Hidden on the backroads of Cambria are farms that harken back to Cambria’s days of origin—harvesting this coastal land has always been a fruitful enterprise, but these days, cyclists can kick things up by exploring the country roads and visiting our local farms on two wheels.
Stepladder Ranch was founded in 1871 and has been family-owned and operated for three generations. Get to know their friendly herd of LaMancha goats as you tour the creamery, milking parlor, and avocado farm. The ride to Stepladder will take you up Highway 1 and onto dirt roads, so make sure you (and your bike) are ready!
Sitting at the base of a sun-kissed nine-acre vineyard, 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. Ride east out of Cambria and turn left on Santa Rosa Creek Road to reach the winery for a delightful tour of the vineyards followed by a tasting.
Dragon Spring Farm is a small family farm dedicated to sustainable farming practices and bringing superior produce to the Cambria community. They create jams, salsas, and pickles from their homegrown produce to sell along with fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets, but they also offer farm tours and opportunities to pick your own blueberries on site. Santa Rosa Creek Road can get pretty bumpy once you head out of town, but the destination is well-worth the effort!
Visit the original Central Coast farm where it all began. Situated in a valley of pristine beauty ten minutes east of downtown Cambria on Santa Rosa Creek Road, the Linn family lives on and operates the farm that produces olallieberries for their famous olallieberry pie, among other fruits and vegetables. Take a tour and have a bite or two of a mini pie… but good luck stopping at just a bite!
NOTE: Some of these locations are open seasonally and may need reservations or charge for tours. Please visit their websites or call for more information.