17-Mile Drive, Monterey

A scenic road winding its way over the Monterey Peninsula, 17-Mile Drive runs along the Pacific coastline and passes several well-known golf courses and private mansions. Serving as the main road of a gated community, this drive features several scenic overlooks where you can take in unobstructed views of the region's mountains and beaches. Once inside the community's gates, follow the posted signs and red lines painted on the pavement to stay on the route. For street views and a list of nearby attractions, check out the interactive map provided on the official website. Make 17-Mile Drive part of your personalized Monterey itinerary using our Monterey trip itinerary tool .
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  • I did the bike ride. I left Monterey and went to Pebble Beach in Carmel. The breathtaking view is breathtaking and yields wonderful photos. For those who want to go by bike: the route has 44km with 260m of accumulated altimetry, that is, it is super flat and very easy to pedal. Cars respect oq cyclists makes the route super safe. For those who want to go by car: you charge a fee to get on the highway. I do not know the value, but i know q is worth paying. My suggestion: by bike you can enjoy the landscapes much better!
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  • We nearly missed this drive on our way out of Monterey but thankfully we didn’t as it is so very beautiful. The natural beauty here was a delight highly recommend setting aside at least half a day to ...  more »
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