103 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Tour of Long Beach • Climbs
Tour of Long Beach • Description
The Tour of Long Beach is a great ride along the South Coast, with a flat loop at its northern end and a hilly loop at the southern end.
The course starts in downtown Long Beach and initially leads north on Los Angeles River Trail. It then connects to San Gabriel River Trail, adds two loops in El Dorado Park, and heads back south to the coast.
After passing through Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach, the ride turns inland in Corona del Mar. It leads over Newport Coast to UC Irvine and Turtle Rock, followed by Shady Canyon and Laguna Canyon, which heads back to the coast.
From Laguna Beach the route leads north on Pacific Coast Highway, again passing through the beach cities. Finally the ride visits Naples Island and follows Long Beach Trail, which heads back to downtown.
Tour of Long Beach • Interactive Map
Tour of Long Beach • Pictures
Tour of Long Beach
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries