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"Get Yourself Outdoors" is what you get - a 7 day custom bike tour!

My husband and I wanted to "experience" the California coast between Big Sur and San Luis Obispo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karenlkilleen
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Toronto, Canada
The guided bike and kayak tours made our trip!!!

Central Coast Outdoors is the best way to experience biking and kayaking in the SLO area. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce C
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Kayak, bike and hike Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Big Sur and the Central Coast. We specialize in incredible California Central Coast outdoors tours and trips for individual travelers, small group tours or large group tours kayaking, biking or hiking in our natural playground. Our trips and tours are top rated and our guide staff second to none! Take advantage of the owners' decades of experience in the adventure travel world and learn more about how we can help you explore this natural wonderland by bike, kayak and on foot..
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Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wanted to "experience" the California coast between Big Sur and San Luis Obispo outside of a car and Central Coast Outdoors did exactly that. We connected with founder John Flaherty and planned a detailed trip that included biking, hiking and kayaking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Central Coast Outdoors is the best way to experience biking and kayaking in the SLO area. Our tour guides, Virginia and John, were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and are fantastic with kids. The tours are worth every penny and we're definitely coming back for their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would do this again in a heartbeat. We were picked up - on time - at our hotel by Craig. Starting from Ragged point we were well briefed on the first part of the ride and given time to acclimatize to our bikes. The route...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We cannot say enough good things about Central Coast Outdoors! They outdid our expectations! With owners John and Virginia's expert advice and support our group of four had a magnificent fully supported trip, biking from Paso Robles to Solvang. John accompanied us the first three...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I worked with John & Virginia to plan a surprise 10-year anniversary trip for my husband and I in September of 2016. Based on our timeline, our riding and what we wanted to do, they helped me plan a 5-day self-guided bike tour from Monterey...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I had a 2 hour private tour with my dog and Mandy was my guide. It was a lovely chance to get out on the water and learn about local wildlife and conservation. Mandy was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. I had a great time paddling...More

2  Thank Jill154985
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Privacy and calm are rare these days, even with outdoor activities. That's what made our family sunset kayak tour with two teenagers so great. Our guide and naturalist Mandy took us into the estuary, with great quiet encounters with sea otters and harbor seals. We...More

2  Thank sam0123
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

You can walk on the beach from Morro Rock to Cayucos! Montaña de oro has great trails for accessibility and climbs for a view. Tide pools, flowers. Many sandy Coves to get out of the wind when needed.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

First our guide Craig a great guy very knowledgeable and personable. I think for us we thought that there would be more kayaking. More activities to see.The tide was very low so that may have been the situation. However we saw a family of seals...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We did three different tours with the CCO folks. We biked in Avila, we kayaked in Morro Bay, and we biked the Pacific Coast on Hwy 1. We did all of these activities with our three boys (ages 18, 15, and 10). All of these...More

1  Thank Kate M
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Oldnway
January 29, 2017|
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Limekiln is 56 miles south of Carmel on CA. Highway 1.and two miles south Lucia. Be sure to check highway conditions as Highway 1 is closed often due to rock slides caused by the rain. People like this place for camping... More
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parksvisitor
February 19, 2016|
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John here, owner of Central Coast Outdoors. Thanks for your inquiry. The short answer is "it depends." Often we do have good availability for our tours, especially kayak tours, up until 24-48 hours in advance. Some days we... More
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