Monterey

Route Information: May 14, 2014 - Stage 4 Start

Monterey offers iconic California experiences. Experience the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One. Book a Monterey hotel on the beach, then explore the shops and attractions of iconic Cannery Row. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Take a surfing lesson and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore. Play 18 holes at legendary golf courses, or just hang out at the 19th hole and watch the pros practice. Monterey County has something special for everyone.

Monterey County is located 120 miles south of San Francisco and 345 miles north of Los Angeles along the classic California corridor. The region boasts 99 miles of prime Pacific Coastline, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, three historic missions, 40,000 acres of premium vineyards, 24 golf courses and over 250 lodging properties. Monterey County includes the Monterey Peninsula, Big Sur, North County and the Salinas Valley. The Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), just three miles from historic downtown Monterey and minutes from the area’s major attractions, is served by non-stop flights to and from Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO). www.SeeMonterey.com.

"We are delighted Monterey will be a part of the 2014 AMGEN Tour of California. Many world-class sporting events are held here from the races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Now we are honored to show off nature’s spectacular and memorable setting of land and sea through the eyes of the best cyclists in the world. We welcome the pros to the challenge presented by the most dramatic coastline in the United States and warmly invite spectators to enjoy every moment of their time in Monterey."

- Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Tammy Blount