SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Biking throughout the acclaimed 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County, known as the Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR), is a little like taking the ultimate spinning class, only much, much more enjoyable. Instead of the sound of your instructor yelling at you to "feel the burn," you hear waves crashing and seals barking along the shore; instead of the lingering aroma of an indoor locker room, you breathe the invigorating scent of cedar and eucalyptus mixed with fresh salty mountain air; and, instead of riding a stationary bike inside a windowless sweatbox, you take in the breathtaking views of rolling vineyards throughout the Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys, or the vast blue Pacific Ocean waters where historic lighthouses stand sentinel on the shore, and private sandy coves call your name along the beach below.
Are you salivating? You should be! California's Central Coast boasts miles of world-renowned cycling routes for every athletic level. From the training grounds for cycling's elite in Amgen's Tour of California, to intermediate and beginner along seaside cliffs and up mountain tops, these routes offer views that motivate you to pedal harder, likely to leave you breathless one way or another. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the H1DR is made up of ten diverse artisan towns and seaside villages that winds through 101 miles of coastline and vineyards starting just south of Big Sur all the way down to the historic Guadalupe Dunes and includes Ragged Point & San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos, Los Osos/Baywood Park, Avila Beach & Valley, Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Oceano and Nipomo.
Check out this travel video from On The Road With Jo featuring footage of the 2015 L'Eroica Vintage Bike Ride through the beautiful seaside towns of Cayucos and Cambria along the Highway 1 Discovery Route. For more information about cycling and mountain biking trails in the area, visit http://ci.winecoastcountry.com/files/H1DR_Biking_022216.pdf. For more information on the California Highway 1 Discovery Route, visit www.Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com.
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