Tuesday 22 August 2017

17 Mile Drive, Monterey Peninsula, California

A toll road that hugs the coastline between suburban Monterey and twee Carmel, the 17 Mile Drive is supposed to be a scenic delight. But when the sun isn't shining, it isn't that special. You can park your car at various vantage points and survey the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and other low-key landmarks. Rather than paying the 10 dollar toll to take your car, consider riding it on a bike - the traffic moves slowly enough to make cycling the smooth tarmac reasonably safe.