Santa Barbara 4-Day Bike Tour

Southern California's Santa Ynez Wine Country

4 days / 3 nights Level: 2Price from: $2,695Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle the beautiful landscape of quaint Californian towns, horse ranches, and spectacular vistas of the Santa Ynez Mountains
  • Sample complex wines from the Santa Maria Valley in the charming town of Los Olivos
  • Explore Solvang, the Danish-inspired town—a hint of northern Europe in Southern California
  • Enjoy the fantastic burgeoning food scene of the hidden Santa Ynez Valley

Eat

Creative California cuisine, farm-to-table produce, and aebleskivers in Solvang

Drink

Cooler-climate wines like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills; bold Syrahs from Happy Canyon

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Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Into Cowboy Country—Foxen Canyon

    Your guides will meet you in Santa Barbara and whisk you off to the Santa Ynez Valley. The sleepy town of Los Alamos is our first stop, an Old West outpost that has blossomed into an impressive foodie destination over the past few years. After a bike fitting and safety review, settle in for a light lunch. Our first ride passes roaming cattle, ventures into vineyards, and enters Foxen Canyon. We’ll enjoy a wine tasting along the way before heading to the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, our home for the next two nights. This evening, explore the many tasting rooms of Los Olivos before we bring you to our favorite restaurant to enjoy the best of Californian cuisine.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Los Alamos, Solvang, Los Olivos
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 299 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 448 meters
    Accommodations: Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

  • Day 2

    Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley

    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: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 341 meters
    Shorter Option: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 181 meters
    Accommodations: Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

  • Day 3

    Santa Rosa Road

    Bid farewell to the Santa Ynez valley as we cycle through Ballard Canyon and out to Santa Rosa Road. Climb up gentle grades and pass vast stretches of vineyards, farmland, and bright fields of marigolds as we head west toward the Pacific. We’ll pause along the way to enjoy lunch at Sanford Winery, then make our way along the Pacific Coast to your hotel where you will have some time to enjoy the grounds and relax. We will wrap up the day with a farewell dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Ballard Canyon, Santa Rosa Road, Sanford Winery
    Accomplished: 40 miles / 64 km, elevation gain: 299 meters
    Shorter Option: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 256 meters
    Accommodations: Canary Santa Barbara

  • Day 4

    East Mountain Drive

    This morning, after a coffee by the rooftop pool at your hotel, we’ll hit the road to explore the most beautiful neighborhoods of Santa Barbara. Opt for an easy coastal route, or challenge yourself on the hills for breathtaking views of Santa Barbara and the coast. We’ll pass the historic Santa Barbara Mission and can stop for coffee at Handlebar, a local cyclist haunt owned by two former pros. Finally, we’ll bid each other farewell over one final brunch—complete with mimosas—at the Canary.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Mission Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch Road, Santa Barbara Boardwalk
    Accomplished: 15 miles / 24 km, elevation gain: 160 meters
    Longer Option: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 363 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Santa Barbara or Los Angeles, California
Pick-Up Location: 10:00am at Santa Barbara’s downtown Amtrak station, 209 State Street

Depart

Airport City: Santa Barbara or Los Angeles, California
Drop-Off Location: Around 1:00pm in downtown Santa Barbara

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2017Single Supplement: $750
2018Single Supplement: $750

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • 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 wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

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E-Bike

Type: E-Bike

Roubaix SL4 Comp

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Road

Sirrus Comp Disc

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid