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Big Sur Guides and Hiking

Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA
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Ranked #3 of 6 activities in Big Sur
Type: Tours
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Santa Barbara, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It occurred to me while watching the elephant seals that those guys know how to rest! In our three day trip around the Big Sur area I just felt so strongly that the most precious thing we have is time. I saw many, many people rushing in and out of there cars on the coastal highway and honestly, I was... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

While exploring the coastline we decided to go for a hike at Andrew Molera park. Wow! Views were absolutely spectacular! Bring your bathing suit as there's a swimming spot, sunscreen, camera. The path at the far right of the parking lot forks, allowing you to go up on the mountain or straight to the swimming hole.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is one of the most spectacular highways in the United States. The views of the ocean are breathtaking and the roads are winding but not difficult to drive. Take your time, plan to stop when possible and hike a trail or two, and you will not be disappointed. South of Big Sur is Carmel and Monterrey, which are wonderful... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very nice highway 1, driving with a view !!! Coastal view!! You can stop at a Resto called Nephente!! With overlooking the ocean and if you're a couple who enjoys cocktails, it's a thumbs up!! But beware!!! No drunk driving:) lol!!!

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Huntingdon. UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

California’s Big Sur coastline is often regarded as one of the most spectacular drives in the World. In different seasons, what you ‘get for your money’ changes from spring’s green and grassy slopes, through to the brown of late summer punctuated only by the green trees. In winter, wild storms can see up to 100 inches of rainfall in the... More

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San Diego
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We hiked this trail on our first stay in Big Sur. If you pay $10.00 for a State Park Pass you can use it for entrance to all. This was a pretty hike. app. 2 miles in/ 2 miles out. The trail is flat and wanders through trees and past a river. The beach was nice at the end of... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I went to the Ventana lobby to meet up for the daily 11:30 hike and was fortunate enough to be the only one that morning. Greg asked me what I was interested in and off we went to the Tanbark, Partington Cove and McWay Waterfall Trails. All along the way, Greg did a fantastic job of identifying the local plants... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Greg Ambrosio takes the time to understand the phyiscal ability and requests of each of his clients and tailors a tour which is amazing. I was lucky enough to book a few hiking tours with Greg Ambrosio of Big Sur Guides. The tours were not only breathtaking but educational as Greg peppers you with facts about the local flora and... More

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

What a wonderful experience we had with Stephen... It made me want to move to California. We did a 3 part trip - started along the coast in Monterey with a larger group, then went up the coast to Big Sur in a group of 2. We stopped to pick up a bag lunch and use the restroom at a... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

My husband and I were a bit worried at first hoping that we were in shape "enough" to hike anything never mind something so unknown to us. I personally had never been to the West Coast so I had no idea what I was in for-listen to the website, these hikes/walks are for all kinds of people including us not... More

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