Hi WS Community,
We are 8months in to a big cycle trip and are currently heading North passing over the California border to Oregon (Crescent City). While we are loving the coastline and the State Parks, we are struggling with the heavily trafficked Highway 101 and yesterday had the most stressful day of too close, too fast, horn honking traffic so are reluctantly deciding to leave the 101. Giving up the bike is altogether too upsetting, so we are looking to try and track inland , perhaps to get to the Sierra Cascades route North? We would be so grateful for cyclists advice on which routes have less traffic and introduce us to the beautiful landscape of Oregon. We had intended going Noth to Vancouver Island, but I guess if we end up anywhere we can rent a car for a couple of days and shoot up in that direction at the end of 2 to 4 weeks.
Any advice on where is best to leave the 101 to turn inland? Any advice on routes and loops once inland?
Allie and Rog