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Monterey Bay: Santa Cruz to Carmel Trek



This 6 day/5 night California Central Coastal Vacation highlights one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.  From the iconic surfing town of Santa Cruz to the famous storybook village of Carmel-By-The-Sea, this trek will delight you with stunning vistas of the mighty Pacific Ocean, an old-growth redwood forest and villages perfect for exploring, dining and shopping.  Golfing enthusiasts can add on extra days to golf on the Monterey Peninsula or at the world-famous Pebble Beach or Spanish Bay Resorts.


This Wine Country trek includes 4 days of walking from 5 - 8 miles (8-13 km) along the Pacific Ocean beach and bluffs traversing beautiful rocky coves with endless ocean views of the Monterey Bay coastline. You may even see a whale breach! You will walk through the crown jewel of the California State Parks, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and into the chic enclave of Carmel-By-The-Sea. You will see some iconic golf holes from Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay golf courses. It also includes 1 day of hiking in a beautiful old-growth redwood forest and 2 wine tastings at delightful wine tasting salons.  The trek starts in Santa Cruz with the magical Beach Boardwalk and a haven for surfers, and continues to the quaint villages of Capitola, Aptos, Carmel-By-The-Sea and Pacific Grove for exquisite dining and shopping.

Starting At
$2375 per person
Skill Level:

Deposit Total: $300

Trek Summary

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Hiking 5 to 8 miles (8-14 kilometers)
  • Elevation gain up to 1000 feet (300 meters)
  • 4 days hiking
  • 2 days wine tasting
  • Stay in luxury inns
  • Breakfasts included
  • Wine tastings included
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Transfers during the trek included
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Detailed maps and trail notes included
  • $2375 per person double occupancy, May-November
  • $4150 single occupancy, May- November
  • This trek is offered May-November, if you’d like a different month please contact us
  • One bed, usually a king, is the default for double occupancy bookings. If you want two beds, please contact us.
  • You can start your trek on a Sunday.  If you want to start on a different day, please contact us.