Paso Robles

$2,950

When we think of early season miles, we think of Paso Robles. It has been a favorite of the inGamba family for many years, not just for its diverse terrain and predictably amazing weather, but also for its proximity to our home in San Francisco.

We’ve traveled here many times, and now we want to share the hidden secrets of the region with our guests. This will be the second year we have invited you to our favorite training ground in California, and like last year we know it is going to be awesome. 

If you’ve never spent any time in this part of California, you’re in for an amazing weekend full of surprises. It’s an intoxicating blend of river valleys and undulating farmland, modern vineyards and old, charming homesteads set amongst the rolling hills. It reminds us fondly of our spiritual home in Tuscany.

And if you have traveled to Paso Robles before, don’t worry. Our routes are all custom-designed by us and for us, and we promise to have a couple of tricks up our sleeves. 

Included With Trip:

  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello bike rental with SRAM components and daily bike wash
  • One Giordana FRc custom inGamba cycling kit and one additional Giordana FRc Inline cycling kit
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Lodging is not included in this trip. We recommend the Paso Robles Inn or the Hotel Cheval if they are available.

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

San Francisco, CA

Finish Location:

San Francisco, CA

Days Riding:

4

Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:

385km

Total Elevation:

3,900m

Longest Day:

Day 2. Pozo Canyon. 130km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 3. Santa Rita Ridge. 1,250m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Adelaide & Peachy Canyon

Welcome to Paso Robles! After lunch, our first ride is to the west of Paso Robles which is characterized by the wooded coastal mountains. There is an option to add an additional loop part way through this ride to increase the distance to about 80km. We begin climbing out of Paso Robles and within 10 minutes any traffic dies away and the oak trees line the road sides. These roads sweep back and forth and roll along. It is the perfect test ride. Tonight we will meet for an aperitivo and a big feast at our favorite local brewery. Let’s kick the weekend off right.
2

Pozo Canyon

Our second ride is a great one for long easy miles, because there are some big sections with no traffic and flat roads. If this looks like too big a day, it is possible to shorten it to about 80km. Pozo Canyon is typically brown and dry 10 months of the year, but after a winter of rain, the hillsides turn green and wild owers come into bloom. The twisting and turning roads through the canyons are as good as any Europe has to offer. In the afternoon we can take a tour of a local brewery and toss back a pint (or two).
3

Santa Rita Ridge

Our ride today goes out over the coastal mountains and ends at the beach. To start we head west out Adelaide Canyon until a short stretch of riding on Hwy 46. After turning right on Santa Rita Road the traffic again dies away and we get a great path through the wooded canyons. After a very steep and technical descent into Cambria we turn south on Pacific Coast Hwy 1. Our lunch spot is on the beach in Atascadero. Words cannot describe how great these tacos are! After a taco and a beer you can take a quick spash in the Pacific ocean, drive back to Paso Robles in the car, or even ride home on other roads.
4

Ranchita Canyon

This ride to the northeast of Paso Robles explores the mainly agricultural area that gave birth to the region’s economy. Now that the wine industry has arrived and Paso Robles is the "new Napa," the rocky hills to the west are where all the development is happening. This is a mellow ride through some more open terrain with easier pedaling. The pavement is typically smooth and the views are expansive.

PINARELLO GAN S

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Gan S

COCKPIT:

Zipp Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

Sram Red 22 11 Speed Cabled

PEDALS:

Speedplay Zero or Your Own

SADDLE:

fi'zi:k Arione or Your Own

WHEELSET:

Zipp alloy 30

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 810