Looking for ride ideas: 5 days between Julian and San Diego
Will be vacationing in the San Diego area in early May. Along with two buddies, we would like to enjoy 4-5 days or road biking before joining more non-cycling friends in SD. I'm really not familiar with the area and any help will be more than welcome.
In a perfect world we'd leave Julian and ride 40-45 miles per day along the ridge (in order to minimize ascents) and find an enjoyable place to stay. Since there isn't enough distance between both places we need help. We'll be carrying tents in order not to be limited lodging wise.
Here's what I've come up with so far. Not much, but it's a start:
- Should we start further out than Julian?
- Should we make a 2 day loop around Julian (or somewhere in between) before resuming our route to SD?
- What roads should be avoided, what sites must be seen?
We all used to ride much more, but our goal is to take in this apparently spectacular area and enjoy our time together.