- Some of the best views in all of California
- Seaside cooldown the ultimate reward
- Fun, but not too challenging guided tour
This classic mountain-bike tour on California’s Santa Catalina Island is a must for anyone interested in seeing the state’s famous Channel Islands. Gorgeous scenic views are guaranteed as you pump 11 miles of terrain in Catalina’s rugged interior, before another seven to the summit of what’s known as the “Airport in the Sky” at 1600ft above sea-level. Led by an expert guide across this unspoilt landscape, you’ll be gazing down on the ocean, and the picturesque seaside town of Avalon.
The return journey is, of course, the easy part, but there’s still plenty to see as you glide along the historic stagecoach trail through Avalon Canyon, the miles dropping away with your high-end bike. The finish line is of course a deeply-refreshing beer, ice-cream, or dip in the water, whatever your fancy. With invigorating ocean breezes, plentiful photographic opportunities, and some excellent exercise, this California gift experience really makes for a grand day out.