Ah, summer. It’s a time filled with long, warm days. A time for taking life at a leisurely pace and looking for any excuse to get outside. While there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors during summer in Paso Robles, when you want to explore (and maybe get in a workout, too), there’s no better way than by venturing out on two wheels. Whether an avid cyclist or a casual cruiser, Paso Robles welcomes all types of cyclists. We’re mapping out all the details for biking in and around Paso Robles this summer.
A Cycling Paradise
Paso is a cyclist’s dream destination. Beautiful country back roads and lightly-trafficked city streets make it easy to cruise around on a bike. Even better? Paso offers miles and miles of gently rolling hills and natural surroundings. The quaint nearby towns are worth exploring and provide plenty of picturesque scenery (and fun winery pit stops!) along the way. Here are a few of our favorite biking routes:
From downtown’s City Park, make your way north to J. Lohr Winery for a tasting and back during this easy 15-mile round trip ride (only 12 miles to and from the Adelaide Inn!) on mostly flat terrain. You’ll get to watch the planes come in as you pass the Paso Robles Municipal Airport. You can even make a short detour over to the Estrella Warbird Museum if you feel like making a day of it.
Beginner to intermediate riders will enjoy the 21-mile round trip route from City Park to the town of San Miguel. This ride is pretty much a straight shot north from downtown. Plan to grab lunch in San Miguel before heading back along the scenic roads.
Moderate to Advanced
The 43.1-mile Hog Canyon from City Park ride will have you riding through the beautiful hills of northeast Paso. Prepare for a gradual climb that peaks mid-way through and, of course, plenty of vineyards to admire along the way.
A favorite ride among locals and visitors is the City Park to Peachy Canyon loop, offering a world-class 21.4-mile ride with some great climbing and downhill time. And, like all of Paso’s biking routes, you’ll see plenty of vineyards and wineries during this challenging ride.
Tours & Bike Rentals
Enjoy half or full day private bike tours through wine country with Central Coast Outdoors – a wonderful way to see Paso Robles’ renowned vineyards up close and personal. During the half or full day tour options, you’ll enjoy moderately easy pedaling along scenic country roads and make a few stops to taste wine along the way. All guided tours include a gourmet picnic lunch, too, so you can fuel up in between logging those miles.
Central Coast Outdoors also offers multi-day, self-guided bike tours that include all the necessary equipment. They provide you the freedom to take things at your own pace. On some itineraries, they’ll even provide a shuttle at the start and/or end, as well as daily luggage transport.
Paso Bike Tours offers bikes rentals for a flat day rate, so you can cruise around without worrying about being back within a short time-limit. But to make your life even easier, Paso Bike Tours will deliver the bikes directly to you at your hotel (or elsewhere locally) any day of the week. Arrange your bike to be delivered the evening prior or the morning of your ride for added convenience. Included in the price is a helmet, water bottle (that you get to keep), locks if needed and maps upon request – practically everything needed for the perfect afternoon of cruising around by bicycle.
The Adelaide Inn is conveniently located close to wineries and just a few minutes from Paso Robles’ downtown shops and restaurants. It is an ideal getaway for those looking to take advantage of all that Paso Robles has to offer. After undergoing renovations, the Adelaide Inn is set to unveil its newly furnished rooms and renovated spaces this June. This summer is the perfect time to enjoy a memorable vacation in Paso Robles.