This 28.9-mile ride begins at scenic Avila Beach Pier with a light trek on the Bob Jones Trail. Your route intensifies as you climb up See Canyon Road, passing by the orchards and vineyards nestled along the way. The pinnacle of the route is a gorgeous summit view. Take in the accomplishment of the hike before shifting downhill to Prefumo Canyon Road’s open space and cattle-dotted grass. Feel free to loop and explore downtown San Luis Obispo, or continue down S. Higuera Street as you journey back to Avila Beach.
Points of Interest
Woodstone Marketplace is a coffee shop and deli that uses locally-grown produce in every fresh dish. Their market has a wide selection of food and wine, as well as gift items. It’s a great place for cyclists to recharge and enjoy either inside or outdoor dining.
See Canyon Fruit Ranch
Open in the autumn months of September through November, the See Canyon Fruit Ranch has a delicious selection of fresh produce. Apples, pears, apple cider, and honey are just a few of the items you might find in the barn shop.
San Luis Obispo Public Market at Bonetti Ranch
The San Luis Obispo Public Market began as Bonetti Ranch, a property spanning 80 acres that John Harford purchased as his home. The property was sold several times between 1880 and 1923, then was bought by Florino Bonetti in 1923, who raised produce including sugar beets, barley, wheat, peas, cherry tomatoes, and grapes. Now, the San Luis Obispo Pubic Market features the restored farmhouse, barn, water tower, and granary buildings with modern restaurants, retail shops, a market hall, and a brewery.
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
At Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, you can relax and enjoy wine and hard cider tasting in their outdoor picnic area! One of the many worthy wineries on the Central Coast, the vineyard is owned and run by three generations of the Kelsey family.
Vista Point: Prefumo Canyon Summit
Prefumo Canyon Summit is the gorgeous view that rewards you for the challenging climb. Bask in beautiful vistas that present a 360-degree view of the Central Coast, with Morro Bay visible in the distance. A few beautiful homes and ranches sprinkle the landscape and, if you can stay late enough in the evening, the sunsets are truly epic!
Art’s Cyclery is a great resource for cyclists in the Central Coast area. This full-service center is staffed by experienced employees and stocked with a wide variety of brands and products. Plus, they are surrounded by a network of bike trails where employees enjoy riding while gaining first-hand experience of the inventory.