4 Night Itinerary

(For those on the 3 Night itinerary, you will arrive on Friday - we will offer a welcome reception this evening from 5:30-7:00pm within walking distance of the hotel)


Thursday April 21: Arrive in Monterey and check-in to the Portola Hotel. Rest up for a fun weekend ahead!


Friday April 22: Join our group for a 5 hour bus tour and take in the beautiful scenery that makes the little part of the world so famous! We will take in Pebble Beach, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey and Carmel. We will stop for a short wine tasting in Carmel.  Lunch is on your own in Carmel.


Saturday April 23: The morning will kick-off with an easy training run along the water in Monterey.  After enjoy a post-run breakfast with guest speaker.  There will be an option to book a ticket for a 10:00am departure for a guided tour of the marathon course.   This is a great way for your friends and family to get to see the course!  The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to rest, relax, shop, carbo-load, etc.


Sunday April 24: Race day! Buses are organized by the Big Sur International Marathon and depart from across the street from the Portola Hotel.  There will be an exclusive tent for all Marathon Tours travelers at the finish to celebrate your achievement!


Monday April 25: Spending another day in the Monterey Bay area?  It is a beautiful place to extend your stay and explore.  We are happy to make recommendations such as a guided Walking tour in Carmel, lunch and wine at the Farm-to-table Cima Collina Ranch & Vinyard or a relaxing retreat at Refuge spa in Carmel.