2-Day 'Highway 1 & Carmel' Experience
Why pick this ride?
Experience two full days of Northern California’s stunning coastal scenery and twisty mountain roads, the local way, departing and ending in San Francisco. Enjoy the best of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, Carmel Valley, and the Sierra de Salinas. Stops include: iconic biker hangouts, photo opps both majestic and quirky, and delicious food. We’ll spend the evening in the quintessentially charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can enjoy the region’s world-famous wines and cuisine with your new riding friends.
We start the journey in San Francisco with a safety briefing at a local coffee shop, and then make our way south to play in the Santa Cruz Mountains, home to some of the best twisty roads in California. We’ll enjoy lunch at an iconic biker hangout at a crossroads in the middle of the mountains and strike random conversations with other motorcyclists. We continue our journey south via scenic Route 1, passing surfing capital Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, finally landing in the charming town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
The next day, we venture inland inside the scenic Carmel Valley (twisty roads and sweeping views of vineyards and mountains). We will then begin our return to SF, and time permitting, we will include more twisties and coastal roads to make the ride home as enjoyable as its start.
Duration: 2 days / one night
Group Size: a maximum of 8 guests, socially distanced
Start & Finish: San Francisco, CA
NEXT TOUR DATES:
Wed, Sept 28 - Thursday, Sep 29
Head south on Highway 1 (PCH)
Go inland to play in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Lunch at an iconic biker stop
Resume our journey south with a good mix of PCH and locals’ favorite mountain roads
Make our way to Big Sur & Bixby Bridge for a few photos and jaw dropping scenery
Check in at our hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Group Dinner (optional)
65 miles of beautiful mountain twisties via Carmel Valley Road and Arroyo Seco Road
Coffee break in Carmel Valley
Head north on back roads running adjacent to the diverse and scenic Sierras de Salinas mountain range
Lunch at a famous Mexican restaurant in Moss Landing
More PCH vistas and Santa Cruz Mountain twisties
End our journey in SF, say goodbyes
SF Bay Area residents: inquire about discounts for locals!
1 Rider only: $890 (contact us)
1 Rider + 1 Pillion (shared room) : $1140
2 Riders (shared room) : $1,340
- A scenic California coastal tour led by professional, enthusiastic local guides
- Overnight hotel accommodations in Carmel-by-the-Sea
- Day 1 Morning Coffee and Pastries
- Day 1 Lunch
- Day 2 Hearty Breakfast
- Day 2 Mid Morning Coffee
- Day 2 Lunch
- Cool ‘Ride Native’ gear
- Assistance in booking /renting a motorcycle
Available for Rent:
- Helmet, gloves, and riding jacket
- Bike Rentals at an additional cost
- Bike luggage
- Dinner, afternoon refreshments
Whether you want a BMW, a Honda, a Ducati, or a Harley Davidson, we can help you secure an ideal bike from our large selection, to go along with your California dream ride (rental cost extra). Simply let us know in the reservation form. You also have the choice or bringing your own motorcycle or renting through your own channels. Here is a list of moto rental alternatives.
Minimum age of riders: 21 years old
Minimum age of passengers: 18 years old
Required skill level: 2+ years of riding experience, a valid motorcycle license, comfortable riding the speed limit on twisty mountain roads as well as freeways
Read our FAQ section for more general information and specific answers on rentals, skill requirement, and booking. If you have more questions or require special accommodation, please reach out to us directly via email at ride (at) ridenative (dot) com
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