Sea Kayaking at La Jolla Sea Caves – An adventurous workout just west of San Diego’s all-business Golden Triangle area can be done from rent a boat from local outfitter like Hike Bike Kayak (or other options) and head south for about 25 minutes to reach this string of seven sea caves. It is for sure a mixing of training with touring. Check more info at www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/beaches
In San Francisco
Mountain Bike at Mt. Tamalpais – With just nine miles from the Golden Gate Bridge you will find one of the world’s premier fattier playgrounds where mountain biking was born. The region boasts nearly 70 miles of fire roads and single-track trails. There is a 45-mile route that takes cyclists on a journey that climbs and descends a number of ranges before the ascent to the top of Mt. Tamalpais.
You can stop for amazing views and continue on a loop around the mountain and then head back to the Headlands – if you go in group, for a great BBQ and stories around the campfire. But there are turn-back options at the 5, 10 and 16 mile mark, creating loops of 10, 20 and 32 miles. For moderate workout, you can go to Mill Valley and rent a ride at Mt. Tam Bikes (or other options) and head for the 5 mile Old Railroad Grade trail. More info at www.parks.ca.gov
In Los Angeles
Hiking at Hollywood Hills – From the gate at the end of Fuller St. in Hollywood and just few blocks west from La Brea Blvd and North of Franklin Ave you get into the Runyon Canyon Park. Start a pretty cool workout (and maybe, see some celebrities doing the same!). If you don’t know the location, it should be a big surprise for you! We consider it a must for the workout, the spectacular view and the beautiful people! Just a few blocks from the traffic and noise of Hollywood, up to the hills, and found out also moments of peace.