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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SUNRISE SPECIAL – Santa Cruz to Moss Landing

This is a 4 day / 3 night inn to inn walking vacation. You will stay at oceanfront (or ocean side) lodging each night from Santa Cruz to Moss Landing, as you walk much of the Monterey Bay coastline. The total distance will be 24 miles in three days.

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SUNSET SPECIAL – Half Moon Bay to Pacifica

This is a 4 day / 3 night inn to inn hiking vacation. You will stay at unique coastal lodging each night from Half Moon Bay to Pacifica, as you walk the best coastline trails. The total distance will be 20 miles in 3 days.

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Explore Croatia

Inn-to-inn hiking along the Dalmatian coast. This is a 7 day/6 night self-guided inn to inn walking trip for walking enthusiasts who want to independently explore the best of the Croatian coastline.

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Inn to Inn Birding

North America's ONLY inn to inn birding experience. Spend four days along the California coast with expert ornithologist, Alvaro Jaramillo, author of Birds of California. You'll stay each night in coastal lodging and walk approximately 5 miles each day while birding the varied landscapes and terrain. Your luggage will be moved from inn to inn allowing you the freedom to travel without a back pack. Breakfasts are included, as well as lunches along the trail. A wine tasting, a beer tasting, a cocktail reception, and two dinners are also included.

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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

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