"The 17 Miles Drive by bike. Embrace the outdoors." 17 Mile Drive Tip by ChadSteve1975

17 Mile Drive, Monterey: 48 reviews and 110 photos

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by ChadSteve1975

In Monterey the big thing to do is the 17 mile drive. But nearly everyone does this in the comfort of their own car.

Why not hire a bike and make a day of it. I did, and I'm not the fitest individual.

The bike for the day cost me about $20 for the day after the hostels 10% discount.

The ride is all but flat. A mere few hill which can be walked if need be. Remember you're following a coastal track not a mountain pass.

Address: Through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, California
Directions: Hire the bike in downtown Monterey near the aquarium. Then head south towards Carmel. It took me about 2 hours each way at most. Thats with time for photos.

I hardly doubt I didn't actually do a full 17 miles. If I did wow that was easy.

Phone: 8006549300
Website: http://www.pebblebeach.com/activities/explore-the-monterey-peninsula/17-mile-drive

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 30, 2007
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