Pleasants Valley - Cantelow - HWY 128 + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Beautiful, scenic, twisty backroads loop in the Vacaville/Winters/Lake Berryessa area. Start off going South on Monte Vista Road in Vacaville, turn right onto Dobbins Street, Dobbins Street turns into Gibson Canyon Road, take a left at the dead end onto Cantelow Road, continue straight onto Cantelow Road as road becomes narrower, steeper, and more twisty, take a right at the dead end onto Pleasants Valley Road, stop and have a picnic and beautiful shady Lake Solano Park right before the dead end, take a right at the dead end onto CA 128 towards Winters, take a right onto Railroad Ave and stop for a drink in Historic, rustic, Downtown Winters. Continue onto Railroad Avenue. Railroad Avenue turns into Putah Creek Road. Continue onto Putah Creek Road. Take a Left on Pleasants Valley Road. Loop ends at the I-80 overpass.
This route carves up the scenic English Hills into a breathtaking series of roads, complete with thick forest covering the road, amber (or green if winter) hills, beautiful lakes complete with weeping willows, historic small town Winters, and stretches of twisty road that make for incredibly fun riding.
This route is full of curves, some of them broad and sweeping, with many twisties. The terrain itself is at times both steep and flat. The pavement is very well maintained, with no/few gravel spits on the inside of corners. Entirety of the route is paved road. Road can be narrow at times so attention must be paid to oncoming traffic.
Lake Solano is a great place to drink some water or have a snack. There are no gas stations, restaurants, or bathrooms between the start of the route and about 40 minutes into the route. Downtown Winters has a lot of truly great restaurants and makes for an excellent place to stop with your significant other. There are many scenic, historic bridges, as well.
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