Saturday, April 2, 2016
Day 7: This beautiful ride heads west for a scenic loop around Paso Robles‘ back road wineries & vineyards and olive farms along the shaded canyons and quiet country roads on Adelaida and Vineyard to Willow Creek and Peachy Canyon.
Head north on Spring St and 24th St up to Nacimiento Lake Dr; the flat-rolling terrain goes pass horse ranches, nut orchards and country homes towards Jardine Ranch.
Adelaida Rd 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 leads 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 onto Vineyard Rd heads south on rolling terrain under a canopy of trees towards the wineries and vineyards to the olive groves at Pasolivo Olive Oil.
The rolling terrain on Vineyard continues along the gorgeous wine country with open green hills and ranches.
Vineyard Rd travels for another 6.6 miles on flat-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!
Head north on Willow Creek Rd through a rural community with lovely farm houses, ranches and old barns.
The road continues gently up through the canyon under a canopy of trees to the open ranch lands, orchards and valley vineyards.
Willow Creek continues through the scattered oak woodland along the estate wineries and vineyards to the junction at Peachy Canyon Rd.
Turn right onto Peachy Canyon Rd; the road heads east 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 8-11%.
Peachy Canyon quickly drops down from the canyon to the city streets of Paso Robles on Olive, 6th and along the quaint Victorians on Vine St.
This is a scenic ride along the wine trails north of 46 and west of 101; it’s a wonderful way to take in the beauty of the lush rolling hills and quiet canyons. You’ll surely enjoy the peaceful country back roads with minimal to no traffic. This is a great route to cap off a cycling week around the gorgeous Central Coast!
34.69 Miles with 3186′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 1803′
Max grade: 11%
Terrain: Extremely hilly with a few steep climbs
Weather: Morning fog with low clouds and partial sun. Temps ranged from the high 30’s to the low 60’s with NW winds.
Follow this route for today’s ride: