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Address: Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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Private Tour: Monterey Coastal Sights by Bike
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from San Francisco

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Beautiful drive but please watch for cyclists!!!!

17 MIle Drive is truly one of the wonders of the world. As a local who enjoys riding my bicycle inside the forest, please as you are enjoying amazing views, please be aware of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Viajera59
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

17 MIle Drive is truly one of the wonders of the world. As a local who enjoys riding my bicycle inside the forest, please as you are enjoying amazing views, please be aware of bicyclists who share the road on 17 mile drive. We love to share it with visitors!!

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Athens,TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The 17 mile drive is just purely scenic. Loved the experience! There was nothing I disliked at all other than it being a bit chilly and windy out for taking pictures!

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Candiac, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We heard so much about this drive but were disappointed as for half of it we could not see anything since we were in a forest of trees and that is all we saw. Almost at the end of the drive, we could finally see some nice sites and coastal landscapes and some nice homes.

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Pasadena, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It can take some time to get through the 17 miles, but it's worth the time if you are a nature lover. It can take a full day if you're like us and stop every ten minutes to get some great photos.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Was able to catch the lone cyprus during the golden hour for some great photos. Watched the sun kiss the horizon and say goodnight to the west coast...

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San Rafael, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While not spectacular as like Italy's "Amalfi Coast drive", this 17 miles along the Carmel coastline is one of the most beautiful and well manicured drives in the U.S. As a matter of taste, it is different than Maine's Bar Harbor/Perkins Cove region but certainly on a par for natural beauty. Anyone into "golf" will be familiar with such names... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

So much to experience here. The Lone Cypress was stunning. The water colore changed. Intense blue or dark green then the next stop the water is a clear light green. The seals perched on birdrock was quite mesmerizing.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on this scenic drive. Everything is well sign posted and the viewpoints are great. I particularly enjoyed having a glimpse of the kind of house I could never afford.

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

No greater scam has been perpetuated than the myth of this 17-Mile Drive through a completely ordinary forest, ugly and garish housing developments, with a few beaches which in no way whatsoever make up for the mind-numbing boredom of the drive itself. Very few views are noteworthy, and hardly comparable to the spectacular views that you can get for FREE... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing road. Lots of places to pull off and enjoy the view. Pacific Ocean was spectacular. Enjoyed the stop at Pebble Beach.

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