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  • Cycling into San Francisco

    • Posted on October 16, 2016 | Authored by Laura

      The ride from Guerneville into the Napa Valley was unfortunately cut very short when we realised that all of the campgrounds were fully booked for the night.  After much deliberation we decided to spend the night in Santa Rosa, where there happened to be a Gran Fondo event taking place.  It was buzzing with cyclists – just what we were looking for!


      Our second attempt to get to Napa was equally unsuccessful due to a rain storm that sent us back to the coast.  Fortunately we managed to get there by car from San Francisco, the numerous attempts making the wine taste all the better.


      The final leg into San Francisco was incredibly exciting, pedalling fast round every corner, desperate for a view of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was the best route into a city that we’ve yet to encounter.  No busy highways with multiple lanes, no traffic lights, and oddly no other cyclists.  We flew over the Golden Gate Bridge (which in our opinion is the only way to arrive in San Francisco) watching dolphins swim below us and with a view of Alcatraz in the distance.


      You could say the ride ended on a high… after charging up many of the city’s famous hills!  The views made it worth it though.




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