5 days

Half Moon Bay to San Francisco/Sausalito

Self-Guided Inn to Inn Walking Adventure along the coast to San Francisco

This is a 5 day / 4 night inn to inn hiking vacation. You will stay at coastal lodging each night from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco, as you walk the entire coastline of Half Moon Bay and up along the Outer Coast to San Francisco. The total distance will be 44 miles over 4 days.

 A leisurely and longer walk covers the same distance in a 6 day, 5 night trip. Send us an email and inquire about our Leisurely Bay to Bridge.
DISTANCE 44 miles
DEPART Half Moon Bay
ARRIVE San Francisco/Sausalito
INCLUDED Unique coastal lodging each night
Four breakfasts
Luggage transfers each day
Detailed maps and walking notes

Classic Self-Guided Inn to Inn Coastal Adventure


Day 1

Sunday – Arrive in Half Moon Bay. You will stay at the Half Moon Bay Inn in the historic downtown. Optional warm up walks will be available upon your arrival. Many fine and casual dining options are available just steps from your hotel.


Day 2

Monday – Walk begins after breakfast at a popular local cafe. You’ll find many lunch options along the route. Your 11 mile walk will take you through the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve to the Seal Cove Inn in Moss Beach. Enjoy wine at the inn and walk through their garden or walk steps to beach and enjoy the sunset.


Day 3

Tuesday – Walk begins after breakfast at your inn. You can pick up lunch along the trail at a well known deli with a huge menu. Walk 11 miles to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. Enjoy the coastal hill route for fabulous views and moderate elevation gain. You’ll stay on the beach at the Lighthouse Hotel with an ocean view restaurant and bar, The Moonraker.


Day 4

Wednesday – Walk begins after an ocean view breakfast at your hotel. You can enjoy lunch at several stops along the route including Columbo’s Deli. Walk 10 miles from Pacifica to San Francisco. You’ll finish at Ocean Beach and stay at the historic Ocean Park Motel, an award winning art deco motel.


Day 5

Thursday – Walk begins after breakfast in a neighborhood coffee house. You’ll walk pathways along Ocean Beach, and navigate scenic ocean view paths to the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping for lunch along the route and several fine dining establishments or an excellent cafe. Cross the bridge and stay in Sausalito or return to your chosen lodging (Thursday night lodging is not included in the trip price) or, take a shuttle to the airport.

The price for this trip is $1595 per person for two people sharing a bed or $1795 per person for two people sharing a room, but in separate beds, with separate rooms the night at Seal Cove Inn. Solo walkers pay $2095. The trip price includes four nights of lodging, luggage transport each day, breakfast each 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, and memorable trip souvenirs. The only additional expense most walkers incur is the cost of lunches and dinners.

The lodging for this trip is extremely limited. No group will be larger than 12 persons. You must pay a $500 per person NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. The balance will be due 60 days prior to your departure date. You will be sent a trip book with maps, instructions, packing list, historic notes, and luggage tags later as soon as your deposit is received.

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 $500.00. 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 at that time. We recommend you invest in trip insurance to compensate you for these types of 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 marie@getgone.com with any questions

This trip can be modified to accommodate a slower pace with the same mileage over 5 days of walking, rather than 4. Ask us about this option!

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
July 8, 2017

Trust Margaret–She’s created a unique experience-a great way to see The Bay Area Coast..
Every thing is taken care of-so you can just enjoy your walk.
If there is a problem,Margaret will solve it immediately.
We’ve done both walks now-and recommend them.
If you can-Go!

February 5, 2017

We’ve done self-guided walking trips with other companies and Slow Adventures is the best by far! Top notch attention to detail, a wonderful host/organizer (yay Margaret!), and just the right amount of walking, eating, and resting. And having the ocean on one side means you don’t get lost!

February 4, 2017

This hike was my second with Slow Adventures and I did this as a solo walker. I found the experience to be one of the best hikes I’ve had. The directions were detailed and accurate. Even the restrooms are identified. The walk proved to be a mix of easy walking with beautiful views to the more challenging hike over Montera Mountain, also with beautiful views. The final day, along the beach to San Francisco with the sheer cliff on one side and the Pacific on the other is one for the memory books. I cannot recommend this hike highly enough.

November 19, 2016

 “It is really a wonderful product you have put together. I loved the views, the exercise, the eclectic hotels and restaurants.  It truly was one of my favorite trips.”

November 19, 2016

It was the perfect way to see the countryside: an unexpected variety of terrain taken at a great pace. The accommodations were really comfortable, tons of food with lots of choices… And we were prepared for all of this with a surfeit of maps, minutely detailed written instructions, animal guides, admonitions and Crackerjacks. Couldn’t have been easier! Thanks so much.

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