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Offline tomdett

San Luis Obispo to Palm Springs
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:32:03 pm »
Planning a tour from SF to Palm Springs starting later this month (October).   Somewhere we need to head inland to an eventual destination of Palm Springs.  Might do so at San Luis Obispo or much closer to LA, perhaps as far as Santa Monica.   One of our riders is older and riding an recumbent so avoiding a lot of steep, long climbs would be good.   Advice?   

Offline aggie

Re: San Luis Obispo to Palm Springs
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 07:43:03 pm »
Your best bet to avoid climbs will be to get into the LA Basin (Santa Monica) following the coast then work your way over to Palm Springs.  The 58 near San Luis Obispo has at least 1 long climb.  Then you will have another out of Bakersfield.

It might be a little out of your way but if you follow the coast route until you get to Huntington Beach you can then catch the Santa Ana River Trail.  That will take you into Corona.  Then you could work your way over to Riverside and then go into Palm Springs.  This route will minimize the climing.

Offline deedee

Re: San Luis Obispo to Palm Springs
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 01:52:50 pm »
Planning a tour from SF to Palm Springs starting later this month (October).   Somewhere we need to head inland to an eventual destination of Palm Springs.  Might do so at San Luis Obispo or much closer to LA, perhaps as far as Santa Monica.   One of our riders is older and riding an recumbent so avoiding a lot of steep, long climbs would be good.   Advice? Palm Springs Hotels   
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How did you get on with your tour?  I am interested in doing something similar but have not done my homework on it yet and am hoping you can give me some suggestions/tips.
Many Thanks!
Cheers,
Deedee

Offline tomdett

Re: San Luis Obispo to Palm Springs
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 10:34:40 am »
Changed the route to stay on the coast using the ACA route.  Went very well.  LA was a breeze with the extensive bike paths.   

Planning a tour from SF to Palm Springs starting later this month (October).   Somewhere we need to head inland to an eventual destination of Palm Springs.  Might do so at San Luis Obispo or much closer to LA, perhaps as far as Santa Monica.   One of our riders is older and riding an recumbent so avoiding a lot of steep, long climbs would be good.   Advice? Palm Springs Hotels   
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How did you get on with your tour?  I am interested in doing something similar but have not done my homework on it yet and am hoping you can give me some suggestions/tips.
Many Thanks!