BIG SUR, a route for adventurers

It is possibly one of the most beautiful roads in the world and, without a doubt, in the United States. This winding road stretches about 800 kilometers along the Californian coast, although not all of it runs along the sea. However, the part of the route that runs along the ocean is breathtakingly majestic. Dotted with impossible cliffs, it is impossible not to feel the need to stop every few kilometers so as not to miss any of its splendor.

It is said that the origin of the name of this region dates back to the arrival of the Spaniards from Monterey, who were absolutely impressed by its grandeur. The ascents and descents to sea level by steep cliffs of up to 300 meters are one of those images that take your breath away.

Big Sur is a very sparsely populated region of California. The little town that bears its name, in fact, is quite small. In fact, the most famous part of the area is precisely the route along which the Pacific Coast Highway runs from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Hearst Castle. The Pacific Coast Highway or State Route 1, as it is also known, connects San Francisco with San Diego, that is, almost the two most distant ends of California and is about 800 km long.

The Lone Cypress al fondo de la imagen

The inland landscape and the sea views are true jewels of nature. In fact, we find along its route different state parks such as the Point Lobos Nature Reserve. Inland you can see the Santa Lucia Mountains and the redwoods and sycamores of Los Padres National Forest. A real luxury for our eyes.

For those of you who have read my books of the Twilight Saga, perhaps you will understand a little better now why the places are so important in the novels that are part of the trilogy. I believe that they are also protagonists of the story in a singular way by providing it with an incomparable natural setting.

In the Travel section of the Blog menu and the Curiosities and other interesting information section of the Saga Ocaso menu, you will find more information about emblematic places in the USA.



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