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California Spring Tour

13 - 20 May 2022

Experience the beauty of California’s Central Coast. Visit legendary sites in San Francisco, cycle the historic trails of Monterey Bay and cruise through giant redwood groves while forming new friendships in Santa Cruz and beyond.


This year’s CCE Spring program will be abbreviated from years past and is intended to include new friends from various areas within the US.


  • Participants pay their own transportation to SFO or SJC airports.

  • CCE will provide local transportation and some meals.
    Participants will be asked to pay for some meals.


Bikes can be provided by CCE on request. 


Lodging will be provided by CCE.


  • Apply here.

  • Application deadline: 30 March 2022.

  • Confirmation of acceptance to the program will be sent by 15 April 2022.

  • Spaces are limited to 15 participants.

General requirements

  • General good health and physical fitness.

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID -19.

  • Must have individual health insurance.


Able to ride 50 miles per day.



Prepared to participate in all group activities, such as hiking, cooking, sightseeing and cultural exchange.


All participants are required to assist with the production of the Strawberry Fields Forever event, the fundraiser for all CCE exchange programs.

See itinerary below.

All applications must be received by 30 March 2022


California Spring Tour
Tentative itinerary

13 May

  • Guest riders arrive in Santa Cruz.

  • Airport arrangements to be arranged.

  • Check into Santa Cruz Hostel

14 May

Preparations for the Strawberry Fields Forever fundraiser event.

15 May

Strawberry Fields Forever fundraiser event.

16 May

  • Wrap up Strawberry Fields Forever fundraiser event.

  • Transport participants and bikes to San Francisco.

  • Check into Fort Mason Hostel.

  • Dinner at hostel or dine out individually.

17 May

Bike tour through San Francisco.

18 May

  • Bike tour along the California coast, visit redwood forests and much more.

  • Return to Santa Cruz.

  • Check into Santa Cruz Hostel.

19 May

Bike tour through Santa Cruz, Monterey or to Pebble Beach.

20 May

  • Good-bye breakfast celebration.

  • Return guests to airports.