The bikes are cool, especially if you have never rode an e-bike. The scenery was spectacular on a sunny day with 20 foot waves rolling into the coast. The guide grew up in Pacific Grove and delivered more detail on various points of interest, and displayed knowledge on a variety of topics you wouldn’t expect for a bike tour guide. Monterey is an expensive place to visit, but this was the best money I spent on this trip.
BIG SUR'S OLD COAST ROAD
Electric Bike with a 750-Watt Motor
Intermediate Skill Level
Looking for a little backcountry adventure with gorgeous views? Take an e-bike ride with us on the Old Coast Road Tour! From panoramic ocean views to the enchanted redwood forest, experience Big Sur on the pioneer’s wagon road. Optional private-tour pickup in our open-air Jeeps (or Pinzgauer for larger groups) at your hotel in Big Sur or Carmel.
The Top Sights
Andrew Molera State Park
Little Sur River
Views of the Point Sur Lighthouse
$250 per person (2 rider minimum)
This can be booked as a private tour with advance notice. For those staying in Carmel, booking private tours, we have open-air transportation options. Contact us to discuss options and availability on your preferred date.
Andrew Molera State Park
We meet at the start of the Old Coast Road, directly across Highway 1 from the entrance to the Andrew Molera State Park parking lot. Exact GPS coordinates will be sent in the confirmation email.
Intermediate. Pedaling is required for this tour.
Contact us to discuss arrangements and pricing for fewer than four riders. Oftentimes we can arrange for rentals with a guide in a vehicle to carry both the bikes and riders back to the starting point.
E-bike, guided tour, helmet, water
Lunch, extra riding time
What to Bring
Snacks, comfortable clothing (it gets hot in the backcountry!)
Trading in the Wagon for an E-Bike
Meet us at the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park, where we’ll introduce you to the e-bikes, give you a safety briefing, and begin our trek. We’ll climb the mountainous terrain with the help of our 750 watt motor, taking a moment to stop for amazing views of the Point Sur Lighthouse.
After a fun ridge ride, our road dips into the backcountry, taking us through groves of oak trees and into a beautiful redwood forest along the Little Sur River.
With faster groups we can explore further with an even more challenging climb to the next ridge. For others the edge of the redwood forest is a great turn-around point.
The full ride is approximately 12 miles and lasts approximately 2 hours.
The Perks of Going Electric
See more of the gorgeous California coast in a shorter amount of time.
Less physical effort means that you can spend your time enjoying the views, not catching your breath.
Adjust the bike’s electric assistance to fit your preferences. It’s suitable both for people who want a good workout and for those that don’t want to expend much energy.
Other Things To Keep in Mind
- This excursion involves long, steep climbs and takes place on dirt and gravel roads. Due to this, the tour is considered an intermediate level of difficulty.
- Your guide will carry satellite communications at all times.
- We have a minimum price of $500 per tour (2 riders).
- For groups larger than 6 riders, we can do a reduced rate. Please contact us(opens in a new tab) to discuss.
The bikes were great, cheaper than other places we saw, and the people were so helpful and went out of their way to help ! I have biked in multiple places in Europe and America and this is by far the most beautiful bike trip I have ever had the pleasure of doing.
This was an amazing experience. The best way to experience California’s coast. Magnificent views of the ocean, mountains and redwoods. The ride was exhilarating and the highlight of my California trip.
We had a terrific tour with Jonathan on a very blustery afternoon and would never have been able to do it without e-bikes. They were easy to use and we could go so much further! Enjoyed every minute, plus great restaurant and bar recommendations from a local!
Fantastic experience even with an unusually cold Labor Day weekend. Joaquin was a fantastic knowledgeable guide and the experience is well worth the money.
First time riding e-bikes and had a blast! My fiancé and I rode with Joaquin and learned about Big Sur while taking in all of the amazing views. Great trail to ride and would like to do this again in the future. This is a bike ride that can work with all levels of fitness as the bikes have a motor attached that can help climb hills, and can be adjusted to a lower setting to make more challenging.
We were so fortunate on the Coast Road tour in Big Sur to have perfect weather, the best electric mountain bikes, and the most patient, knowledgeable and generous guide with Joaquin. This is one of those “bucket list” type trips with amazing scenery, history, and challenges.