California’s fabled Route 1 is one of the most scenic drives in the world and it does not disappoint. Our trip on this classic drive almost never happened. Several people cautioned us about taking an RV up this stretch of road, sufficiently spooking Alayne, and nearly resigning us to take the 101 instead. However, this is a drive I have always wanted to do, and after talking with a few fellow RVers, who had taken the trip in larger rigs than ours, we regained confidence and headed up the coast.
California Route 1 has many different personalities. At times it is an in-town freeway, sometimes a two lane country road, and at others, it clings to the sides of cliffs with sharp switchbacks and steep drop-offs. It is these changes that make the 1 always interesting.