Cross-Country: Southern Tier

Cross-Country: Southern Tier

58 Day Cross-country Bike Tour

Tour Information

Date: 03/07/18 - 05/03/18
Meet: San Diego, CA
Tour Price: $11290
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 stops every 20 miles, luggage transfers every day, detailed maps, cue sheets and GPS files, a bike maintenance class, mechanical instruction and support, state line crossing parties, send-off banquet, celebration dinner, airport transfers, and trained guides.


Cross-Country: Southern Tier

Not available for cross-country tours.

Fly into San Diego, CA and out of Jacksonville, FL. Our starting hotel has a complimentary shuttle from the San Diego airport. We provide a complimentary shuttle from our ending hotel in St. Augustine to the Jacksonville airport, arriving by 11:00am on the last day of the tour. 

Anna Barton

Anna Barton
Tour Leader

Emily Rose

Emily Rose
Tour Leader/Chef

"We were all from different states and unacquainted with one another before our 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. She'll accommodate food allergies and provide a non-meat protein source for vegetarians, but if you require a vegan or gluten-free diet, there will be a small surcharge. 

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

We limit the group size to approximately 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, 2017 and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The second payment of $3000 is due December 1, 2017. The balance of the trip fee is due January 15, 2018. Save 2% if you make your payments by check.

DISCOUNTS: Sign up for any shorter, domestic WomanTours trip in 2018 when you register for the 2018 Southern Tier tour and receive a 10% discount on the shorter tour. Make your payments by check and save 2%.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The first payment of $2,000 due October 1, 2017 is also nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you cancel after you’ve made your second payment but prior to January 15, 2018 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 7, 2018 San Diego, CA 0
Mar 8, 2018 Alpine, CA 39
Mar 9, 2018 Jacumba, CA 46
Mar 10, 2018 Brawley, CA 68
Mar 11, 2018 Blythe, CA 88
Mar 12, 2018 Blythe, CA 0
Mar 13, 2018 Salome, AZ 63
Mar 14, 2018 Wickenburg, AZ 54
Mar 15, 2018 Mesa, AZ 83
Mar 16, 2018 Mesa, AZ 0
Mar 17, 2018 Tonto Basin, AZ 85
Mar 18, 2018 Globe, AZ 52
Mar 19, 2018 Safford, AZ 76
Mar 20, 2018 Lordsburg, NM 77
Mar 21, 2018 Silver City, NM 46
Mar 22, 2018 Silver City, NM 0
Mar 23, 2018 Kingston, NM 47
Mar 24, 2018 Las Cruces, NM 88
Mar 25, 2018 El Paso, TX 57
Mar 26, 2018 Sierra Blanca, TX 86
Mar 27, 2018 Van Horn, TX 32
Mar 28, 2018 Fort Davis, TX 91
Mar 29, 2018 Fort Davis, TX 0
Mar 30, 2018 Marathon, TX 54
Mar 31, 2018 Sanderson, TX 54
Apr 1, 2018 Del Rio, TX 119
Apr 2, 2018 Bracketville, TX 33
Apr 3, 2018 Camp Wood, TX 48
Apr 4, 2018 Vanderpool, TX 39
Apr 5, 2018 Fredericksburg, TX 79
Apr 6, 2018 Fredericksburg, TX 0
Apr 7, 2018 Austin, TX 77
Apr 8, 2018 Bastrop, TX 54
Apr 9, 2018 La Grange, TX 41
Apr 10, 2018 Navasota, TX 69
Apr 11, 2018 Navasota, TX 0
Apr 12, 2018 Cleveland, TX 72
Apr 13, 2018 Silsbee, TX 63
Apr 14, 2018 Lake Charles, LA 77
Apr 15, 2018 Lafayette, LA 82
Apr 16, 2018 St. Francisville, LA 99
Apr 17, 2018 St. Francisville, LA 0
Apr 18, 2018 Hammond, LA 88
Apr 19, 2018 Bogalusa, LA 56
Apr 20, 2018 Wiggins, MS 60
Apr 21, 2018 Pascagoula, AL 68
Apr 22, 2018 Dauphin Island, AL 42
Apr 23, 2018 Dauphin Island, AL 0
Apr 24, 2018 Pensacola, FL 63
Apr 25, 2018 Crestview, FL 65
Apr 26, 2018 Marianna, FL 91
Apr 27, 2018 Quincy, FL 53
Apr 28, 2018 Crawfordville, FL 48
Apr 29, 2018 Perry, FL 52
Apr 30, 2018 High Springs, FL 76
May 1, 2018 Palatka, FL 74
May 2, 2018 St. Augustine, FL 47
May 3, 2018 Tour Ends: Shuttle to Jacksonville, FL 0