So I'm considering doing a week long tour ... on my own ... in southern california (or another warm spot) in March. I'm in good cycling shape (3200 miles in 2012) but have never toured before. I have a Trek 520, so I have the right bike. I prefer to ride solo and I'd like to camp rather than pay for hotels but want to eat out rather than prepare my meals. I basically am looking to have an initial one-week touring experience in hopes of riding cross-country one day.
Any suggestions for a route? I'm considering a one-way trip from San Diego - Palm Springs. I see that there is a "Christmas Ride" between San Diego and Palm Springs, but am not sure whether it's suitable for a solo trip. Adventure Cycling has a cross-country route that starts in San Diego, but the thought of winding up in El Centro doesn't exactly excite me.
Suggestions?? Anyone?? Bueler???