California's rugged, coast-hugging Highway One evokes many images, most of which involve sun, surf, and sand. But on my most recent coastal excursion, I detoured away from the tempting blue Pacific and headed inland.
If you like a little "work" in your "play," then a bicycle tour of the rugged San Mateo coast may be your notion of an ideal weekend getaway.
California will provide the stunning backdrop for the inaugural Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race modeled after the Tour de France. From Feb. 19 to 26, 16 teams from around the world will compete across 600 miles of scenic California roadway from San Francisco to Redondo Beach.