I have put together a site with more than 100 road cycling routes on quiet and often hilly roads throughout California, from Mt Shasta in the North to Anza Borrego in the South. Every section has a description, map and elevation chart. There are also hundreds of photos of the roads and the surrounding landscapes.
So if you are just looking for some new routes for training or plan a cycling vacation in a different part of California, have a look and check it out:
Mountain Bike Club of Orange County
SHARE promotes responsible mountain biking whether it be technical single tracks or gradual fire roads. We welcome riders of all levels from expert to beginner, provide discounts at bike shops and encourage participation with trail maintenance in our local and state parks.
The Warrior's Society is dedicated to maintaining and improving the trails in the Cleveland National Forest. Our club is based on the American Indian Traditions of the Warrior's Society. The Warrior's Societies of the Plains Indians were made up of the braves chosen to be the protectors of the tribe and their land.
The Warrior's Society is made up of wilderness cyclists, trail runners and hikers who have dedicated themselves to improving and protecting the trails of the Trabuco District of the Cleveland National Forest in Orange County California. They must also share our love of the land and the endurance to ride or hike it. Members must be nominated and voted in by existing members.
The California Bicycle Coalition is a non-profit education and lobbying organization working to improve bicycling conditions throughout the State of California. CBC advocates for increased bicycle use, access, safety and education, by promoting the bicycle as an everyday means of transportation and recreation. CBC is a diverse membership-based organization comprised of recreational and commuter cyclists, bicycle related manufacturers, bike shops, law enforcement, environmentalists, transit advocates, and transportation and air quality planners. CBC has a 501(c)3 education branch, and a 501(c)4 lobbying branch.
COMPLETE STREETS are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.
The International Bicycle Fund is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and cycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.
The League of American Bicyclists began when bikes, not cars, ruled the roads. Today, this organization is a leader in advocating and educating on behalf of cyclists in every state. They also organize major cycling rallies and support many local and state cycling groups across America.
The League of American Bicyclists
To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
You may also subscribe to their monthly newsletter through this web site!
Team GlutenFree™ is an endurance and sports training program. Runners, walkers and cyclists participate in races across the United States to raise awareness and funds for research and Celiac children’s camp scholarships.
The mission of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) is to change the way communities are planned, designed, and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely, and regularly.
USA Cycling is the official cycling organization recognized by the US Olympic Committee and is responsible for identifying, training and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international competitions. The major activities of USA Cycling ensure the ongoing development and safe participation in the sport of cycling.
Andiamo Adventours features informative and personable active-travel opportunities
including walking, hiking, bicycling, glacier treks, and mountain-biking adventures in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany/Austria, Croatia and California.
Austin-Lehman Adventures provides all-inclusive luxury adventure travel to areas within the Pacific Coast, Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwestern United States, Central & South America, Europe and Africa.
People travel with Backroads year in and year out because they know they're somewhat obsessed about quality, about getting the details right, about spending time meticulously researching routes, visiting new hotels, uncovering cultural wonders and eating at the best trattorias and Michelin-starred restaurants. And, because you get to choose what to do and when to do it. Backroads offers tours throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Bike and Barge Holland Tours are the perfect answer to cycling in Europe. The barge is your hotel, restaurant, and baggage carrier. You are served breakfast and dinner on the barge, and you make sandwiches, etc. to carry with you for lunch. The barge supplies a bicycle for everyone (included). There are guided bike trips every day that meet the barge each night at its new destination.
Bike and the Like has been offering personally hosted, affordable, fun bicycle tours since 1994. They visit popular destinations in the U.S. and Europe, such as Cape Cod, Martha's Vinyard, Rhode Island; and from Prague to the Czech Republic, to Bike-and-Barge riding in Holland. Their trips run mainly in the spring and fall when the crowds are gone.
Since 1991, Boston-based adventure-travel company Bike Riders has offered distinctive, elegant bicycle vacations through the regions they know and love: New England, the Canadian Maritimes, Mexico, South America, South Africa and Europe. Over the years, their bike tours have earned a reputation for exciting, off-the-beaten-track itineraries, luxurious inns and outstanding restaurants offering meals brimming with fresh, local specialties.
The all-inclusive, fully supported Black Bear Adventures Bicycle Tours take you along some of the country's most scenic roads and desired destinations. Cycle past fields of wildflowers, along roads steeped in history and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guides will show you spectacular waterfalls, renowned Civil War sites, wonderful gardens and unbelievable mountain vistas. Along the way you'll enjoy the finest accommodations and cuisine.
Bravo Bike is a fully licensed Spanish travel agency and an experienced cycle tours specialist for Europe. They have experienced partners in many European countries, offering a great variety of very well organised city tours, guided or not guided, running through carefully chosen itineraries and hotels, offering superb sightseeing and cycling enjoyment.
Breaking Away caters to cycling enthusiasts who enjoy the rush of sweeping descents and the thrill of famous switchback climbs, as much as appreciating the beautiful scenery along the way. Choose between their popular TourPak with routes from the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, or their world-famous Tour de France RacePak with live race viewing. All trips offer 2 to 3 daily route options of 30 to 70 miles where you choose your distance, pace and partners.
"Slow down to see the world," is still Butterfield And Robinson's guiding philosophy after almost four decades on the road. In a line-up of biking and walking journeys that now span more than two-dozen countries and six continents, each route is carefully designed to immerse you in the local culture and reveal a region’s true spirit. Their goal is to create one-of-a-kind journeys for active people who value their freedom and want to see the world a little differently. After all, great travel is about experiencing.
CanUSA offers tours for beginners, intermediates and advanced cyclists with diverse itineraries that encourage exploration in an intimate and exciting way. With approximately 20 tours per summer, you can discover the best of Alberta and British Columbia on a trip that suits you perfectly. CanUSA can even provide route-planning services and sag support to anyone who may require online or telephone guidance about cycling the Canadian Rockies.
Carolina Tailwinds' guiding philosophy is to show you the beauty of the Carolinas' and Virginia's hidden corners, both on 2 wheels and off. With active vacations for all ability levels, each tour combines deluxe accommodations and fine dining with careful planning and personal attention.
Carpenter/Phinney Bike Camp provides road-bike programs for young-at-heart adults ages 16 to 76. Group sizes vary from 18 to 36 and their camps are designed for serious recreational cyclists and include cycling-skills instructions by former pro riders. Locations: Sonoma, Dolomites and Tuscany.
Charnes Tours was created to let you experience the magic of Italy through an active vacation. Their philosophy is to offer you rides, hikes and swims, but to let you choose how much you want to do. They offer vacations, not athletic events.
At Ciclismo Classico, their mission is to make every ride or walk like your first - full of learning, excitement, hope, joy and freedom. They thoroughly research and upgrade each itinerary, so that you will experience the best and most authentic aspects of each tour. Your selection of destinations ranges the globe and the itineraries encourage you to taste the regional food, speak the language, discover the history, and even dance with the locals!
Cinghiale Cycling Tours was founded in 1997 by retired professional cyclist, Andy Hampsten. They offer the best views of Tuscany from your own bike! Their goal is for you to have fun, ride in great company, eat and drink heartily, and meet the people of their favorite places in Italy. Riders find the tours an excellent opportunity to not only improve their riding skills, but to hone their Italian taste buds.
Classic Adventures offers tours through North America and Europe featuring excellent cycling, clean and comfortable lodging, a historical and cultural emphasis and friendly, service-oriented guides who share a passion for the region you'll be enjoying.
Colorado Heart Cycle is a non-profit corporation providing bicycle tours all across the US. Heart Cycle was originally formed as a cardiac-research project, but has long since become simply a non-profit bicycle-touring organization. All tours are led by volunteers, and the costs are kept as low as possible consistent with providing quality lodging facilities and support on the road.
Country Lanes offers bicycling trips with both easy mileage and more challenging terrain. Their service includes van-supported group tours, self-guided itineraries and a guided tour program with accommodation choices to match your budget and comfort. Daily route options enable you to set your own pace whether you are a beginner or advanced cyclist. Destinations include England and Europe.
At Crossroads they know that anything is possible with a good support system, which is offered on every tour for every rider! They believe in the pursuit of excellence and in their ability to exceed the expectations of their guests. They promise to put your safety, needs and desires above all else as they make your cross-country, or regional American dream tour a reality.
Cycle America offers bicycling vacations to the best destinations that North America has to offer. Choose from a tour in the National Parks of the western US, a coast-to-coast journey (you can ride one segment or all nine for the full experience) or challenge yourself to Pedal the Peaks. A reputation that has been built on professionalism, value, and support ensures that first-time and returning riders will have a great experience no matter which tour you choose.
Cycle Italia has married their unabashed passion for Italy with their extensive experience leading high-quality bicycle tours to bring you the ultimate Italian cycling experience. In no other country will you feel such respect for the sport of cycling. Come share the Italian passion for all good things in life: friends, food, wine, beauty... and the sport that comes from the heart.
Discover an extraordinary world of road bike tours worldwide. Compiled by Cycle Events, these bicycle tours visit the far flung corners of the world, pedal the lush forests and white sand beaches of Thailand, bike through the vineyards of Tasmania, cycle the exotic land of Bhutan, watch the Tour de France or Giro d'Italia. Cycling holidays visit Spain's Camino de Santiago and New Zealand's Southern Alps. You have plenty to choose from.
Whether you want to experience the grandeur of the Tour de France or simply take in the good life with some exquisite food, wine, and surroundings, Destination Cycling will show you how to do it in style. Choose from cycling trips to France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, US, and Canada. With over 18 years of experience specializing in performance, lifestyle, charity, and custom itineraries, their guided cycling vacations cater to every client's unique dream and interests.
Discover France is the leader in active cycling vacations in France, with creative itineraries that feature the best of each region at the greatest possible value. You'll find more than 30 different self-guided tours, lasting as few as 4 to as many as 14 days. The physical demands of the tours range from easy to challenging and all offer unique opportunities to discover French culture and lifestyle.
DreamRide's cycling vacation services extend to the Western Slope and Front Range of Colorado, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Francisco, California and the Four Corners region of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Since 1986, Easy Rider Tours has specialized in off-the-beaten-path bike tours in Europe, Canada, and New England. Every Easy Rider tour is more than just a bicycling trip. It’s a cultural immersion, a celebration of the people, traditions, and landscapes which make a place unique.
Specializing in western North America, Escape Adventures is a leader in first-class eco-friendly cycling and multi-sport adventure. In 2006, they became the world's first carbon neutral outfitter, bringing sustainable adventure to all the places they visit, from Alaska to Belize and beyond.
Euro-Bike has been leading active vacations in Europe since 1974. In fact, they were the first US company to offer European bicycle tours. Join them, and you'll see why customers return year after year. Their vacation destinations include 14 European countries and feature the finest guides, routes, and accommodations. You'll appreciate their attention to detail and the extra services they provide. Experience the freedom to pursue your pleasures.
Europeds has been providing complete European bicycling tours for over 20 years. Specializing in France (they consider it the jewel of Europe), they take you to the secret paths of unparalleled countryside, historic treasures and superlative cuisine.
Experience Plus has offered bicycling tours since 1972 and features trips to Italy, France, Greece, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, Australia, Argentina and Chile! They now offers bicycle tours in over twenty countries.
Gerhard's Bicycle Odysseys take you all over the world from Oregon, to France, Denmark, Norway, Tahiti, Tasmania and more. Every detail of your bicycle tour is planned to provide a stimulating hassle-free vacation. Plan to leave all worries behind, just bring your sense of adventure.
Granfondo Cycling Tours are designed around experiencing the Italian and French cultures and their enthusiasm towards cycling. In addition to cycling, most of the vacations highlight walking tours of the art, architecture and culture of each region.
With High Gear not only do you get to ride some of the world’s most beautiful routes each day; you ride an actual stage of the Tour de France (a dream day) in the amateur event of the year, the Etape du Tour. This is a world-class event with closed roads, cheering fans and the familiar yellow Mavic support vehicles. You don’t have to be a racer, just have the spirit of finishing and you’ll experience a day you’ll not soon forget.
Through continued research and reconnaissance, KE’s worldwide portfolio of custom-made mountain-biking adventures is without equal. Destinations include: Europe, South and Central America, SE Asia, Australasia, Asia and Africa.
Lava Tours features cycling and multisport trips in Costa Rica. Their all-inclusive tours are designed so you pedal without worries. They provide guides, equipment, take-home water bottles, hydration, snacks and digital pictures. Their barista guides will even prepare hot espresso trailside.
Le Vieux Moulin is devoted to recreational cyclists of all abilities. They provide daily rides to over 20 different destinations in France ranging from 20 to 50 miles, depending on your interests. A mini-bus offers ride support at the beginning and the end of the day, and cyclists receive detailed maps for each day’s ride.
Nichols Expeditions specializes in guided and self-guided mountain- and road-bike tours. You can't go wrong with fabulous locations, such as Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Slovenia, Peru and Turkey. The guides and staff are fun-loving outdoor specialists who take care of every detail so you will have the cycling vacation of a lifetime!
Orchid Isle Bicycling, located in Kailua Kona, is locally owned and operated. Over the years, they have developed a vast knowledge of the history, geography, culture and the flora and fauna that makes the island paradise unique. They offer a large variety of daily bike tours and custom tours, too.
Outfitter Bicycle Tours' focus is wonderful cycling routes in the best areas of France and Europe. Their rides are not too hard, or real challenging, your choice. Plus, they feature unique and wonderful places to stay and great food, all for reasonable prices!
PAC Tour (Pacific-Atlantic-Cycling Tour) was started in 1981 by cross-country record holders Susan Notorangelo and Lon Haldeman as a way to offer the long-distance cyclist the ultimate cycling vacation. Lon and Susan offer their experiences from over 50 transcontinental rides to make your PAC Tour, whether it's across the country, or only across a state, as smooth as possible. The support staff is made up of the most professional individuals including many former Race Across AMerica veterans.
ASI Peak Adventures is the outdoor program designed to serve the campus community of California State University, Sacramento, and the other communities in the Northern California region. They provide recreational and educational opportunities through guided outdoor trips, ropes course programs, clinics and classes on many outdoor subjects including biking.
Pedalers Pub & Grille specializes in bike tours in Asia, Alaska and the South Pacific that are designed for cycling enthusiasts and active travelers. They offer longer rides that will satisfy your urge to pedal, while still leaving ample time to explore off the bike. And the routes and lodges are thoughtfully chosen with an eye towards experiencing the area's sights, sounds, flavors and lifestyle first hand.
Rim Tours mountain-bike adventures of Moab offers the very best tours in pristine and beautiful backcountry locations in the western US. Rim Tours' experienced staff will ensure your mountain biking vacation is one to remember with stunning campsites as well as incredible rides.
Bicycle with Terra Trek throughout the US as they journey from high deserts to glacially carved valleys, from mountains reaching skyward to romantic islands and along winding coastlines to ancient canyons.
Timberline Adventures' cycling programs, include the Odyssey Series, 10-day Classics in Colorado, Canada, Big Sky, the Oregon Coast, Rainier, Columbia River, Canyon Country; the 9-day Ramblers; and the Heartland programs in the Texas Hill Country and Bluegrass region of Kentucky. These programs are innovative, athletic and adventurous, and they're created by cyclists for cyclists.
With Trek Travel, you may find your experience waiting among the high peaks of the French Alps, along Ireland’s Emerald Coast, or among Northern California’s fruitful vineyards. Trek Travel will lead you there, and craft for you an experience uniquely yours, a journey uniquely Trek Travel.
Velo Classic Tours' motto is: "Ride through history. Live in luxury." This is their passionate and simple philosophy and invitation to cyclists who want to share their vision of a European cycling adventure.
In 1997, Velo Echappe' started the fantasy trend of vacations featuring the world's greatest cycling and triathlon legends, such as Eddy Merckx, Phil Anderson, Sean Kelly and Mark Allen. Every effort is made to ensure that each vacation has the highest level of accommodations whether you travel to Tuscany, the French Alps, to Mark Allen's Tri Camp or to the Tour de France.
VBT has led the way in designing and running deluxe bicycling vacations that invigorate and pamper! You'll travel at your own pace in small groups of 14 to 20 for an intimate experience. Their global offices, expert Trip Leaders and support staff take care of all the details allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation and get to know the places you travel as only a native can. Destinations include the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Saddle up and pedal into the sunset with Western Spirit Cycling. A huge variety of trips are available for any level of rider. Dissolve into Idaho's backcountry hot springs, retrace Lewis and Clark's journey through the Bitterroot Mountains or test your technical skills on the Kokopelli Trail. And then there's the food... Dutch-oven lasagna, fresh Maine lobster or sizzling fajitas, followed by a sinfully-sized portion of homemade carrot cake or strawberries and chocolate fondue.
WomanTours offers personalized, inn-to-inn road-bike tours exclusively for women. They design their trips for women of all ages, abilities and lifestyles in the most beautiful places across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, providing unique experiences that foster confidence, happiness and a sense of adventure.