This 47-mile looping route mixes wine and culture with winding roads and challenging inclines—a few of a cyclist’s favorite things. After a somewhat arduous trip out of Cambria on Santa Rosa Creek Road, you’ll get a dose of the coastline from Cayucos back to Cambria on Highway 1. Throughout your journey, you’ll stop at local art studios and wineries for the opportunity to get a true taste of the Central Coast.
Points of Interest
Harmony Cellars is a small family-owned winery committed to producing fine wines at affordable prices. Founded in 1989 by Chuck and Kim Mulligan, the winery has grown from a 2,000 case micro-winery to a 7,500 case boutique production facility. At the top of a hill in the small town of Harmony, the views are almost as good as the wine.
The Cass House Bakery features a selection of delicious baked goods warm off the rack. This dining experience is all about gathering with friends in a beautiful setting—ideal for a hungry group of cyclists looking for a late breakfast or early lunch.
A classically trained metalsmith, Randy Stromsoe has over four decades of experience designing and creating fine art. Randy, alongside his wife Lisa, own and manage Stromsoe Studios tucked into the hills of the Central Coast of California. From his studio, Stromsoe creates various commissioned works and teaches a series of workshops to pass-on his knowledge of silversmithing.
The quintessential small family winery, Cayucos Cellars is focused on creating unique wines fermented with wild yeasts and a hands-off technique, allowing the wines to develop on their own terms. This results in distinctive flavors and a one-of-a-kind tasting experience. Head into their tasting room to visit with the family members who own and run the winery.
Patrick Gallery is also known as Working Artist Studio thanks to owner and artist Patrick Dennis, who paints in-residence every day. His fascinating techniques are best witnessed in person, and Patrick always welcomes guests in his space. Stop in and see his latest masterpiece-in-progress.
Stolo Family Vineyards
One of Cambria’s two estate wineries, the farmhouse and old dairy barn at Stolo Family Vineyards dates back to the late 1800s. Less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyards thrive in Cambria’s unique microclimate, producing unmatched coastal style Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Don’t miss their stunning property just outside of town.
Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Founded in 2007 by glassblower and instructor Eric Dandurand, Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school, all in one. Their mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through their unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Plan to stop for a class or simply take a stroll through the gallery and find a piece to take home.