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Year round, but best April-November

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 from $1,575 per person The trip price includes five nights of lodging, luggage transport each day, breakfast each day, 3 lunches taxes, 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. 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 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 $500 deposit per person – $150 of the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation within 7 days of arrival are subject to hotel penalties. Cancellation within 3 days may be completely non -refundable. 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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