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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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Like other's have said, this is simply beautiful. Take as much time as you can to really enjoy the sights and sounds on offer. We had lunch at Nepenthe, which was busy but worthwhile, and we sat and stared at the magnificent views from the restaurant for a couple hours. There is so much to see and do, a review... More

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Santa Barbara, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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