There are great road bike rides throughout Orange County that have incredible views of the ocean. The Newport Coast sits along the coastline of Southern California, tucked between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. There are few places along the coast that enjoy such a beautiful view of the California coastline. Given the setting, it’s not difficult to see why it would be a local favorite for road cyclists. Here we list a few great Orange County road bike rides near Newport Coast.
The one difficulty with riding in this area is that riding along the PCH to the north takes you through Corona Del Mar, while riding to the south takes you through Laguna Beach. Both of these coastal towns are wonderful places to visit, but riding a bicycle through them can be a bit frightening, especially for those not accustomed to riding in higher traffic areas with little or no shoulder or bike lane. Your best bet if you want to ride the coast road is to get out early during lower traffic times.
Fortunately, there are other options for those staying in one the resorts in the Newport Coast area. Many of these options offer road cyclists a nice variety of terrain, with nicely paved roads and terrific scenery. We are starting to compile some routes for those staying in the area and we will be sharing links to route sheets on this page as we move forward.
Here’s a few great road bike rides in the Newport Coast ares (all start from Newport Coast and avoid the higher traffic areas of the PCH):
Quick Hill Workout-A 7.2 mile loop with almost 1500 ft of climbing!
Laguna Beach/Dana Point/Lake Forest Loop-44 mile tour of some of Orange Counties nicest areas.
Corona Del Mar/Irvine/Laguna Beach Loop-32 mile ride with varied terrain.
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