AROSC Self-Directed Driving Tours
in the Time of Covid

Let's Roll!

In our Activities Survey in March, many of you were comfortable heading out on your own or with bubble mates to exercise your Alfa and day drives of 2, 4 or 6 hours were of interest.

So ecco qui; here you are!

Please use the links in the headlines below to access driving instructions.

Preparatory notes are included below the links on 1) a backroads jaunt to Ojai, 2) a gimmicky loop through Orange County and 3) a canyon-carving excursion along the Malibu Coast.


Valencia to Ojai
Google Map of the route (won't give real time navigation instructions): Ojai Tour 13.
Drivers could do half of the tour if they don't want to drive so far. Either come up from Valencia and conclude in Gorman, or start near Gorman at the Flying J Travel Center 42810 Frazier Mountain Park Rd, Lebec and conclude in Ojai. It's not in the instructions, but we also stopped at the Santa Barbara Pistachio Company 3380 CA-33, Maricopa, CA 93252, which has a restroom. The restaurant in Ojai evolved into Osteria Monte Grappa, 242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023.
Orange County
The route is not complex, but there are not a lot of specifics on mileage of the segments or rest stops, so you need to drive mindfully. Eateries at the end point in Dana Point harbor cannot be guaranteed - they may have changed format or changed ownership - but Jon's Fish Market indicates online that they are open. We suggest researching before your drive. If you want someone to grade your trivia paper, send it via email to info@aroc-org
Malibu Coast
The restaurant we dined in at the conclusion of the drive, Giannfraco's Trattoria, indicates on their website that they are open for patio and indoor dining, but please check with them before arriving.

Last Updated 4 May 2021