Biking: Avila Beach See Canyon - Half Day (Family Friendly)
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Our Avila Beach See Canyon half day bike tour is our easiest and most family friendly bike tour in SLO County (minimum age 8). It’s a diverse tour with a great combination of bike paths and scenic roads with coastal views, watchable wildlife and a few wineries as well. Our relatively easy cycling route starts near the trailhead for the Bob Jones City to the Sea Bike Trail and follows a scenic creekside bike path all the way to the picturesque seaside town of Avila Beach. Bicycling a short distance further along a classic beachside road, we come to Harford Pier, where local fishermen offer us their catch and sea lions cavort under the pier. Retracing part of our cycling route inland, we detour up See Canyon to Kelsey See Canyon Winery before ending with a gourmet picnic lunch at Avila Valley Barn (or an alternate location when the Barn is closed in winter). The cycling is relatively easy with much of it along a dedicated bike path and there are many non-winery attractions along the way. With so much to see and do in such a compact area, Avila Beach is truly an ideal destination for casual cyclists.
***ALL CENTRAL COAST OUTDOORS BIKE TOURS ARE PRIVATE***
|Distance||11 miles with an option to add 6 additional miles. Short option of 7 miles omits cycling in See Canyon.|
|Difficulty||Easy to Moderately Easy|
|Terrain||Mostly level with a few short ups and downs.|
|Tour Time||9:30 am to 2:00 pm|
Los Osos, Morro Bay, SLO, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach. Please call if interested in pick up fees for other locations.
|Minimum Age||8 years old. We supply bikes with hand brakes and gears. Kids should also be comfortable cycling certain stretches on regular roads with some traffic.|
|Includes||Bikes, guide, gourmet picnic lunch.|
|2-3 people||4-9 people||10 or more people|
|$135 (Youth Discounts)||$105 (Youth Discounts)||Please inquire|
“We had a blast. Chris, Audrey and Emma really enjoyed the morning and thought you were terrific. Just home and missing your neck of the woods already! Thanks again for all your care and enthusiasm.”Shelley Diamond Sherman Oaks, CA
Comparison to Other Bike Tours
The Biking: Avila See Canyon Half Day bike tour is a great combination of coast and inland riding and is great for families and adult groups. If you are still looking for a relatively easy bike tour, but want more of a wine country focus, Biking: Paso Robles Wineries Half Day bike tour is our easiest wine country bike tour, but it is not located particularly near Avila Beach. Our Biking: SLO Wineries Half Day bike tour is very close to Avila Beach and features several great wineries, but does have more hills than either the Paso Robles half day bike tour or the Avila Beach half day bike tour.
The Biking: Pacific Coast Highway Half Day tour is more focused on just the spectacular coast of SLO County compared to the Biking: Avila Beach Half Day tour, but it does have some cycling on narrow roads with little to no shoulder and varying traffic volumes.
We don't offer a regular full day version of the Avila See Canyon bike tour, but could explore putting something like this together as a custom bike tour.
Half Day Bike Tours in the Afternoon
Our half day bike tours typically start with a ride in the morning and end with a picnic lunch mid day. If this timing does not work for you, we can also start with a picnic lunch mid day and ride in the afternoon. If you'd like your half day bike tours to be like this, be sure to ask when you make the reservation by phone or put a note in the comments field of the online reservation system. There is no difference in cost for doing a half day bike tour this way.