ADV1 August 20-25, 2017 Big Sur, California
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As you prepare for your visit to Esalen, some
additional planning and preparation will be necessary given current road
closures in the Big Sur area.
you cannot drive directly to Esalen from the north or south via Highway 1.
Depending on which alternate route you take,
please allow for additional travel time. Please call our Guest Services Office
at 888-837-2536 if you have questions regarding the following information.
Shuttle to Esalen
We currently offer shuttle service between the
Monterey Regional Airport and Esalen on Fridays and Sundays only with pick ups
at 9:30am and 3:00pm only. Advance reservation
is required. To make your reservations for a shuttle, please call the Esalen Institute at 831-667-3005 or 1-888-8-ESALEN (888-837-2536).
Expect up to a three-hour drive from the
airport to Esalen via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. If you are arriving at
airports either in San Jose or San Francisco, we recommend making a reservation
with the Monterey Airbus for transportation to Monterey. Overnight parking is
available at the Monterey Regional Airport for those who would prefer to ride
in a shuttle rather than drive themselves to Esalen.
The closest airports to the Big Sur area are:
San Jose International
International Airport (SFO)
Learn more about the shuttle service.
Driving to Esalen
If you choose to drive
directly to Esalen, currently the only available route is via
Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. This rural, mountain road connects Highway 101 to
Highway 1 and is an approximate hour-long drive. At some points the roadway
narrows to one lane and a half, so please drive with care. Get detailed directions for
driving via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.
Hiking to Esalen
It is not possible to
drive from Monterey to Esalen via Highway 1 at this time due to the failure of
the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. The construction of the new bridge is expected to
be completed by the end of September. Read more about
traveling instructions to Esalen from the north via a temporary pedestrian
If you are interested
in sharing a ride with someone from your area, we can add you to a ride share
list. We will attempt to match you with other people who are scheduled to
arrive at Esalen on the same day and from a similar location. To be added to
the ride share list or to inquire about possible carpool matches, please
contact Guest Services at 888-837-2536 or email email@example.com.
Current Road Conditions
For traffic updates
and other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, call (800) 427-ROAD (7623)
within California and (916) 445-7623 from outside of California, or visit the
Caltrans District 5 website.
details, feel free to see Esalen’s website at the link below.
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