A nature-packed escape along an iconic USA route
Seemingly worlds away from LA, the California coast is home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery in all the USA. Spend five days exploring local life and wildlife along the exhilarating Pacific Coast Highway. Cycle through forests and get sweeping views of the California coast with a cliff-top hike. In between all that active adventure, indulge in locally sourced treats like olive oil, craft beer and a few glasses of wine along the way. If this sounds like your kind of escape, then Cali is calling.
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Ride the famously spectacular Pacific Coast Highway that twists and turns up the California shore – one of the most scenic drives in the world, and best of all you get to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Swap your van for a bike and cycle the stunning landscape between the artsy village of Ojai and historic Ventura Beach.
Spot wildlife, with expert eyes to guide you, as you walk the cliff faces of the spectacular and ancient Channel Islands.
Sample local delights on a walking food tour of one of Santa Barbara’s most eclectic neighbourhoods, discovering the tasty secrets easily missed on your own.
Learn about the region’s organic farming movement – and enjoy the delicious results – with a farm-to-table experience in Ojai.
Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
The trip involves some leisurely hikes so be prepared with sturdy walking shoes, a water bottle and day pack.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our California Pacific Coast Getaway trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
On the final day you are expected to arrive back into Santa Monica around 5pm. You will be dropped off at the same location as the joining point.There is no accommodation included on the last day in Santa Monica. If you wish to spend more time in Santa Monica, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Speak to an Intrepid booking agent for more information.
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.View Essential Trip Information