This 42-mile round-trip route goes from San Simeon to Cayucos, a charming town on the Central Coast. The journey features numerous appealing stops, including stunning vistas and delicious food and beverage locales. This route is an all-asphalt route perfect for those looking for a ride with minimal climbing and many chances to stop and enjoy the coastal scenery.
Points of Interest
View of Cayucos in the distance to the south
View of Cayucos in the distance to the southCayucos, CA 93430
View of Morro Rock
View of Morro RockCayucos, CA 93430
View of the Cabrillo Hwy Coast
View of the Cabrillo Hwy CoastCayucos, CA 93430
Brown Butter Cookie Company
This sister-owned cookie company is nationally known for its signature sea salt confection: a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread morsel with just a touch of sea salt. They also handcraft several other varieties and sell them from a market at 98 North Ocean Avenue in Cayucos. Visitors are welcome to smell the butter browning, watch the dough-makers in action, and sample freshly baked cookies during regular business hours at this charming storefront.
Harmony Valley Creamery
A wacky one-block wonder, Harmony, California is a bustling blend of quirk and culture from plucky artisans to friendly foodies. Nuzzled near the Pacific off Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Cambria, the family creamery has a colorful dairy history dating back to 1869. Stop by the ice cream truck for a sweet treat on your ride.
Vista Point: Cayucos in the distance to the south
Stop here to see a fantastic view of the Pacific with Cayucos in the distance.
Vista Point: Morro Rock
Trails at this vista point lead to incredible views of Morro Rock and Cayucos. Short hike, big reward.
Vista Point: Cabrillo Hwy Coast
Pause here at the turn-off to Cayucos from Highway 1, also known as the Cabrillo Highway, for a gorgeous view from the Estero Bluffs.
Bill & Carol’s Sea Shanty
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 1983, this family-owned restaurant features delicious, fresh seafood, a dog-friendly patio, and famous desserts, including the Kitchen Sink, a sundae that feeds four to six people (or one very hungry cyclist).