Scenic Biking along Skyline Boulevard
Visualize this: a thin black strip on top of the green Santa Cruz Mountains, with a fork leading to two equally scenic destinations. Half Moon Bay and the Saratoga wine country are clearly visible from the top. Right below the meandering roads, the two distinct shades of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean merge.
Journeys are better than destinations on Skyline Boulevard. Minutes away from the bustling Silicon Valley, Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd.) is a beautiful bike ride to clear your head. The 54-mile route from San Mateo to San Francisco is popular amongst cyclists, locals and tourists. Mountain bikers have their own picks of high-altitude trails, with a daring climb of 3,100 feet on the Skyline Loop.