2022 Best 30-60 Miles California Central Coast Cycling Routes # Part 1

April 04, 2022

Spring is here and it's time to start a bike trip outdoor. Today we bring you the best spring cycling routes for 30-60 miles on California's Central Coast.

Cambria Beach to Beach Route

Cycling Routes 1: Cambria Beach to Beach Route - 33.9 Miles

This approximately 35-mile round-trip route travels from Cambria to the charming town of Cayucos on the Central Coast. The journey has many attractive stops including stunning views and delicious food and drink venues. This route is an all-tarmac route, ideal for cyclists looking for minimal climbing and plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the coastal scenery.

Moonstone Beach & Boardwalk

Moonstone Beach is known for its splendid coastline and breathtaking views, and its mile-long boardwalk is where you start your trip to Cumbria's seaside. Whether you want to dip your toes into the sand, catch a glimpse of swimming marine life, explore live tide pools, or just take in the views, you'll find that there's something for everyone at Moonstone Beach.

Villa Creek Road Pull-Off

There is a drop off point via Villa Creek Road which leads to some trails, a quiet beach and some beautiful ocean views.

Cayucos in the distance to the south

Stop here to enjoy the Pacific Ocean views of Cayucos in the distance.

Morro Rock

The trails at this vista point lead to stunning views of Morro Rock and Cayucos. Short trips, big gains.

Carlson Rock

Located on the beach in Cayucos just past the waterline, Carlson Rock is the halfway point in your ride from Cambria to Cayucos.

Sand Dollars

Carlson Rock is located on the beach in Cayucos, just after the waterline, and is a halfway point on your way from Cambria to Cayucos.

Cayucos Loop

Cycling Routes 2: Cayucos Loop - 46.6 Miles

This 47-mile loop mixes wine and culture with winding roads and challenging inclines—something cyclists love most. After an arduous journey from Cambria on Santa Rosa Creek Road, you'll return to Cumbria's coastline from Cayucos on Highway 1. Throughout the tour, you'll stop at local art studios and wineries for a chance to see and feel the true Central Coast.

Patrick Gallery

Patrick's Gallery is also known as the Working Artist's Studio, thanks to owner and artist Patrick Dennis, who paints in residence every day. Witnessing his captivating skills firsthand is the best, and Patrick always welcomes guests in his space. Stop by to see his latest masterpiece.

Stolo Family Vineyards

One of two estate wineries in Cambria, the farmhouse and old dairy farm of Stolo Family Vineyards dates back to the late 1800s. Vineyards less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean thrive in Cumbria's unique microclimate, producing unrivaled coastal-style Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Don't miss their stunning properties just outside the city.

Stromsoe Studios

Randy Stromsoe is a classically trained metalsmith with over 4 years of art design and creative experience. Randy owns and manages Stromsoe Studios in the hills of California's Central Coast with his wife Lisa. Stromsoe has created various commissioned works in his studio and taught a series of workshops to impart his knowledge of silverware.

Cass House

Cass House Bakery offers a range of delicious baked goods ready to go. This dining experience is about gathering with friends in a beautiful setting - perfect for a group of hungry cyclists looking for breakfast or lunch.

Harmony Cellars

Harmony Cellars is a small family-owned winery dedicated to producing quality wines at affordable prices. Founded in 1989 by Chuck and Kim Mulligan, the winery has grown from a 2,000-case micro-brewery to a 7,500-case boutique production facility. At the top of the hill in the town of Harmony, the view is almost as good as the wine.
Harmony Glassworks

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Founded in 2007 by glassblower and lecturer Eric Dandurand, Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio and school all in one. Their mission is to create unparalleled glass art and share the joy of glass blowing with the public through their unique glass galleries and in-house glass blowing classes. Plan to stop for a class, or just stroll through the gallery and find one to take home.

 

Coastal Cayucos Route

Cycling Routes 3: Coastal Cayucos Route - 41.6 Miles

This 42-mile round-trip route travels from San Simeon to the charming town of Cayucos on the Central Coast. The journey has many attractive stops including stunning views and delicious food and drink venues. This route is an all-tarmac route, ideal for cyclists looking for minimal climbing and plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the coastal scenery.

Harmony Valley Creamery

California Harmony is a quirky one-piece wonder, a bustling fusion of quirks and cultures from intrepid artisans to friendly foodies. Nestled near the Pacific Ocean off Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Cambria, this family-owned dairy has a dairy history dating back to 1869. Stop for an ice cream truck on your trip.

Cayucos in the distance to the south

Stop here to enjoy the Pacific Ocean views of Cayucos in the distance.

Morro Rock

The trails at this vista point lead to stunning views of Morro Rock and Cayucos. Short trips, big gains.

Cabrillo Hwy Coast

Stop at the turn from Highway 1 (also known as the Cabrillo Highway) to Cayucos for stunning views from Estero Cliffs.

Brown Butter Cookie Company

The sister-owned cookie company is nationally known for its signature sea salt dessert: a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread with just a pinch of sea salt. They also handcraft several other varieties and sell them from the market at 98 North Ocean Avenue in Cayucos. Visitors are welcome to smell the butter browning, watch the dough makers at work, and sample freshly baked cookies at this charming storefront during regular business hours.

Bill & Carol’s Sea Shanty

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1983, this family-run restaurant offers delicious, fresh seafood, a dog-friendly patio and famous desserts, including Kitchen Sink, a menu that seats four to six (or one very hungry cyclists) eat sundaes).

 

Today's 3 riding routes are all paved roads, very easy to ride, and not very far. Suitable for most cyclists. The Gyroor ebike can assist with pedaling, making it easier for you to ride.

Cycling routes source from cyclecentralcoast.com

Related:

2022 Best 30-60 Miles California Central Coast Cycling Routes # Part 2

2022 Best 30-60 Miles California Central Coast Cycling Routes # Part 3

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