Undiscovered Country tours — Road Bike Vacations in California

Enjoy Riding the Best Road Bike—At No Extra Charge

Note: The same amazingly great road bikes we use on our tours are now available for bike rental in the San Francisco Bay Area.

All of our tours include the use of a premium road bicycle at no extra charge. The essence of an Undiscovered Country experience is the pure joy of riding light and fast road bikes, so we provide only the lightest and highest quality road bikes in the bike tour industry. Each bike has a full carbon frame and high end Shimano Ultegra components—equally appropriate on a century event ride, a fast training ride, or a local race.

The bikes are made by Scott, whose bikes have helped the professional Team Columbia - HTC to become the number one team in the pro peloton. Our main bicycle model is the Scott CR1 Pro, winner of Bicycling Magazine's Editor’s Choice Award. Frames and forks are made of lightweight carbon fiber, stiff for efficient energy transfer yet compliant to soak up road vibration. Gearing was selected to handle the steep California hills, with a compact crankset (50-34) and an ultra-wide range cassette (12-27 or 11-28).

We carry a complete range of frame sizes, from 47 cm to 61 cm, so just about any adult will fit on our bikes.

Experience A Bike Custom Fit for You

Riding one of our great road bikes is a true pleasure–made even more enjoyable when that bike fits you correctly. That’s why we custom fit a bike for you before your trip begins. When you make a reservation, we send you a bike fit kit to measure your own bike’s dimensions and send them to us. We then select and configure a bike as close to yours as possible. We mount the pedal style of your choice, or you can bring your own pedals. If you bring your own saddle, we mount that for you at the start of the trip.

   

Our Amazing Bikes

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Scott CR1 Pro 2012 Road Bike
Scott CR1 Pro Road Bike

 


No Hybrid Bicycles

Hybrid bikes seem to be the mainstay of commercial tours, but since they don’t match well with the style of riding on our tours, we do not have any hybrid bicycles.

 

We have no hybrid bicycles
We have no hybrid bikes

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