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Paso Robles

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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.

For 2021, 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 Dogma F12 Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Daily Bike Wash
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
  • 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:

4

Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:

341km

Total Elevation:

3,933m

Longest Day:

Day 2. Pozo Canyon. 100km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 3. Nacimiento. 1,167m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Peachy Canyon

On our first day together in Paso starts out to the west and is characterized by the area's wooded coastal mountains. We begin climbing out of town and within 10 minutes, the traffic dies away and oak trees line the road sides. These roads sweep back and forth and roll along. It is the perfect introduction to the area, which should give you plenty of time to shake out those legs and make sure your bike is perfect.
2

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.
3

Nacimiento

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.
4

Tablas Creek winery

This point-to-point ride takes us southeast across the hills to beautiful Morro Bay, before we turn north to Adelaida. With 1,400m in elevation gain it will be a challenging day, but the reward at the end is huge, because we'll be touring the renowned Tablas Creek winery to sample some of their goods! It is the perfect final ride.
5

Departure

This is our final morning together and after a leisurely breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye, or at least arrivederci, until we meet again.

YOUR Guide

Eros Poli

The Champion

The night before Eros Poli took victory atop Mont Ventoux he couldn’t sleep. It was not like he was dreaming of victory or even had the slightest idea the next day's stage would change his life forever. It was just that it was hot. Unbearably, unsleepably hot in his less-than stellar French hotel. His roommate had taken his mattress off the bed and was sleeping on the small balcony outside their room. And the man who would shortly become known as Monsieur Ventoux was watching football, Italy vs. Brazil in the World Cup final, to be exact. Italy lost. The following morning as Eros dragged his weary, tired legs out of bed and down the stairs, as there was no lift, James Brown came into his head. “I feel good, I knew that I would now,” started to repeat over and over in his head. As it would the rest of the day. He felt good and the rest, as they say, is history.

BIKE OPTION

PINARELLO DOGMA F12 DISK

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

PEDALS:

Speedplay (or your own)

SADDLE:

Selle Italia

WHEELSET:

Zipp 302 Carbon Clinchers

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa CX

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820