2013/07: Astoria - Tillamook

  Stage 2013/07 [A007]
Astoria - Cannon Beach - Arch Cape - Wheeler - Tillamook
69 mi / 111 km
1052 Hm (garmin etrex)

 

 

Cycling from Astoria to Tillamook. Pacific coast Vancouver - San Francisco on a bicycle
 

Cycling from Vancouver to San Francisco following the Pacific Coastline.  

Stage from Astoria via Wheeler to Tillamook following Oregon´s Pacific Coastline southbound on Highway 101.

One of the most epic cycling tours of the world.

 
Astoria. Mit dem Fahrrad entlang der Pazifikküste von Vancouver nach San Francisco.
Breakfast at Astoria Coffeehouse. 
 

The Western part of Astoria River Walks leads under the Astoria-Megler Bridge and requires highest concentration once again. The combination of moist wood and rails is very unpleasant in the rain.
 
Oregon Coast Bike Route. Mit dem Fahrrad entlang der Pazifikküste von Vancouver nach San Francisco.
In contrast to Washington, the Pacific bike path in Oregon is very well signposted.
 

Today the weather is exceptionally beautiful – provided you like fog and low clouds.
 

In Cannon Beach, we first of all have a clear view of the Pacific. The coast of Oregon presents itself from its raw, windy side.
 

Take a look at the sign in the background: Ocean. Impossible to get lost.
 
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The tunnels are very small. Cyclists can activate a warning lamp at the tunnel portal by pushing a button. Besides the blinking of the warning lamp, the permissible speed is reduced to 30 mph.
 

Besides the blinking of the warning lamp, the permissible speed is reduced to 30 mph.
 

In the north of Oregon, the coast is very steep; the difference in altitude between the sea level and the Highway 101 leading along the cliffs is very high. 1000 meters in altitude per day are not much on this terrain.