it meanders down the coast. In Oregon, the ride passes through many small coastal communities including the art colony of Cannon Beach, Tillamook - the cheese capital of the world, Old Town Florence, Gold Beach, Ferndale, and Bandon.
Not a day passes without sensory overload provided by Mother Nature’s handworks such as Haystack Rock, Heceta Head, Devils Punchbowl, Cape Perpetua, Arch Rock, and Natural Bridge. After six days of riding, the route crosses the state line into California and we pedal into Crescent City for our first rest day.

Cresent City to San Fransisco

The second leg of the tour heads south out of Crescent City and explores areas that begin to show the variety and beauty unique to this part of the country. Day one enters the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and the first of several giant redwood groves to include the Avenue of the Giants. These trees have withstood floods, fire, drought, and pests for thousands of years and still stand majestically instilling awe in all who witness their existence.
You will ride where once the small town of Weott was wiped out by the flood of the century that sent 115 feet of water down the Eel River in 1964.
Venturing farther inland, the vistas of Sonoma Valley Wine Country present their own beauty and provide gorgeous riding over vineyard covered hills. On the final day of this leg, you head out of wine country and work your way to Sausalito, a bayside town with many waterfront cafes, a bike store(!!) and an incredible view of San Francisco, if the fog is in your favor. You will get a brief taste of the Marin Headlands as you climb up to and then cross Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco for your second and final rest day of the tour.

San Fransisco to Costa Mesa

After leaving San Francisco, the ride skirts the scenic California coastline to Santa Cruz. It heads inland but not until after a ramble through Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, Monterey Peninsula’s 17 Mile Drive with it’s multi-million dollar homesites, Spy Glass Hill, and Pebble Beach Golf Course.
You will experience more variety on the last leg as it turns inland to Carmel Valley through the famous golden hills of California and through some of the richest agricultural areas in America. After a stop in the Scandinavian town of Solvang, the ride follows an old stagecoach route through the mountains before descending back to the coastal town of Santa Barbara. The final days pass through Malibu and Santa Monica and conclude with scenic miles on local bike paths to Newport Beach and your final destination of Costa Mesa.
This ride provides never ending variety, postcard scenery, and challenging terrain averaging over 3500 feet of climbing daily. A “must do” for anyone’s ride bucket list.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

You ride this tour on your own bicycle.
  • You will receive more information about how to fly your bicycle to the U.S. after the booking of your tour.
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