Hotel Paradox | Santa Cruz, California
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Paradox (611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. The group will shuttle to a nearby location for a bike fitting and brunch. Please wear your cycling clothes and have a bag with your first day's riding gear so it will be easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After your light meal and a round of introductions, you'll begin the day's ride to Monterey.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa (831 646 1700), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Contact Arrow Luxury Transportation (831 646 3175; www.arrowluxurylimo.com) to book a transfer from Santa Cruz to Monterey. The cost varies depending on group size. From SJC, consider the Monterey Airbus (831 373 7777; www.montereyairbus.com). The service runs regular departures from SJC to points in Monterey and is the most economical option for getting to Monterey. The cost per person is about $40. Take a taxi from the drop-off in Monterey to the hotel.