DuVine Apres Velo - Santa Barbaraby Bike tour guru
Golden beaches, quaint shops, Los Angeles around the corner.... Santa Barbara is the perfect city to relax your mind and body. Before or after a DuVine bike tour in Santa Barbara, California, take a few days to explore the surrounding areas or relax on the sand. Either option is sure to soothe your senses and accent your cycling tour.
The city packs pedestrian-friendly streets, rolling hills, and beautiful beaches in to 20 square miles. The surrounding mountains give the city a gorgeous backdrop. No matter what part of the city sparks your interest, though, a trip to the beaches is certainly in order. Southern California, famous for its picturesque beaches, should not be visited without one. Spend time relaxing in the sun with your toes in the sand, watching the whitecaps peak off shore.
The local wines are definitely worth a taste as well. Sure, you'll get plenty of opportunities to try them during the bike tour, but you can never experience too much when it comes to wine. Take part in wine festivals, tastings, and winery tours to enjoy the regional vineyards, which have been winning awards since the '70s.
As you move from one venue to the next, you'll begin to experience the full extent of Santa Barbara shopping. The outdoor malls, ever-splashing fountains, and high arches inviting you in will border sensory overload. But that's what shopping is all about, isn't it? From State Street to the Funk Zone, there are plenty of excellent shopping experiences to be had. Don't forget the Farmers Market, which will offer some tasty treats and beautiful bouquet.
Remember, you're in Santa Barbara. Relax and enjoy the sunny weather and fresh ocean air. The outdoor activities are endless, from touring the city to exploring the mountain passes to the East. The city and it's surrounds are worth exploring before or after a cycling tour in Santa Barbara.