The Central Coast is a popular destination for biking due to its amazing climate and accessible bike paths. The Madonna Inn bike path connects guests to historic downtown San Luis Obispo, and can be found in front of Madonna Inn, adjacent the 101 Highway. Inquire with Guest Services for more information (805) 543-3000.
Onsite bike rental is available to hotel guests. Rent a hot pink cruiser, a helmet, and bike lock, based on availability. Inquire with Guest Services for more information or to reserve a bicycle (805) 543-3000.
Cerro San Luis Obispo
Cerro San Luis, known as Madonna Mountain to locals, is located in the heart of San Luis Obispo. Follow Madonna Inn bike path to trailhead. View interactive map
Off Los Osos Valley Road in SLO, turn left on Prefumo Canyon Road. Designated parking is available and is the starting point for the Irish Hills trail. The climb is mild at first but becomes more challenging as you reach the top at just about 5 miles. Great views of Morro Bay and the Seven Sisters! Turn around here for a rewarding downhill. View interactive map
Easy access to this ride is at the end of Madonna Road, or you can take the more challenging route (steeper climb) from the parking lot on Prefumo Canyon Road. From the end of Madonna Road (near Home Depot), you will find two single tracks that head up the hill. They both take you to the same destination. The one on the left is a little longer and more gradual. View interactive map
For more information on these trails and other local rides, see www.mountainbikeslocounty.com.
Wally’s Bicycle Rental
Located just minutes from Madonna Inn. (805) 544-4116 www.wallysbikes.com
Wheel Fun Rentals
Located in Pismo Beach. Try a surrey with fringe on top or one of their other specialty cycles. (805) 773-0296 www.wheelfunrentals.com