Big Sur Tours

Excursions to the storied coastal sanctuary of inspiration and wild nature.
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Big Sur Wine Expeditions
Backcountry Wilderness and Cultural tours
Coastal Hikes with Guide
Call 831 238 1683

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Big Sur Wine Expedition
Two-day tour of the natural & cultural history of California's magnificent Central Coast and the amazing wines of its seven spectacular wine appellations.

Mineral spa suite at historic Paso Robles Inn Talk and taste from the barrel with winemakers at eight organic wineries Artisan Olive Oil and Cheese Tastings 24 sites for wine tasting Exciting organic gourmet farm-to-table wine country meals Organic vineyard walks & talks with artisan winemakers Rarely seen valleys, villages, missions, mountains and ocean

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Interpretive walks

Waterfalls, Redwoods
and Wild Nature

Big Sur Coastal Hiking Trails


Photo by Margie Whitnah

PelicanNetwork will guide groups of one to sixty

Whales in McWay Cove are occasionally seen. During the northern migration, two cows bring a newborn calf up the coast. The trip is dangerous as orcas hunt the California gray whales to kill the calf. The cows seek the cliffs to help them protect against orca attacks.

Big Sur is the southernmost habitat of the great coastal sequoia sempervirens. They are distinct in each canyon and are vital to the coastal ecosystem.

 

View the PelicanNetwork Coastal Trail Guide

 

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Backcountry Wilderness and Cultural Expeditions

One and two-day trips into a pristine natural setting as California was three hundred years ago, and into a historical landscape that spans each California epoch since before time. You will explore the richest botanical area on the continent, the San Antonio de Padua Mission and the cultural landscape of the remarkable Salinan people, the rolling ranchos of the Californios that were acquired by William Randolph Hearst as a hunting preserve for his Hollywood friends, then sold to the U.S. Military - and preserved as a military installation since.

We will return through the unique settings of John C. Fremont and Rudyard Kipling (Yes, he was here to report on the experimental farming of Salinas Valley), Soledad Mission and the raw geology and geography of Arroyo Seco and the mountains of Santa Lucia.

For groups of 1 to 20

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Overnight Big Sur Tours

You can stay overnight on your Big Sur Day Trip. We can bring you back with the next trip.

We recommend Big Sur Lodge in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park amidst all the wonderful nature - Redwoods, Big Sur River, conveniently located in the Big Sur Valley - and is reasonably priced. More information at Big Sur Lodge

Options include a wine-paired gourmet dinner, horseback ride along the Big Sur River through the redwoods to the beach, wild mushroom walks, artist visits and campfire story telling.

Big Sur Lodge
Where Nature becomes part of you

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About us

For ten yearsPelicanNetwork has been the leading volunteer organization teaching nature conservation and cultural history on California's Central Coast. More than 5,000 individuals, families and other conservation minded organizations belong. They all share information about protecting our environment and appreciating our history. See more at PelicanNetwork

Contact Us

PelicanNetwork
PO Box 222224
Carmel, CA 93922

Call 831 667 2025

831 238 0865

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Pay with cash, check or money order and secure with a credit card. There will be a $30 fee charged
if you cancel less that 72 hours of departure.

Proceeds benefit building a Big Sur hostel and cultural center.

 

Web pages of interest:

PelicanNetwork
California Central Coast People and Nature

Point Lobos Reserve
www.pelicannetwork.net/pointlobos1.html

Point Lobos Hikes
www.pelicannetwork.net/pointloboshikes.html

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
www.pelicannetwork.net/jpb.statepark.htm

Partington Canyon, Cove, Creek & Tan Bark Trail
http://www.pelicannetwork.net/partington.canyon.htm

Andrew Molera Beach State Park
www.pelicannetwork.net/molera.state.park.htm

Big Sur Photo Gallery
www.pelicannetwork.net/bigsurgallery.htm

Condors in Big Sur
http://www.pelicannetwork.net/bigsurcondors.htm

Big Sur Lodge
http://www.pelicannetwork.net/big.sur.lodge.htm

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
www.pelicannetwork.net/bigsur.pfeiffer.htm