Here are the details: meet in San Jose (off Hwy 101 & Hwy 85 - Bernal Road exit see below for more details) and caravan down to Monterey/Carmel area and down Pacific Coast Hwy 1. The directions to this route are pretty straight forward since it stays on one road, highway 1, the whole time.
The route is part of a stretch of Route One that was voted to be one of the "10 Best Drives" by the members of USAA insurance in 99 and made the list of 120 road trips highlighted in the Reader's Digest book "The Most Scenic Drives In America" Along this route you will see coastal scenery that will leave you breathless. Opposite the ocean, inland scenery is as inspiring with its display of rolling hills, rock outcroppings, picturesque waterfalls, redwood forests, flowered meadows, lush valleys, and majestic coastal mountains. Along the route you will see a number of light houses, 18th century Spanish missions, and a variety of animal life including sea lions, sea otters, sharks, bat rays, gray whales, brown pelicans, and peregrine falcons as well as monarch butterfly winter sanctuaries.
Nepenthe Restaurant has the second-best view on the Big Sur coast.