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SLO / Paso Bike Route Help

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SLO / Paso Bike Route Help

My husband and I will be visiting the SLO/Paso Robles area next weekend and are looking for some suggestions. We are fairly new to road biking and are looking for suggestions for a couple of rides to do while in town. Hoping to ride a flat (if possible) 20 - 30 miler and include wine tasting along the way, possibly in the Paso Robles area. Also, we are staying in SLO and would like a scenic ride leaving from SLO for another day, somewhere along the same distance. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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1. Re: SLO / Paso Bike Route Help

It has been many years since I did much biking around SLO, but I might think of going south from SLO through the Edna valley area. There are a number of wineries and it would be flatter and cooler. A couple of other options might be the ride out to Montana de Oro park south of Morro Bay, through Los Osos valley, or the ride to Avila Beach. You might want to ask at a local bike shop for details on the best routes for these.

Paso Robles can be pretty hot this time of year.

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2. Re: SLO / Paso Bike Route Help

This link may give you some ideas for bike tours.


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3. Re: SLO / Paso Bike Route Help

When I was in Paso Robles several years ago I did a very pleasant ride from the downtown area to Lake Nacimiento and back. This does not quite fit your criteria because it does have some hills and does NOT pass any wineries, but I recommend it anyway because the round trip distance is 30 miles, there was no traffic, and it was a very pretty ride.

Paso Robles is flatter and more arid to the east of the 101, and hillier and more lush to the west of the 101. There are wineries in both directions. So, if your priority is a flatter route, ride to the east, but if your priority is a more scenic route, ride to the west. With this map it should be easy to chart your own itinerary hitting several wineries (just stay off the main highways) : http://www.pasowine.com/wineries/map.php

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