From Monterey to Gorda the views are spectacular, but so are the hills. The area we liked the most was Big Sur. The north of San Diego also tempted us to stay for a while. Good weather, good beaches and a camping in a prime spot in Encinitas were enough reasons to convince us to stay longer.
About the traffic… California is set up for the cyclist. There are lots of bike paths and the drivers normally give you enough room when they pass by. Downtown L.A. and Laguna Beach were the only spots where we found cycling risky.
* Costs in american dollars (USD)
ON THE BIKE
Total: 24 Days
Days cycling: 19 Days
Days resting: 5 Days
Total pedalled: 1229Kms (763mi)
Kms/day: 51.2Kms (31.8mi)
Kms/days of cycling: 64.7Kms (40.2mi)
Total Spent: 370.76 USD
Average spent per day: 15.45 USD
Average spent per person per day: 7.22 USD
Total Spent: 132 USD
Average spent per day: 5.50 USD
Average spent per person per day: 2.25 USD
Total Spent: 211.86 USD
Average spent per day: 8.83 USD
Average spent per person per day: 4.42 USD
Total Spent: 46 USD
Average spent per day: 1.91 USD
Average spent per person per day: 0.95 USD
Our daily budget for the trip is 25 USD per day for both of us. Due to the prices in the U.S. we cooked most of our meals and camped. Also, Amanda’s parents visited us on the way and stocked us up.
Total : 24 Days
Days paid to sleep: 9 Days
Days not paid to sleep 15 Days
Showers: 14 (Once every 1.7 days)
Hostel-hotel : 2 Days
Host – Friends: 10 Days
Camping: 12 Days
- Paid: 8 Days
- Unpaid: 4 Days
We slept at campgrounds most of the nights. In California, they normally have a hiker & biker area, which is cheap (around 5-6 USD per night). We also stayed with Amanda’s friends and warmshowers hosts.