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Carmel - Big Sur Road Bike & Wine Tour with Le Grand Adventure Tours

Explore, Relax, Wine, Dine and Enjoy Fully Supported Rides Through Carmel, Monterey, & Big Sur! Crystal Clear Water, Marine Life and Towering Landscapes Above The Pacific Await Every Cyclist.


TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

4 Days Cycling through the spectacular Carmel Valley vineyards, Big Sur Coast Line and the Pebble Beach/Monterey Bay Area.

 Our team will customize the trip just for you!  Your trip is prepared by professional guides with local knowledge to show you the best the area has to offer.

Culinary bliss awaits. Enjoy continental breakfast buffets, picnic lunches using ingredients from the area, and lunch at Nepenthe on the edge of Big Sur. On the last night, our team will arrange a special group dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Carmel.

Taste wines from Carmel, Monterey, Paso Robles and the Santa Cruz vineyards at our favorite wineries. The Central Coast of California provides some of the best wines in the world.

Rise to early morning yoga that will prepare you for an amazing day ahead. Do you have a spouse that would like to join, we can arrange additional activities during the rides. Feel like a massage after a day of cycling the central coast of California! Our team can arrange sports massages for you.

Three peaceful nights sleep along the California coast. The Monterey Bay area offers a wide range of accommodations and ocean front views. Our exclusive partner hotels offer cyclist a great base to spend their cycling vacation.

Enjoy the charm of Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur and experience it with certified guides-coaches. The Monterey area is known for its shops, restaurants, art galleries and white sand beaches. Explore and relax in one of the most beautiful places in California.

Dates: Available April, May, September, October
Location: Carmel, Big Sur , Monterey & Pebble Beach
Tour Length: 4 days | 3 nights
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced
Hotel Type: Luxury or Explorer
Included Meals: 3 Breakfasts, Nutritious Energy Snacks & Drinks, 3 Wine Tastings & 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
Price: Contact us for your personalized quote. Available for groups of 4 or more, Singles, Couples & Families or Corporate retreats

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THE EXPERIENCE

  • THE RIDING, CULINARY & LODGING EXPERIENCE

    THE RIDING EXPERIENCE

    Imagine road biking for 4 days through the vineyards of Carmel Valley, the coast line of Big Sur, and the coast of Monterey Bay. Cycling and exploring these amazing vistas is a one of a kind experience with the rolling coastal hill sides and the California Condors that fill the sky. Your trip is prepared by professional coaches & guides with local knowledge to show you the best the area has to offer. Winding roads through the vineyards to breathtaking views of the Big Sur coast line await you. Cycling routes range from 20 miles to 50 miles or more. Varying terrain and roads allow the groups to climb as much or as little as they want. Our guides will map out multiple rides in the area and if needed, we can split into two groups so everyone can ride at their own pace.


    THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

    Enjoy a rich continental breakfast buffet with fresh local fruit, pastries, juice and other treats to prepare you for your ride. Mid day snacks are prepared with local ingredients and come from one of the richest agriculture areas in the world. Lunch at Nepenthe on the edge of Big Sur will really capture your soul with its stunning panoramic views. Carmel Valley and the Central Coast vineyards provide some of the best wines in the world for our groups to taste. After our rides, we will explore the region and taste award winning wines. Enjoy three wine tastings in the area after our rides and a tasting at the Welcome Aprés hour. On the final night we will have a group dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in town.


    THE LODGING EXPERIENCE

    We have exclusive partnerships at a wide range of accommodations throughout Monterey and Carmel. We can customize the trip for you to stay in a luxury hotel, a local family owned B&B, or one of many classic coastal inns to unwind at after a great day on the bike. Every morning rise to an early morning yoga session that will prepare you for an amazing day ahead.

DETAILS

  • WHAT’S INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

    4-Day Cycling tour through Carmel Valley, Big Sur & Pebble Beach
    3 Nights Lodging at a Premier Luxury Hotel, B&B, Coastal Inns. All accommodations Include wi-fi, breakfast, parking and close to the California Coast! Pricing is based on 2 people per room. If you would like a private room our team is happy to arrange this for you!
    3 Breakfasts, Nutritious Snacks & drinks during the rides, 1 Lunch, 3 Wine Tastings, a Welcome Reception & 1 Dinner (guests are responsible for alcoholic beverages during meals.)
    Early Morning Yoga Before or After every ride.
    Carmel, Big Sur & Pebble Beach history facts and state park access
    Complete support every mile of the way to help you achieve the perfect ride
    USA Cycling Coaches & IMBA Certified Guides
    Daily Skills sessions to help you improve as a cyclist


    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    Road Bike Rental
    Airfare or transportation to the Monterey Bay
    2 Dinners are not included. We would like for you to have an opportunity to savor and explore the local cuisine on your own and enjoy a night time stroll through the town at your own pace. Our team is happy to arrange a private dinner and all reservations for you or join you for a great dinner in town.
    Personal items purchased during the trip
    Gratuities are not included
    Gear: Road bike, cycling clothing, shoes, helmet, gloves, glasses, sunscreen, etc
    Single Rooms (We are happy to arrange private rooms for our guests. Pricing and Accommodations are based on 2 people per room. If you would like a room to yourself – our team is happy to set this up for any single traveler in your group.)
    Trip Insurance is Not Included: We require trip insurance for all trips abroad. Protecting your trip & safety is our priority! There are multiple options available including protection plans through your credit card and other travel insurance companies. We recommend Travelex as they are the ultimate in travel protection and global emergencies and evacuations. If you want to protect your trip with Travelex we highly recommend either the Travel Select or Travel Max plan. If purchasing the Travel Select, you must add on the Adventure Plus Pak (included in Travel Max.) The Adventure Plus Pak provides a rental allowance in case of lost, stolen or damaged sporting equipment. Includes medical evacuation and waives policy exclusions for participation in extreme sports such as biking, skiing, skydiving, parachuting, mountain climbing and more.
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ITINERARY

  • DAY 1-4

    Day 1 – Arrival Day

    Meet the Le Grand team at your hotel in the Monterey Bay. Our team will build your bikes or complete the fittings for your rental bikes if requested. We will take this time to get to know one another while also sharing tips on bike building and ride etiquette. Once the bikes are built we will enjoy an easy ride along the coast and work on some skills that we will use over the next few days. Next, we head back to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing Welcome Aprés Hour.

    Included Meals: Ride Snacks-Drinks | Welcome Apres Hour & Wine Tasting


    Day 2 – Carmel Valley

    Kick off the weekend with a ride along the Carmel Valley vineyards and coastal mountains. Ride through one of the lesser known rolling valleys of Carmel where the coastal mountains open up to breathtaking views of terraced vineyards that flank quiet roads. Flow through the coastal mountain vegetation of oaks, pine, and ever expanding coastal valleys as you gaze upon the landscape. Following the ride enjoy wine tasting at one of our favorite wineries, Talbott Vineyards. Enjoy a picnic at the winery and sample the local reds and crisp white wines of the area. Talbott offers a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience. While savoring some of the New World’s most renowned estate-grown Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, guests are invited to explore founder Robb Talbott’s unique collection of vintage motorcycles and pedal cars. Stroll around the charming and historic town to experience the shops, art galleries or simply relax. At night savor and explore the local cuisine on your own, which features fresh vegetables from the area, seafood, and enjoy a night time stroll through the village at your own pace.

    Ride Experience: Bike the Carmel Valley, approximately 30 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing. Optional routes can be cycled to see more of the valley ** Every Ride is Fully Supported!
    Hotel: Monterey Bay Accomodations
    Included Meals: Breakfasts | Ride Snacks-Drinks | Wine Tasting & Hors d’uerves


    Day 3 – Big Sur

    Wake up to an early morning yoga session and stretch that will help you get ready to cycle the Big Sur coast. Leave from the hotel after a hearty fresh breakfast and be prepared to be amazed by the coastal landscape of Big Sur! Ride along one of the best roads in the world and stop at iconic locations along the way. An exclusive lunch high above the Big Sur coast at Nepenthe awaits you at the end of the ride, as you stare upon the Pacific Ocean hundreds of feet above the water. Next, we return to the hotel and head over to our third wine tasting. Tonight we treat you to a delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere at one of our favorite local restaurants.

    Ride Experience: Ride the Coastline of Big Sur, approximately 35 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing. **Fully Supported!
    Hotel: Monterey Bay Accomodations
    Included Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Wine Tasting | Special Group Dinner in Carmel


    Day 4 – Monterey to Pebble Beach

    Wake up to another early morning yoga session and enjoy the last morning to round off your trip. We will leave from the hotel after another great breakfast and head for one of our favorite rides in all of California. We will cruise by landscapes such as Pebble Beach, Ghost Tree & the Lone Cypress (60 foot plus waves can break here in the winter), Asilomar, Lovers point and a return trip through the rolling hills of the coast. Next, we return to the hotel after a great 3 days of cycling the California Coast. Your bags will be ready at the hotel and our team will assist you packing your bike if needed. If you had a rental bike, we will take care of that for you. We will say our good byes for now and look forward to the next time we ride together. Our team will have a snack ready for you after the ride. We are available to help with any suggestions before you leave and if you are staying longer, provide some points of interest to visit.

    Ride Experience: Ride the famous 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach, approximately 30 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing. **Fully Supported!
    Hotel: Monterey Bay Accomodations
    Included Meals: Breakfast | Ride Snacks-Drinks

    NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.

TESTIMONIALS

  • TESTIMONIALS

    le-grand-adventures-5-starsWe had a fantastic trip with Le Grand Adventure Tour to Carmel and Big Sur. Three great days of road biking, wine tasting and fantastic meals. Jeff and Crystal were great hosts and guides and had everything perfectly arranged. A wonderful trip and well worth booking any future trips with them.
    Meg D.

FAQ

  • FAQ

    Check out our General FAQs section. Here you will find answers to your general questions.


    What Should I Bring With Me?

    Road Bike Gear:
    Road bike (if you need a rental bike please contact us)
    Bike Helmet & HeadBand for Sweat Protection
    Water bottles (2)
    Road Bike gloves
    Road Bike jersey or tops
    Road Shorts & Padded chamois shorts recommended
    Leg warmers or longer tights (depending on weather)
    Rain jacket & Insulated layers (depending on conditions)
    Socks- ankle high or taller recommended
    Road bike shoes (or athletic shoes if using flat pedals)
    Eye protection-sunglasses
    Sunscreen
    Extra Snacks/performance food
    Extra tubes & patch kit for bike tube repairs. Guides will assist in repairs & will have extras
    Emergency contact & Medical info
    Optional: cycling computer, cell phone, camera

    Après Clothing:
    Bring proper clothing for when you’re not riding.

    Travel Requirements:
    Credit card, cash
    ID or driver’s license
    Medical insurance cards
    Prescriptions or other medications
    Important phone numbers
    Proof of Travelers Insurance


    Can I Reserve My Trip With a Deposit?

    Yes, you can reserve your trip with a Deposit for all tours. Reservations are available immediately once a trip is announced and up to 90 days prior to the Date of Departure. The Deposit amount is twenty percent (20%) of the Tour Price. When booking within 89 days or less prior to the date of departure, the full amount is due at time of booking.


    When Should I Make My Travel Arrangements?

    Please wait until you receive confirmation from Le Grand Adventure Tours before making any travel arrangements. Our team is happy to assist you with any travel needs.


    When is The Final Payment For This Tours Due?

    Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure, or 7 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 90 days.


    What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

    90 days or more prior to Departure: LGA will retain the deposit as an “Adventure Deposit” for a future trip. Full refund will be given.
    89-60 days prior to Departure: LGA will retain 50% of the total Tour Price and the deposit will be held as an Adventure Deposit for a future trip.
    59 days or less prior to Departure: LGA will retain 100% of the total Tour Price.
    Le Grand Adventure Tours cannot be held responsible for rain and/or weather conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of rain and weather conditions.


    What Is Your Refund Policy?

    No refunds, reimbursements or discounts will be granted if, for any reason, Client misses the Tour, fails to join the Tour, leaves the Tour, is dismissed from the Tour, or cannot fully participate in the Tour. Any Refunds will be at the discretion of Le Grand Adventure Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason.


    Can I Rent a Road Bike?

    We can rent bike through our partner shops. Please provide advanced notice so we can help you reserve gear, thank you.


    What is the Best Way to Get There?

    Fly into Monterey Airport (MRY). Our team will provide you with the exact location once the trip is booked. Getting to Carmel is very easy and one of the most scenic drives in Northern California. Highway 1 South- from San Francisco, San Jose and the Bay Area will lead you into the Monterey Peninsula.


    What Is The Weather Going To Be Like?

    What you will need to bring depends of course largely on the weather you can expect on your trip. For the most accurate weather please check the Carmel – Monterey forecast through Weather Underground a few days before your trip.


    What is the Group Size?

    Small group sizes that don’t exceed 10 guests.


    Do We Need to Tip Our Guides? If So, What is Standard?

    Gratuities are not included. Tips are accepted at your discretion based on the overall trip experience provided by our team.

    Do I Need Trip Insurance?

    Trip Insurance is Not Included: We require trip insurance for all trips abroad. Protecting your trip & safety is our priority! There are multiple options available including protection plans through your credit card and other travel insurance companies. We recommend Travelex as they are the ultimate in travel protection and global emergencies and evacuations. If you want to protect your trip with Travelex we highly recommend either the Travel Select or Travel Max plan. If purchasing the Travel Select, you must add on the Adventure Plus Pak (included in Travel Max.) The Adventure Plus Pak provides a rental allowance in case of lost, stolen or damaged sporting equipment. Includes medical evacuation and waives policy exclusions for participation in extreme sports such as biking, skiing, skydiving, parachuting, mountain climbing and more.
    The ultimate in travel protection, global emergencies and evacuations. Get a Quote Now at TravelexInsurance.com!
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