How to Plan a Cycling Route on the Central Coast
From the best oceanside San Simeon, Avila Beach, and Cambria bike spots to the Edna Valley and Paso Robles trails amid rolling vineyards, we’ve created a way to plan a cycling route on the Central Coast for those who would appreciate it most—cyclists like you!
We have more than 20 pre-planned cycling routes for different types of rides. If you’re new to the area, riding on any of these routes will give you a unique feeling only experienced on the Central Coast.
Follow these steps to make sure you go on a capable and challenging ride.
1. Figure Out What Type of Route You Need
If you’re a Category-1 cyclist, you’re going to want a physically taxing and more challenging route than the Santa Rosa Creek Route from Cambria. If you’re a casual road cyclist, the Ragged Point Route‘s beautiful coastal views without the afternoon winds may be your calling.
Hover over or click on the photos below for what you need to know before choosing a route.
2. Pick Your Cycling Route
Take the answers to the questions above and check out our route guide to find your perfect Central Coast cycling route. You can sort the guide by starting point (town), distance, and terrain.
Click on a route to see a map of the route, elevation guide, and points of interest along the way.
3. Book Your Stay
Our routes are often a worthwhile day-long affair, and we know that rest & recovery are essential after a good ride. Book your stay at any of the following links and explore these cyclist-friendly towns.
- Stay in Cambria; Learn about cycling in Cambria.
- Stay in San Simeon; Learn about cycling in San Simeon.
- Stay in Avila Beach; Learn about cycling in Avila Beach.