Originally Posted by ac_elite
I have done half dozen trips from Victoria BC to California,
For me Avenue of the Giants, then the turn off on the 1 at Leggett to Fort Bragg, continue South on the Coast and back East on the 20 to Willits.
You have it all: Giants trees, hairpins, Elevation at the pass, Coastal cliffs, Evergreen Forests, Wineries, and some rolling desert like terrain, all on beautiful grippy tarmac with no traffic.
I did this route in the opposite direction heading north from San Fran through Sonoma to Willits. Then 20 to Ft Bragg up the coast then Avenue of the Giants. Great roads!!! Temp changes from 90 in Willits to 50's in Ft Bragg and fog city. Next time I rent a BMW not a Harley.