Avila Beach Activities

SLO Ulra Bike Racing 2016

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Get up close and personal with Bob Roll and some of the best riders in the country at the SLO Gran Fondo special event. After a 40 mile ride through the Edna Valley wine country toward Lopez Lake enjoy socializing over cocktails and food. Get up close & personal with cycling industry experts and top riders, gain insight and get inspired, while we wine taste and nosh our way into the depths of roadie bliss. We will relax in oceanfront Avila Beach and enjoy amazing food, Sinor-LaVallee wines and ice cold beer. You will have direct contact & deep conversations with the pros, a turn sheet & course support, autographed poster, bike valet and priceless memories.

All riders start at Avila Beach Pier with three pace groups (easy, moderate, hard) to be lead by a Race SLO Team member and Professional cyclist (or two or three). We will all travel the same route through the Edna Valley SLO Wine Country towards Lopez Lake mountains and back for a comfortable 40 miles. This non-timed ride will take 2 to 3 hours and start at 7:30am sharp at the pier. Bike sag, mechanical support as well as motorcycle and bike lead escorts will be provided during the ride. Free bike valet will be available for the after party. All rides will start and finish in the beautiful town of Avila Beach.


Book your Avila Beach stay today!

Pick your perfect training ground in Avila Beach. There are miles of both scenic and challenging bike paths and trails, clean pure ocean waters to swim and miles of outdoor running along the beach or into pristine oak laden canyons. Whether you want to just enjoy a day in nature or go for a month long training regime, Avila Beach offers it all. And after a day of training there are many ways to relax too. You'll enjoy natural mineral spas, local wine tasting in town, fresh seafood at one of our many restaurants along with wonderful accommodations where you can restore and relax.

Enjoy the friendliest climate on California’s Central Coast along the sparkling Pacific that’s so easy to reach right between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Bask in a warm sunny microclimate and stroll on our beautiful, pet friendly beaches. Swim, surf, sail and kayak the harbor with sea lions, otters, pelicans and other beautiful creatures. Taste locally produced award-winning wines in our downtown tasting rooms and at wineries throughout the Avila Valley. Pick some of California’s best apples at our See Canyon Orchards and experience the harvest at our local farms. Surround yourself with world-class amenities, great hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, boutiques and shops.

Visit the race website at www.slogranfondo.com for more information.

Lodging Specials

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa offering a wonderful rate—and exceptional experience—for those attending the SLO Gran Fondo.

The resort is located on over 100 acres, in the beautiful Avila Valley, and is only moments from downtown Avila Beach and the start of the Gran Fondo.

Stay in a newly renovated One-Bedroom Queen Spa Suite, with a private balcony hot tub and fireplace, for only $199 per night, Friday, October 27 and/or Saturday, October 28. That is a saving of $100!

Or stay three nights, Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, and receive your Sunday night stay, October 29, for only $99! You’ll be relaxed and prepared for the Race on Saturday, and be able to take advantage of everything happening this weekend.

On Sunday, take the VIP Ride & Wine with Bob Roll and explore our local area, including its 11 exceptional wineries, the pristine beaches, the popular Avila Barn, and the charming village of Avila Beach.

To receive these discounted rates, just mention you are an attendee of the SLO Gran Fondo.

Sycamore’s award-winning spa features an innovative selection of massage, facials, and body treatments, as well as numerous day spa packages. And the resort’s Gardens of Avila Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and highlights intimate dining, a lively lounge, and outdoor patios.

Sycamoresprings.com - 805.595.7302

The $199 per night rate for a one-bedroom queen spa suite is available on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. The Stay Two Nights—at only $199—get the Third Night for $99 Offer is valid Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, with check-out on Monday, October 30. The $99 is applied to Sunday night. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Rates do not include taxes or the $25 nightly resort fee.

Enjoy your stay at the Avila Lighthouse Suites October 26th-31st.  Stay 3 nights and receive 50% off one night. To receive this discount follow the link below.

SLO GranFondo at Avila Lighthouse Suites

Book a Stay Steps from the Sand. Reserve your stay at one of the most beautiful ocean front resorts in California. Our Avila Beach hotel gives you the best of California's Central Coast right at your doorstep. View our suites to learn more about our lodging, and check our amenities to see how we turn our hotel into your home away from home.

Ride SLO

Featuring Avila Beach’s only state-of-the-art Athletic Club, a locally renowned day spa, and a health and wellness inspired room service menu, the Avila Village Inn is the perfect destination for outdoor runners. 

Nestled along the Bob Jones City to Sea Trail—a 1.7 mile long path that leads guests through the lush oak laden canyons of Avila Beach, to its quaint seaside downtown—the Avila Village Inn’s thirty intimate guestrooms are sure to provide a quiet and peaceful home base during this year’s SLO Ultra.


  • 20% off a two-night, or more stay in a king room with private hot tub & fireplace (Valid during SLO Gran Fondo Weekend only; Thursday thru Monday)
  • A $100- Gift Certificate good for any return visit of two-nights or more
  • $30- in dining credits at the Oasis Grille at Avila Bay Club
  • Free daily yoga, Pilates and spin classes*
  • $10- off any massage, or spa service
  • Avila Village Inn

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