San Francisco to Big Sur March 31, 2015 adventurex2wheels Leave a comment Me & cousin Tony at Big Sur Early morning fog coming off the water in Big Sur, I’m really happy the camera was able to capture it. Riding off through Big Sur Handlebar shot of a birds eye view of Big Sur, CA Tony and his large Aldo’s breakfast in Santa Cruz Marina at Aldo’s in Santa Cruz Aldo’s in Santa Cruz Me & Tony heading out early in Santa Cruz Our motel in Santa Cruz, Crestview Inn. Across from the beach & next to the pier. Convenient and clean…enough. Early morning in Santa Cruz, CA Our motto for the weekend “At least I did it!”. One of our favorite parts of the bike ride Lunch at Sam’s Chowder House on the way to Santa Cruz. An institution & Tony had the famous lobster roll 10 miles before hitting Santa Cruz, found this coffee shop off US1. Bike parking available of course! Think they mean bikes? Off US1, great coffee- desert shop. Self serve & pay on the honor system. Great stop late in the day as we approached Santa Cruz Lighthouse & seals view from the lighthouse Day two on way to Carmel, inland & hot but a lot of cool rural sights. Pezzini Farm roadside store, fresh fruit and caramel. Great stop on a hot day Menu at Pezzini Farms Pezzini Farms artichoke food truck On way to Carmel, beautiful park and bike paths everywhere! Big Sur in the morning Bridge to Big Sur Me & Tony pre-lunch at Nepenthe Big Sur Tony having a moment at the top of a steep climb in Big Sur Made it to Nepenthe from Carmel. Time for lunch & then head back to Carmel. Patio at Nepenthe, great ambrosia burger for our efforts. The view from the patio is as good as it gets. Sculpture at Nepenthe Riding back from Big Sur to Carmel, caught this cow standing on a hill staring at us. Beautiful setting, mountains to the right, ocean to the left. not something you see every day Close to Carmel, stopped for a quick hike Big Sur River Inn. We should have stayed here last night, we just didn’t have the legs & stopped at Carmel. There could be worse things! Big Sur River Inn bus parked out front.