Pacific Coast Route Section 1

Map Details:
Vancouver, BC - Astoria, OR (402 miles)
Product Code
BC-1611
Brand
Adventure Cycling Association
Price
$15.75
Current Stock:
2465

Vancouver is a relatively easy city in which to bicycle. Then after crossing the border into Washington, you'll be riding on narrow two-lane roads on level terrain. There are no shoulders, and traffic is light. Bellingham is a larger town with moderate traffic and some congested intersections. SR-20 south of Anacortes and Whidbey Island has some rolling to hilly terrain. There are several narrow two-lane sections and congested areas near the island's towns; traffic is generally light away from SR 20. South of Port Townsend the route is rolling to hilly on mostly low-traffic rural roads through farms and forests. From Castle Rock in southern Washington you'll face some steep climbs across low hills to Ocean Beach Rd. along the Columbia River. In Oregon, you'll ride west on US 30, which carries moderate traffic and has wide shoulders most of the way into Astoria, the beginning and end points for the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail and the Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail.

Current Printed Version: 2014




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Average rating: based on 7 reviews.

Pacific Coast Route 1 Section

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Reviewed By: Ron Cohen on 7/23/16

Overall, this was very helpful once I got used to the symbols and layout. It's helpful to use a smart phone or GPS along with this, to check that the important information is current and to get back on course if taking a detour or wrong turn. I like the fact that the route has been researched for the optimum in safety/scenery, not just the fastest route. I cycled from Seattle to San Francisco, but initially only bought the Section 1 and 2 maps, which end in Crescent City, CA. I liked these maps enough to go out of my way to find the Section 3 map in Brandon, OR, fearing that I could miss the better or safer options for the rest of the trip.

Maps are not accurate

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Reviewed By: Anonymous on 8/4/11

I purchased the map #1 for Washington coast. Navigating past Bremerton was difficult and so we resorted to a regular map. Some of the roads described in the caption did not exist.

Got us to the church on time

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Reviewed By: A customer from Norfolk, va on 8/3/11

A good guide for getting out of Vancouver. We got off the train, got on the bike and made Bellingham, WA by dinnertime. Detoured down 101along the Hood canal rejoining the route in Shelton, WA, then veered off again at Castle Rock and picked up the STP route into Portland for our daughter's wedding. Googled for hotels alng the way. A great trip overall!

Pacific Coast Route Section 1

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Reviewed By: Louis Trottier on 3/7/11

Excellent map! compact, resist to rain, have telephone numbers and addresses for tourist offices, emergencies (just in case) and accomodations (ex. : lodging). I intend to follow the routes indicated in each of the 13 minimaps. It looks like it has been made from multiple experiences over the years. Do not regret my purchase.

Very helpful tool

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Reviewed By: Steven Gerber on 10/13/10

Overall the map was very good. My only complaint was that if you miss a turn or get off course there is nothing on the map to help you figure out where you are so you can get back on track. next time i'll compensate by carrying additional maps and a GPS

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