Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 35 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
Standing taller than a football field is long, the ancient redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) of northern California can live 2,000+ years. Ride and hike through three different reserves guarded by these amazing sentinels, including the world’s largest remaining old-growth forest. Explore coastal gold-rush provision towns and Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Thrill to the only section of California’s coastline without a major highway - a magical stretch called the Lost Coast.
Meet in Eureka (served by United Airlines). Ride the world-famous Avenue of the Giants, whose mammoth trees stand like sentinels of a lost era.
Ride Panther Gap and the Lost Coast: spectacular panoramas of rugged outcrops and black sand beaches.
Ride or hike in Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest in the world.
Ride the tranquil Northern California roads of Arcata and Eureka, both by the shores of Humboldt Bay.
Remind yourself you’re on the California coast with a ride out to the sand dunes. Kayak Humboldt Bay, one of California’s most pristine wetlands.
Ride the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway through old-growth redwoods that top 250+ feet.
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