Stops along the way
The canyon and ocean views are amazing and the stops along the way are great. Here are some key places on the route where you might want to get off your bike and stretch, drink or grab a bite.
Mile 1: Irvine Spectrum Center
If you’d like a cup of coffee before setting out on your ride take a quick detour to Irvine Spectrum Center. It’s before you hit mile 1 just off Alton Parkway.
Coffee spots include:
Mile II: Laguna Beach
At mile 11 you’ll arrive in Laguna Beach. There are plenty of places to stop for nourishment or you can simply take off your shoes and sink your feet into the sand at Main Beach. The Urth Caffe is always a favorite.
Nicks’ Laguna Beach
Mile 14: Crystal Cove Shopping Center
Another great spot to stop along PCH is Crystal Cove Shopping Center where you’ll find a great selection of restaurants and coffee spots.
Mile 18: Newport Coast Shopping Center
Between mile 18 and 19 is the Newport Coast Shopping Center with more restaurants and places to relax and recover from the steep hill climb from PCH!
The final 9 miles takes you along the trail system that weaves through the exclusive neighborhood of Shady Canyon and eventually into Irvine and back to the Metrolink Station.