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Right from the Sierra Nevada mountain range we'll be riding through landscapes of tranquil lakes, pine forests, vineyards and sweeping western plains before reaching the Pacific Coast.
This highly diverse 9-day ride provides a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
Day 1: UK – San Francisco – Oakdale
On arrival in San Francisco we transfer to Oakdale, en route to Yosemite National park.
Day 2: Oakdale – Yosemite National Park (Cycle approx. 10 miles)
We drive to Yosemite National Park, and pitch camp. A warm-up ride takes in the landmarks of the roaring Yosemite Falls and the monumental cliffs of El Capitan.
Day 3: Yosemite National Park – Turlock Lake (Cycle approx. 60 miles)
Our first full day of cycling begins with a big climb! The mountainous scenery is beautiful though, and we continue through rolling country before stopping to take in views over beautiful Lake McClure. The rest of our day is flatter as we approach the shores of Turlock Lake in the hills of the San Joaquin Valley.
Day 4: Turlock Lake – Camanche Lake (Cycle approx. 70 miles)
We ride on long, flat and straight roads, passing ranches adorned with white picket fences. We come to the popular fishing spot of Camanche Lake, camping among cottonwood and eucalyptus
Day 5: Comanche Lake – Sacramento Valley – Rohnert Park (Cycle approx. 50 miles)
We climb through the San Joaquin Valley to Clements Town and on to the mighty Sacramento River, which we follow for some miles to the town of Walnut Grove. We stop for lunch at a vineyard, with a chance to sample! We then transfer to the city of Rohnert Park.
Day 6: Rohnert Park – Olema (Cycle approx. 40 miles)
We ride over rolling hills to the Pacific coastline. The ocean is a great landmark on our journey – the end feels very close now! We follow the undulating coastline to Olema, in the San Francisco Bay area.
Day 7: Olema – San Francisco (Cycle approx. 36 miles)
Following steep winding roads around the coastline, we pass Bolinas Lagoon and the popular Stinson Beach. Our final ascent takes us through Muir Woods, famous for its redwoods, and then the famous Golden Gate Bridge is before us. Tonight a celebratory dinner marks our achievements.
Day 8: Depart San Francisco
Explore or relax until we transfer to the airport for our flight home.
Day 9: Arrive London
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