Santa Cruz to Monterey
Self-Guided Inn to Inn Walking Adventure Around the Monterey Bay
This is a 6 day / 5 night inn to inn walking vacation. You will stay at oceanfront (or ocean side) lodging each night from Santa Cruz to Monterey, as you walk the entire coastline of the Monterey Bay. The total distance will range from a minimum of 40 miles to over 50 miles, depending upon your route preference and desire to take optional hikes on your arrival and departure dates.
|IINCLUDED|| Unique coastal lodging each night
Five breakfasts and one lunch
Luggage transfers each day
Detailed maps and walking notes
Sunday – Arrive at The Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. You will have an ocean view room overlooking the Santa Cruz Wharf. Day free for exploring this vibrant beach community with several excellent coastal walks. Many excellent restaurants are nearby for dinner.
Monday – Walk begins after breakfast at your hotel. You’ll pick up lunch along the trail at a local cafe/deli or choose an oceanfront restaurant in Capitola right on the route. Walk 10 miles to the Aptos Seascape Resort. You’ll have an ocean view room high on the bluffs with fireplace, deck, and wet bar. Enjoy the many amenities at the resort, including a fine restaurant and bar.
Tuesday – Walk begins after breakfast at your hotel. You’ll pick up your lunch along the trail at small market/cafe. Walk 11 miles from Aptos Seascape Resort to Captain’s Inn in Moss Landing. You’ll cross the Pajaro River with the assistance of a local guide, if necessary. You’ll have a room at this historic B&B set in the downtown along the harbor canal with a wide variety of birdlife.
Wednesday – Walk begins after breakfast at the B&B. You’ll pick up your lunch before you set off at a choice of two small markets/cafes. Walk 7.5 miles from Moss Landing to Sanctuary Beach Resort. You’ll cross the Salinas River with the assistance of a local guide, if necessary. You’ll be on the dunes in a fireplace room with deck overlooking the ocean.
Thursday – Walk begins after breakfast delivered to your room. A custom ordered lunch will be delivered to the hotel prior to you hitting the trail. Walk 10.5 miles from Marina to Monterey, enjoying California’s newest State Park, Fort Ord Dunes. You’ll finish at Fisherman’s Wharf and walk along the shoreline to your hotel at Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Inn or The Victorian Inn.
Friday – Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy optional walks to Pacific Grove and/or Pebble Beach or enjoy the many sights of Monterey, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The price for this trip is $1,495 per person, sharing a room and bed; $1,595 with separate beds; $1,995 for your own room. The trip price includes five nights of lodging, luggage transport each day, breakfast each day, lunch on the final day, taxes, tips, and service fees. In addition, each walker will be provided an extensive trip dossier with maps, narrative directions, historical notes, and nature guides, a local guide for 24/7 telephone support, and memorable trip souvenirs. The only additional expenses most walkers incur are the cost of lunches on three of the days and dinners each night.
All trips require a non-refundable $500 deposit per person. Once this is paid and you have been sent your tour packet, the $500 is non-refundable if you cannot come on the trip for any reason. If you notify us 60 days before the start of your trip, we will refund everything you have paid with the exception of the $500. If you notify us prior to 30 days before the trip begins, we will refund you 50% of the trip price. If you notify us within 30 days of the trip, we can only refund you 20% of the trip cost as we will have had to pay for your hotel rooms. We recommend you invest in trip insurance to compensate you for any losses. You may transfer from one trip to another up to 60 days before departure date without penalty.
Please call 831-332-7923 or email Slowadventure@icloud.com with any questions
For those that enjoy a slower pace, this trip can be arranged to spread the same walking route over 5 full days, rather than 4. Please ask!
High Season Surcharge
Many of our inns have seasonal rate adjustments that may result in a small high season surcharge ($50-$100 per person), particularly during late June, July, August, and early September.
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