Cross-Country: Pacific Coast

Cross-Country: Pacific Coast

37 Day Epic Bike Tour

Tour Information

Meet: Anacortes, WA

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.


Cross-Country: Pacific Coast

Not available for this tour.

Fly into Seattle, WA and fly out of Los Angeles, CA.

Patty Jackson

Patty Jackson
Tour Leader/Chef

Sue Lincoln

Sue Lincoln
Tour Leader/Chef

Emily Rose

Emily Rose
Tour Leader/Chef

Michelle Slusher

Michelle Slusher
Tour Leader/Chef

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!

Robin S. Littleton, MA

Tour Details

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

Date Location Miles
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