Cycling the Pacific Coast

Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico

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“Thorness’ mind for detail and eye for what’s best about the West makes him an adviser you can trust…” — Brian J. Cantwell, Outdoors Editor, The Seattle Times

Cycling the Pacific Coast is the perfect companion guide for planning and navigating one of the most beautiful cycling routes on the planet!” — Jim Sayer, Executive Director, Adventure Cycling Association

“…the definitive guidebook for those traveling the 2,000 miles from Vancouver, BC, to the Mexican border.” — Gene Bisbee, BikingBis

Travel the Pacific Coast border to border with author Bill Thorness as he discovers crashing surf, rocky headlands, epic coastal climbs, deep forests, wide sand beaches, seaside burgs and vibrant cities.

In the book:

  • Turn-by-turn guide to the entire Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, which largely follows the Adventure Cycling Association’s map set.
  • Flavors of the cities: Street and trail tours of the major cities along the route: Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
  • Luxe getaways: visit Victoria BC, lower Vancouver Island, San Juan Islands, Hoh Rain Forest, Columbia River, giant redwood forests, and craggy Big Sur.
  • Wine country stopovers: Willamette Valley, Russian River Valley, and Santa Ynez Valley.
  • Unique coastal sights: barking sea lions, towering sea stacks and teeming tidepools; the Lewis & Clark Trail, oceanside campgrounds; beachfront boardwalks; strategically placed coffee huts, gourmet delis, ice cream stops and fish taco stands.
  • Incredible views: glide along the ocean surf, spin through farm and ranchland, coast Avenue of the Giants, pedal the Golden Gate Bridge, gawk at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach, and so much more.

Cycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular cycle touring route in the U.S., and a bucket-list adventure.

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