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Big Sur Road Bike Tour
Ride the Californian Coast from Santa Barbara to Big Sur over 6 days on a glorious road biking adventure. A highly influential, early 20th-century watercolorist and muralist, Francis McComas, defined California’s Central Coast, Big Sur, as “the greatest meeting of land-sea.” With that visionary exactness as a guide, the tour operator has shaped a virtuoso velo interpretation of the Golden State’s Central Coast: animated as much by sea cliffs and rolling wine country, iconic Highway One to Redwoods, breaching grey whales to far more furtive sea otters.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
From the burly rawness of Big Sur to the Mediterranean-like aesthetic seen in Santa Barbara’s coastline—a.k.a the American Riviera—your big brushstrokes in the saddle sweep past farmland and great spans of ocean. At the same time, a dreamy, viscous, essentially California-quality light outlines each successive landscape.
Each day’s epic resolves into equally sublime soft-notes and local-regional qualities. From clam chowder in Pismo Beach to Pinot Noir in Monterey, groves of wind-sculpted Cypress on 17-Mile Drive, historic lighthouses to Hearst Castle.
Closing out on a different type of replenishment, at every setting you will contemplate and savor superb regional cuisine shaped by a fulsome farm-to-table ethos.