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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

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Stunning scenery beautiful views!

Me and my boyfriend hired a bike each and road all along the coast and some of the 17 mile drive road. We did 20 miles in total. Stunning views, well worth a see. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend hired a bike each and road all along the coast and some of the 17 mile drive road. We did 20 miles in total. Stunning views, well worth a see. Beautiful beaches along the way! Enjoy your trip :) we did it November 20th and had lush weather!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Monterey Peninsula Monterey CA. The Monterey Peninsula is one of those very special places on this planet. The area consists of Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. The bounty and beauty of the landscape alone in itself is sometimes breathtaking. From the Pacific, where awe inspired views is the norm, it can range from high cliff side elevations to winding secluded... More 

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GREEN BAY
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899 reviews
373 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Ran the trail 2 days while visiting Monterey. Fairly well marked it is a combination asphalt, concrete and packed aggregate surface. I ran from Seaside into downtown with lots of runners and bikers enjoying this trail. There are spurs onto the beach or wharfs. The second day I saw otters and seals.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We hired bikes from Adventures by the see (based in Monterey or Lovers point) and had a great ride all the way along the trail. Very easy riding for kids (our 6 year old loved it).

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Southeastern United States
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed for one week in Monterey Bay and enjoyed walking along trail. We rented some bikes one day and other days just enjoyed walking and enjoying the views. Many shops and restaurants along the trail and nearby to enjoy as well. If you go in August, bring a jacket!

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SE Michigan
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The MBRT is a terrific venue for outdoor recreation, fitness, sightseeing, beach access, and just getting around. There are several purveyors of bike, surrey and kayak rental equipment on the trail, so the availability of these recreational activities are available to everyone at very reasonable hourly or daily rates. Apart from these costs, which are optional, access to the trail... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

We got 2 lovely Specialized road bikes & Joey coudn't have been more helpful. Friendly, efficient, helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend.

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Stateline, Nevada
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

This is a great walking, running, biking whatever trail that mostly runs along the cliffs of the Monterey Bay. The trail runs from Marina, CA to Pacific Grove, CA cutting through the cities of Seaside and Monterey. The trail North of Seaside is remote. It is not well used but offers great views of the dunes and the bay. You... More 

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Redlands, California
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

My daughter & I did this (FLAT!) bike ride in Monterey. I rented my bike at Bay Bikes (across from the Trailside Cafe). It was a great place to rent, since I didn't have to commit to 1 or 2 or 4 hours. I just rode as long as I wanted and when I returned, I paid for 1 hour... More 

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