12 days
A Californian trip on Highway 1
$1898 per person
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Departures and trip overview

A mythical road, a converted bus, the Californian sweetness... the adventure begins! Take a seat on board an American school bus transformed into a real rolling house and leave with your family, friends or alone to admire the most beautiful road in California: Route 1. journey will start in Los Angeles, followed by Santa Barbara, then you will cross redwood forests, follow the Pacific and end in the heart of the most incredible city in the United States: San Francisco. You will make stops in magical places: Lake Cachuma, Jalama Creek, the famous Big Sur region and Monterrey Bay. According to your interests, you can choose your activities: hiking on the beach, paddling or canoeing on turquoise waters, cycling across the famous Big Sur bridge or the Sequoia Park forest. Only the road-trip can immerse you in the legend of the American West, so don't hesitate to embark with the Brigade for an extraordinary adventure!

June 28th - July 09th
12 days
August 09th - August 20th
12 days
October 06th - October 17th
12 days
Day 1
Los Angeles

The bus will be waiting for you in Los Angeles. No pressure for the arrival time, the big yellow bus will never leave without you, it will wait for everyone in the same place. Finally, we will visit the mythical city.

Day 2
Los Angeles

Discover Los Angeles, the famous Hollywood city! You will have time to see Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, Universal Studios, the Griffith Park and its observatory, the famous Hollywood panel and many other things! Put on your sneakers for a nice walk in the city. In the evening, we will eat in the restaurant to meet Brigadiers :D

Day 3
Santa Barbara

The third day in the morning, departure for the city of Santa Barbara. We will spend a few hours there before leaving for the sublime Lake Cachuma where we will spend the next 3 nights.
You will have time to go for a walk to discover this superb city. This is not to be missed!

Day 4
Lake Cachuma

Do you want some greenery? Perfect, we will be in the heart of nature. A day that will start with a breakfast together to build strength. Then you do your program: a canoe ride, a bike ride? A little jog along the lake or why not a game of petanque? Buses will be installed with hammocks and hanging tents to enjoy the Californian sunshine.

Day 5
Lake Cachuma

A second full day to enjoy the lake. You can take more time to get used to the bus and all the possibilities it offers! Otherwise, we offer a barbecue at night if you would you like?

Day 6
Jamala Creek

We will do two hours of unusual roads during which you will observe magnificent landscapes passing before your eyes.
We will then have lunch on Jamala beach. You will then take advantage of the afternoon to surf, paddle, fish or do any other activities!

Day 7
Jamala Creek

An extra day to enjoy the beach and its surroundings! Several small beaches to visit.... How about a little scuba diving?

Day 8
Kirk Campground

Kirk Campground is a place close to the sea but also offers beautiful hikes on land!
The first day will allow us to settle down and enjoy the activities in the water and on land.

Day 9
Kirk Campground

A beautiful hike in the hinterland through large trees and a dense forest.... Why don't we end the day with a bed under the stars?

Day 10
Big Sur

Of course, we can't miss Big Sur with its beautiful beaches and legendary bridge!
A last stop before leaving for San Francisco....

Day 11
San Francisco

An arrival in the charming city of San Francisco, on its sublime hill. Here the list is long.... A trip on the Golden Gate is a must: who wouldn't dream of crossing this bridge in a famous yellow school bus? And if not, how about Alcatraz prison? The must-see Chinatown? Lombard street? or Golden Gate? You will have discovered all of San Francisco’s secrets.

Day 12
San Francisco

Depending on the time of your flight, you can enjoy the city before reaching the airport! Don't be sad to leave, we'll start over on another course?


The complete package

Joining La Brigade is very easy, book your ticket, get on board and enjoy the moment!

Le pack complet de la Brigade
  • Transport (petrol, tolls)
  • Bus equipment (Fatboy, hammock, projector...)
  • Accommodation in a comfortable bed
  • Homemade meal by our Chief Brigadiers
  • Bus activities (mountain biking, canoeing, paddle, kit fishing...)
  • Accompaniment, organization of tours
  • Toilet & Hot showers
  • Airfares
  • Extra activities (skiing, paying tours, boat...)
  • Travel cancellation insurance, repatriation assistance, medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Taxi & Uber to get to and from the bus
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The activities

Our big yellow bus is like your apartment or house except that it has wheels. You will find all the comfort and equipment to fully enjoy every moment while driving!

And much more!


Molki / Pétanque


Mountain biking


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June 28th - July 09th
12 days
August 09th - August 20th
12 days
October 06th - October 17th
12 days
Your trip

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