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.

SOCAL Sun and Surf - Inn to Inn
SOCAL Sun and Surf
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019

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
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 09, 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.

Death Valley II - Van
Death Valley II
Mar 10, 2019 - Mar 17, 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.

Death Valley III - Van
Death Valley III
Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 23, 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.

Death Valley IV - Van
Death Valley IV
Mar 24, 2019 - Mar 31, 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.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay - Inn to Inn
CA Gold Rush to the Bay
May 12, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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.

Leadership Training - Oregon
Leadership Training - Oregon
May 13, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Leadership Training Course. Our leadership courses are for more experienced touring cyclists looking to lead their own trips or become Adventure Cycling tour leaders.

California Wine Country Relaxed
California Wine Country Relaxed
Jun 02, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019

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.

California-Oregon Cascades - Van
California-Oregon Cascades
Jun 15, 2019 - Jul 03, 2019

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

Cycle Washington
Cycle Washington
Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019

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.

Washington Cascades - Van
Washington Cascades
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019

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.

Intro to Road Touring - Oregon
Intro to Road Touring - Oregon
Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019

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.

Crater Lake - Inn to Inn
Crater Lake
Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019

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.

Pacific Northwest and Gulf Islands
Pacific Northwest and Gulf Islands
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019

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.

Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra I
Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra I
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019

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.

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.

WA San Juan Islands I - Inn to Inn
WA San Juan Islands I
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

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.

Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra II
Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra II
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019

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.

Pacific Coast - Van
Pacific Coast
Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019

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. 

WA San Juan Islands II - Inn to Inn
WA San Juan Islands II
Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

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 Central - Van
Pacific Coast Central
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019

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.

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.

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Cycle Montana - Missoula
Cycle Montana - Missoula

Fully Supported. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll cross the Continental Divide more than once as we ride along many of the rivers that run through Western Montana and visit small towns, soak in few hot springs, and take in massive views under the Big Sky! 

Great Divide Canada I
Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turned 20 last year — and you can join the party. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

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.