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The inGamba Coast Ride

$ 6,950

Back in the 1990s, a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to ride from San Francisco to Santa Barbara to kick off the cycling season. They were right. Ever since, the Coast Ride has become the unofficial start to the riding calendar for cyclist in the Bay Area, and for years we’ve enjoyed it as an important ritual on the road to springtime.

Now though, we do things a little differently to everyone else. We’ve fine-tuned the route to maximise enjoyment and hit some of our favorite spots along Highway One. It is still a point-to-point journey, so we ride rain or shine, but unlike the public event, this Coast Ride is now totally exclusive to inGamba, meaning it will just be us on the road with the full support of our mechanics and soigneurs. We’ve also picked a later date in the calendar to help with the weather.

It promises to be an unforgettable adventure along California’s wonderful coastline, so if you’re searching for something to kickstart your 2023 riding season, look no further.

Read what some former guests had to say about the Coast Ride over on our blog.


Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Daily Bike Wash
  • Custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**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:

Paso Robles, CA

Days Riding:


Group Size:

8 – 14

Total Distance:


Total Elevation:


Longest Day:

Day 5. Monterey – San Simeon. 154km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 5. Monterey – San Simeon. 2,289m


Day by Day Breakdown


West Dry Creek

Our welcome ride will be a shake-out spin to make sure your bike fits and to check the legs before the first big day. We’ll head west and north in search of some fun quiet roads to get properly acquainted with our Pinarellos.

Healdsburg — Mill Valley

Day 2 takes us south, past Bodega Bay and on to our home town of Mill Valley. The road today is rarely more than a stone's throw from the ocean so it will be scenic from start to finish, in particular when we get to Point Reyes National Seashore. There are no overly long climbs on this route but it is undulating throughout, particularly in the second half.

Mill Valley – Santa Cruz

In terms of opening kilometers, it's hard to beat a roll across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's far from the only highlight though as we continue our adventure south. After skirting around San Francisco's coastline, we will follow the shore for the rest of the day, past Half Moon bay and the edges of the beautiful Big Basin Redwoods State Park on some absolutely stunning stretches of road. There are no huge climbs today, but there are a number of 2-3km ascents averaging around 5%, and as this is our second-longest day of the week they will take a toll so be sure to gauge your efforts.

Santa Cruz – Monterey

A relatively easy route in between the two biggest rides of the week, but there's still plenty to enjoy as we ride across Monterey Bay. Our man Eros Poli will be sure to keep the group tight today and if we work together it will be a fast and fun ride that should leave you with enough gas for the upcoming queen stage.

Monterey – San Simeon

The biggest ride of the week takes us past Big Sur, with plenty of stunning ocean views on one side of us and the Santa Lucia Mountains on the other. This is a truly stunning stretch of road with lots of highlights along the way, but with more than 2,200m of elevation gain to contend with, you shouldn't let yourself get too distracted.

San Simeon – Paso Robles

We're finally heading inland after five days by the ocean, leaving Highway One behind us at Cayucos and heading for our final stop in Paso Robles. This is a part of the world that we know very well and the hilly Old Creek Road is always a favorite for us. We'll pass plenty of vineyards in the second half of this route, which should whet the appetite for a celebratory glass or two later in the evening. After such an epic week, we'll deserve it!


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.




Pinarello Dogma F


ZIPP Service Course SL




Speedplay (or your own)


Selle Italia


Zipp 303 S Carbon Tubeless


Vittoria Corsa


Elite Custom Race


Elite Corsa Team


Garmin Edge 1030