Springtime in San Simeon is a delightful experience you don’t want to miss. Whether you took a season off from cycling or your wheels never left the ground, make San Simeon your cycling destination this April or May. Stop alongside Highway 1 to view the annual springtime bloom that graces the coastal cliffs and take advantage of the peak viewing season for the elephant seals in the Piedras Blancas area, along with the historic lighthouse (make sure to reserve your spot online for a tour). Taking the scenic route has a whole new meaning in San Simeon.
Cycle Along Dreamy Coastlines & Winding Hills
Breathe in and pedal towards dreamy sites and unbeatable coastal views as you get in your first ride of the season. San Simeon has cycling routes for every level of cyclist that guarantee dreamy views and vast coastal scenery, especially in the spring.
Venture out in the early morning on the 37-mile Ragged Pointe Route if you crave scenic routes with heart-pounding climbs.
Springtime Full Bloom on Coastal Cliffs
Experience the Central Coast’s annual springtime super bloom. Cycle on Highway 1 to catch the colorful splatters of native flowers and immerse yourself with these beautiful sites as you ride the coastline.
Cycle our Silver Peak Route or Ragged Point Route, both starting in San Simeon, to see this once-a-year experience.
Experience Spring Flows at Black Swift Falls
Prepare for adventure on our Silver Peak Route as you head to Black Swift Falls as it flows at total capacity. Once you reach your destination, the fun doesn’t stop there–prepare to hike 300 feet down as this waterfall cannot be seen from the top of the trail. Reward yourself when you reach the bottom—take your time to gaze at Black Swift Falls at its peak flow and dip your toes in the warm, black sand.
Springtime Elephant Seals
Head out towards Piedras Blancas Rookery to take advantage of peak spring season for Elephant Seals you’ll see basking in the sunlight. In April, thousands of Elephant Seals cover San Simeon’s beaches. If you venture outward towards the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, reserve your spots beforehand for guided tours.
Book your stay in San Simeon in April or May
One day in San Simeon isn’t enough time to experience all it offers. Book your stay and choose from a diverse selection of cozy stays that are just steps away from pristine beaches. After traversing through steep inclines and challenging hills, reap the awards and rest at one of our stays like Ragged Pointe Inn. You’ve earned it.