Discover 17-Mile Drive: Top 5 Tours For An Unforgettable Experience

17 Mile Drive Tours

If you’re looking for a tour to explore the 17-Mile Drive, you’ve got a few great options.

You can hop on a bus for a full-day tour that covers a lot of ground, join a guided electric bike tour for a shorter but still fun ride along the coast, or take your own car and use a self-guided audio tour that lets you go at your own pace.

Each tour has its perks.

Let’s check out the top rated ones in more detail.

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5 Best 17-Mile Drive Tours:

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1. Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive: Full Day Tour from SF

⭐️ RATING: 4/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 12 hours | ✅ Book it!

This is a full-day group bus tour from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel with pickup and drop-off in San Francisco included (note: this does not include hotel pickup and drop-off).

You’ll travel along the scenic Highway 1 enjoying views of the Pacific Ocean. The tour includes stops for photo opportunities along the 17-Mile Drive.

You will have a 2-hour stop at Monterey Bay to explore Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (tickets not included), and a 1.5-hour stop at Carmel-by-the-Sea to shop at Carmel Plaza and wander around.

Additional stops include Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pebble Beach, Bird Rock and the Lone Cypress.

The entrance fee for the 17-Mile Drive is included.

The bus is equipped with restrooms and there will be stops for restroom use during the tour.

This tour will accommodate a maximum of 45 people.

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2. 2.5-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2.5 hours | ✅ Book it!

This is a 2.5 hours guided electric bike tour along 17 Mile Drive starting from Pacific Grove.

The tour is family-friendly, and you can even choose a tandem bike to share with your child. E-bikes are easy to use, even for first-timers.

There are several departure times available.

The tour begins near Asilomar State Beach, where you meet your guide and get equipped with helmets, gloves, and water – all included.

You’ll ride the ocean front section from the Pacific Grove gate to the Lone Cypress. You’ll stop at Restless Sea, Point Joe, China Rock and Bird Rock Vista Point for wildlife viewing.

You’ll pass by Cypress Point Golf Club, Crocker Grove and Pebble Beach.

The tour includes a stop at Pebble Beach Market for coffee and snacks with a view of Carmel Bay.

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17 mile drive pebble beach

3. Coastal 17-Mile Drive 2.5-hour Electric Bike Tour from Carmel

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2.5 hours | ✅ Book it!

This is a smaller group guided electric bike tour for adults that starts from Carmel.

You’ll follow your guide along the winding road with stops at iconic landmarks and viewpoints and will learn some facts along the way.

The route is pretty much the same as the tour above. You can check the whole route here.

The longest stop will be at the end on Pebble Beach where you can walk around and get some snacks.

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4. Family-Friendly 17-Mile Drive 2.5-hour Electric Bike Tour

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2.5 hours | ✅ Book it!

This is a family-friendly small e-bike guided tour with a maximum of 10 people starting in Monterey,

You’ll get to explore 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach. You’ll also see Lovers Point, John Denver Memorial, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Asilomar State Beach and more. You’ll pass by Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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5. Scenic 17-Mile Drive Tour – Self Drive Audio Guide from Monterey & Carmel

⭐️ RATING: 4/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2-4 hours | ✅ Book it!

This is a self guided audio driving tour. You only pay once, download it and use it as many times as you like. It never expires. And you can explore at your own pace.

You don’t need Wi-Fi for it. The live GPS map will keep you on track.

The audio tour starts near Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

You can check the whole route here.

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