Cross-Country: Pacific Coast
37 Day Epic Bike Tour
Our Pacific Coast tour will follow some of the most scenic seashore in the world through the states of Washington, Oregon, and California. We’ll explore rugged coastline and white sandy beaches, flat stretches, gently rolling hills and steep climbs. Our route includes a mix of beautiful byways, quiet back roads, ferry rides, and bike paths.
Longer miles per day over flat to hilly terrain, including some longer climbs.
All lodging, all breakfasts and dinners on cycling days, luggage transfer, SAG support, cue sheets and maps, trained guides, state line celebrations and a commemorative clothing item.
Not available for this tour.
Fly into Seattle, WA and fly out of Los Angeles, CA.
Though the daily miles were not as long as other epic tours, the amount of climbing, road conditions, and some traffic kept this ride a challenge. Rolling along on a crisp morning through the Avenue of the Giants was breathtaking! The farmlands and Pacific Coast, especially the scenic Oregon coast, all truly magnificent! I loved it all!
This cross-country bike tour for women only is fully supported. A hot shower, home-cooked meal and a warm bed will await you every night. No camping for us!
We ran this tour five years ago and are bringing it back due to popular demand. We took the feedback from the last time and tweaked our schedule, shortening some of the daily routes and adding more layover days. The terrain is hilly and beautiful along the way, so we’ve lessened the average daily mileage to give you time to enjoy your ride.
In general, the wind blows from the north in good weather and from the south in bad weather, so we’ll hope for good weather the entire way. With any luck, we’ll see such wildlife as sea otters, sea lions, brown pelicans, herons, egrets, elk, and deer. All in all, it will be an adventure you will never forget.
We will give you descriptive, “can't get lost” maps by Adventure Cycling and our own detailed cue sheets and elevation profiles to show you the way. Everyone rides at her own pace.
Our traveling chef prepares healthy, home-cooked meals throughout the tour. She understands the “performance food” needed to undertake such a challenge.
The Pacific Coast route combines beautiful scenery through national parks, national recreation areas, historic monuments, state parks, museums, forts, lighthouses, small towns and bustling cities.
There will be six rest days over the course of the trip. We’ve scheduled 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 take the time to recuperate to stay healthy and strong.
We’ll enjoy one layover day just outside of San Francisco with easy access to the ferry to the Embarcadero. From there, you can walk through Chinatown or take the trolley to explore Fisherman’s Wharf. The ferry ride itself is scenic while being a respite from the bustle of San Francisco. We’ll cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge on the next day!
We’ll end the tour on a beautiful bike path into Ventura, CA. After a closing banquet, we’ll shuttle to the Los Angeles airport for your departure the next morning.
We offer a reasonable price. You’ll find we have the cheapest per day rate of any hotel cross-country bike touring company.
We limit the group size to 25 women. You’re neither alone nor anonymous. We guarantee you’ll make some lifelong friends along the way.
TO JOIN: Sign up on-line or call us at 800-247-1444 to make your nonrefundable, nontransferable registration deposit of $300. The first payment of $2,000 is due March 1, 2017 and $1,000 of that payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The balance of the trip fee is due by June 25, 2017.
DISCOUNTS: Sign up for any shorter, domestic WomanTours trip in 2017 at the same time you register for the 2017 Pacific Coast and receive a discount of 10% off the shorter tour. Make your payments by check and receive a discount of 2%.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable, but holds your space. Our cross-country and epic tours usually fill to capacity. One half of your first payment of $2000 is refundable should you cancel prior to June 25, 2017. The remaining $1000 is nonrefundable and nontransferable. There are no refunds for cancellations after June 25, 2017.
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.
SAG VOLUNTEERS: We use 4 volunteers to drive a support SUV during this tour. Each driver works once every fourth day supporting the riders until the last rider finishes cycling 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 contact us.
TOUR DETAILS: Help on training, transportation, packing, and an itinerary will be sent upon receipt of your registration fee. We will also mail you a series of Prep Talk newsletters to help you prepare for the trip.
For a list of blogs by women on this tour, click here: Pacific Coast Blogs.
Pacific Coast Epic Bike Tour Itinerary
|Sep 15, 2017||Anacortes, WA||0|
|Sep 16, 2017||Port Townsend, WA||40|
|Sep 17, 2017||Bremerton, WA||51|
|Sep 18, 2017||Shelton, WA||41|
|Sep 19, 2017||Centralia, wa||61|
|Sep 20, 2017||Longview, WA||57|
|Sep 21, 2017||Astoria, OR||56|
|Sep 22, 2017||Astoria, OR||0|
|Sep 23, 2017||Rockaway Beach, OR||56|
|Sep 24, 2017||Neskowin, OR||51|
|Sep 25, 2017||Newport, OR||44|
|Sep 26, 2017||Newport, OR||0|
|Sep 27, 2017||Florence, OR||54|
|Sep 28, 2017||North Bend, OR||46|
|Sep 29, 2017||Bandon, OR||32|
|Sep 30, 2017||Gold Beach, OR||58|
|Oct 1, 2017||Crescent City, CA||61|
|Oct 2, 2017||Crescent City, CA||0|
|Oct 3, 2017||Arcata, CA||74|
|Oct 4, 2017||Scotia, CA||48|
|Oct 5, 2017||Garberville, CA||45|
|Oct 6, 2017||Fort Bragg, CA||69|
|Oct 7, 2017||Fort Bragg, CA||0|
|Oct 8, 2017||Gualala, CA||60|
|Oct 9, 2017||Bodega Bay, CA||49|
|Oct 10, 2017||Corte Madera, CA||54|
|Oct 11, 2017||Corte Madera, CA||0|
|Oct 12, 2017||Half Moon, CA||49|
|Oct 13, 2017||Santa Cruz, CA||52|
|Oct 14, 2017||Santa Cruz, CA||0|
|Oct 15, 2017||Monterey, CA||48|
|Oct 16, 2017||Big Sur, CA||43|
|Oct 17, 2017||Cambria, CA||70|
|Oct 18, 2017||Pismo Beach, CA||56|
|Oct 19, 2017||Lompoc, CA||43|
|Oct 20, 2017||Ventura, CA||86|
|Oct 21, 2017||Home||0|