Tours in the Pacific Coast

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.

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast
Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

When it comes to show-stopping seascapes and world-class bicycling, it’s hard to beat the Oregon Coast as we alternate between charming backcountry roads and sandy beaches.

Pacific Coast Central - Van
Pacific Coast Central
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Join us for this bike-touring adventure along a gorgeous segment of the West Coast and experience some of the most beautiful and remote sections of Adventure Cycling’s Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, its most popular.

Pacific Coast - Van
Pacific Coast
Sep 10, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

Van Supported. Join us for this bike-touring adventure along a gorgeous segment of the West Coast and experience some of the most beautiful and remote sections of Adventure Cycling’s Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, its most popular.

Pacific Coast South - Van
Pacific Coast South
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017

The Pacific Coast South tour is among the world’s most popular bicycle rides, traveling along some of the world’s most marvelous coastline. We’ll pedal out of Sausalito and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, through San Francisco, and past a string of state beaches.

Southern California Vistas - Van
Southern California Vistas
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

With warm weather waning, it’s the perfect time to extend summer and escape to the sun-sprinkled roads of Southern California.

SOCAL Sun and Surf - Inn to Inn
SOCAL Sun and Surf
Feb 24, 2018 - Mar 04, 2018

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.

Death Valley I - Van
Death Valley I
Feb 24, 2018 - Mar 03, 2018

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.

Death Valley II - Van
Death Valley II
Mar 04, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018

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.

Death Valley III - Van
Death Valley III
Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018

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.

Death Valley VI - Van
Death Valley VI
Mar 20, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018

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.

Death Valley IV - Van
Death Valley IV
Mar 25, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018

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.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay I - Inn to Inn
CA Gold Rush to the Bay I
May 13, 2018 - May 20, 2018

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.

Central California Sierra - Van
Central California Sierra
May 27, 2018 - Jun 11, 2018

Van Supported. This new tour traverses the captivating heart of the Sierras, John Muir’s “Range of Light.” Explore three iconic national parks —  Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite — that include the two largest trees in the world and the tallest waterfall in North America.

California Wine Country Relaxed
California Wine Country Relaxed
Jun 03, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018

Fully Supported. Fulfill your craving for Northern California’s scenic and savory best on this incredible tour through some of the coast’s most breathtaking agricultural areas. We’ll pedal past dairy farms, vineyards, and orchards at the peak of harvest season.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay II - Inn to Inn
CA Gold Rush to the Bay II
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 18, 2018

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.

California-Oregon Cascades - Van
California-Oregon Cascades
Jun 13, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018

Van Supported. On this tour, we’ll explore the heart of the Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route from South Lake Tahoe, California, to Portland, Oregon.

Intro to Road Touring - Oregon
Intro to Road Touring - Oregon
Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018

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.

Intro to Road Touring - Oregon - Women
Intro to Road Touring - OR - Women
Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018

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.

WA San Juan Islands I - Inn to Inn
WA San Juan Islands I
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

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.

Pacific Coast North - Van
Pacific Coast North
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018

Van Supported. 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, its most popular.

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CA Gold Rush to the Bay II
CA Gold Rush to the Bay II - Inn to Inn

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.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay I
CA Gold Rush to the Bay I - Inn to Inn

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.

Selkirk Splendor
Selkirk Splendor

Self Contained. Pack your passports for this international tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer along “The West’s Best Scenic Drive.”

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
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.