Bike & hike in Monterey, Pacific Grove & Carmel, California
Date: Thanksgiving 2006
Duration: four days
Distance: 20 miles
Transportation: car, bike, foot
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We left San Francisco on Novembre 23rd, drove down Highway 1 to Pacific Grove and spent four days hiking on the shore trails and biking on the 17 Mile Drive between Monterey and Carmel, through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.
Pacific Grove happened to be a great location to spend these few nights as it was a very quite location and a short walking distance to the shoreline at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula. It's easy to come enjoy the sunset on the Pacific Ocean and listen to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore.
Evenings are a bit too quite though in terms of access to any kind of restaurant. Driving towards downtown Monterey remained the only solution for late dinners. Therefore it's tough to just drop off your car and forget about it.
The Sunset Inn motel provided a complimentary breakfast that was enough to get us started until lunch time.
Half Moon Bay and Mavericks surf spot in the background
where elephant seals come to mate and give birth
Visits are organized by park rangers during the season
near the shoreline at the tip of the Monterey peninsula
affordable, comfortable and quite
Spacious and comfortable
Short walking distance to the shoreline
easy access to the 17 Mile Drive and its trails
A crib fits easily between the fireplace and the bed
leaving plenty of room for moving around
open only to pedestrians
The proximity of the Pacific Grove motels make it easily accessible
at the start of Andy Jacobsen Park
Bikes and trailers can be rented not far from here downtown Monterey
Following the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail leads to Pacific Grove
and the entrance of the 17 Mile Drive
and beginning of Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
accross the street from the Sunset Inn motel in Pacific Grove
Thank you for sharing your pictures! I have downloaded most for my screensaver as they remind me of home. I grew up in Alameda and now live in Michigan and haven't been home in too long -
Also, thanks for the tip about the Sunset Motel. My Sweetie and I are hopefully traveling the coast soon and I will keep this in my file.
You should try out the coastline of Lake Michigan in Michigan..lovely but saltless :) Up by Sleeping Bear Dunes is breathtaking.