Paso Robles


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.

It has the best roads in the state, with incredible scenery and very little traffic. There are hilly routes to the west and rolling terrain through farmlands to the east, and despite being so close to the bay area, it remains the hidden gem of Californian cycling. It’s an intoxicating blend of river valleys and undulating farmland, modern vineyards and old, charming homesteads set amongst undulating hills.

If you’ve never spent any time in this part of California, you’re in for an amazing trip, full of surprises. And if you have traveled to Paso Robles before, don’t worry. Our routes are all custom-designed by us and for us, so we can guarantee a few undiscovered delights, all served up with the equipment and attention to detail that has made inGamba’s European adventures so famous.

For 2020, we’ll once again be taking over the Hotel Cheval, which TripAdvisor just named the #1 small hotel in the country. Making sure you’re fueled for the ride, renowned chef Laurent Grangien will be on board, combining his flare for French cuisine with the very best local, seasonal ingredients. And to cap it all off, Paso Robles was named Region of the Year in 2013 by Wine Enthusiast, so you know the Beve will be just as good as the Mangia and Bici!

Included With Trip:


  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello bike rental with SRAM components and daily bike wash
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Lodging is not included in this trip. We have reserved rooms at Hotel Cheval for your convenience. 

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

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

Paso Robles, CA

Finish Location:

Paso Robles, CA

Days Riding:


Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:


Total Elevation:


Longest Day:

Day 2. Pozo Canyon. 100km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 3. Nacimiento. 1,167m


Day by Day Breakdown


Estrella Road

There's no such thing as a flat ride on this trip, but this route is a gentle introduction to the area, which should give you plenty of time to shake out those legs and make sure your bike is perfect. If something isn't quite right, this is the day to dial it in with your mechanic. This afternoon loop heads east out of town and then turns north along the Estrella River. The route rolls through the undulating vineyards of northeast Paso before connecting with River Road and turning south back to Paso.

Pozo Canyon

This route takes to the twisting and turning roads through the canyons South of Paso Robles. We will put in some serious miles, but this ride reminds us so much of our most beloved European roads the miles will pass quickly. Pozo Canyon is typically brown and dry 10 months of the year, but while we are there the hillsides will have turned green and the wildflowers should be in full bloom.


It's time to climb, but not before we warm up with a trip North along River Road. The climb starts up Indian Valley Road before the final kicker up Hare Canyon Road and the rip down the other side into the tiny town of Bradley. And then onto Nacimiento Lake Drive and out along Nacimiento Lake where our legs will be challenged with a series of kickers along what should be an amazing stretch of road as good as any Europe has to offer.

Cambria – Ragged Point

This beauty begins with a short transfer to Cambria, where we will begin our ride North to Ragged Point. We might have to fight a slight headwind going North, but the second half of the out and back should be all tailwind, giving us a little more time to enjoy the rugged coastline.

Adelaide & Peachy Canyon

On our final day together in Paso Robles is to the west of Paso Robles which is characterized by the wooded coastal mountains. 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 final ride.