Magical Hikes and Exceptional Guided Walking Tours Await Visitors Along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route
Magical hikes and fascinating guided walking tours await visitors along the CA’s Highway 1 Discovery Route on California’s beautiful Central Coast of San Luis Obispo County.
This stretch of Highway 1 is part of the US Dep. Of Transportation National Scenic Byways Program, located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The entire route offers breathtaking natural beauty, a preeminent wine region and extraordinary choices for accommodations. From lush farmland to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the area boasts vast stretches of white sandy beaches and picturesque rugged coastline, renowned wineries, the world famous Hearst Castle, bucolic farmland, wildlife, pristine forests, beautiful state parks and untouched natural beauty as far as the eye can see. There are 10 diverse artisan towns and seaside villages to explore, from Ragged Point & San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos, andLos Osos/Baywood Park, to Avila Beach & Valley, Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Oceano and Nipomo.
Stewardship Travel Hikes and Guided Tours
Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of “doing good and feeling good” to your vacation. As you plan your trip along the California Highway 1 Discovery Route, add an hour or two of fun volunteer time to your day, or schedule a travel adventure to a natural, cultural or historic site. Plant seedlings in a native garden, contribute to a historic lighthouse, make new friends at a beach cleanup or become a “citizen scientist” at a nature center. Your stewardship benefits and helps you connect to the Central Coast in a real way. There are more than 70 Stewardship activities that provide opportunities to stay, play, connect and care. Many hotels, motels, bed and breakfast, and vacation rentals offer Stewardship Traveler activity maps covering all 10 regions of the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route. Here are some of the magical hikes and guided tours offered to visitors who want to make a difference while on vacation:
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Visitors can also find local loop detail within the main route with maps on each town’s Destination Visitor Guide Pages of the website, which include points of interest and interesting things to experience along the way. Just click on the area detail map and a special page will pop up, perfect for printing or sending to your mobile device during your trip though: Ragged Point/San Simeon, Cambria, Los Osos/Baywood Park, Avila Beach & Valley, Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, and Oceano/Nipomo.
A full list of magical hikes and guided walks can be found at http://ci.winecoastcountry.