Southern California Coast Tour
October 13-20, 2018
Led by Bridgette DeShields
Maximum #participants: 28
This tour will take you from Santa Barbara to Imperial Beach with an optional trip to the U.S. / Mexico Border. The return to Santa Barbara will be by train (Amtrak). The total mileage for the tour is approximately 300 miles. There will be up to three different pace groups, ranging from A to B Pace, led by tour staff. The tour will be open to 28 participants.
The tour will be of the “Inn to Inn” style. Also known as a “credit card tour.” Participants will be responsible for getting themselves to Santa Barbara (with carpooling opportunities) by the afternoon of October 13 and home after the tour on October 20. There will be two SAG vehicles with trailers/racks that will provide support (including snacks and lunch), transportation for luggage from hotel-to-hotel each day, and transportation for bikes back from San Diego while participants are on the train.
Hotels (most of which include breakfast) and dinners (at restaurants) will be paid for directly by participants, with the exception of the final night dinner where there will be a beach BBQ provided by the tour. The per person cost for accommodations for 7 nights will range from about $1,200 total for single occupancy, $600 for double occupancy, and less for triple or quad occupancy. During registration, you will be able to indicate if you will share a room with a spouse/partner/friend or would be willing to be paired with someone to share a room, which will lower the overall cost.
Blocks of rooms are being held and have been contracted at SRCC rates at each of the hotels. You MUST stay in the contracted hotels. After registration, there will be instructions about how to provide a credit card guarantee for your room. Hotel information and dining options for each location are HERE.
Once registered, we will organize room arrangements, pace groups, carpooling options, etc. If you drive a personal vehicle to Santa Barbara, there will be parking at the Amtrak station available for $5/day.
The fee of $425 per person to SRCC will cover:
*If SRCC is able to replace you with someone from the tour waiting list, or in the case of medical or family emergencies, refunds of up to the full tour fee, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, may be granted.
Note: tour cancellation fees vary based on tour costs and financial obligations.
We reserve the right to cancel or modify trips for any reason if circumstances make it necessary. In the event that SRCC needs to cancel, we will do our best to provide a 30 day notice and a full refund for monies received. Refunds will be for the tour fee only, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, and do not include transportation, hotel or other expenses incurred on the part of tour participants. Tours are generally held rain or shine. Thanks for your support and understanding.
|Sat 10/13||Arrive Santa Barbara||Arrive in Santa Barbara by 3:30 pm||La Quinta|
|Sun 10/14||Santa Barbara to Oxnard||48||1400||Hampton Inn|
|Mon 10/15||Oxnard to Marina del Rey||53||1600||The Kinney|
|Tue 10/16||Marina del Rey to Sunset Beach||55||1800||Ocean Surf & Suites|
|Wed 10/17||Sunset Beach to Oceanside||63||2500||Includes riding thru Camp Pendleton |
(all participants need to be U.S. citizens and have background checks)
|Thu 10/18||Oceanside to Imperial Beach/Chula Vista||54||1800||Beach Party in CV||Hercor Hotel|
|Thu 10/18||Loop to border & back to Chula Vista||18||400||Optional|
|Fri 10/19||Train back||08||100||Ride from hotel to Amtrak San Diego station - arrive in SB ~6pm||La Quinta|
Preliminary route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12985095
Palos Verde option: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18294816
Tour information and a description of each stage can be found HERE.
See this blog for some great photos a similar tour in 2015: http://srccturtlestours.weebly.com/blog
Also, if you have questions, please email them to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org