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.
| Unique coastal lodging each night
Daily breakfast – – includes 2 lunches
Luggage transfers each day
Detailed maps and walking notes
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 $1,625 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 expenses most walkers incur are the cost of lunches on three of the days and dinners each night.
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 any losses. You may transfer from one trip to another up to 60 days before departure date without penalty.
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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!
9 day 8 night trip that includes open Pacific Ocean coast walk and redwood forests.