MOTERRA PACKAGE ITINERARY
Spend a week on the quintessential road trip along the California coast; hike to beautiful viewpoints, discover hidden coves, dine atop majestic bluffs, and spot wildlife by kayak. Allow us to secure sites at our favorite picturesque campgrounds as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. This trip is perfect as a family adventure, romantic getaway, relaxing vacation, or a hiker’s dream trip. Enjoy six nights under the stars in one of our Moterra campervans as we take the stress out of planning.
We are now accepting 2023 Itineraries. Act fast as space is limited for our California Package Itineraries.
April – October
6 Nights | 7 Days
Pricing is reflective of groups up to 4. Adding or subtracting passengers will incur a change to pricing.
- BOOK BEFORE 3/1/23
- BOOK AFTER 3/1/23
AVAILABLE 2023 DATES
SF – LA LA – SF
April 9 – 15 April 16 – 22
May 7 – 13 May 14 – 20
June 11 – 17 June 18 – 24
August 6 – 12 July 16 – 22
Drive the famed Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles (or vice versa).
Join a marine biologist on the water in Monterey Bay for glimpses of migrating whales (whale watching trip for 4 included in package).
Explore beautiful Morro Bay by kayak (excursion for 4 included in package)
Hike amid towering coastal redwoods, atop scenic oceanfront cliffs and through teeming wildlife sanctuaries.
Photograph the marvelous McWay and Limekiln Falls as they plummet or meander into the Pacific.
Relax on Pfeiffer Beach or hunt for sand dollars along Sand Dollar Beach’s 7-mile strip.
Watch for whales, seals, dolphins, and more at our recommended lookouts.
Enjoy fresh seafood and crisp California wines with clifftop or seaside vistas.
Explore the historic architecture of San Luis Obispo or the wine country of the Edna or Santa Ynez Valleys.
Bike along the boardwalk, ride the waves on a surfboard or SUP, wander through the Funk Zone or simply relax on the sand during a epic beach day in Santa Barbara.
Pick up your van in San Francisco and head south on the famed Pacific Coast Highway! Explore the charming town of Monterey and the stunning Monterey Peninsula; embark on a whale watch tour, wander Fisherman’s Wharf, dine on uber-fresh seafood and hike to oceanside bluffs. Don’t forget the s’mores!
Central Big Sur
Continue down Highway 1 into the heart of Big Sur. Expect stunning views around every turn as you weave your way down the coast; stop for photos by Bixby Bridge, relax on Pfeiffer Beach and hike amongst redwoods, cliffs, and waterfalls.
Check out Morro Bay on the South Coast, where ancient volcanic rock formations meet the sea. Hike along coastal bluffs, kayak through the Morro Bay National Estuary, and enjoy an evening in the cozy seaside town.
Bask in the Mediterranean climate as your journey continues to Santa Barbara. Along the way, explore the historic architecture of San Luis Obispo or check out the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley. Take a beach day in Santa Barbara and choose your own adventure – surf, SUP, bike, swim, wander the Funk Zone or visit Stearns Wharf.
Optional Activity Add-Ons
Our destination experts will work with you to personalize your trip with exciting activities, hosted by professional outfitters, and managed and booked by Moterra. Note: add-on activity fees are not included in the package itinerary fee.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
$35-50 per person
Check out the living kelp forest, marvel at the million-gallon Open Sea tank and make friends with playful otters at this expansive facility widely known as one of the best aquariums in the world.
Monterey Bay SCUBA
$75 per person (plus equipment rental if necessary)
If you’ve got your SCUBA certification, get ready to explore the underwater canyon in Monterey Bay with a dive tailored to your experience level.
Monterey Horseback Beach Ride
$150 per person
Take in incredible coastal views as you meander on horseback along the shores of the Pacific.
Monterey Peninsula Electric Bike Tour
$60-75 per person
Nothing beats cruising the California coast on two wheels! Choose from a town and beach ride through Carmel-by-the-Sea, an oceanside tour of coastal Monterey or a journey down 17-Mile Drive (one of the most picturesque roads in America).
Clydesdale Horseback Ride in Cambria
$120 per person
Check out ocean views, open pastures with grazing cattle, and pine forests from atop a beautiful Clydesdale horse at the scenic Covell Ranch.
Hearst Castle Tour
$15-30 per person
Choose from a wide variety of guided walks at this palatial California State Historic Monument, once the home of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
Private Group Surf Lesson
$125 per person
“Hang ten” or simply learn how to balance on the board under an expert instructor in the vintage California surf town of Cayucos. You’ll even get to keep your equipment for two hours after the lesson to keep shredding those waves!
Piedras Blancas Light Station Tour
$6-11 per person
Reserving a docent-led tour is the only way to visit the 140-year-old lighthouse and rugged windswept point of Piedras Blancas. Bask in spectacular scenery and catch glimpses of the hundreds of wildlife species that call Piedras Blancas home.
Edna Valley Wine Tour
Pricing varies depending on length of tour
Rolling green hills, a mild climate and refreshing coastal breezes make Edna Valley the perfect place to grow cool-climate grapes. The local chardonnay and pinot noir draw accolades worldwide.
Bike Rental in Santa Barbara
$15-60 depending on type of bike and length of rental
Wheel Fun in Santa Barbara has got you covered, whether you want a surrey, beach cruiser, or electric bicycle! You can even snag a tandem, kids’ ridealong or roller blades!
Surf Lesson near Santa Barbara
$75-$105 per person
If you haven’t had enough of the waves, jump on a board at Santa Barbara Surf School! Equipment rental, warm wetsuit, and the watchful eye of an expert instructor included.
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