Big Sur Highway 1 Tour Guide 4+

Self-Driving Narrated GPS Tour

17 Mile Drive Day Trips

    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the narrated driving tour of Big Sur! This stunning drive in California is the most scenic stretch of the famous Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) road trip.

Big Sur:
Imagine hitting the open road. Rolling the windows down, listening to crashing waves as an ocean breeze tousles your hair, and just... driving. Stopping to visit a little coastal village, sampling the freshest seafood you've ever tasted, and watching the sunset over the deep blue Pacific. It’s not just the stuff of daydreams, it’s a real place called Big Sur.

Cruise down the most scenic stretch of the famous Pacific Coast Highway, admiring the unmatched scenery and hearing real stories about the history and people who have passed through and written about this stunning destination. Get pointers about all the best attractions along the highway, including secluded spots most visitors miss!

From the most photographed bridge in the country to the rocky coastline and lush greenery of state parks, and the fairytale cottages of Carmel-by-the-Sea, there’s a little bit of everything on this drive, and you won’t want to miss a bit of it. So get behind the wheel and get out there!

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

This scenic self-guided tour of Big Sur includes:

■ Monterey & 17 Mile Drive
■ Carmel-by-the-Sea
■ Fairytale Cottages
■ Carmel Village & Beach
■ The Pacific Coast Highway
■ Garrapata Beach & State Park
■ Bixby Creek Bridge
■ Point Sur State Historic Park
■ Andrew Molera State Park
■ Big Sur
■ Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge & Beach
■ Seal Beach Scenic Overlook
■ Partington Cove
■ McWay Falls
■ Waterfall House
■ California’s State Parks
■ Big Creek Bridge
■ Big Creek Cove Vista Point
■ Limekiln State Park
■ Jade Cove
■ Ragged Point
■ Elephant Seal Vista Point
■ Hearst Castle
■ Nitt Witt Ridge
■ Morro Bay


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or wireless network connection needed! Download over Wi-Fi/Data before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.


Check out the free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get access to all the stories. And the best part? This tour never expires, so you can take all these tours whenever you choose


■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.


■ The Pacific Coast Highway:
Explore the entire breathtaking highway with this road trip tour guide! Drive from San Francisco to LA or LA to SF. See Bixby Bridge, explore Pebble Beach, visit Lone Cypress, enjoy Big Sur, play on Malibu beach, and so much more.

■ California Bundle
Get the ultimate California experience in this comprehensive bundle. From sun-catching in San Diego and star-spotting in LA to the serene wilderness of Lake Tahoe or Joshua Tree, there’s something for everyone in the Golden State!

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your GPS to allow real-time tracking of your route.

What’s New

Version 1.8

New California Bundle added.
New content additions.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Robby Higashi ,

Nice addition to PCH tour

We had planned our drive through big air in advance but we’re still a little overwhelmed by all of the potential stops and hikes. I bought this tour to help us out down the trip and it was definitely $7 worth of helpful information. Big Sur has so much to do so this app helps let you know what your options are as you drive down. The other benefit is that it works and knows your location even when you don’t have service since there is poor service in Big Sur. We drove along (north to south) it pointed us towards the best tourist/hiking/view spots and also included entertaining history and stories of the area. Would have loved if they had tour guide all the way to LA.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Smart Dude61 ,

Don’t travel without this

Overall, the app worked great. It played most of the stories before the sight seeing point came. That was good as we knew the information just before we got there and then had time to take pictures. Voice is quite good and enthusiastic. My suggestion is to add more stories. It is a long route. The stories bring in a whole new dimension to the route. It is like going from mono to stereo music. Don’t travel without this.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

George Walk ,

Superb Guide during Drive!

Worked extremely well. We had taken the 17 Mile Drive tour app when we were in May and then found this one which starts from Monterey. It covers a huge distance...all the way to SLO. Great content about the scenery, the bridges etc. We didn’t stop or detour anywhere unfortunately. The drive is beautiful even if you rush like we did!

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

In-App Purchases

Big Sur Tour Guide
GPS Audio Tour-Scenic Drive along PCH
17 Mile Drive Tour Guide
GPS Tour-Scenic Drive along Pacific Grove.

App Privacy

The developer, 17 Mile Drive Day Trips, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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