Bicycle the beautiful coast and mountains of Santa Cruz, California.
Visit organic farms, sustainable vineyards, and ecological homes.
Taste varieties of wines, herb teas, juices, tomatoes, honeycomb, and
Models of sustainability invite you in to
share their passion about living gently on this Earth. Experienced local
guides show you the best cycling roads of the area, offering both
relaxing and challenging options.
Start the day with yoga and finish it with a massage. At dinner we put
the day's discoveries into context, digesting ideas as we refuel our
bodies. Then back to our community room for conversation or a
guest speaker. Or early to bed with one of our many
sustainability-oriented books or podcasts.
At the end of the week, you will have explored the
most beautiful back roads of Santa Cruz County, been nourished with the
finest foods of the area, and seen a cornucopia of ways to live
sustainably ... as a pleasure, not a sacrifice. If even a few of these
practices become part of your life, we will have succeeded.
Tours begin Sunday, end Saturday, and include
comfortable accommodation (apartments among the redwoods above Monterey
Bay), healthy and ample meals (emphasizing local and organic), guides,
mechanical support, and introductions to people as interesting and
environmentally conscious as you could hope to meet.
Returning to our lodging each day accommodates
partners that cycle little or not at all (we offer alternate activities:
swimming, weight room, racquetball, hiking). Limited to 15 guests.