107.3 Miles Eroica: Heroic Route

The Heroic Route adds to the La Via Scalatore by taking in several sections of strade bianche to the east of Templeton and through the city of Paso Robles. Enjoy exclusive stops at Olea Farms, renowned for their olive oil and French fries, and Cass Winery, home of excellent wines and beautiful vineyards before rejoining the Scalatore route along Kiler Canyon in Paso Robles. This steep, narrow section of gravel road has forced even the most seasoned riders to succumb to walking. A well-deserved rest at Halter Ranch Vineyards can’t arrive soon enough. Don’t get too comfortable, though, as the final obstacle of Cypress Mountain Drive is just around the corner. After conquering the steep, twisty climb, enjoy the 2,000-foot, white-knuckle descent back to Cambria where riders can finally relax and enjoy the Eroica Festival, fine refreshments, and the coastal sunset.

Points of Interest

Cypress Mountain Summit

Cypress Mountain Summit

2425-3401 Cypress Mountain Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Cayucos Pier & State Beach

Cayucos Pier & State Beach

99 5th St,
Cayucos, CA 93430

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Santa Rita Summit

Santa Rita Summit

8057-8001 Santa Rita Rd
Cayucos, CA 93430

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Kiler at Peachy Canyon

Kiler at Peachy Canyon

5264-5314 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Olea Farm

Olea Farm

2985 Templeton Rd,
Templeton, CA 93465

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Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch Vineyard

8910 Adelaida Rd,
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Cass Winery

Cass Winery

7350 Linne Rd,
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Cypress Mountain Summit

Take a break at the peak of Cypress Mountain Drive, reaching more than 2,200 feet in altitude. During Eroica California, there will be water and snacks at this stop, but there is no business here to provide those amenities outside of the race.

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery situated on the west side of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 2000, Halter Ranch has a rich history and a commitment to sustainable methods and environmental stewardship. The ranch today spans over 2000 acres, with 281 acres of SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified wine grapes, 15 acres of walnuts, and 10 acres of olives. Their modern tasting room is nestled between blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Grenache with panoramic views of the property. During Eroica, this stop will be offering food.

Cayucos Pier & State Beach

Cayucos State Beach is known for its fishing pier, beautiful beach, and historical buildings, many of which are left over from the prospering old town and still stand as a variety of businesses, such as restaurants, antique stores, and specialty shops. The sandy beach offers mild weather, and many visitors take advantage of local-favorite weather sports, like surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, and kayaking. Lifeguards are on duty during peak summer months. There are picnic tables, play equipment, restrooms, and outside showers available. During Eroica California, this stop features food from the Sea Shanty.

Santa Rita Summit

Pause at the top of Santa Rita Road to catch your breath and some beautiful views. During Eroica California, this stop will offer water and snacks, but there is no business here to provide those amenities outside of the race.

Olea Farm

Olea Farm is the perfect embodiment of the European ideals and traditions that are a quintessential part of the olive oil culture. A visit to their tasting room, located just outside the historic town of Templeton, is like taking a day trip through the European countryside. The Olea Farm olive oil tasting room is a quaint and cozy place to enjoy some of the best olive oil California has to offer. Open weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekdays by appointment, the tasting room is just a quick drive off Highway 101. During Eroica California, Olea Farm will be offering food at their stop.

Cass Winery

Cass Vineyard and Winery is located in the rolling, oak-studded hills between Paso Robles and Creston on California’s beautiful Central Coast. This area that the vineyard calls home offers quiet serenity for the visitor and an ideal growing environment for wine grapes. Due east of the “Templeton Gap,” Cass receives the evening’s cooling breezes for which the west side of Paso Robles is noted. They also rest far enough from the coast to generate the heat needed to optimally ripen the Rhone varieties grown on their 145-acre estate vineyard. During Eroica California, Cass will be providing food at their stop.

Kiler at Peachy Canyon

During Eroica California, this stop at the intersection of Kiler Canyon Road and Peachy Canyon Road will offer water and snacks, but there is no business here to provide those amenities outside of the race.