WALK THE BAY – Santa Cruz to Monterey

Your coastal path around the Monterey Bay is highlighted by scenic harbors, coastal bluffs, quaint villages, river crossings, beautiful beaches and abundant marine life, resting nightly in comfortable coastal lodges.

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BAY TO BRIDGE – Half Moon Bay to San Francisco

Your journey follows coastal bluffs, empty beaches, and mountain trails with gorgeous vistas. You'll pass through historic bootlegger landings, iconic "Mavericks" surf break, thrilling hang gliding areas, all the way to San Francisco, finishing at the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Is a self-guided inn-to-inn trip for you?

Inn-to-inn walking means you walk the entire distance between lodging while your luggage is moved for you each day. Walk unencumbered all day. Enjoy all your creature comforts each evening. Read this San Francisco Chronicle feature about the entire experience of walking around the Monterey Bay

SUNSET SPECIAL – Half Moon Bay to Pacifica

As seen in Sunset Magazine! For those of you short of time who want to experience the cool coastal charm of the San Mateo Coast…..

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Who are we?

Slow Adventure was born out of a desire to create a walking experience on the Monterey Bay to equal any of the great walks around the world.

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Hear what others have to say about us

Margaret has been leading our family on slow adventures for almost 50 years. We can’t say it’s been dull. Don’t miss a chance to see Monterey Bay from her unique perspective.

The Leonard Family, Santa Cruz, CA

Margaret is an amazing trip leader. Her love of Monterey Bay is infectious…in a good way.

The Paul Sheils Family, Newtown, PA

We just finished the walk – what an amazing experience!! Exceeded my expectations – I can’t recommend it highly enough to anyone who wants to explore the stunningly beautiful Monterey Bay, and experience the serenity and wild of hours of beach exploration. Do it!

Liza Culick, Ben Lomond, CA