Cross-Country: Southern Tier

Cross-Country: Southern Tier

58 Day Cross-country Bike Tour

Tour Information

Date: 03/09/17 - 05/05/17
Meet: San Diego, CA
Tour Price: $10990
Single Upgrade: $4000

Are you interested in bicycling cross-country? Coast to coast? Across America? Then here’s your chance for an unforgettable cross-country bike journey from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida. For women only!

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The tour is filled, but call us. We may be able to squeeze you in.



Longer miles per day over flat to hilly terrain, including some longer climbs.

All lodging, breakfasts, dinners and snacks on riding days, SAG support, detailed maps and cue sheets, one bike maintenance class, mechanical instruction and support, state line crossing parties, send-off banquet and celebration dinner.


Cross-Country: Southern Tier

Not available for cross country tours.

Emily Rose

Emily Rose
Tour Leader/Chef

"We were all from different states and unacquainted with one another before our 2002 southern tier adventure. We formed lasting friendships with each other and we have a reunion every other year, planned and hosted by one of us in our own “backyard.” This year we will meet in May in Puerto Rico. One gal has a vacation home there, is making the arrangements, and will show us the sites. My best wishes for this year’s group. May they be as lucky as we were to find friends for life!"

Donna B. Carnelian Bay, CA

Tour Details

We designed this tour with women over 50 in mind, but women of any age are welcome. We will dip our tires into the Pacific Ocean on Friday down the road from our hotel catching the sunrise over the city. Our route takes us on a bike path as we leave the city of San Diego. We then begin the adventure of a lifetime over back roads of the southernmost part of the United States.

Along the way we’ll experience scenic, rural America and small town hospitality. Our van carries your luggage. Dry, warm beds and a hot shower await you every night. No camping for us! Descriptive, "can't get lost" maps by Adventure Cycling and our own detailed cue sheets show you the way.

After 4 days of cycling, we will have our first day off to let our bodies recover from conquering the mountains east of San Diego, and to prepare for more "bumps" ahead. Our miles per day are moderate and we'll feel ourselves getting stronger with every mile.

There will be 8 rest days over the course of the trip. We schedule these at scenic stops where there is an opportunity to explore the area. We strongly believe in giving everyone time to see the natural wonders of our country and to relax to keep our bodies healthy and strong.

We ride from the beach in California, through the saguaro desert of Arizona, over the continental divide in New Mexico and into the wildflowers of Texas. Then it’s on to the bayou of Louisiana, across the Mississippi River, and onto the white sand beaches at Dauphin Island of Alabama. Finally, we celebrate our finish in the nation’s oldest city of St. Augustine, Florida.

We offer a reasonable price. You’ll find we have the cheapest per day rate for any hotel cross-country bike touring company.

We include maps by Adventure Cycling along with our own easy-to-read cue sheets.

We carry your luggage, and you, if necessary.

We offer healthy, home-cooked meals prepared by our traveling chef who understands the “performance food” needed to undertake such a challenge.

We support the tour with two vehicles equipped with supplies, first aid, food and water.

We limit the group size to 25 plus staff. You’re neither alone nor anonymous. We guarantee you’ll make some lifelong friends along the way.

TO JOIN: Register on-line or call us at 800-247-1444 to make your nonrefundable registration deposit of $300. The first payment of $2,000 is due October 1, 2016 and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The second payment of $3000 is due December 1, 2016. The balance of the trip fee is due January 15, 2017. Save 2% if you make your payments by check.

DISCOUNTS: Sign up for any shorter, domestic WomanTours trip in 2016 when you register for the 2017 or 2018 Southern Tier tour and receive a 10% discount on the shorter tour.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The first payment of $2,000 due October 1 is also nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you cancel after you’ve made your second payment but prior to January 15, then $2500 is refundable. The remainder of your payments is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

TRIP INSURANCE: We will provide you with a source for trip cancellation/interruption insurance. We strongly recommend insurance, especially for a trip of this magnitude.

TOUR DETAILS: Help on training, transportation, packing, and an itinerary will be sent upon receipt of your registration fee. We will also mail you periodic Prep Talk newsletters to help you prepare for the trip. For more information, including links to blogs kept by past participants, read the testimonials or contact us and we’d be happy to mail you more details. This trip usually has a wait list, so don’t hesitate. Sign up today!

SAG VOLUNTEERS: We use 4 volunteers to drive a support car during this tour. Each driver works once every fourth day supporting the riders until the last cyclist finishes for the day. She provides food, drinks, flat tire assistance and moral support, and becomes an integral part in the success of the tour. In return, each volunteer receives a discount of 40% off the full tour price. If you’re interested in a position, please email or call us.

Cross-Country: Southern Tier Itinerary

Date Location Miles
Mar 9, 2017 San Diego, CA 0
Mar 10, 2017 Alpine, CA 34
Mar 11, 2017 Jacumba, CA 49
Mar 12, 2017 Brawley, CA 68
Mar 13, 2017 Blythe, CA 87
Mar 14, 2017 Blythe, CA 0
Mar 15, 2017 Salome, AZ 64
Mar 16, 2017 Wickenburg, AZ 58
Mar 17, 2017 Mesa, AZ 85
Mar 18, 2017 Mesa, AZ 0
Mar 19, 2017 Tonto Basin, AZ 77
Mar 20, 2017 Globe, AZ 59
Mar 21, 2017 Saffortd, AZ 78
Mar 22, 2017 Lordsburg, NM 75
Mar 23, 2017 Silver City, NM 47
Mar 24, 2017 Silver City, NM 0
Mar 25, 2017 Kingston, NM 48
Mar 26, 2017 Las Cruces, NM 88
Mar 27, 2017 El Paso, TX 59
Mar 28, 2017 Fort Hancock, TX 52
Mar 29, 2017 Van Horn, TX 75
Mar 30, 2017 Fort Davis, TX 90
Mar 31, 2017 Fort Davis, TX 0
Apr 1, 2017 Marathon, TX 60
Apr 2, 2017 Sanderson, TX 55
Apr 3, 2017 Del Rio, TX 110
Apr 4, 2017 Bracketville, TX 43
Apr 5, 2017 Camp Wood, TX 49
Apr 6, 2017 Vanderpool, TX 39
Apr 7, 2017 Fredericksburg, TX 80
Apr 8, 2017 Fredericksburg, TX 0
Apr 9, 2017 Austin, TX 78
Apr 10, 2017 Bastrop, TX 41
Apr 11, 2017 La Grange, TX 41
Apr 12, 2017 Navasota, TX 69
Apr 13, 2017 Navasota, TX 0
Apr 14, 2017 Cleveland, TX 75
Apr 15, 2017 Silsbee, TX 64
Apr 16, 2017 Lake Charles, LA 77
Apr 17, 2017 Lafayette, LA 83
Apr 18, 2017 St. Francisville, LA 96
Apr 19, 2017 St. Francisville, LA 0
Apr 20, 2017 Hammond, LA 89
Apr 21, 2017 Bogalusa, LA 55
Apr 22, 2017 Wiggins, MS 61
Apr 23, 2017 Pascagoula, AL 68
Apr 24, 2017 Dauphin Island, AL 41
Apr 25, 2017 Dauphin Island, AL 0
Apr 26, 2017 Pensacola, FL 60
Apr 27, 2017 Crestview, FL 69
Apr 28, 2017 Marianna, FL 94
Apr 29, 2017 Quincy, FL 54
Apr 30, 2017 Crawfordville, FL 48
May 1, 2017 Perry, FL 54
May 2, 2017 High Springs, FL 77
May 3, 2017 Palatka, FL 73
May 4, 2017 St. Augustine, FL 47
May 5, 2017 Tour Ends: Shuttle to Jacksonville, FL 0