Your guides will meet you in Santa Barbara and whisk you off to the Santa Ynez Valley. After a bike fitting and safety review, begin riding on Foxen Canyon Road. On our gentle climb, we’re accompanied by fields of lazily grazing cattle and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Descend past fields of Rhone varietals in Foxen Canyon and the Santa Maria Valley where beautiful tasting rooms dot the landscape. Our first lunch is at our favorite winery and is accompanied by a tasting overlooking acres of vineyards. Choose to return to your hotel by van or by bike, and relax by the pool before dinner. This evening, we gather for our first dinner of classic California coast cuisine.
Meals: Lunch / DinnerDestinations: Foxen Canyon, Sisquoc, Santa Maria, Accomplished: 30 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 1,929 feet / 587 metersLonger Option: 60 miles / 100 km, elevation gain: 3,858 feet / 1164 metersAccommodations: The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern or Fess Parker Wine Country Inn or Santa Ynez Inn
This morning we’ll start the day merrily pedaling through bucolic Happy Canyon. Surrounded by horse ranches and hillside vineyards, you’ll experience a quiet contrast to the typical bustling wine route. After a coffee stop, join us at one of the most unique restaurants in the area for lunch and dine at shared tables with in-the-know locals. This evening, you’re free to venture into Los Olivos, and you can’t go wrong with wherever you choose to dine on your own.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Santa Ynez, Happy Canyon, Solvang, Ballard Canyon
Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 1,660 feet / 506 meters
Shorter Option: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 886 feet / 270 meters
Accommodations: The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern or Fess Parker Wine Country Inn or Santa Ynez Inn
This morning after breakfast, a short transfer takes us into midst of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful neighborhoods. We’ll have coffee at a cyclist-friendly café owned by a pair of former pros, then begin riding towards historic Santa Barbara Mission and on to the coast. After lunch (plus local beers on tap), choose a shorter route back to the hotel or challenge yourself on the hills for breathtaking views of Santa Barbara and the coast. Tonight, your guides invite you to enjoy a farewell cocktail before our final dinner at our favorite local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Mission Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch Road, Santa Barbara Boardwalk
Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 1,666 feet / 507 meters
Shorter Option: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 905 feet / 275 meters
Accommodations: Hotel Californian
On our last day, wake up early for a bucket list ride up Gibraltar, California’s very own col. With 3,000 feet of elevation gain in less than 20 miles, this ride is not for the faint of heart. If you chose to head back to the hotel after yesterday’s lunch, finish up the ride around East Mountain Drive instead. For those strictly in search of leisure, linger at your hotel or explore the many boutiques of state street and regroup for one final brunch—complete with mimosas, of course.
Destinations: Gibraltar Road, East Mountain Drive
Accomplished: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 3,301 feet / 1,006 meters
Shorter Option: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 1,222 feet / 372 meters
DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.
Airport City: Santa Barbara or Los Angeles, California Pick-Up Location: Santa Barbara’s downtown Amtrak station (209 State Street) Pick-Up Time: 10:00 am
Airport City: Santa Barbara or Los Angeles, California Drop-Off Location: Downtown Santa Barbara Drop-Off Time: 1:00 pm
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- Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
- Luggage transfers
- Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
- 2 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
- Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal
- Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
- Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
- Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
- Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
- Bike helmet
- Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
- GPS in most destinations
- Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
- Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
- Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
- Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance