GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for Big Sur on California’s coastal Highway 1, is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. The tour follows the most spectacular section of the drive between Carmel and San Luis Obispo. There are 170+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours are filled with entertaining stories to provide a deeper understanding of the region. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or WiFi is required while touring. Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample commentary and tips & advice. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ WHAT TO EXPECT: This tour can be driven in either direction, north to south or reverse – it’s your choice. The coastline through the Big Sur region is incredibly scenic. Highway 1 climbs onto sea cliffs as high as 800 feet, and down into beautiful coves filled with sand, tidal pools and often seals. Every corner opens a new vista and you will want to stop frequently for the views and photos. We’ll point out many waterfalls that are viewed from the roadside, and some that might require a short hike to reach. There are rocky coves to explore and shorelines that even wash up gemstones for a little beach-combing. Wildlife sightings like sea otters, elephant seals and condors overhead are essentially guaranteed. Even the redwoods are larger than life. Some of the small communities along the route are classic Californian beach towns, unique to the region and Hearst Castle is a cultural icon and a location that holds many surprises. In fact, there are so many stops to make, you could spend a week and not see them all. The tour commentary will make sure you know the top 7 "not to be missed" locations, so you won’t miss any of the best things to see and do. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Some of the highlights along the route include; • Bixby Bridge • Pfeiffer Beach • Nepenthe • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park • McWay Falls • Hearst Castle • Moonstone Beach • Elephant Seals Vista • Partington Cove • Point Lobos • Morro Bay • And many more State Parks, scenic lookouts and photo opportunities BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. IPADS ** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note only the iPad Wifi + Cellular models of iPad contain a GPS chip. Wifi-only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit
This is a great app. I hardly leave reviews but felt the need to do a review for this app. I did this drive in winter during thanksgiving break in the times of covid. I started the drive at 830, watched the sunset at moonstone state beach, and arrived to pismo beach at 530pm as darkness was starting to creep in. Mcway falls and Hearst castle were both closed bc of covid. Did the drive back from pismo to Monterey at 6pm in complete darkness, was able to hear the sounds of the ocean most of the drive and also see stars like I haven’t been for months. Highly recommend this app especially if you have more time/light in the summer. Will come back in summer (hopefully covid is over by then) and do the drive with more time.
Such a great tour. Really helpful advice and great synchronization with GPS.
This is our second Gypsy tour & we love them. It makes the drive so much more relaxing & interesting . My husband, the driver, goes wherever the gentleman recommends. Thank you for making our driving vacation trips fun & easy!
We loved this guide on highway 1. Unfortunately a lot of the sites were closed due to the fires, but we still enjoyed our time.
I drove big sur highway from Monterey to Morro bay and back. This guide was an invaluable companion.
This app is fantastic and I couldn’t rate higher. It is a perfect companion to have with on a fantastic HIghway 1 drive. Worth every penny.
We have tried other apps and there is no comparison. The male voice in the Gypsy app is soothing and entertaining. He guides you as you’re driving by giving you options of what to see with ample time to make a decision before needing to turn off. He guides you by telling you what to do versus other apps that refer you to a screen which is very dangerous to do while you were driving. Sound effects highlight “must see” places. Two thumbs up!