Coastal & Central California Tour on Two Harleys
Our trip began with two couples renting an Electra Glide Ultra and Street Glide. CMA picked us up at SFO airport on time and the bikes were awaiting us at their Mountain View shop.
Over the next 4 days, we saw so much that California has to offer; mountains, lakes, rivers, plains, and coastal beaches. Ilene had all 4 days pre-programmed in the GPS, so it was simply a matter of load our belongings on the bikes and hit the road. After departing CMA just late afternoon, our first stop was the small town of Mariposa on the outskirts of the southern entrance to Yosemite. Great recommends again from Ilene for B&B; the 5th Street Inn. Early the next morning, after a hearty diner breakfast, Yosemite beckoned and it did not disappoint!
Day 2 was by far our most ambitious ride, a total of 263 miles by the time we concluded the day in Napa for another overnight and enjoyable dining experience. Day 3 commenced with a Sonoma wine tasting experience and tour, followed by a scenic ride through Petaluma towards Point Reyes Station. Via Stinson Beach, across the Golden Gate towards the PCH via Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and eventually overnighting in beautiful Carmel. An entertaining evening at the Mission Ranch restaurant finalized a 210mi Day 3. Cooler on the coastal highway, we put back on the layers, however the next morning in Carmel, walking Ocean St and the beach was well worth it. Our final day provided a sample of the tall and majestic California Redwoods with a ride through Big Basin and to Alice’s Restaurant for a bit of lunch. All told, 770mi over the 4 days with memories to last a lifetime. We WILL BE BACK !
For more, check out a YouTube video of our adventure:
AJ – Dubai, UAE – September 2016