Monday, March 10, 2014
The route for today goes west for a scenic loop around the wineries, vineyards and olive farms along the quiet back roads on Adelaida to Vineyard and Willow Creek to Peachy Canyon.
We head west on CA-46 and cross under US-101 into Paso Robles. The road becomes 24th St after the interchange near Riverside Ave.
We stay on 24th St to Paso Robles Rd/Nacimiento Lake Dr; the flat terrain goes pass horse ranches, nut orchards and country homes towards Jardine Ranch.
Adelaida Rd is part of the wine tasting trails that runs west of Hwy 101; the first few miles rolls along the hidden wineries up to Mt Olive Organic Farm with an average grade of 4%.
The road opens up to views of the rolling hillside vineyards and olive groves at Wild Coyote Winery and B & B.
Adelaida continues on with an average grade of 4% through the open farm lands and nut orchards for another 0.8 miles up to the back ridge. The road pitches up with steep 9-11% grades towards the top with gorgeous valley views.
The descent from the ridge brings us to a 1.5 mile climb up to the summit at Adelaida Cellars.
Adelaida Rd gently descends down into the valley through nut orchards, rural ranches, wineries and vineyards and country estate homes.
The turn on Vineyard Rd takes us south under a canopy of trees towards the wineries and vineyards to the olive groves at Pasolivo Olive Oil.
The rolling terrain on Vineyard takes us out along the gorgeous wine country with open green hills and ranches with grazing cattle.
Vineyard Rd continues for another 6.6 miles on flat to gentle rolling terrain along the wine tasting trail.
Take the time to enjoy the scenic beauty of the open spaces, estate wineries, vineyards, nut orchards, country ranches and farms!
We head north on Willow Creek Rd through a rural community with lovely farm houses, ranches and old barns.
The road heads up through the canyon under a canopy of trees to the open ranch lands, orchards and valley vineyards.
Willow Creek is also a part of the Paso Robles wine tasting trail that runs through several wineries and vineyards; Changala Winery, Saxun Vineyards and Poalillo Vineyards.
With no services on this route, we make a brief snack stop at the intersection of Willow Creek & Peachy Canyon Rd.
The ride continues east along the wine tasting trail on Peachy Canyon Rd; it begins with a gentle climb up towards the nut orchards and ranch lands.
The road gentle winds its way along the canyon under a canopy of trees to Villa Creek Cellars.
Peachy Canyon climbs up 1.2 miles to Kiler Canyon Rd with an average grade of 5%.
Peachy Canyon descends 4.3 miles along the back side of the canyon through the beautiful wineries and vineyards to the hill-side orchards with fantastic valley views!
The road comes to another short 0.4 mile climb with an average grade of 7.8% and steeper pitches of 9-10%. The road quickly drops down the canyon for the next climb.
The last climb up to the summit begins at the left switch back at Paderewski Vineyard; it’s 0.3 mile with gradient ranges of 8-10%.
Peachy Canyon quickly drops down from the canyon to the city streets of Paso Robles on Olive, 6th and Vine St.
We take 13th St and cross under Hwy 101 to the River Walk Trail; this is a nice detour around the busy interchange to Union Rd.
We head east on Union Rd through the residential subdivisions out to the business district to CA-46.
CA-46 E leads us to the turn on Airport rd back to the Wine Country RV Park.
This is a beautiful scenic ride along the wine tasting trails east of Hwy 101; it’s a wonderful way to take in the natural beauty of the land and to enjoy the peaceful back roads with minimal to no traffic. You’ll love it!
41.51 Miles with 3681′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 1613′
Max grade: 11%
Terrain: Rolling climbs with a few steep hills
Weather: Partly cloudy AM with sunny afternoon skies. Temps range from the low 50’s to the low 80’s. NW winds with 67% humidity.
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