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Blazing the trails by bicycle, this Maverick knows every route for a memorable and safe sipping trip. Whether you are looking to find the most scenic route, an undiscovered winery or a romantic spot for dinner after a day on the road, Mike Milby has his wheels turning to plan the perfect tour with his company, Paso Bike Tours. Forget the typical traveling tactics and hop on this two-wheeled itinerary with The Cyclist.
Breakfast at Good2Go
Taste: Stop by Good2Go's great little kiosk in downtown Paso for a good old cup of coffee, hot or cold. Fuel up with one of their fantastic breakfast burritos.
Maverick Tip: This coffee shop serves Dark Nectar coffee roasted in Templeton, the next town over. Dark Nectar also leads bike tours on Tuesday and Sunday mornings!
Lunch to Go at Di Raimondo’s Italian Market & Cheese Shop
Eat: Choose from their excellent selection of meats and cheeses to build a platter to go. I love to bring my cycling groups here to pick up a variety of snacks for the road. A platter from Di Raimondo’s will be the perfect pairing for our tasting stops ahead.
Maverick Tip: Owner Jean Higgins will provide stellar recommendations on wine and cheese pairings. This European-style market also sells specialty items like hard-to-find dried Italian pastas, sauces and olive oils.
Adelaida Bike Ride
Maverick Tip: This is a great ride on the far west side for cyclists of all abilities. Start in downtown Paso and head west along 24th St. Turn left onto Adelaida Rd. and get ready to climb! Go back the way you came, or for a longer route turn left onto Vineyard Dr., left onto Peachy Canyon Rd. and head all the way back to downtown.
Adelaida Bike Ride Stop 1 – Wine Tasting at Kiamie Wine Cellars
Taste: Kiamie’s rosé is delicious during any season, and they also create great white and red blends.
Maverick Tip: This is probably one of the better-kept secrets on the far west side of Paso. This small-lot winery only produces around 2,000-3,000 cases annually. Their tasting room is also located in an old homestead dating back to the 1870s.
Adelaida Bike Ride Stop 2 – Lunch and Wine Tasting at Adelaida Vineyards
Taste: Adelaida Vineyards has some wonderful zinfandels that I just love, especially the dry-farmed zin!
Maverick Tip: They offer a few unique tasting options, one of which is the Hilltop Tasting, which at 2,320 feet, marks the highest elevation in Paso.
Afternoon Treat at Batch
Taste: Reward yourself after a day of cycling with a made-to-order ice cream sandwich from Batch. Choose from a wide variety of freshly baked cookies, homemade ice cream, and your favorite toppings.
Maverick Tip: They bake cookies fresh daily and also source and craft their ice cream locally. If you have any dietary restrictions, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available.
Dinner at Paso Terra
Taste: The dishes at Paso Terra are exploding with flavor, and diners are greeted with a complimentary glass of bubbly and an amuse-bouche, usually served by the chef’s wife.
Maverick Tip: Chef Andre is the creator of the beautiful acrylic and watercolor paintings adorning the walls in addition to the beautiful dishes served daily. His fish drawing recently won first place at the California Mid-State Fair!
Breakfast at Indulge Restaurant at The Oaks Hotel
Taste: Whether or not you’re staying at The Oaks, their restaurant – Indulge – offers a delicious breakfast buffet with a great omelet bar.
Maverick Tip: For hotel guests, The Oaks is a great launching point for rides to San Miguel as well as the east or west side of Paso Robles.
Lunch to Go at Red Scooter Deli
Eat: I’d tell you favorite sandwich if I could, but with a selection of over 40 sandwich options, I like to change up my order every time I stop by Red Scooter Deli. You’ll certainly find a favorite here or you can build your own. They can even accommodate special dietary needs.
Maverick Tip: If you want to take a sandwich to go, we have special handlebar bags so you can bring your food along for the ride.
Peachy Canyon Bike Ride
Maverick Tip: This is another great ride for all abilities through the beautiful Oak trees. From downtown, you can ride a loop by heading south on Vine St., make a right on Hwy. 46, right on Oakdale Rd.,right on Las Tablas Willow Creek Rd., right on Willow Creek Rd., right on Peachy Canyon Rd. and head straight back to downtown.
Peachy Canyon Bike Ride Stop 1 – Wine Tasting at Red Soles Winery & Stillhouse
Taste: The limoncello! Red Soles has some really great Petit Syrahs and Cabernets, but they also produce award-winning distilled spirits including limoncello, cinnamon hooch, and absinthe.
Maverick Tip: This is a small, family-run business that only sells their wine and spirits from their tasting room here in Paso. You’ll have to head out here to experience their offerings firsthand.
Peachy Canyon Bike Ride Stop 2 – Wine Tasting at Nadeau Family Vintners
Taste: If you are a fan of reds, specifically zinfandels, Nadeau has the biggest, baddest red zins that I just love, but I’ll let you figure out which one is my favorite.
Maverick Tip: You can also find some great pieces of jewelry in the tasting room that are handmade by the owner’s wife, Patty!
Peachy Canyon Bike Ride Stop 3 – Wine Tasting at Law Estate Wines
Taste: At Law Estate Wine, you can taste eight Rhône-style wines. All wines are offered at the same price, encouraging visitors to choose to purchase their favorite wine rather than the best-priced wine.
Maverick Tip: Tastings here are by appointment only; so don’t forget to make your reservations to see this beautiful tasting room next time you’re in town.
K-Man Cycle & Run
Explore: This local cycling shop has road bikes, dirt bikes, BMX, you name it. This is where I come when I’m looking for new bikes for my fleet.
Maverick Tip: K-Man Cycle and Run has a full service area so if anything happens to your personal or rental bike, they can get you fixed up and back on the road!
Dinner at Buona Tavola
Eat: I always recommend Buona Tavola because they offer generous portions of authentic Italian cuisine, and their menu features something for everyone.
Maverick Tip: My wife and I often stop in here for a date night because the staff and food are consistently incredible.