Pacific Coast

This leg moreorless follows the Adventure Cycling Association’s Pacific Coast route. We head south from Vancouver towards Seattle. Then down through Washington towards Portland, where we veer west towards the coast through Tillamook State Forest. At Pacific City we point south and hug the coast through San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Long Beach to San Diego. Then we holiday, briefly!

We think this leg will be about 1,800 miles (2,900km) and take about 8 weeks. A rough map of our (intended!) route and our itinerary is below.

Start Finish State
Vancouver Birch Bay Washington
Birch Bay Lake Challenge Washington
Lake Challenge Seattle Washington
Seattle Spanaway Washington
Spanaway Chehalis Washington
Chehalis Rainier Oregon
Rainier Portland Oregon
Portland Jordan Creek Oregon
Jordan Creek Pacific City Oregon
Pacific City Newport Oregon
Newport Glenada Oregon
Glenada Charleston Oregon
Charleston Port Orford Oregon
Port Orford Brookings Oregon
Brookings Klamath California
Klamath Eureka California
Eureka Weott California
Weott Riverdale California
Riverdale Mendocino California
Mendocino Anchor Bay California
Anchor Bay Bodega Bay California
Bodega Bay Lagunitas California
Lagunitas San Francisco California
San Francisco Pescadero California
Pescadero Santa Cruz California
Santa Cruz Monterey California
Monterey Big Sur California
Big Sur Cambria California
Cambria San Luis California
San Luis Lompoc California
Lompoc Santa Barbara California
Santa Barbara Santa Monica California
Santa Monica Crystal Cove California
Crystal Cove Oceanside California
Oceanside San Diego California