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Beyond The Pavement

Beyond The Pavement

When: March 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2024

PRICE: Driver  $1450.00  | Passenger  $350


Back Road Van Adventures is happily partnering with Storyteller Overland for Beyond The Pavement Lost Coast

This experience will allow you to feel that your van is more capable because you’ll be more confident in it. The Lost Coast Experience will bring a new light to the California coast that you haven’t seen before. California’s Lost Coast has so much to offer, from ocean views mostly only seen on magazine covers to the great coastal redwoods. This three-day two-night, guided experience includes scenic & historic destinations around the beautiful Lost Coast of California. Using paved and unpaved roads this event will be packed full of fun each day! These routes are perfect for beginners to explore the stunning California coast with expert offroad coaching, hanging out around the campfire, amazing catered meals, and meeting new people, this won’t be a trip you’ll forget!

Friday we will be leaving from the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, located in Ferndale, CA to start our trek over to the coast. We will have lunch along the trail with the stunning views of portions of the Lost Coast. On Friday evening, we will be pulling into Shelter Cove Campground for our overnight stay. We’ll be on a grass field with fire rings and picnic tables in walking distance of the beach.

Day 2: Coffee will be ready by 7am and breakfast will be served by 8am. We’ll get a little bit of an earlier start probably 9:30am (depending on the pace of the group) and promptly hit the trail into our Saturday night campsite. Saturday will be primarily offroad, it will be full of off-road instruction and amazing views overlooking the ocean and the coastal range. Saturday night we’ll camp on Usal beach. This is a “boondock” style campground.

Day 3: Coffee will be ready by 7am and breakfast will be served by 8am. We will have a lazy morning. Go over more off-road instruction for those interested in participating. Drive out onto the beach and show examples of self-recovery in sandy situations and have lunch on the beach. After lunch we will make our way out of Usal beach with more off road driving and pull out to the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We’ll travel along it for just a little bit then head into the Giant Coastal Redwoods and come to our ending location of Laytonville, CA where you can just hop on Highway 101 and head home from there.

  • All meals are prepared by our gourmet chef “Lena” that cooks everything fresh every day. We bring a gourmet flair to camp cooking, and you’ll be raving about the meals every day! Lena has been catering for our events from the beginning and has turned many of our support crew in to foodies!
  • Expect breakfasts like French Toast with Sausage, or an amazing Veggie scramble.
  • Dinners range from Seared steak, whole roasted sweet potato topped with lentils, micro greens, pickled onions, avocado, ranchero sauce, sour cream, cilantro, and lime slaw or Farro salad with Fennel, and Apple, toasted Walnuts. Asparagus with garlic and lemon and Beef/Pork meatballs with marinera and creamy Polenta.
  • Lunches will be on the trail “Picnic Style” with premade sandwiches with chips, drinks and fruit. We will provide condiments, veggies, and cheese you can add on to your sandwich at lunch.
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