Cruise the Roads of Highway 1 & Take a Break in Cambria, CA This Summer

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Visit Cambria: the perfect place from which to explore the Central Coast

Ride Highway 1 in style!

Ride Highway 1 in style!

The Nacimiento-Fergusson Road detour takes riders and drivers up into the hills above the coast, offering exciting, curvy roads and stunning views.

Whether visitors are coming from San Francisco or Los Angeles, Cambria is the perfect place to press pause on a road trip adventure and unwind. It's the halfway point between the two major cities-with a variety of lodging properties, delicious restaurants, exciting sights, and engaging activities, motorists will leave Cambria for the next leg of their journey feeling refreshed and relaxed. On Main Street in Cambria, everything is close by, so visitors can park their bikes and discover all this little coastal town has to offer. Below are some of the things that road trippers and motorcyclists are sure to enjoy during their next Highway 1 adventure.

With Highway 1 still closed north of Ragged Point due to mudslides, the road trip is even more special: the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road detour takes riders and drivers up into the hills above the coast, offering exciting, curvy roads and stunning views. Coming from the north or south, take this detour through Paso Robles and enjoy a new side of the Central Coast.


Breakfast at Cambria Coffee Roasting Company

Grab a coffee and an olallieberry muffin (or any other delicious baked treat) at any point during your stay-there's an upstairs balcony that's perfect for scoping out the local motorcycle and automobile scene. The gourmet and specialty coffees offered at this quaint, local hotspot are roasted in-house, meaning you've likely never tasted fresher brews.

Lunch at Boni's Tacos

This place may be described as a "hole in the wall," but everyone knows that's where to go for the best tacos. Boni's is one of Cambria's best-kept secrets. Customers rave about the carne asada and al pastor, but try the unique potato taquitos, too.

Dinner at Robin's Restaurant

Robin's is known for its creative international fare, farm-to-table selections, and charming atmosphere. It's located in a historic building, but you'll likely be distracted by the incredible food and wine selection.

Dessert at Linn's Easy as Pie Café

It wouldn't be a trip to Cambria without some famous olallieberry pie. This local staple is beyond delicious, but honestly, we won't fault you for trying some of Linn's other delicious olallieberry desserts!

Drinks at Mozzi's Saloon

Established in 1866, Mozzi's Saloon is the one and only historic biker bar in Cambria. Completely remodeled in 2007 with the original ambiance of yesteryear-full bar, live music, pool and snooker tables, friendly atmosphere, and bar menu-Mozzi's has it all.


Day Trip: Gorda

From the Pacific Ocean's famed Elephant Seals to a 140-year-old light station on a rugged, windswept coastal point, when you head north from Cambria to Gorda there is something to see around every turn. Right now, when coming from Cambria, visitors will need to take the Nacimiento-Fergusson detour to reach Gorda. Hug the coastline as you pass Moonstone Beach before cruising onto the iconic Highway 1.

Day Trip: Santa Rosa Creek Road

Heading inland from the coast, this short journey is perfect for nature lovers. The winding road featured on this route is lush, green, and very peaceful, plus there are a few hidden gems to see along the way. It eventually connects with Old Creek Road, an equally tranquil ride filled with tight turns and a beautiful, verdant landscape.

Day Trip: Cayucos
This beautiful journey along iconic Highway 1 offers plenty of vistas and ocean views as you head from Cambria to Cayucos. While considered a fairly short trip, there are plenty of stopping points to make this journey into a full day.

Day Trip: Montaña de Oro
The adventure to Montaña de Oro and back is packed with natural wonders. Take a quick detour down the trails of Fiscalini Ranch, stop for a hike in the Harmony Headlands, and explore the beach, tide pools, and caves at Spooner's Cove-then cap off the perfect day with a burger at House of Juju by the Bay.

Day Trip: Avila Beach
This route is the perfect blend of natural beauty and classic beach town ambiance. Going to Avila Beach and back is a great way to get a taste of the coast. Take a break in Morro Bay and check out the awe-inspiring Morro Rock, then head to a delicious lunch at the Ocean Grill in Avila.

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