Tours in the Pacific States

Highway 1 can make a strong claim to being America’s most iconic road — and with ocean views, gentle curving blacktop, and sights ranging from towering redwoods to bustling cities, who could argue? Of course, Highway 1 doesn’t hog all the great riding on the left coast, and whether you’ve got your heart set on sandy siestas or swooping descents through thick forests, the Pacific Coast region offers some of our most spectacular tours, whether for a week or an epic journey down America’s sunset side.

Pacific Coast South
Pacific Coast South
Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

Self Contained. The Pacific Coast South tour is among the world’s most popular bicycle rides, traveling along some of the most marvelous coastline on the planet. We’ll pedal out of Sausalito and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, through San Francisco, and past a string of state beaches.  Big Sur is a highlight as we travel the desolate, beautiful Central California Coast toward San Diego.

Death Valley Fall - Van
Death Valley Fall
Oct 27, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

2020 SOCAL Sun and Surf - Inn to Inn
2020 SOCAL Sun and Surf
Feb 22, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020

Inn to Inn. Start the tour season off right with an inn-to-inn tour, Adventure Cycling style. Pack light for this ride — no need to carry a tent or cooking gear! We’ll start to climb from the seaside port of San Diego, over the coastal mountains, and down, down to the Salton Sea at 227 feet below sea level as we begin our sunny explorations.

2020 Death Valley I - Van
2020 Death Valley I
Feb 29, 2020 - Mar 07, 2020

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

2020 Death Valley II - Van
2020 Death Valley II
Mar 08, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

2020 Death Valley III - Van
2020 Death Valley III
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

2020 Death Valley VI - Van
2020 Death Valley VI
Mar 17, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

2020 Death Valley IV - Van
2020 Death Valley IV
Mar 22, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

2020 CA Gold Rush to the Bay - Inn to Inn
2020 CA Gold Rush to the Bay
May 10, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Inn to Inn. There is no better way to see and experience the San Francisco Bay Area, along with a splendid section of Northern California, than from the seat of your bike. Add in a fabulous ferry ride and two convenient train connections, and you have all the ingredients for a fun, multimodal travel adventure that covers significant distances, with cycling at the heart of each day.

2020 Alaska Great Northern Adventure
2020 Alaska Great Northern Adventure
Jun 09, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020

Self Contained. A multimoldal adventure deep in the heart of Alaska beginning with a ferry ride along the costal tail of this wild state.

2020 Cycle Washington
2020 Cycle Washington
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020

Fully Supported. On this fabulous tour through the Pacific Northwest, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the most scenic landscapes in Washington, from the lush forests of the Cascade Range’s western flank to the arid plains of the eastern slope.

2020 Washington Cascades - Van
2020 Washington Cascades
Jul 10, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020

Van Supported. Get ready for a very special two-week adventure amid the snow-capped summits and wide-open spaces of Washington State’s North Cascades. This tour takes in Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens, Lake Chelan, and North Cascades National Park, with plenty of challenging climbs and thrilling descents.

2020 Intro to Road Touring - Oregon
2020 Intro to Road Touring - Oregon
Jul 19, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020

Self Contained. As the experts on self-contained bicycle travel, we’d like to share our knowledge by offering our Introduction to Road Touring (IRT) course. Two days of open-air, informal campground discussions will be followed by a fun, four-day tour of the Oregon coastal area.

2020 Crater Lake - Inn to Inn
2020 Crater Lake
Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020

Inn to Inn. Prepare for challenging riding and mind-blowing mountain scenery as we go up, over, down, and around the heart of Oregon’s Cascade Range. Pack light — we’ll stay indoors at a slate of hotels and mountain lodges, where we’ll take advantage of civilized dining and great swimming in several high-mountain lakes.

2020 Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra
2020 Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra
Aug 02, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020

Van Supported. This tour takes place in the Sierra Nevada, lovingly dubbed the “Range of Light” by conservationist John Muir, on a spectacular section of Adventure Cycling’s Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route.

2020 Pacific Northwest and Gulf Islands
2020 Pacific Northwest and Gulf Islands
Aug 09, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020

Self Contained. This Pacific Northwest tour highlights the diverse geography of the region — a magical place where lush forests are sandwiched between rugged mountains and salty shores.

2020 Oregon Coast
2020 Oregon Coast
Aug 16, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020

Fully Supported. When it comes to show-stopping seascapes and world-class bicycling, it’s hard to beat the Oregon coast.

2020 Pacific Coast North
2020 Pacific Coast North
Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020

Self Contained. If you’ve got two and a half weeks to spend on a bike, there’s no better spot on earth than the Pacific Northwest section of Adventure Cycling’s Pacific Coast Route.

2020 San Juan Islands I - Inn to Inn
2020 San Juan Islands I
Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

Inn to Inn. This weeklong inn-to-inn tour weaves along the glorious northwestern coastline of Washington’s Puget Sound and through its famous San Juan Islands, offering an irresistible combination of manageable daily mileages and world-class scenery.

2020 Pacific Coast - Van
2020 Pacific Coast
Sep 12, 2020 - Oct 22, 2020

Van Supported. We’ll experience some of the finest terrain and tour some of the coolest cities in the world! From our border with Canada, we’ll head south through the lush forests of western Washington before following the Columbia River to the Oregon coast, where we’ll encounter some of the nicest state parks in the country. 

2020 San Juan Islands II - Inn to Inn
2020 San Juan Islands II
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

Inn to Inn. This weeklong inn-to-inn tour weaves along the glorious northwestern coastline of Washington’s Puget Sound and through its famous San Juan Islands, offering an irresistible combination of manageable daily mileages and world-class scenery.

2020 Pacific Coast South - Van
2020 Pacific Coast South
Oct 03, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020

Van Supported. With good reason, this classic Pacific Coast South tour is among the world’s most popular bicycle rides. It goes from one beloved California city to another, by way of some of the world’s most marvelous coastline.

2020 Death Valley Fall - Van
2020 Death Valley Fall
Oct 25, 2020 - Nov 01, 2020

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

Tour Team Top Picks

2020 Great Divide Canada I
2020 Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

2020 C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
2020 C&O Canal/GAP - Spring

Self Contained. This spring, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ragin' Cajun Country
Ragin' Cajun Country

Fully Supported. Bicycle through the heart of Cajun Country and partake of all the food, music, and culture that Acadiana has to offer. On this relaxed tour you can enjoy jambalaya, crawfish pie, and gumbo, and you’ll find that the spicy cuisine of southern Louisiana is complemented by its mellow terrain.