Meredith Cherry

Cherry has put together an exhaustive (in more ways than one) guide to missions up and down the state.  -- The Sacramento Bee

El Camino Real, or the King's Road, was the route that originally connected the 21 missions of Spanish California. Traveling this ancient byway is an ideal way to visit the best sights of California. Journey through the countryside and cities of California's coastline while experiencing history, tasting local cuisine, and having the adventure of a lifetime!

More than just the missions! The best choices for restaurants, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts and hotels along the way are all included to make your trip comfortable and memorable.   Detailed maps side by side with suggested stops, so all the information you need is accessible at a glance.

This guidebook is the ultimate reference for bicycle touring El Camino Real. Detailed maps, grade and elevation information will help to guide you for the entire 850 miles, plus all the best sightseeing, food and accommodations.

Along the King's Road: